Category archives: Musings

Mirror, mirror . . .

When we visited France and Spain recently, I remember thinking that the over-55 people looked good--anyway the majority of the people that I saw did--way better than I did.  They retained their sense of style and didn't go out of the house in clothing that made them look dumpy or old or like they didn't give a rat's patoot about how they presented themselves[...]

The Sachertorte - Jen's Version

The long-awaited day came to taste the labor-intensive Sachertorte.  Days before the cake was to be made, Jen spent hours preparing the chocolate and other ingredients for the chocolate glaze.  Once the glaze was finished, it got stored until it was time to use it.  Then came the task of making the apricot glaze.  The ingredients were melted together and sto[...]

Snake bites

We spotted these two snakes while hiking in the mountains (Sierra Madre Occidental I believe) south of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico in February.  When we first came upon them, we couldn't quite make out what was happening.  At first, it looked like the snake had its tail in its mouth.  As we got closer--we could tell they weren't poisonous, we could see that t[...]

Joke for today

An acquaintance sent me this joke the other day.   The picture in my head was so vivid I couldn't stop laughing.  I laughed for a minute at least. I was on the subway, sitting on a newspaper, and a guy comes over and asks, "Are you reading that?" I didn't know what to say. So I said, "Yes," stood up, turned the page, and sat down again.


Went to the Autorama at Cobo Hall Friday night for the first time in probably a million years.  Quite a sight/site to see.  A superb contrast to the comings and goings of Ajijic (but thatwill be another post on another day). Anyway, son-in-law Jimmy has his 1963 Biscayne (aka the second-coming of the Bob-lo boat) on display at the show.  Jill and her friend[...]

Super Bowl Sunday

February 7 – Super Bowl Sunday for all you football fans out there.  Although I’m not a football fan at all,  I’m hoping the New Orleans Saints win.  A win for the Saints is a win for the Big Easy.  It needs a positive stroke, and I like NOLA.  I doubt I’ll watch the game, but mentally I’ll be cheering for them.  Besides, packing my bags takes priority. As [...]

Hello, bon jour, buenos dias, bon giorno, & guten tag

Welcome to the water closet werks.  I'm new here and just starting to try and figure out how to work all this technological stuff.  So, for right now, consider my site under construction with more to come as I get familiar with all the goodies.