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LOS ANGELES - FEB 8:  Madonna at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Arrivals at a Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

Is Madonna Too Old To Be Madonna?

I just read an article in the New York Times about Madonna, suggesting she may be compromising her dignity with hijinks like flashing her butt at photographers and pop-up pubolic makeouts with high-profile people and sporting uber-sexy clothes and—you know, all that stuff she does. It’s not the first time someone has …

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Delta Blues

I like to think of myself as a relaxed traveler. I fly from the west coast to the east every month and have come to know LAX and JFK so well I could find my gate blindfolded. Or maybe blind. But last week, when I had to navigate the unfamiliar halls and …

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Summer Of ’69: Woodstock Envy

In the summer of 1969, Provincetown’s Town House restaurant employed a “town crier” to walk the streets in a Pilgrim-ish outfit, ringing a big bell and loudly extolling the virtues of the eatery’s menu. His delivery was colorful, but his message was bullshit. I waitressed at that restaurant in that summer. I …

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Walking In Space

When I was in the cast of Hair on Broadway in 1969, we were tripping every night. That is, in character, on stage, we extolled the virtues of drug use and did our best imitation of people who were “floating, flipping, flying, tripping…”. But of course we weren’t high, not really. At …

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Puppy Upper (Part 1)

I read in some magazine in the therapist’s waiting room that a sixty-ish couple could liven up their marriage by re-populating their empty nest with animal life. The article stated that a goldfish wouldn’t cut it. You needed something you could cuddle and walk with, that you could, you know, love. Best …

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23 Things

I was cruising Buzzfeed the other day and noticed an article called 23 Things That Get Way More Exciting As You Get Older. Since I am older than older, I felt qualified to fact check it, with mixed results: 1. Getting socks as a gift Wrong. If my husband were to give …

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My Face Time With Jimi Hendrix

In the summer of ’69, shortly after kicking myself for not going to Woodstock, I dropped acid and listened to the Traffic album for sixteen hours. Then I did the responsible thing: I went to see my parents to tell them face-to-face that I was dropping out of college. That fall, partly …

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Dover Street Market: Be There Or Be Square

Do you ever find yourself at 30th and Lexington in NYC looking for a lunch spot? No, I don’t either. But I’d heard about the Dover Street Market and made it my destination-of-the-day. (I like to do regular DOTD’s when I’m in NYC. Pick a new and intriguing store or restaurant or …

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10 Ways For A Weather Wuss To Prep For Juno

Based on de Blasio’s dire warning on the radio yesterday, I figure the world is about to end. He said we’d never seen anything like the imminent Winter Storm Juno. His tone suggested that we should all curl up in fetal position and prepare to die. If you are a weather wuss …

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Down, Dog!

I had never been so happy to go to a yoga class. That’s not saying much really. I am never exactly happy to go to a yoga class, to be honest. I’d rather go to Zumba, but now that I have 65-year-old knees, I’m told I should embrace a calmer exercise regimen. …