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MOTHER NATURE OUTDID HERSELF----FOR ME
Sunday, February 05, 2012      0 comments

Six years ago I bought a full flowering white and pink Christmas cactus and every year since then it has started to bloom in November being in full bloom by Christmas. This p... Read more
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LEAP YEAR--1936--OF MY BIRTH!
Saturday, February 04, 2012      0 comments

A couple of months ago Maria posted the web site whathappenedinmybirthyear.com if you haven't out your year of birth do so as it is a lot of fun In 1936, the world was a different place. There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo.... Read more
"A DANGEROUS METHOD"--A MOVIE REVIEW
Friday, February 03, 2012      2 comments

"A Dangerous Method" is Jung (Michael Fassbender) versus Freud (Viggo Mortensen) both involved with Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), one as a lover and the other her men... Read more
AT 19 (76) I HAVE A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR
Thursday, February 02, 2012      3 comments

So instead of thrilling you with my life story--again! (LOL)--I've decided to just list a few of the things I am grateful for as I approach the age of 19 (76) and not in any particular order. I am thankful that: I woke up this morning... Read more
CELEBRATING LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAYS--PART 6
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      0 comments

On February 29, 2000 I celebrated my Sweet 16 Leap Birthday and divided it into 2 parts. For lunch I took 12 people to The Cheesecake Factory and I ordered a slice of each kind of cheesecake they had. In the evening I took 26 people to eat at Th... Read more
SOME OF WHAT I DID IN JANUARY--AND YOU?
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      0 comments

FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH JANUARY 19, 2012 PLAYS: "JERSEY BOYS"--A JUKEBOX MUSICAL MOVIES: "IRON LADY" BLAH "MI 4--GHOST PROTCOL" GOOD ADVENT... Read more
CELEBRATING LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAYS--PART 5
Monday, January 30, 2012      0 comments

15 years old--60 years old--take your choice HOST FEBRUARY 29, 1996 ON LOS OLAS BLVD. THE INVITATION ... Read more
"GEE AM I LUCKY, BOY AM I LUCKY, THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY"
Sunday, January 29, 2012      0 comments

I fell in love with Donna McKechnie one snowy winter night in 1968 when I saw her in "Promises, Promises" but it was in "a Chorus Line" with her commanding the stage in the so... Read more
TAPS42--GASTROPUB REVIEW
Saturday, January 28, 2012      0 comments

Going along with the latest fad Taps 42 is a new gastropub featuring beer on tap--yes, here there are 42--$11 burgers, $9 grilled cheese sandwich, basically over-priced foo... Read more
"THE IRON MAID"--A MOVIE REVIEW
Friday, January 27, 2012      2 comments

Meryl Streep is, in all probability, the most awarded, if not financially rewarded, actresses of the past few generations. She is called 'the best actress of several generatio... Read more
SMARTER? FEARFUL? TRUSTING? STUPID? ALL THE ABOVE?
Thursday, January 26, 2012      2 comments

Though it is not usually my frame of mind I am very down on myself for something I did yesterday. I am mad at myself for going against my instincts and yet, at the same time, I am questioning what I did because it involved trusting anot... Read more
CELEBRATING LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAYS--PART 4
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      1 comments

It was 1988 and I was celebrating my thirteenth Leap Year birthday. I was thinking of having a bar mitzvah but I wasn't ready to go through the Hebrew lessons again so instead... Read more
DO IT NOW BEFORE YOU HAVE REGRETS
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      0 comments

Sue worked as an accountant at the 1 Fifth Avenue restaurant in Greenwich Village right off the Park. We had been friends even since she walked into in Weight Watchers class on East 72nd street. From the first day she talked about waiting... Read more
CELEBRATING LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAYS---PART 3
Monday, January 23, 2012      2 comments

There is something about waiting 3, what seems very long, years to celebrate a birthday but I have always done that and looked forward to my Leap Year celebration. Sometime... Read more
BORN ON FEBRUARY 29
Sunday, January 22, 2012      0 comments

Born on February 29th Name Occupation Birth Death
Known for Joss Ackland Actor 29-Feb-1928 White Mischief Karl Ernst von Baer Biologist 29-Feb-1792 28-
No... Read more

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