Category Archives: Bucket List

Why Vacations and Internet Don’t Mix

Salt Island

IT’S CRAZY HOW HARD IT CAN BE to unplug from the internet for a vacation and even crazier how hard it is to jump back into the stream afterwards. We’re two days into our first Caribbean sailing trip and finally I’ve let go of posting blogs and tweeting. I have no choice, the internet service we…

How I Broke Through My Biggest Fear Barrier – Public Speaking

Microphone

Friday Funnies: IT’S 7:00AM AND I’M LYING IN BED WONDERING why this hard knot in the pit of my stomach won’t leave me alone. This morning is the going away party for my boss, Theresa and I’ve got a really short and sweet speech planned for her. It’ll be witty, entertaining and I’ll project that…

How Was My First Time? Oh Behave…

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 Belly Dance Solo YouTube Video Friday Funnies: OUR BELLY DANCE TROUPE IS UP FIRST and before I can say “shimmy this”, the next troupe is already on stage and halfway through an aerobic Macedonian jig.  We’re doing a benefit for the Martin Luther King Diversity Day show at a church and I’m enjoying the show…

Is Over 50 Too Old for Sexy Photos?

French Brothel Woman

Friday Funnies: ”WE DON’T SELF-DESTRUCT AFTER 50 YOU KNOW”, I tell Sporty Sue, my Boomer Chick friend as I suggest she consider hiring a professional photographer to take sensual photos of her. Sue and her hubby, Sam just polished off a delicious dinner at our place and several bottles of local wine have mysteriously evaporated….

Bye-Bye Fear, Hello Quantum Leap

Indoor Sky Diving

Friday Funnies: IT’S 6:00PM AND I’M STILL WAITING at the airport for Alex, my ten year old nephew to arrive from the land of Eastern snows for a week’s holiday visit. His flight is quite delayed having stood, fully loaded on the tarmac for three hours pre-takeoff for de-icing. I’m expecting one sleepy, jet-lagged unaccompanied minor. Au contraire. When…

Saying “No” To Christmas Presents

Christmas Hearts

Friday Funnies: THIS CHRISTMAS I MADE A PACT WITH BLUE EYES that we would skip buying presents for each other. No way were we going to fall victim to the constant Christmas Hullabaloo and its associated pressure and guilt. We’re saving our cash for our next sailing adventure and that’s that. The incessant Christmas carols playing at…

How I Challenged My Fear and Won

Crow's Nest

FRIDAY FUNNIES: MY FEAR IS LIKE A STONE WALL waiting to be scaled with bare hands and as my first day out sailing as a brand new Captain on San Francisco Bay draws nigh, I have visions of clambering up icy Mt Everest. Arriving at the pier on the big day I am thankful Blue…

5 Ways To Keep Your Fitness Mojo

HIt It Hard

FRIDAY FUNNIES: THESE DAYS I AM HELL-BENT ON improving my fitness level, it’s as if a switch has flipped inside me setting off a deafening Alaaaaarm…ALAA-AAARM!!!! What precipitated this, you ask? Fear. I’ve discovered that most of my favorite jeans no longer fit and that no matter how I much I tuck my junk and…