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Monday, February 17, 2014

Tweet GeorgeB’s big birthday on Saturday was a lot of fun. After the celebratory dinner, Terri Berry and I lined up with Dad for an updated version of our 1989 birthday photo. Then we gave him kisses … … which inspired his sons-in-law to do the same. My mom and nephew got in on the […]

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tweet My handsome father, GeorgeB, is turning 75 today. The family is getting together for a celebration. GeorgeB is expecting us this time, unlike in 1989, when we threw him a surprise 50th birthday party. Back then, there seemed to be an eternity between me and 50.  Now it’s around the corner. Saying “time flies” […]

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Tweet I’m going to be drowning my sorrows in Champagne tonight because it is, indeed, my birthday. As I’ve previously noted, I don’t think birthdays are that much fun anymore, even though they’re better than the alternative.  I was much more thrilled by them when this photo was taken … on Dec. 23, 1984, when […]

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Tweet Happy birthday to my gorgeous mother, BarbaraB! I thought I’d celebrate by sharing this March 1967 vacation photo of us. What do you mean, you can’t see me? I’m there! Admittedly, I became a lot easier to spot after I was born in December of that year.  Did you know that during the first […]

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tweet When I had the chance to wear my highly flammable, oversize, costume-store-purchased pirate shirt to an Adam Ant concert last year, I had a Family Guy moment. In the Family Guy episode “Boys Don’t Cry,” the Griffin family is on the run from people who think baby Stewie is possessed by the devil. Stewie […]

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tweet For my birthday today, I have to post a Kids in the Hall clip. Here’s what was on the blog this week: Monday: Gwen Stefani does Vogue and she does it well. Tuesday: Keith Richards turns 69. Wednesday: Jewelry under $100. Thursday: A beautiful bride and her Wendy Brandes engagement ring. Friday: The NRA […]

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tweet Getting older is infinitely preferable to the alternative. Besides, I’m a late bloomer, so I am convinced the best is yet to come. That said, it’s strange to remember that my current age seemed ancient to me when I was a kid. Oh well, what did I know then? I was young and dumb, […]

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tweet Rolling Stone Keith Richards turns 69 today, thanks to an indomitable constitution that has survived everything from heroin to a mean coconut tree. His rock ‘n’ roll sartorial flair is intact too: when MrB and I saw the Stones on their 50th anniversary tour at Barclays Center on December 8, I was thrilled to […]

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tweet Today is rapper Eminem‘s 40th birthday. I hope it’s a good one for him. One’s 40s can be a fun time. I’ve been enjoying mine since I decided I was too damn old to tolerate any more asshats in my life. That meant I had to take a hard look at myself and figure […]

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tweet In case you missed anything, this is what I had on the blog this week. Monday: Stacy Lomman’s designs at the Gold Coast Fashion Award Show. Tuesday: Henry the dog says, “Thththttpt!” Wednesday: A plain 18K-gold chain retails for $800 nowadays. Thursday: JCK Magazine interviewed me about Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring. Friday: My new […]

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