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Just a Gigilo

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Watching TV late one night, just flicking through channels, I happened upon a show that I thought would be kinda funny: Gigilos. And it is. But it got me thinking: how many women actually  . . . ah. . . . HIRE them?

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Hi Ho Silver!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

We’ve all had bad stuff happen to us. And in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, some of us are dealing with more than we could have imagined. I consider myself extremely lucky, especially since on the day of the hurricane, Gary was up the ladder, on the roof, cutting down a 200 pound branch. Really. He didn’t get hurt (although  I did video it for use at his funeral, just in case), but could there have been an upside if he had?

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Guns and Roses

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Back in the ’60s, women really had to fight for their rights. It’s still a struggle, although it’s certainly getting better. But hold on to your hats, ladies. It’s not all roses; there are some things still gunning at us. Here is the good and bad news for us women over 40.

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Man Eater

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Some people have accused me of hating men. Au contraire. In fact, some of my favorite ****** have been men (fill in the blank). I simply am – as a woman well  over 40 – acutely aware of the differences between the genders. And I feel it’s my job to point them out, in the manner in which I am most comfortable. Which, quite often, sounds derogatory but, if you know me (and you should, by now), you know I’m just being little old sarcastic me.

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He vs. She: Vacation Planning, Pt. 1

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Is vacation planning strictly a female skill? I’m beginning to think it is. Why else would Gary pack about 10 shirts – along with 3 – 4 tee shirts – for a 7 day trip? Especially when I know he’ll wear the same shirt at least twice? And, yet, he makes fun of my pre-planning: making a list of what I should bring, pulling stuff from the closet for days – or weeks – in advance. But who didn’t forget her toothbrush?

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