My Blah Blah Blog - Archive for January, 2009

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Weather Survey

In a random weather survey, I learned that, in spite of low temperatures in the midwest, my brother in Chicago finds humor in the conditions there. There are “invisible patches of ice in random spots on the sidewalks which, I must admit, bring a little comedy into the bleak winter days. Something …

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Snarge

The word ‘snarge’ is a new one on me. I heard it on the radio, after that plane swooshed into the Hudson river last week.  ‘Snarge’ is what’s left of a bird after it strikes an airplane and gets the engine treatment. You know, guts and feathers. Just for kicks, I pulled …

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Pantless In Vail

I just don’t get it. How did a man board a ski lift in Vail with the innocent intention of skiing with his child and end up hanging from the lift for a solid fifteen minutes, upside down and pantless? No, not panting, I said pantless. Pant-free. Sans pantalons. As in, fully …

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Underpants On My Head

Coming up in the next few weeks: my new book for kids, intriguingly called, “Underpants On My Head.” It’s the second in a series (the first was “Uh-oh, Cleo,”and it’s a great choice for a kid who just got the hang of reading and wants a book with chapters. (Little, tiny chapters.) …

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New Year’s Eve Rituals

I loved reading in the N.Y. Times today about how various cultures ring in the new year. In Colombia, if you have an urge to travel in the new year (yes ma’am, I do), you walk around the house with a suitcase at midnight on the 31st. In Denmark, if you have …