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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baked By Melissa

Bite sized cupcakes!!!!!!


 
Don't they look yummy?  

I meant to take a picture of all six, but they were so tempting...I just had to sample one.


I've been walking past this little shop on Fulton Street all summer long, but never went in...

And then Becca showed up in Penn Station one evening with a box of six...and she wouldn't share!

So of course I had to try them.

Sweet little bites of heaven, they have standard flavors, seasonal flavors, flavor of the month...they even dip some cupcakes in chocolate.

My favorites are the s'mores cupcake and the mint chocolate chip.

Can't wait to see what they come out with for the fall season.


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

NYC 9/11/14

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sigh

You can fix their problems when they're 2.  You can't fix their problems when they're 22.

Wantable update

The mascara was OK but nothing special.   Still haven't tried the bronzer.  Not liking the Adele earrings,  the large ball is too heavy.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hibiscus

This and that

So last night neither of my children was at home. Becca was with her boyfriend. Jen was with the guy she's been dating since a June but won't say he's her "boyfriend".

Jen is feeling a bit weird about working in the middle school, since (unlike the elementary school where she was last year), she used to be a student there. I understand, I was a student there, too, and walking in as a mom was a bit unsettling.

It's been crazy hot this week, the first heat wave of the summer, just as our thoughts are turning towards fall. It's supposed to cool down a bit next week.

TGIF. Looking forward to a quiet weekend, I have no plans except to hang out with Drew.

It's nice to know you've made an impression on someone. I spoke to an adjuster from an insurance company today who remembered me from my previous employment. I sort of remember him, too, but the last time we spoke was at least 3 years ago.


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers

On a Wednesday night she took to the stage and did her standup routine. At 81, she could have retired and stayed home, but she wanted to work. She had another show planned for Friday, but first she had to take care of something else -- an outpatient procedure at an Upper East Side clinic.

She joked "At 81, I could go at any minute."

How prophetic.


Something went terribly wrong at the clinic. She went into cardiac and respiratory arrest, was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A week later, the family made the difficult decision -- take her off life support and let her go.

She was a stand up comic, talk show host, author, director, reality show star. A smart businesswoman. An Ivy League alum.

A wife, mother, grandmother.

A quiet philanthropist.

Some people are surprised at how involved she was with various causes. She didn't publicize it.

But I knew.


Years ago she did a benefit at my synagogue. I believe the proceeds of that night were split between the synagogue and Make-A-Wish, the charity she was supporting at the time. I wasn't able to go, but tonight I am seeing posts from many of my friends. She was warm and friendly. She was generous, stayed on the stage much longer than the promised 20 minutes. She was wonderful.


She once wrote:

"When I die, I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action...I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don't want some rabbi rambling on;
I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don't want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing "Mr. Lonely." I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé's."

The funeral will be Sunday at Temple Emanuel. Should be an interesting affair.



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