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Why Do Perfumes Change? It Used To Be So Wonderful, But Now…

Everyone who is a scent lover has had the experience of having an affair with a perfume and somehow losing touch with it. You bob along for months and years and then all of a sudden, it strikes you that … Continue reading

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The Solution To Overly Sensitive Touchpads.

I bought a new computer, a mini Dell Inspiron. Cute little bugger, screen of about 11.6″ and it whips around to become a tablet (like the much more expensive Yoga). At about $350 I was real happy about it UNTIL … Continue reading

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Great Mother Of Pearl, what IS it with hardware stores? Why is it that independent or quasi-independent ones are filled with the creepiest of people? Why? WHY? This has been the case forever. Back in “the day” there was only … Continue reading

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Typical Menus of Georgetown Cocktail Parties (Part 2)

Now it’s time to get down to the victuals served. Canapes were quite important but frequently ghastly. Usually they were centered around being little lumps of fat on greasy Ritz crackers. Garnish with anything from a bit of cod to … Continue reading

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Typical Menus of Georgetown Cocktail Parties (Part 1)

There were two things one needed for a good party: food and drink, and what appealed back in the halcyon days of G’Town would not be considered today’s fare. Read on and find out how tastes have changed. First, the … Continue reading

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The Scene Of The Last Great Georgetown Cocktail Party

The address was 3336 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. It’s a town house, more narrow than it is long. A great piece of property which my mother bought for around $20,000 in the good old days. There were some rip-snorting … Continue reading

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Making The Best Of An Ironic Fate

I went to my yearly ladybits inspection at my Ob-Gyn’s office. Everything was just fine except for one aspect. She held the mirror up to my delicates and told me that I was allergic to the fragrance in soap! Dear … Continue reading

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Comparing A Really Expensive Pen And A Really Cheap Pen–The Results Are Not What You Would Think!

I had a chance to compare one of the most expensive fountain pens made with one of the cheapest. Does prestige trump pedestrian utility? Or do the impecunious masses win? Watch the video and see: This crazy piece of time … Continue reading

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Taking Up Yoga-Studying With Lilias Folan

When I was growing up I remember watching Lilias Folan on my TV as she did a half hour of Yoga practice. It was a very cheap TV show, grainy black and white with one dimensional sound and I loved … Continue reading

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Taking Up Yoga

Yoga mania has been sweeping the globe. Undoubtedly you or someone you know turns up with a rolled yoga mat under their arm ready to dash off to their “bliss hour” at the end of their power lunch with you. … Continue reading

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