Saturday Round Up

Went to the Griffith Park Observatory and it was beautiful. Unfortunately the Gottlieb corridor was the other Robert J. Gottlieb the rich one (the one we’ve never met). Dang, I’d have enjoyed having the corridor named after me. I am, however, available for adoption and it would be ever so convenient because I wouldn’t have to change my name. FYI the book club is reading Naked by David Sedaris. I’m loving it but only in small doses, there’s a great essay titled I Like Guys that’s incredibly prophetic with California’s …

The Sound of Celibacy

Thanksgiving dinner was lovely. I roasted a turkey, pomegranate gravy with freshly squeezed pomagranite juice, chestnut stuffing, roasted potatoes and scallions, my mom brought cranberry and orange molds along with pie and cookies for dessert. I made tea for everyone and my darling husband sat in front of the television and said, “Honey, these are the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever eaten, you should ask your mom for the recipe.” “It’s the tollhouse recipe, I make it all the time.” I explained to him. “Yeah, whatever your mom does …

Thankgiving: I’m Thankful for Liquid

Blah blah blah, love my family, Thankful for modern medicine, my dog, my pool, my tennis game… world peace blah blah blah blah. I’m thankful for dark Mexican espresso in the morning. I’m thankful for Iced Passion tea with just a splash of lemonade in the afternoon. I’m thankful for a deep red wine while I prepare dinner and an icy glass of water to enjoy with my food. The benchmarks of my day? Coffee, tea, wine. Does that make me shallow? Just proves I’m from Los Angeles. Have a …

Marielle Carroccio: ‘Scuse me Sir, Can You Spare a Kidney?

See this 15 year old girl? If she doesn’t get a kidney soon she will die. Her mother can be found here. If you are interested in being a kidney donor here’s the information, Marielle is currently at New York Presbyterian (again, go to the Domestic Diva for more info) and is awaiting a transplant. They believe they might have located a transplant. Might isn’t really enough though. At this moment Lisa and Marielle are waging the fight of their lives. Marielle for her own life, and Lisa for the …

Mommy Blogging: It’s not Just Unicorns and Roses

Recently I was on a talk radio show with a few other guests and one mom jumped in with, “just to be clear. I am not a Mommy Blogger.” Disdain dripped from each syllable. A little too perkily I jumped in the fray, “I am a Mommy Blogger.” and the otherwise uneventful hour continued. It was only later in the evening that I realized my fellow blogger was trying to distance herself from me. She didn’t want to be known as just a Mommy Blogger. She wants to be more …