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Chaos Chronicles Podcast 424: Emergency Room Visit; No Kid Policies and Justin Timberlake

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 424: Emergency Room Visit; No Kid Policies and Justin Timberlake
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JT and Mila Kunis are FWB. And they couldn't be cuter. Happy Friday. Chaos Chronicles Podcast 424 is up. Lots to talk about on the show this week, but I’ll cut to the chase on my To Do List! Last night, Entertaining Sheila and I had a Girls Night Out at the movies with the […]

Madame Curie, Caltech and Me: One of these Things is Not like the Other

Madame Curie, Caltech and Me: One of these Things is Not like the Other

Want to know more about Marie? A few weeks ago, my friend Leslie gave me a tour of her alma mater and current place of employment, the crown jewel of Pasadena’s academic life, Caltech. I’ve lived here for nearly 20 years, but had never walked around the beautiful campus or soaked in the moonbeams and […]

Forget the National Debt Ceiling! Let’s talk about my Personal Pain Ceiling

Forget the National Debt Ceiling! Let’s talk about my Personal Pain Ceiling

I missed the President’s speech yesterday on the National Debt Ceiling, because I was at the dentist experiencing my own Personal Pain Ceiling. (I spent two hours upside down in a  chair while my Excellent Dentist re-did the crowns and root canals of a Bad Dentist. In a nutshell, everything was worse the second time […]

The Horror in Norway

The Horror in Norway

When the shootings at Virgina Tech occurred, Satellite Sisters was live on the air. As radio professionals on many news stations around the country, we had an obligation to report on what was happening, even though what was happening what not entirely clear at the time. Plus, we were not staffed as a news organization […]

Chaos Archives: The kids go to Summer Camp and the Parents make S’Mores

Chaos Archives: The kids go to Summer Camp and the Parents make S’Mores

Ah, summer camp in Oregon. What's not to love. I wish I could go to camp… Lian’s Note: Here’s a vintage Chaos Chronicles magazine column from July a few years ago. Perfect timing, as I am packing up my younger son to send him to Bend, Oregon for two weeks in the PacNorthwest, first a […]

Staycation Tips for Summer Vacations: It’s all about the Marketing

Staycation Tips for Summer Vacations: It’s all about the Marketing

It may be Summer Vacataion,  but maybe an extravagant trip isn’t in your budget this year. If you and your family will be amusing yourself close to home , here are some tips to stay home, stay sane and have fun. Sell It This is your job, Mom. Whatever it is that you plan to […]

A Dream Come True: Rose Queen for a Day

A Dream Come True: Rose Queen for a Day

This Sunday, I was invited into a very elite sorority. Millions have aspired to join. Thousands have tried out. Only 93 have actually been selected for such special honor. But for one shining moment yesterday, I was named an Honorary Rose Queen. It was a dream come true. I was an invited guest at a […]

My Royal To Do List and Podcast 422: Panini Generation; Entertainment Round-up and Fashion Ideas!

My Royal To Do List and Podcast 422: Panini Generation; Entertainment Round-up and Fashion Ideas!

I’m so glad I recorded the Chaos Chronicles Podcast 422 yesterday, because today, the drywaller has arrived with drill in hand. No Funny Tiaras this weekend. I meet the real deal and bow down. It’s loud and cloudy here in Pasadena, not the usual state of things in July. But my mood is sunny, sunny, […]

Girls Only Grilling Get-together Recipe & Tips

Girls Only Grilling Get-together Recipe & Tips

Balsamic Grilled Chicken, Dried Plums, Tangerines & Greens makes a perfect entree for your Girls Grilling Get-Together A few years ago, I celebrated the fact that my husband had taken the boys camping by inviting a dozen female friends over for dinner. I put together a simple menu and made up some sangria, the building […]

Soccer fan or not, get on the US Women’s National Team Bandwagon

Soccer fan or not, get on the US Women’s National Team Bandwagon

Get on the Bnadwagon! Last week, I tweeted that now that the Casey Anthony trial was over, we could all turn our attention to something more positive and uplifting: the US Women’s National team and the Women’s World Cup. Hours later,  the US women lost to Sweden, a disappointing result that set up a dangerous […]