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I love cheeseburgers in dives, too, Elaine! They tend to cook them the way people want, rather than assuming everyone likes them the same.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2017 on How high maintenance are you? at My Weblog
Elaine, thanks for sharing this. I'm so glad you, Don, and the cats are okay, and that your condo didn't suffer too much damage. As someone who has lived most of her life with earthquakes, which give no warning, I've always thought waiting for a hurricane to hit has to be the hardest.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2017 on Running from Irma at My Weblog
Ellie, love the story about your brother and his grandson! I will look for a Basque restaurant. I know we don't have any where I live, but I'll look for them when I travel. Any place that does fries right has to be great!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2017 on How high maintenance are you? at My Weblog
Catroina, you've always struck me as a woman who carves her own path. And that's a compliment. Whatever you are, it works.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2017 on How high maintenance are you? at My Weblog
Susan, you sound like my kind of woman! I don't go to the mall on Black Fridays, either. Actually, I don't go to malls at all. Love the cargo pants/no purse idea!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2017 on How high maintenance are you? at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri of the Femmes Fatales I am not high maintenance. I mean, really not. Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me, especially after I’ve rattled off my lunch order in a fraction of a second, while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at My Weblog
Two of my favorite authors! Welcome back, Jess & Shannon.
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Posted by Kris Neri of the Femmes Fatales Today the Femmes welcome once again authors Shannon Baker and Jess Lourey... Thank you, Kris, for inviting me (Shannon Baker) and Jess Lourey back on our second Lourey/Baker Double Booked Blog Tour.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at My Weblog
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Greg, it is a not-to-be-missed experience, but I'm sure you'll have other chances. You see them in lots of places. Your turn will come.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on Up, up and away at My Weblog
Toni, your flights sound great, too. How terrific to get a short, unexpected one! I missed the little glove box; too busy studying the gas canisters, I guess.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on Up, up and away at My Weblog
Donna, as great as balloon flights are, they might not be for you. They do float up ever-so gently, but then when you look down, it's clear the balloon is a long way up from the ground. If heights are a problem for you, you might want to pass on this experience.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on Up, up and away at My Weblog
Elaine, your flight sounds great, too. If Joe hadn't caught me getting out, my face would have hit the dirt. With all the stuff they cart around, they can't include a little set of stairs?
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on Up, up and away at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri of the Femmes Fatales I floated up where the clouds reign recently, and it was awesome. Joe and I took a hot air ballon ride through Northern Lights Balloon Expeditions in Sedona, AZ. In case you’ve ever... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at My Weblog
Margaret, I've found it interesting to learn all the construction issues, too, such as how to remove a load-bearing wall. Not that I'm doing it, but I didn't realize there was an option in the way of a header. And I've also been amused by how a house can't be sold unless it's staged with all new furniture. Aren't the buyers supposed to see their own things in that space? Do they have all new stuff? I really need to check out this British Baking Show.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on The reality of house-buying on TV at My Weblog
Susan, I also can't figure out why someone would do a reality tv show. They do make people look awful or stupid. I appreciate the interest in other people's homes, too, although I don't entirely understand my own interest. And I understand what you mean by thinking about the houses you passed on. When I drive by houses we looked at when we bought our house, I wonder what the new owners did to them. I still remember the old owners' decor choices.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on The reality of house-buying on TV at My Weblog
Karen, thanks for that perspective. I knew they were scripted and fake, but the idea of them being cut to create the effect the producers want never occurred to me. I know I'll watch things differently now. I never saw the original version of The Apprentice, just it's commercials, and the version we're seeing now. Since I never saw it, it also never occurred to me they were fake businesses.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on The reality of house-buying on TV at My Weblog
Hank, I suppose you're right, that knowing they're not real doesn't make them less entertaining. I have to check out this British Baking Show.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on The reality of house-buying on TV at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri at the Femmes Fatales I don’t watch reality TV. After all, by trade I’m a storyteller. I craft the fictional fictional journeys of fictional beings. And as for my entertainment, I prefer to read and watch the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at My Weblog
Great opening, Elaine. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2017 on Five Days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at My Weblog
I also have some grammar and punctuation OCD. Some of my pet peeves have already been mentioned, such as "between you and I" and making plurals with apostrophes. Another pet peeve of mine is the elimination of the comma before a name in direct address, such as: "You're sure right about that Dean." It's the comma that tells us that someone is speaking to someone else, rather than about him.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2017 on Confessions of a Serial Killer at My Weblog
Andi, you are so right about people in cold climates hunkering down when it's super cold. Someone from MN actually said that to me the other day, when she said, "I could live here." She went on to say how she functions with the cold, and it's really similar to what you've described. Welcome back to AZ!
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on But it's a dry heat... at My Weblog
Elaine, I think it's great that in such a big country, we can all find what we like, or at least, can tolerate.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2017 on But it's a dry heat... at My Weblog
Ruth, you have my sympathy about the earthquakes -- I had heard that about Oklahoma. We moved to Arizona because we didn't want to live through another home-destroying earthquake in SoCal. That tested my theory about living where we can tolerate the natural disasters.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2017 on But it's a dry heat... at My Weblog
Ellie, what a good idea! But while I also like baking bread -- when it's not too hot to turn the oven on -- I suspect I'm too lazy to bake it at night. It is true that people here do over-react to a bit of snow, and you do burn faster at altitude.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2017 on But it's a dry heat... at My Weblog
Mark, I know Southern California has been sharing our heat wave. I actually like a little dusting of snow in the winter, but I sure don't want to shovel it. I guess this heat is how we pay for that.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2017 on But it's a dry heat... at My Weblog