Monthly Archives: November 2014

images November 30

Fashion as a Second Skin

J.W. Anderson, Carine Roitfeld, Tom Ford, Coco Chanel. Through my travels and my time in different cultures, I have come to possess a special appreciation for fashion. I used to think of it as the art of the ridiculous. I also saw ready-to-wear clothes as the art of conformity. Then I watched 16 hours of fashion […]

Nile November 29

Book Club Review: “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie

Originally posted on The Book Stop:
It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up an Agatha Christie novel.  I was in a used bookstore recently and needed a good airplane book.  I don’t know if Death on the Nile is one of Christie’s best, but it was a perfect plane read and reminded me…

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Channing Tatum Category on “Jeopardy!”

The game show legitimately had a category that was just Channing Tatum movies. I could’ve totally aced this one. However, the contestants proved that book smarts ain’t got nothing on street smarts. Check out the clip.  Here are the answers, in case you are going to play along: $200 – 22 Jump Street $400 – […]

238825D700000578-2850776-image-2_1417032655766 November 27

The Family Thanksgiving Tradition You Just Can’t Stand – White House Edition

Good to know even the President of the United States isn’t exempt from teenage side-eye. It’s like a parental rite of passage. Today, President Obama held the annual tradition of pardoning a turkey. Best part about the ceremony was that his daughters – Sasha and Malia – could barely contained their disdain for the production. […]

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6 Facts About Beer to be Grateful About on Thanksgiving Day

Originally posted on Beer and Burger News:
The first Thanksgiving Day is supposed to be held in Massachusetts in 1621 and was officially celebrated in the USA as a bank holiday in 1863. From that year onwards Americans throughout their country, in Canada and around the world are celebrating this day with a grand feast. It’s…

Charles November 25

Thanksgiving

Originally posted on The Shrub Queen:
Charles Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US. Time to think about what you are grateful for. In my case, it is many things – one is my big dog, Charles. Charles is a retired racing greyhound and my constant companion. He is a big dog, weighs about 90 lbs.…

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7 Days in Germany: Home in San Francisco

After seven wonderful days abroad, I have arrived back in San Francisco. How I miss my home town. The city of Emperor Norton, the city that popularized the Irish Coffee, the city of social deviants… how I missed thee. Time to see Max and Zoe, enjoy Starbucks iced coffee the way it should be made, and […]