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Random Thoughts from many hours at the Dentist and Derm

Random Thoughts from many hours at the Dentist and Derm

Hello Chaos Crew,Today I took my dad to the dentist ( consultation) and the dermatologist ( more serious: removal of skin cancer patch) . My mom came along for kicks. Unbelievably, the two appointments were in the same building ( Yes! One parking fee, two doctors!) and an hour apart. The dentist was quick; the [...]

A Day in the Garden

A Day in the Garden

It’s a beautiful day here in Pasadena and I took the opportunity to get out in the garden and do some weeding, pruning, mulching and harvesting. And, photo-taking!Look at these pomegranates! Wow, after we eat all these babies, we are going to be the healthiest family in Pasadena, beacuse, as you know, I believe in [...]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 204 is up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 204 is up!

Hi, Chaos Crew,I had a busy day today and you’ll hear all about it on the Chaos Chronicles Podcast 204! But at least it wasn’t as stressful as the mom with the boy in the balloon who turned out not to be the balloon. Wow, if he thought he was in trouble before, I bet [...]

Handy Mantras for Busy Moms

Handy Mantras for Busy Moms

I was just over at makinglifebetter.com looking for recipe that involve puffed pastry ( I have a craving! And I am procrastinating. Tricky scene to write in the novel). I clicked on a page, and there I was! A happy surprise!There is a new Cut the Chaos column posted called Handy Mantras for Busy Moms. [...]

I will give Mrs. Kutcher a try

I will give Mrs. Kutcher a try

On Chaos Chronicles Podcast 203, I mentioned a few celebrities who were getting themselves into trouble with microblogging or having Twitter spats with other celebrities. Click here for article. I thought the celeb-u-feuds served as a cautionary tale for mere mortals. For years on Satellite Sisters, we followed the Career Suicide by E-Mail mistakes of [...]

Special Edition Chaos Chronicles with Liz Dolan and Bill Clinton ( sort of)

Special Edition Chaos Chronicles with Liz Dolan and Bill Clinton ( sort of)

My sister Liz stopped by yesterday with the ‘rents. It was a beautiful Fall Sunday in Pasadena , not snowing or below freezing like so many places in the country. While Liz and I chatted about the backstage and onstage happenings during her interview with Bill Clinton, my parents were left to their own devices [...]

To Do List for Pasadena Rose Court Domination

To Do List for Pasadena Rose Court Domination

It has happened again, Chaos Crew. I have failed to make the final 26 for the Tournament of Roses Royal Court. ( Tournament of Roses is the official name for all Rose Bowl/Rose Parade events. ) There will be no ride down Colorado Boulevard for me on New Year’s Day. But for some lucky high [...]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 203 is up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 203 is up!

Wow, maxed out my file space with this week’s show! I had to have Sarah in New York tag the music on the end because I was out of time! That means a full 55 minutes of Chaos.To listen to Chaos Chronicles 203, click here. OR, very exciting news! Chaos Chronicles now has its own [...]

While I record the podcast, please enjoy this Huge Dog…

While I record the podcast, please enjoy this Huge Dog…

Wow– Boomer is one big dog! Apparently, it’s the world tallest dog. All I know is that I hope Boomer knows how to do the dishes, or I would have a hard time justifying the food bills! Plus, I would need to get a much bigger couch to accommodate this giant…Speaking of dogs, I wanted [...]

Public Outburts? Red Cards for All!

Public Outburts? Red Cards for All!

Outburst abound! You know what I am talking about. Joe Wilson. Serena. Kanye. And the theories as to why are starting to pop up everywhere. Here’s a great article by Robin Abcarian from the Los Angeles Times about What’s Gotten Into Us. The article quotes extensively from sociologist and civility experts ( But not our [...]