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She NAILED Me

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Is there anything better for a woman's self confidence then sitting down across from a nail technician, having her look across the table from you and say "Oooooh, Laaaaady,  you want lip wax today?"
I am ready to take on the world!



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Mammary Lane

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Made it through another one!

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Eternity Shmeternity

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My wedding ring is a newer, bigger, way more obnoxious version of my original, although it does have some history.   For many years, my grandparents owned a jewelery store in a small town in New York.  When they retired, they went from displaying their jewels in glass cases to wrapping them in wads of toilet paper and hiding them in various places in their apartment.  You could sometimes sit on Grandma Evie's maroon lazy boy and look down to find a TP covered diamond brooch poking you in a very unseemly place.

 When we got engaged my ex bought my first ring from my grandma.  I believe she had that one stashed between two wash cloths in the linen closet.  It was a gold band with a tiny diamond.  I still have it.  Ten years later he bought a bigger one from my mother, who was now in charge of the stash. She had upgraded the system from hidden toilet paper bundles, to a built in hidden safe, and don't ask me where it is because I can't tell you.   Is it just us Jewish people…

Fun in the Kitchen

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That's me.  Making magic every day.



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Book Review: "Lost and Found" by Geneen Roth

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The book "Lost and Found: One Woman's Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life," caught my attention for a very selfish reason:  "Ah," I thought, "Here is someone worse off then me!"  Geneen and her husband Matt had it all and then in one fell swoop, lost it all to   Bernie Madoff.  Here was a story of how one woman fought her way back financially, much   like divorced woman such as myself, find ourselves having to do. I found her writing to be very real and conversational.  She shares a lot of Buddhism perspectives which really got me thinking, particularly:  "The sun still shines and you will still drink your coffee and the birds still call in the morning...You can find out that what you came to this planet for is not necessarily your apartment," as I am facing my own crisis having to leave the home that I love and join the other divorcees in condo living.  Okay, so there are worse things. Roth's story of shopping for eyeglasses…

Close the SHADES!

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Fifty Shades of Grey, a novel by EL James, has wrapped a gray necktie around our necks and tightened the noose.  Join the rest of the world in reading about Anastasia, a 21 year old college student virgin, (Really?  She lost me already) as she falls in love with the dashing sicko Christian Grey, who's saving graces are that he is rich and and has severe mommy issues. Therefore, we are to forgive him his sadomasochistic ways.  Call me crazy but I don't think it's nice to gag, tie up and whip a young girl, even if your mommy was a crack whore, and I am having some trouble getting past this.

I don't mind the pornographic angle, I mean who doesn't like a little porn now and then?  You know I love the whole fireman thing, "Where's the fire?"  "Right here baby" etc...  Delightful.   But seriously, does Betty Friedan know about this?  Sorry you ladies burned all those bras and we are right back to where you started, being told what do and LOVING I…

Fashion Flash

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Fashion Trends 2012 for Women Over 40



                          Pretty sure I can pull this off....



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The True Life Adventures of David, Steve and Gary

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Below are three reasons why I decided to take a break from online dating.

First off there was David, (I am using REAL names as they should be ashamed of themselves and also, what are the chances they will read this blog?)  We met at Ocean Prime restaurant which is quite upscale and swank, and I found him at a side table, making his way through a mediocre bottle of cabernet. After the introductions,  he immediately pulled out a photo of his ex who is a hair stylist to local celebs and models, that is, provided they get their hair done at the JC Penney's salon in Westshore Mall.  She is an ungrateful bitch and a gold digger.   She is moving to California.  Who cares.  Who needs her anyway.  Nothing but good to her.  She only takes never gives.  Why is she leaving.  Why.  How can she do this.

I order a martini and inhale the free bowl of popcorn while he wipes tears from his eyes and pours another glass of cab.  Around me are couples cozying up by the outdoor fireplace.  I don't…