Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Hosts Michelle Bachmann and Steve Jobs
Louise is upside-down in her house, all because of me - Wall Street.
Grandma Jill with her zippy sippy cup ready for her morning tonic and Jaye is just mad mad at Madoff
There was a spooky, haunted dead Barbie room.
Everyone kept asking me for money or a loan, whining about losing their home or job.
Whine, whine, whine. God, the whining. Couldn't they see I was at a party? Anyway, it's their own fault they're not rich. Not mine. Right? Wall Street couldn't spare a dime so I sent them all south to Main Street to try their luck down there.
Posted by Lisa at 10:19 AM
Friday, October 28, 2011
God Save My Shoes, a documentary about our strange relationship with shoes was fascinating. Hilarious. Embarrassing. The closets were unbelievable! The was a baroness, a poker player, a ballet dancer, a starving artist, all obsessed. One couldn't remember spending less than $900 for a pair while another had a limit of $400 so she could still pay her rent. The most I've ever paid was $195 for some beautiful black sling backs for my 20th high school reunion. I figured that they would take at least 10 years off. It's only been screened in Paris and New York, so we little ol' Phoenicians felt lucky. The crowd was fancy, fancy,
There was a great reception with food and wine and feathers in the centerpieces and
dance, dance, dance music as the hippest crowd I've seen in a long time partied away the night.
A little leprechaun.
Posted by Lisa at 10:48 PM
Thursday, October 27, 2011
*Friend n Birthday
Amy sure knows how to party! Rule number one - get Kathy to organize! She'll tablescape, she'll caramel salt, she'll bake a pumpkin and she'll make out with the entire appetizer list, hold the tongue.
A bunch of mama writer-wanna-bes (plus D.S.S.) surrounded the birthday girl at the incredibly warm and welcoming fnb as the over the top food and wine kept coming and the laughs kept circulating as we toasted the Amazing Amy, always there with a pithy remark, a funny spin, the perfect anecdote - Happy Birthday!
Posted by Lisa at 11:36 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Gutter Gals ruled the school with our fine display of bowling prowess, including the two-handed roll, the ice skater finish and the get low low low low until we all agreed we need to start our own league.
ibuprofen and a manicurist.
We ten pins all scored perfect games (it's my blog and I'll lie if I whaaant to), had some cake and opened lots and lots of presents.
Posted by Lisa at 10:33 PM
Monday, October 24, 2011
We're totally screwed. Phoenix is last on every list. We're heating up fast, dumping toxins all over the south (check the groundwater under downtown), building houses for the house builders, sprawling out while ignoring empty lots all over town, using about 2% of our 350 days worth of sunshine for solar power, driving our big cars away from our big houses to buy stuff we don't need. People used to move here so they could breathe and now none of us can. Depressing. But the lecture tonight at The Heard was a relief. Surrounded by smart people, listening to Andrew Ross (who wrote Bird on Fire, Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City about his Phoenix research - go get it) it seemed like maybe it wasn't too late to change.
Then we got in our big car and drove way north to our too big for us house, surrounded by golf courses, and it became so clear - I'm the problem.
Posted by Lisa at 9:16 PM
Clearwater Aquarium to find out all about Winter the dolphin and how she is making an impact on so many lives.
Posted by Lisa at 4:08 PM
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
We took the celebration out of the bubble to the familiar Phoenician to fetch the not-so-free tickets from Lodiland lady then ventured even further, oh my, to the Royal Palms on a non-Taco Tuesday since we were parched from the ex for some music listening, some lounging and
some supercute hair flipping on a beautiful night
until it was so late we almost turned into October pumpkins.
Posted by Lisa at 11:57 PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bad Concierge, bad. How have I missed this? The Mothers Who Write gang filed into the amazing Knight Rise Skyspace by James Turrell to have a look. It's been there for years. It's crossed my radar. I get to SMOCA at least once a month, but have never for some reason wound myself around the entrance through the side door and taken in this wonder. Somehow thought it was just for the middle of the night during an eclipse or something. I try hard to find cool stuff in the community and as I sat there taking these shots every few minutes (all just me, sitting in this space pointing up at the sky with my phone through a hole in the ceiling)
I'll be back.
"I'm interested in seeing ourselves seeing..." James Turrell
Posted by Lisa at 9:30 PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
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Friday, October 7, 2011
Wow what a game! The good old Diamondbacks fought hard until the very end, giving newly minted "West Side Girls" a season ending thrill. Surrounded by big screens, big men, big pom poms and lots of little deep-fried Wisconsin jalepeno cheese curds (try ordering those in Scottsdale), we did the table wave, made new friends, spied on the "is he match.com-ing" cowboy, downed some ale, hugs all around, the sassy but imperfect haircut and discovered new fave place - Jimbos. We'll work on our wave and get 'em next year.
Posted by Lisa at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I've never played Scrabble with Shawn. Dragging him to a table to play a board game or do a puzzle has always been a challenge. But today, sitting on the patio on a gorgeous afternoon, feet up, we were playing the 2011 online electronic version - Words With Friends. I was lettering away on my iPhone and he on his iPad. I was kicking his butt. While he was thinking during a turn, using only my thumb, not needing to get up, I clicked over to the news...
Goodbye, Steve. You made life more fun, technology more beautiful and being the underdog cool.
Posted by Lisa at 4:38 PM