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No Mo’ Elmo? Docs recommend No TV for Under 2 Set.

No Mo’ Elmo? Docs recommend No TV for Under 2 Set.

For Your Eyes Only! Don't let the kids watch this adorable video of Elvis Costello and Elmo sing, "The Monsters Went and Ate my Red Two." Click here! Breaking news today: According to the New York Times,  pediatricians reconfirm their recommendation that children under 2 step away from TV and simply talk and play. The [...]

Attention, California Parents! School Fundraiser Idea: Moo for Moolah!

Attention, California Parents! School Fundraiser Idea: Moo for Moolah!

Moo for Moolah! Click here for more information Hi,  Chaos Crew! Good Monday Morning. Yes, a post featuring milk that will not touch on chocolate milk in schools. Remember, I ceded on that issue. You win, white milk advocates. Think of this post as “reaching across the aisle”– because I know our public schools need [...]

Chaos Chronicles 432: Wedding Report, Holiday Gifts and a Brand New Color!

Chaos Chronicles 432: Wedding Report, Holiday Gifts and a Brand New Color!

Happy Friday, Chaos Crew. We’re making a few technical changes here at The Chaos Chronicles, so I spent the afternoon trying to convert my podcast into a more acceptable format for our new server–with no luck. Thankfully, I have people. Well, thankfully, I have Sarah in NYC and she has managed the conversion for me. [...]

Random Thoughts on Micheal Jackson, Ice Cream Names and Airlines

Random Thoughts on Micheal Jackson, Ice Cream Names and Airlines

Today seems like a perfect day for some Random Thoughts, given that I have been extremely unfocused this week while recovering from the weekend in New Orleans and caring for my teen-aged son who is sick as a dog in the middle of exam/PSATs week. ( First Quarter Exams.  PSATs. Junior Year. No Biggie. Hahahaha.) [...]

Ingrediants for a Fabulous Wedding: Love, Dancing and Alligator Soup

Ingrediants for a Fabulous Wedding: Love, Dancing and Alligator Soup

The Happy Couple in art work from their wedding website! Back from my nephew’s wedding in New Orleans and my feet are sore. That’s a good sign, people! We danced til midnight and beyond, because the music was great, the company was enthusiastic and love was in the air. My nephew, his lovely bride and [...]

Thanks, Steve.

Thanks, Steve.

I was in my car yesterday afternoon, listening to the radio, when I heard the sober announcement that Steve Jobs had died. To my surprise, tears sprung to my eyes. Even knowing that the announcement would be coming sooner rather than later didn’t seem to diminish the sadness of the actual event.  My generation was [...]

Chaos Chronicles 431: Martha Stewart, Artisan Pizza & What I’ve been doing

Chaos Chronicles 431: Martha Stewart, Artisan Pizza & What I’ve been doing

Chaos Crew.. After a short hiatus, the Chaos Chronicles Podcast is back. I appreciated the concerned emails and Facebook post about my whereabouts the last two weeks. It’s good to know someone cares! Here are a few possibilities of what I might have been doing while not podcasting: Occupying Wall Street to demand the return [...]

Pottery Barn and Me: Crowing over Halloween

Pottery Barn and Me: Crowing over Halloween

Dear Pottery Barn… Me, my crows and I at Halloween   My Murder of Crows. As is my tradition, I was thrilled to receive your new Pottery Barn Fall catalog. I saved it for an end-of-the-week treat and accompanied my reading with a glass of wine, mais oui.  And there, to my delight and surprise, [...]

The Satellite Sisters go to the Ice House: Lian & Sheila’s Stand-up

The Satellite Sisters go to the Ice House: Lian & Sheila’s Stand-up

Last Friday night, Sheila and I got back onstage at  The Ice House in Pasadena in the name of raising money for a great organization, the Cancer Support Community, which provides support  to cancer patients and their family members , all free of charge. Good cause, great event. We were honored to be a part [...]

Random Thoughts from the Dentist’s Waiting Room

Random Thoughts from the Dentist’s Waiting Room

Two cavities to fill means plenty of time to read the fantastic magazine collection at the dentist’s office. Fortunately, I’m not the patient today. Unfortunately, my son seems to have inherited my bad teeth. But as long as there’s People Magazine, Outside Magazine and Real Simple,  life can still be good. Here’s what I learned [...]