The Peanut Gallery


January 25, 2012
Baad Opinions

V-Day is coming up in a few weeks: one of my favorite holidays of the year. (You can do SO …Read the Rest

Driven Mad (Or, Driving Miss Diane)

January 24, 2012
Baad Moments

For many in my high school, the ‘learning to drive’ piece (a teenage rite of passage) followed a logical progression: …Read the Rest

Snow Bunny

January 23, 2012
Baad Ideas

It’s  That Time of the Year: the time when snows dust the mountains of California’s Sierras with an alluring vanilla …Read the Rest

Striking It Rich in Bloomfield, CA

January 18, 2012
Baad Planning

Since my parents had little money, we kids spent an inordinate amount of time hatching up grand money-making schemes. Maybe …Read the Rest

Cheap Date

January 5, 2012
The Peanut Gallery

So we’re in a small shop looking at bling and glitz (my two favorite things in life) and searching for …Read the Rest

For Butter Or For Liverwurst

January 3, 2012
Baad Opinions

The concept of ‘growing old together’ sounds delightful and evokes images of gentle aging, changing-yet-still-shared objectives, MAS (mutual assured support) …Read the Rest

I Am AntiVirus

January 2, 2012
Baad Moments

Happy Gnu Year! …..I’d forgotten that one of the Joys of Xmas is the Annual Holiday Computer Grinchgift. You know: …Read the Rest


December 28, 2011
The Peanut Gallery

‘There Be Dragons.’ I recall reading about this phenomenon in early geography, when the boundaries of time and space were …Read the Rest


December 27, 2011
The Peanut Gallery

I like choosing birthday cards with meaning. Special meaning. Even when that meaning reflects the obvious insanity of its giver …Read the Rest


December 23, 2011
The Peanut Gallery

As you know, Saturday – Xmas Eve – was (appropriately) planned as Diane’s VeryEmbarassingDressUpLikeAWolfAndGoSeeTwilight Day. The Date was set. Wolf …Read the Rest