Chaos Chronicles


My Big Business Meeting: First Things First

My Big Business Meeting: First Things First

Here it is, people. My first business meeting of 2010. It’s really more of a meet- and- greet, but when you’ve barely left the house for months, the prospect is nervous-making. Holing up in my home office writing for the last 6 months and recording a show in my closet has required little to no: [...]

Urban Cavemen vs. Suburban Cave Boys

Urban Cavemen vs. Suburban Cave Boys

For me, the New York Times Style section can be the height of comedy. Besides featuring fashion I’ll never wear and home design I could never afford, the editors at the New York Times like to identify trends that barely exist. Most of these trends feature hip, 20-somethings, preferably those who live in Brooklyn, engaging [...]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 215 is up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 215 is up!

Welcome to 2010! Okay, not that much has changed Chaos-wise– same Lian, same issues– but it is a new year! Amen…On the show this week:The Chaos Chronicles: BCS madness. Are the College Bowl Games finally over? Yeah. Now, life can go back to normal in Pasadena. But that Joe Jonas is cute…A bevy of News [...]

OMG! Joe Jonas with Switchfoot at BCS Tailgate Show

OMG! Joe Jonas with Switchfoot at BCS Tailgate Show

This is for all of you with JoBro fans in the house. I took Colin and a friend down to see Switchfoot and the Goo Goo Dolls playing outside the Rose Bowl before the BCS game.The boys are Switchfoot fans so we were in the front row. On the rail, baby.And apparently the boys in [...]

BCS Game Day In Pasadena

BCS Game Day In Pasadena

Some places in America are having snow days; my son’s school is having a football day. That’s right, no school because it’s The Big Game in Pasadena: The BCS at the Rose Bowl.I was down in the Rose Bowl area this morning, buying tickets to the ESPN Tailgate Party featuring The Goo Goo Dolls and [...]

Science of the Obvious: Women with Partners and Children Gain Weight

Science of the Obvious: Women with Partners and Children Gain Weight

A new study out of Australia confirms what every woman reading this with a partner and child(ren) already knows : we gain more weight over the years than our single or childless female friends. I’m glad we now have the scientific research to back-up what any trip to mall can tell us. As a women [...]

The Top Ten Top 10 for 2010!

The Top Ten Top 10 for 2010!

You know I am a girl who loves a list, so this time of year is like, like Christmas for me. All the "Ten Best" this and "Top Ten" that, about everything from financial advice to beauty tips to movies! So many, many action items. I love it. And this year being 2010 has only [...]

Happy 2010 Chaos Crew! Rose Parade Photos!

Happy 2010 Chaos Crew! Rose Parade Photos!

Happy New Year all. I tried to get up off the couch several times yesterday to post these in a timely, Twitter-iffic moment. But I was wiped out after a full 24 hours of entertaining, schlepping, clapping and cheering and eating mac and cheese. Then, my husband and I watched The Rookie for the 16th [...]

The Ice Cream Snowman Cometh

The Ice Cream Snowman Cometh

Finally, finally– the Ice Cream Snowmen arrived in my inbox from makinglifebetter.com as part of the 31 Days of Confection Perfection! I saw this little guy when I got a sneak peak of the 31 days calendar way back in October. That, I thought, is right up my alley. It’s the only snowmen we’ll have [...]

Scenes from the Rose Bowl

Scenes from the Rose Bowl

Preparations for the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl are in full swing. I thought I’d post a few action shots from my walk today. The bands are arriving. The banners are in place. And Gene is selling parking for the Big Game.In the photo below is a member of Gene’s crew manning the folding [...]