Monday, March 31, 2014

Warming Up for Opening Day

8 clever quips

The clickity-tickity-tick of thousands of needles fighting unsuccessfully to stab through the shingled roof over my head woke me around six this morning.

Half-blinded by unfulfilled REMs while blinded the rest of the way by the  nearsightedness I’ve been cursed with since childhood, I groped the nightstand for my glasses before stretching over to reach the window shade.

Even in my bleariness, I clearly recognize winter’s last big ”eff you.”

View from my living room 7 a.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#BanBossy a Misguided Publicity Stunt

2 clever quips

Sheryl Sandberg may be a brilliant technology executive, but she's no Noah Webster.

The chief operating officer of Facebook a year ago gave us her "sort of feminist manifesto" for women to succeed in business: Don't worry about being liked, don't give in too soon, work hard, and assert yourself. She padded that out to 240 pages, charged $24.95 a pop and called it "Lean In," a rallying cry that instead lent itself to jokes about shattering glass ceilings with low-cut blouses.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tiny Food, Big Prices – The Omnivore’s Nightmare

7 clever quips

You should expect many things if you plan to spend four hours and $250 a person on a dinner billed as a "farmer's feast." One of them isn't a post-meal craving for pizza.

Yet I was jonesing for a slice. Or five. So was my wife, and she had splurged an extra $150 on wine pairings.

teeny burgersObjects may appear larger in photo than on your plate.
These may or  may not be sitting a on a toothpick.


My Uncool Past