A Better Bag

posted: August 3rd, 2013 16:52 pm | 0No Comments

I bought bagels yesterday to help some Junior Guards feed up before the Monster Mile. I bought a few extra to bring home for my son, who was returning from two weeks away at camp. And now my kitchen is covered with poppy seeds. Bruegger’s puts the bagels in a bag, but the paper bag […]

Praise for NBPD

posted: May 31st, 2013 14:15 pm | 2Comments

After the terrible crash that killed five Irvine high school students on Monday on Jamboree Road, it was not a surprise to see tributes of flowers left at the scene. I understood the need for friends to visit the scene and leave flowers. But I also worried about the safety of jaywalking across Jamboree to […]

Crazy Driver

posted: May 20th, 2013 10:33 am | 3Comments

On Saturday driving down East Coast Highway, there was the usual beautiful sunny morning traffic. Apparently, this didn’t please a man driving a black Range Rover, who blared his horn when we stopped at an intersection to let an oncoming car complete a left turn. The man honked and honked and shook his fist, despite […]

Birthdays on Facebook

posted: March 26th, 2013 07:28 am | 3Comments

Facebook has made birthdays more fun — I think we can agree. It’s nice to wake up on your birthday to message after message from friends, near and far, old and new, who take even a second of their time to say “Happy Birthday.” I love it. But lately I find myself avoiding the little […]

Bird Crap

posted: March 22nd, 2013 14:09 pm | 0No Comments

I spent no more than 15 minutes in the police station today. But in that time, a bird did his business on my car. On the door handle. Of the driver’s side. Are birds smart or was this one lucky? Thankfully I travel with paper towels in the trunk. Wish I’d seen it before I […]

Brrr, Part Two

posted: March 22nd, 2013 14:08 pm | 0No Comments

I’ve complained before about how cold it is in Albertsons. This week, I’ve noticed Gelson’s is just as bad. I feel as if I need a down coat in order to survive the deli line.

Remodeled Starbucks — Where the Entrance is Now the Exit

posted: March 22nd, 2013 14:06 pm | 0No Comments

I’d heard from a reader that the new layout of Starbucks is a mess, but this week I was able to pop in and see what he meant. When you go in what I always thought was the main door, it’s actually an exit. But it doesn’t say exit on the outside, just the inside. […]

Yelling at Motorists

posted: March 5th, 2013 09:54 am | 6Comments

This week, I pulled up to a four-way stop while driving my daughter to Harbor View. I was hurrying, to be clear, but not speeding. It’s hard to speed on a block where you stop or pause at every intersection. However, a man walking his dog apparently thought I was driving like a bat out […]

Scattered Cashiers

posted: February 1st, 2013 07:32 am | 2Comments

I’m on a real roll this week, where every time I am checking out of a grocery, I get the clerk who won’t shut up and concentrate. No, I get the clerks who are so busy chatting and gossiping that you can barely tell their lane actually is open, despite the lighted check stand number. […]