I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
Michael and I celebrated our first New Year’s Eve together at my friend Rachel’s party (Happy birthday, dear Rae!) over winter break in college as 1977 turned into 1978.
It was our second or third date and I was smitten. I was practically strutting because he had cancelled his other plans so we could be together on New Year’s Eve, and I felt alive with the mystery and anticipation of what was to come. [Read more…]
Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary.
33 years! [Read more…]
Turnabout is fair play so it’s only right that my husband’s poem, “Baby’s Got a Hot Blog,” is on Empty Mirror today (the same site where Bob Dylan reads “The Night Before Christmas,” by the way).
I have to admit it’s a fantastic poem.
Since I’ve shared many stories about Michael here, including what will forever be referred to simply as the purple sweater incident, I certainly can’t blame him for writing loosely – loosely – about me in his poetry. If his poem was a movie, it would say “inspired by actual events,” not “this is a true story.”
In other words, we are not getting a divorce!
Check out the poem here, and please “like,” share and comment on the Empty Mirror site.
Let’s show him the power of his baby’s hot blog.
After my Blogger Idol assignment last week in which I revealed a secret I’ve been keeping for 35 years, readers have been asking me to write about my husband’s reaction. Michael said he wanted to write about it himself, and the least I can do is let him. So here it is. If you haven’t read the original post, you may want to do that before continuing. I’m sorry the Blogger Idol site is gone because the comments were hilarious and worthy of a future blog post themselves. [Read more…]
Our assignment for Week 7 of Blogger Idol was to reveal a secret. Oh, boy.
After 32 years of marriage, my husband is about to learn something that he never knew about me.
And he’s not going to be happy about it. [Read more…]
Michael and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary a couple of weeks ago. How that can be possible when I feel like I’m still 30 myself is one of those mysteries of life – and a topic for a future blog post. [Read more…]
Michael and I have been married so long, we often finish each other’s sentences. Apparently, though, that doesn’t mean either one of us has any idea what the other one is talking about — as we were dumbfounded to discover today.
Because Michael was so inspired by the pros, he decided to leave and play a round himself while I watched the matches from the comfort of the Kia Skybox. It was the first time he got to drive the Sorento, because I had been hogging it since it was delivered.
Now, Michael is an avid golfer and has tried, for years, to get me more interested in the game. I thought it would make him happy to hear that I was having such a good time at the tournament and was really paying attention to the shots and the greens, so I decided to text him and share my enthusiasm.
This is the ridiculous conversation that ensued. (My texts are in white, Michael’s are in green.) [Read more…]