November 2016 Archives

Daily Distraction

Too Close for Comfort

By Bob on November 29, 2016 4:28 AM | Read More

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Don't Try This At Home

5 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

By Bob on November 28, 2016 2:22 AM | Read More

I don't know what it is about the 1940's, but some of the brightest and best films ever made were produced during America's darkest days. I'm not talking exclusively about saccharine-sweet sentimentality (finger wag at you, It's a Wonderful Life).

Once Sally used Bubble-Lites (patent pending) she saw Santa in an entirely different way

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No, there were plenty of witty, insightful, inspiring and laugh-out-loud films that stand up seven decades after they were made. I'm betting there are several here you've never seen.

When Shirley got off the Good Ship Lollypop she had plenty of stories...this is only one 

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During the holiday season I urge you to search Turner Classic Movies, Netflix streaming, Hulu or Apple TV for these gems. Trust me, they'll put you in the Christmas spirit and won't leave you with a sugar hangover.  

She plays a food writer who's lied about being the perfect housewife

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Daily Distraction

He Was Originally For Sale

By Bob on November 22, 2016 2:24 AM | Read More

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Guest Room

Holiday-Perfect Candied Pecan Tart

By Charlotte on November 16, 2016 2:31 PM | Read More

By Gail Monaghan, author It's All in the Timing 

Many--myself included--view dessert as the jewel in Thanksgiving's crown, and I believe that any serious holiday buffet requires several. If you feel overwhelmed, it's easy to purchase desserts or delegate them to others. If, however, you plan to prepare only one sweet treat yourself, make sure it's the Candied Pecan Tart. The recipe is adapted from a drop-dead delicious walnut tart I used to adore at March, Wayne Nish's now closed restaurant on Manhattan's Sutton Place. Unlike traditional pecan pies, it is almost pure nuts and contains no starchy filler.

If pecans aren't your thing, try hazelnuts, almonds or a nut mixture. (Photo © Julia Becker, courtesy of Agate Publishing)


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Daily Distraction

Somebody Flunked Geometry

By Bob on November 15, 2016 3:20 AM | Read More

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Playing Favorites

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

By Bob on November 10, 2016 3:13 AM | Read More

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be...unless it's streaming on Netflix. Then, there's a good chance it's everything you remember and a whole lot more. Coming November 25th, you'll be able to judge for yourself when it releases Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

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Daily Distraction

I Was Afraid Barbie Would Wind Up Like This

By Bob on November 8, 2016 4:16 AM | Read More

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Don't Try This At Home

4 Things This Election Has Taught Me

By Bob on November 7, 2016 3:59 AM | Read More

I don't 'bout you, but I'll be deliriously happy when this election cycle is over.

You know what I mean internets, we've been gnawing this campaign bone for almost two years...and there's barely enough left to make a decent prison shank. And from the look of things we're gonna need it.

We consulted our expert panel and they agree, we're pretty much F*&#$D.

Burning Down the House-600.jpgHere's the problem. Some of you see our candidates as half-guilty, while I see them as half-innocent. Call me a cockeyed optimist (and I'll remind you that my glasses are on backorder and I won't be cockeyed when they arrive) but, everybody running for office is deeply and eternally flawed.

Both Hillary and Donald have their faults.

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Before you think this is one of those Rodney King-why-can't-we-all-get-along stories, lemme stop you right there. It's not.

If there's one thing this election has taught me, it's that there's no way in H-E-double-hockey sticks we can agree on anything in this country.

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Here's the Dish

Comforting Cheese-and-Chicken Penne

By Charlotte on November 3, 2016 1:11 AM | Read More

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What ingredient makes every dish better? Bob probably thinks I'm going to say "ketchup" because I'm such a huge fan. But my vote actually goes to cheese.

Cheese takes everything from burgers to beef stew into extraordinary territory. Somehow, biting into that gooey goodness makes the world seem a better place. And nutrients like calcium, protein, phosphorous and others mean it can be healthy. (As if I needed an excuse to eat more of my fav!)

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Daily Distraction

No Emergencies Allowed

By Bob on November 1, 2016 4:08 AM | Read More

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Red Thong Strong: Girlfriends Little Secrets to Smoothing Lifes Panty Lines
In the Mirror

IT Cosmetics New Confidence in a Compact

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Some beauty bloggers try any and everything. But I'm pretty picky about what I test, especially if I'll be putting it on my face. Unfortunately, I'm on the sensitive side and making a wrong choice could (and has) cost me days, even weeks of recovery time. Yikes!

That's why I'm big on brands I know and trust like IT Cosmetics. They're one of my fav anti-aging makeup and skincare lines. Think Bye Bye Lines Serum, SuperHero Mascara and much more. The folks at IT work with doctors to develop serious beauty solutions based on ingredients that are both cutting edge and good for your skin.

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Playing Favorites

Grace & Frankie

In the mood for a quirky comedy? Netflix' favorite female odd couple, Grace & Frankie, returns to the streaming service March 24th. For those of you who haven't discovered the quirky Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin series it may be one for your watch list.

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