Friday, June 19, 2015

Lighten Up!

 I am sending a mental memo to myself: keep looking for the proverbial silver lining when a rough patch comes around. I believe it is always there, somewhere...and will eventually appear. I want to see the glass half full. Not half empty.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

No Biz Like It

I am so lucky that professional theater is right in my backyard. I love all types of theater: semi professional, community, high school, and even the occasional grammar school production; but there is no business like show business done by a professional cast. Period.

Take Book of Mormon...raucous, X-rated fun.  The audience was in hysterics. I could not believe the cleverness of this show, which is a bit of a new-comer to the theatrical scene. I am sure that I will attend local performances of BOM in the future, but nothing (except a trip to Broadway) will top this San Francisco production in my Memory Book. Yes, it takes a pro.

And now take A Little Night Music, the opposite side of the musical coin... formal, PG rated fun.  Sondheim takes his audience on a melodic journey that is not to be easily forgotten. Since the show originated in the 70s, I have been able to see local productions of this show, and - while I enjoyed  these smaller presentations - there is no comparison to what the pros are able to accomplish with the same material.

No Biz like Pro Biz. I guess that's why they get the bucks.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


After years of visiting Sausalito to peruse the tempting shops and dine in the wonderful restaurants, I finally selected a different path and took a houseboat tour, just to see what that water world is all about. It was more fabulous than I had ever imagined. Of course, the boats on the tour were fit for a magazine cover, magnificently decorated and a treat for my landlubber's eyes.

The houses are connected by well-maintained wooden "sidewalks" lined on both sides by colorful pots filled with blooming shrubs, succulents, and decorative grasses, making for a very pretty neighborhood.

As much as I enjoyed the tour, the best part of the day was lunch at the Spinnaker, a restaurant I have always wanted to go to; and it did not disappoint.

 I splurged and had a crab Louis, a favorite of mine. It was one of the best I have ever had because the crab was piled atop an avocado half. Divine.

A great day...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Yes, Hillary!

Spring is here, and I am able to think about planting seeds and starting anew. I love this time of year because of the positives that come with the season: new beginnings and energetic growth. However,  this spring of 2015 is not just about plants for me... but people, too. A groundbreaking  event is officially sprouting tomorrow: Hillary Clinton's announcement. Can I assume she will again be planting the seed that I have been hoping will finally take root and flourish?  President Hillary Clinton. Yes.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

One Small Step

I found this wonderful topiary duck at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show...such a grand addition to the plant collection that resides on my deck and a symbol of spring, always a new beginning. And so it goes with my long neglected blog. I am taking baby steps to  begin again, made easier by the fact that I now have a new and very efficient computer. 
Let's see what happens...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beginning Again

My Grandsons: John, Alex and Chris
A new computer has finally replaced my inefficient dinosaur, so I am hitting the keys with the intent to, perhaps, take up blogging once again. As I gingerly wade into the blogging waters, I am wondering if:
*I still like to blog.
*I have any followers left.

Well, we'll just see, won't we!
Here goes...

Friday, May 23, 2014

Farewell, my beautiful Ruby.