Me & Marilyn Munster

I ran with the gypsies for awhile. Well, maybe “ran with” is not the correct term exactly, but I hovered just close enough to appreciate the mindset they had of not giving a damn about what mainstream society considers “normal.” Sometimes I wish I hadn’t been so...

Themed Parties

Is a party theme a good thing or a bad thing? On one hand, it seems like having a focal point for the gathering could take away any guesswork as to what to wear, like the Wild West gathering of the Ocean Beach Education Foundation this year. That was a no-brainer, and...

Blowin’ Shit Up

Obsessively playing “Bejeweled Blitz” probably isn’t the best use of my time these days, what with laundry still piled high from my most recent trip abroad, and my suitcase still lying on the floor with clothing, both clean and not-so-clean, scattered about. But...

Feet back on ground?

Since I actually returned home before I began my blog series on my UK adventure, I’ve somewhat returned to my usual routine. Somewhat. I still find myself referring to umbrellas as bumbershoots, and strollers as perambulators, and there’s just a hint of a British...

DAY 12: Depart for Home—Whew! What a trip!

Some of our traveling companions left for the airport at 6 this morning, but our shuttle didn’t depart until 9 a.m. Nevertheless, we arose at 5, and readied our luggage and ourselves for the longest day. What with resetting our watches 8 hours back to Pacific Daylight...
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