Scuba Diving Naked?

Scuba Diving group

    I started scuba diving about 30 years ago and still love it. The feeling of being under water with no gravity is a feeling that you just have to experience. Over the years, I have been fortunate to witness many strange and beautiful things while pursuing this passion. Of course there have also been a few strange people along the way as well. Scuba divers seem to be a diverse group of people that somehow bond over diving experiences.   The stories that I can tell … [Read more...]

This doesn’t excite me at all!

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  When it comes to spending money, women are masters at rationalizing expenses. We can shop a sale, spend several hundred dollars, and declare that we’ve actually saved money. AND we believe it!   Yep, that’s right! If we actually saved more money by shopping the sale than the actual amount of money spent, we believe that we have saved a bundle. Example: if something is 75% off, we have spent only 25% of what we could have spent had we not waited for the sale. Are you … [Read more...]

Bugs Bunny in the Flesh

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      I recently saw a little boy dressed in a superman T-shirt that was doing his best to act Super Manly. He was oh so very cute! His hair was coaxed into a little Mohawk and he had the cutest dimples. I’m guessing he was about 2 years old. His mom told me that he loves dressing up like superheroes.   I began to reminisce about when my own son, now in his twenties, used to love to dress up like all kinds of fictitious characters. He always wanted to dress … [Read more...]

It’s time to break in the new Yoga instructor!

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Last month, my favorite yoga instructor, Shohreh, informed me that she would not continue to teach the Saturday morning class after the start of the New Year. I have taken yoga from many different instructors and have witnessed many different styles over the years. Some great, some bearable, and some …… let’s just say they didn’t get a second chance. I empathize with anyone stepping into that class and trying to fill her shoes because Shohreh is just that awesome. In fact, she got a … [Read more...]

Shampoo Bowl Shenanigans

Woman at Shampoo Bowl

  Christmas is over and it’s time to get prepared to ring in the New Year.  You know what that means….off to the salon.  If you haven’t already made an appointment for hair and nails, then good luck getting in my friends!!  Kathryn and I have been going to Louis at Visible Changes over twenty years for our hair and we have seen and experienced all kinds of things at the salon.  It is a perfect place for people watching and such.  But one of things that we have always joked … [Read more...]

This could qualify as the most embarrassing moment ever!

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I have been attempting to get my very good friend, who will go unnamed in this story, to share one of her most embarrassing moments. You probably know her so I won’t divulge her name but let’s just say it starts with a “C” and ends in a “y”. But I promised to keep her identity a secret so I won’t tell you who it is. This is a moment in her life that time stood still for a beat and she wanted to crawl in a hole and disappear from where she stood. But this story is just too funny to … [Read more...]

I don’t need any Neck Cream!

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The other day I went into one of my favorite places to shop for cosmetics and got stalked by a lady hawking neck cream. No kidding! At least I hope you are laughing about this with me! As I walked into the store, she was standing next to a display with this new miracle product that promises to get your neck wrinkles under control. She greeted me and then declared that this miracle cream was on sale for $20 off! She seemed very excited about this fabulous sale. I kind of remember thinking if … [Read more...]

Is there another cook in the house?

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While there are certainly exceptions to every rule, in most American households the family cook is normally the one wearing lipstick and nail polish.  And while many women enjoy their time in the kitchen, a sizeable majority would probably relinquish their culinary responsibilities without putting up much of a fight.  To those ladies I say don’t loose heart – there may be a glimmer of hope.   While our 3 children were growing up and still at home, my wife was a great cook, … [Read more...]

Underground Groceries

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We’ve ALL done it! Don’t even try to deny it. Heck, maybe even some of you have done it because of me. I’m talking about hiding from people you know in the store. There are as many justifications as to why we do this, as there is the number of people that you know. Perhaps it’s that you are in a hurry and have no time for conversation, or because you look horrible and don’t want anybody you know to see you, or you’ve had an exhausting day and flat out don’t feel like talking … [Read more...]

My love/ hate relationship with my GPS

Google maps on Apple iPhone

I love my GPS! Most of the time ……. When she’s on track, she’s my best friend. She gets me where I need to go, shows me the shortest route, lets me know if there is a toll, and gives me turn-by-turn instructions. I never have to ask how far away I am till the next turn because she always lets me know. She totally rocks! It’s times like this that we really bond because she makes the trip so effortless.   Unfortunately, occasionally, she really screws up. She has led me deep … [Read more...]