Trusting Ourselves and the People Around Us (Updated With Lolita Carrico’s Sentencing Information)

Sometime in the past few years a grifter by the name of Lolita Carrico entered my life. An honest to goodness con-artist with a story that would make the producers over at Dateline slobber. In the past three months, there have been phone calls from a half dozen people owed money, law enforcement, and ex-spouses. In the past week, it has come to my attention that the FBI is sniffing around, that law enforcement and judges are pissed that this person is on the streets. There was an arrest followed …

Invisible Fences and Bloggers

My friend Lolita has a dog that’s a bit of a problem. And when I say “a bit” I mean she’s jumped through a plate glass window. Twice. Gidget (the dog) is no ordinary mutt. She’s a stunning red goldendoodle with blue eyes and silky hair. She’s pretty, but she’s dumb. Michelle Lamar likes to call her a cheerleader. Unfortunately Gidget has been jumping over an eight foot fence, and traffic is not slow in the neighborhood Lolita and I live in. Lolita made the decision to get an electric …

I Have Issues

Yesterday was a three restaurant day. I started my morning having Pho with Lolita, and then had a quick trip to Whole Foods. I paid for my groceries, and needed a pen to write a check (I know I’m a dinosaur) so I asked the checker for a pen, and he whipped one out from behind his ear. I held my hands up in the air like a burglary suspect who is finally being arrested. “I have issues,” I declared, “Can I use one of those pens?” And I sort …

Sending You Other Places Today

There is so much happening online in May that I’m going to forego a post, sit back and direct traffic a little today. Erin has a great post about motherhood I will be on Dr. Phil today, assuming my (very tiny) spot didn’t get cut I have a new post up at the LA Moms Blog: Yes, I’m much more afraid of transfats than of strangers Lolita Carrico and Brooke Burke are Co-CEO’s at Modern Mom: Kara Swisher has the deets here Josh and I have an app in the …