Monthly Archives: December 2004

2004

The Year In Review: January: Recovering from Christmas Concussion. Nurse Suzy meets Frontier Suzy (which is scarier?) as I spend most of the month at my sister’s place in the country, helping to take care of Mom, who once again rises from the almost dead. She makes Lazarus look...

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A Christmas comedy, starring Suzy Co-starring an uncooperative car and a very recalcitrant turkey On Christmas Eve, I volunteered to go to a mall(!) and pick up some last minute items for a friend, who was hostessing a quite splendid party. I braved the hordes of last-minute holiday shoppers,...

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Well, I am more naughty than nice. But you knew that. Beaded bookmark made for me by a friend who apparently knows me all too well!

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Grinchy

The Grinchitude continues apace Chez Suzy: I haven’t sent a single Christmas card, I don’t have a tree or decorations, I haven’t sung a carol or bought presents or even done my traditional annual reading of John Masefield’s masterpiece, a Christmas story called “The Box of Delights” (my father...

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And from the more glamorous days of air travel: A stewardess told me that when she first started out in her job in 1968, they would actually weigh the girls before they were allowed on the plane. Once, she weighed 1/4 pound too much and was thrown off the...

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The Not So Glamorous Assistant

The Not So Glamorous Assistant The fabulous K, she of the evilly delicious chocolate martinis, somehow convinced me to accompany her to the depths of the country to be her assistant at an outdoor photo shoot. She must have caught me in a moment of extreme weakness or have...

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Rainy Day Blues

Revelation du jour: you can be just as bored on a cold, rainy day that keeps you indoors when you’re a grown-up as when you’re a kid. Despite the fact that you have access to a far wider range of playthings as an adult than as a child: TV...

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Grinchy

My slide into Grinch-itude has escalated like drug use. Last year, it was our family agreeing not to exchange gifts, though my sister Megan cheated by making everyone stockings filled with cool stuff and my dear Kathleen made and sent every girl in my family beautiful scarves. I have...

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Message

Protests and politics, NorCal style: (Mendocino, California) (Mendocino, California) Christmas wreath with a message: (Elk, California) Even the cats have opinions (don’t they always?): (Elk, California)

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Country Roads

Mom’s being released from the hospital tomorrow, I’m back in the city, and all’s right with the world. I even managed to lose the mutant cold from hell somewhere on the frighteningly curvacious Greenwood-Philo Road, en route to the equally corkscrewesque Highway 128. It just couldn’t keep up, and...

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