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A Swag Cheese Review

So, how fed up are you of hearing about my trip to California last week? Really fed up, you say? Great! So let me tell you a little bit more about it! Yes, even though I have the gift of hearing blog people, I tend to ignore what they’re saying. In case you didn’t catch […]

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Naked People, Foursomes And A Cat

Have you ever been to California? I hear some of you saying no. I hear some of you saying yes. Yes, I can hear blog people. It’s a gift. I also hear some of you telling me to get to the freaking point, already. Well the point, if you could all untwist your knickers for […]

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Going To California

In case you missed it on Facebook, my son Max and I spent the last week visiting the very lovely Linda Medrano and her husband Alex, in Alameda, California. Linda and Alex are two of the most wonderful, charming, generous people I have ever had the good fortune to meet. Within minutes, they made us […]

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The Best Thing For A Case Of Nerves Is A Case Of Scotch

Welcome to day 17 of 30 Days of Writing, a creative writing challenge I warned people not to join. Really, I did. So stop blaming me already.  Today’s prompt is “The awkwardness of the common banana”. You can blame the  fabulously sadistic, yet amazingly hawt Ziva for this one. If you’ve got the guts. Enjoy, and […]

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Someone Told Me There’s A Girl Out There With Love In Her Eyes And Flowers In Her Hair

Welcome to day 16 of 30 Days of Writing, a creative writing challenge that’s only going to get worse.  Today’s prompt is “Hanging out in the cemetery”. You can thank the lovely and fabulously dark, evil Ziva for this one. I warn you now, she has a whip and is not afraid to use it. Which […]


How Do You Eat A Twinkie?

Yesterday evening, I came home from work to find a notice in my mail box that I had a parcel waiting for me at the post office. I’ve been expecting something from a very dear friend of mine and I figured it had arrived. So, I stopped by the post office on my way home […]

Damn my short 3-year-old arms! Closer Papa, closer! Suck in that beer gut and get me CLOSER!

It Really Is A Wonderful Life – Part Two

In case you missed Part One, I managed to make myself presentable for my company Christmas party on Friday night, and then had a moment where all the planets seemed to align just for me and I felt at one with the universe. I found the Christmas spirit that had been eluding me. Part Two: […]


Cheese In The News – Vol. 16

En garde! The World Cheese Awards took place again and this year’s champ comes from…England!  Cornish Blue, made in Liskeard by Philip and Carol Stansfield, nosed ahead of 2,600 entries from 26 countries for the win. It would seem that while France was busy being snooty, England has developed a choice of 700 homegrown cheeses while the French […]

1949 Mercury

A Girl Can Dream, Can’t She?

“If I had money, I tell you what I’d do. I’d go downtown and buy a Mercury or two. I’m crazy ’bout a Mercury, yeah, crazy ’bout a Mercury. I’m gonna buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road.” – Steve Miller Band I always loved that song. When I was […]

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Cheese In The News – Vol. 9

Cheese Gets Reconnected On Sunday, I began experiencing some technical difficulties. My Internet connection kept getting dropped. I would barely have time to load a page and then bam! Gone. By Monday, frustration had quickly escalated to panic. By Tuesday, I was experiencing extreme withdrawal symptoms and contacted my Internet provider to send over a […]

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Cheese In The News – Vol. 5

THE CALIFORNIAN VERSION OF “LES MISERABLES” A California man, Robert Ferguson, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for stealing a bag of shredded cheese.  He was nearly given life in prison, due to California’s 3-strikes law, but a psychiatrist’s report resulted in a reduced sentence.  OK, so what if this guy spent 22 of […]



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