Archive for April, 2014

B & B

Monday, April 28th, 2014

photo copy 3

Forget Airbnb — what about FreeB&B? I just had the best service of my life. Door-to-door service for days in a row. Great hospitality at a B & B reminds me of the worst I’d had at one. Remind me to get back to that.

It started last weekend with an offer from my friend Lynne to pick me up and take me to a show. This performer sings about her vagina. Does anything sound better? I think not. While I hemmed and hawed because I had wanted to visit my son and his girlfriend at their new house in Marin, she invited her other friend. Guess what? Lynne’s husband, a friend since childhood, bought an extra ticket for me, and now it would be three of us. She would still pick me up and drop me off. This was turning out well. Except it would be yet another weekend that I hadn’t gone up north to visit my son. On the way to Hollywood, we stopped at her other friend’s house for a great meal she had cooked – eggplant parmesan. I brought a chunk of the favorite cake I make, a light chocolate with southern pecan frosting. The singer –- Storm Large — blew us away. You cannot get her song, “My Vagina is 8 Miles Wide” out of your head. Catchy tune. (more…)

She Takes the Cake

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

domy and shortlived boyfriend

In case you are not familiar with the cast of characters in my life, let me introduce you to Domy.  She is the housekeeper, former babysitter to my kids.  We are very close.  Sometimes just a little too close.  I can get on her nerves.  She can get on mine.  Domy is profoundly loyal to me and vice versa.  We speak in a language we made up twenty-two years ago.  It’s part Spanglish, part 60’s movie Chinese. (more…)