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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. That's me on the right in the photo. I was one of the 20,000 people who joined the March for Our Lives at Parkland, Florida, to protest gun violence. That's my friend Kay on the left. Her white T-shirt says "Hey, Hey, NRA,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Elaine Viets's blog
by Donna Andrews. I’m a non pet owner by choice. I’ll skip the long explanations on why—let’s just say I’m allergic to cat fur and dog walking. But I enjoy other people’s pets, and I’ll even take care of my friends’ pets when they need it. Like this past weekend... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2016 at Elaine Viets's blog
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Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Our cat Mystery looks like a cuddly stuffed toy. Until I tried to give her a pill. At seven in the morning, I was fighting with a 13-pound hellcat armed with a set of steak knives. Mystery takes Atenolol for a heart murmur, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Elaine Viets's blog
Keep chomping at that bit, Karen. October will be here before we know it. Sad but true, Dave. Unfortunately, I've seen what your talking about.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2010 on Under Cover at My Weblog
Apologies, Alan P. I'd forgotten that half my readers would be delighted to see Angelina in her skivvies. I also stand corrected on 30-something Moms. I know many who are shapely enough to be centerfolds. As for that "nipple chipper" story, Femmes readers, in the 1970s when newspapers were printed with lead type and women went braless in jersey dresses, my former newspaper delegated an editor to chip the women's nipples right off the metal photos. This resulted in double blotches on their dresses. Modest, perhaps, but a definite style sin. I wasn't the nipple chipper editor.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2010 on Under Cover at My Weblog
I've been lucky in my covers with this publisher, Ramona.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2010 on Under Cover at My Weblog
Want to meet the winners of the Elaine Viets "Happily Ever After" contest? Stop by the Lipstick Chronicles at www.thelipstickchronicles.typepad.com . Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at Elaine Viets's blog
Margie, I like a good adventure story with a happy ending, which this is, unless you happen to be an Egyptian. Have a happy holiday, however you celebrate it.
Karen, my great aunt Edna died while washing windows. She sat on the window sill to clean the outside and fell two stories. I don't do windows.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2010 on Dusting My Pickax at The Lipstick Chronicles
For those of you wishing for the cleaning bug, think twice. It's like asking for the flu. It will take you over for weeks and disrupt your household. And back bloggers, you are bringing back many memories. Sarah, my mother's Saturday chore was to scrub the front porch stairs, made of limestone, with Old Dutch cleanser. Since most St. Louisans had coal furnances in those days, this was dirty, never-ending job.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2010 on Dusting My Pickax at The Lipstick Chronicles
JanetLynn, you do not want to be that clean. It's hard to relax in a house amid Lysol fumes. PJ, can you tell I'm close the end of a book by this cleaning frenzy? If I don't turn in my manuscript on the due date, I'll have LOTS of time to clean. I may even have time to needlepoint the family motto: "We were never so poor we couldn't afford soap."
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2010 on Dusting My Pickax at The Lipstick Chronicles
William, I am still laughing at that video. Maria, I'd hop a plane,but then I'd have to clean that, too. Do you know how dirty those things are? The tray tables are petri dishes. One flight was held up for an hour because the flight attendant found a "pod" of roaches on the curtain between first-class and steerage. As for the bathrooms, let's not go there, in any sense of the word.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2010 on Dusting My Pickax at The Lipstick Chronicles
Good heavens, Mary Alice. I forgot about washing the walls. Did you have to walk around in socks because the floors had been waxed? It was weeks before we could put shoes on in the house after spring cleaning. I have encountered the dreaded dust rhino, Tom. Terrible creatures that live in the back of closets and under beds.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2010 on Dusting My Pickax at The Lipstick Chronicles
Don and I have been married 40 years. We made sure we both didn't want kids before we married. We also promised if one of us ever fell for another person, we'd leave. Unorthodox, but it's worked for us.
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