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Movin’ On Up
March 29th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 7 Comments

I’ve been semi-idly (is there any other way?) looking around for a different place to live. The dogs next door are driving me crazy (and have recently been joined by a dog across the street who squeals and whimpers all day), and the BART station of death is getting to be a little scarier than […]

My BART covets: The girl wearing a fabulous fuchsia taffeta trenchcoat, short, and carrying the incredible Louis Vuitton Alma bag in rose pop: Honey, why are you on BART and not being glamorously chauffeured into town? And then there’s the lovely wearing the sold out J Crew Astrid jacket in ivory: who, with her knee […]

You’d think a sunny, breezy Monday, the traditional washing day, would be a good day to do a load of wash. You’d be wrong. I was virtuously doing the dishes when I noticed a muddy puddle slowly creeping toward me from the laundry room. I went to investigate, and was horrified to see that the […]

Boxing Day
March 22nd, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Why is it that even though I’m (technically) a grown-up, Sunday evenings are just as depressing as they were when I was a kid? I no longer have to worry about my homework being done, but that seems to be very little comfort when facing yet another week of work and worries. Seriously, kids: being […]

Barking Mad
March 19th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 10 Comments

Like most tenants, there are a few things that annoy me about my rented accommodation. The garage being stuffed with my landlord’s stuff, so I can’t stuff it with mine and have to pay for storage (extra rent!). The fact that only the front and back doors actually close, so I can’t shut the cats […]

March 17, 1984
March 17th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 5 Comments

Villa Scacciapensieri, Siena Mom and Dad bought a fluorescent orange second-hand Fiat* with red seats, which took us to a tiny mountain village, Monterrigioni. Siena is about 800 meters above sea level, and the countryside is very hilly, so the roads are like corkscrews and it takes a long time to go a short distance. […]

The last movies in my mini noir fest were two cautionary tales on the hazards of hitch-hiking. Turns out, being picked up can be as hazardous to your health as picking up. You have been warned. First up was “The Hitch-Hiker” (1953), directed by the multi-talented Ida Lupino*, who steamed up the screen in Road […]

Luxe Lust
March 13th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 4 Comments

RenĂ© Lalique, circa 1906-1908, Nesting swallows comb. Gold, carved horn, diamonds. Well, you have Audrey to thank for me being up so early. One of her many bad (and strange) habits is to reach under the covers or pillow and claw at whatever body part she can find. This is not a pleasant way to […]

Crap Recap
March 7th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

I know you’ve been wondering why you shouldn’t hitch-hike (I hope you haven’t already started thumbing your way across the country, especially if you’re a fetching blonde wearing a cute hat) and where on earth I’ve been lately. For now, you’ll just have to take my word about the perils of catching a ride with […]