Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's the Princeiple of the thing...

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Serves me right. After a long, emotional day at work that included twisting my knee, handing over all my cash to a patient with the saddest of sad stories and canceling fun plans to see Mr. Purple Rain himself, I found myself vegged out in front of the computer, gazing at a bad Netflix movie when I found myself in the car, heading toward Tempe. After limping across the street and snagging a ticket I made my way into the Marquee. What a dump. I knew there would be no seats, but gross bathrooms and sticky floors, too? Perched up next to a trash can for I'm-now-an-old-lady-with-just-one-good-knee leg support, the screaming, too many happy hours ahead of me crazies kept bumping and shoving while we all waited for the main event. And waited. After an hour of elevator music under bright lights, the little guy finally showed up. It was good to see him and I hoped to hear some of the old songs. But all I got was more waiting. After another hour and even one song into the encore, I still hadn't recognized anything from the good 'ol days, nothing to take me out of a bad day and back to the 80s. I gave up, limped back to the car, back to a bad Netflix movie, and hoped for a better day tomorrow.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

F.W.A.B.* Day 2013

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*friend with a boat
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White caps, pontoon donuts, you're twitching, that'll keep the flies off your watermelon, check the expiration date,
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and the saved-the-day flip flop bottle opener.
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Back it up, baby

Just another motorboatin' on a not-so-senior ditch day with the beaver boaters

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Beloved Book Club

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No scheduled book club? What would Sonia do?
Impromptu BYOB(ookclub) pot luck under the stars at Jilly-B's.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Movie Madness - Green Revolution!

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Movie Madness goes on a field trip!
The oh-so-cool (and green) Tempe Center for the Arts
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Go check out the exhibit "Green Revolution"
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It's fun and you just may learn something.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Lisas

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Gerbis is back! Just like old times, corraled the gang for DAYS and DAYS, long enough, finally, to get past the catch-ups and deep into the Dancing With Crazy and You Can't Make This Shit Up chapters!
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Tootsies at the podiatry conference
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There's a Pringles on your chair...
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Mmmmwwwaaa - hurry back!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Movie Madness - Lore

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Beautifully made movie about a terrible time. And just as I was finishing The Book Thief. Are there really two sides to every story? War is hell. Millions killed. One mustachioed maniac. Propaganda, believe what you want to believe, not what's real. Today we're thinking about the thousands are dead in Syria. What about the hundreds of thousands in Iraq. Thousands of American soldiers gone. Due to our own maniac (plus a puppeteer or two) nobody could stand up to. Now the home-grown Arizona Justice Supreme with her deciding vote says, "Oops, sorry about that whole Bush v. Florida thing."

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Standup Scottsdale

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Almost broke out my super cool 80s moves when I walked in to Standup Scottsdale, reminiscing about the old days at Anderson's Fifth estate. But those days are gone, so, after checking out 
the yummy Citizen Public House, some fun amigas and I had some belly laughs as the comedy just kept coming. 
Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Bitch in TIme

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Bitching - it's not just for girls anymore space55
A fun time, equal opportunity whining.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wine's Woody

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Wined with Wine (Leslie) and Sooz at The Little Woody

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


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Paolo Soleri, in 1948, at Taliesin.

In conjunction with the Modern Phoenix Expo and SMoCA’s Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti exhibition, this documentary takes a fresh look at the legendary Paolo Soleri, known as an artist, craftsman, architect, urban theorist and philosopher. The film will be followed by a Q-and-A session with director Aimee Madsen and a guided tour of the Soleri exhibition featuring Cosanti Foundations’ Tomiaki Tamura and Roger Tomalty with SMoCA Assistant Curator Claire C. Carter.

At smoca Saturday, April 20th at 4:00.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

First Friday: Biltmore version

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Switched to quieter Third Fridays each month, trading in the tatted up zombies downtown and headed uptown for a mouthwateringly civilized First Friday  -
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and how's this for a doggy bag! 

Yummy chocolate martinis at Julia Baker
Caramelpalooza fest, like Disneyland for the sweets lover
Then Stingray for, finally, some fruits and veggies (ok, muddled in drinks and tempura-d, but still...)

Beautiful night, fun crowd, sweet treats :)