Category Archives: I love Niles

Mean clucking chicks

Scene 1.  There were two unusual planters on the stoop of unit #5 facing the car ports. Succulent hens and chickens arranged like rosettes, were neatly planted in pretty terracotta pots.  I examined them closely, admiring the artist’s handiwork, and was surprised the day the pots were … Continue reading

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Snapped!

A man is smoking on the patio at my favorite little deli, the Hollywood.  Haven’t they pretty much banned smoking every place except in your own car?  Hasn’t he heard the news?  He looks just like the man who is accused … Continue reading

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Evil at heart, details at 11…

Tonight I’m conflicted.  There are so many networks covering details of the Casey Anthony murder trial, I don’t know which one to watch to keep my anger fresh. This rant is raw, so skip it if you want.  No hard feelings, I promise. … Continue reading

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Something big

Grass was growing on my keyboard.  I was waiting for something big… something blog worthy for jumping back in.  And today it finally happened. I was on my way to Kohl’s in Sandusky, a town 20 minutes from my house.  I … Continue reading

Posted in About me, Bipolar girl, Fashion, Funny but true, I love Niles, Vanity girl | 34 Comments

A tribute to my mom (who is now reading my blog)

One of my favorite times with my mom was six years ago when I took her shopping for her birthday.  While she likes nice shoes (like me), this shopping trip was to buy beads at the Indian store in Harbor Springs, … Continue reading

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Mercy escapes me

Every year we come to Florida for the winter to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.  It always seems like a good plan, a pleasant and enviable stop along they way. At least it seems that way until I turn on … Continue reading

Posted in About Him, About me, Boca girl, I love Niles, Rant and rave, Seriously... | 32 Comments

Hissing Muscovies… a duck story.

Everyone knows that urban sprawl has not been kind to the animals who would prefer to be living in their natural habitat.   Consider the two Muscovy ducks I just encounted on the sidewalk in Boca. I was pushing my tiny precious Yorkie, … Continue reading

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Holidays don’t suck, people do

I had just retouched my lipstick and put on some dangly earrings when the first guests arrived.  Like most families, we have a 12,000 square foot Tudor mansion on the river that we use exclusively for Christmas Eve.  The rest … Continue reading

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If Niles could pee on my laptop, he would

My little dog, Niles, is very low tech… and for the most part, so am I.  He shuns the sound of my cell phone, and hates it when people are chattering away at our favorite restaurants.  He likes TV, except … Continue reading

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McDonald’s $1-dollar water leaves me thirsty for more

Here is a remarkable but true story about something that happened at the McDonald’s drive-thru… Me:     Hi… I’ll have two orders of chocolate chip cookies, a small milk, and a cup of water. McD:   Water is one dollar. Me:     I don’t want … Continue reading

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