One of the best things Kristi ever did was to rid us of our aspiring singer. He was bloody awful. Like listening to a herd of cats fighting with an amorous water buffalo. Singing was all he did all day long. He sang while he made his food. He sang in the shower. He sang … Continue reading Berkeley Episode 7: Goth Boy and the Peach
I'm obsessing. Just totally obsessing about our new house. Poor Mark. I am becoming such a pest about it! The first thing we need is a new chandelier for the dining room. So I'm scouring Lamps Plus for some ideas and presenting said ideas to Mark. Every night. But then in a weird twist of … Continue reading I am (becoming) a pest!
The Berkeley of my twenties was an era of experimentation. My experimentation was pretty tame, though, and limited to food, sex, and pot. (They didn't call me White Bread for nothing.) I wasn't even much of a smoker. Back in college I had made an attempt at coolness that ended after a case of strep … Continue reading Berkeley Episode 6: Dance of the Sugar Plum Ecstasy Fairies
Back in the late 1990s the California economy was booming and interest rates were lowering. Refinancing a mortgage was fairly common. (Or so my economist husband informs me...) Apparently our landlord Burt rose of his haze of booze and pot smoke long enough to figure this out, too, and we were given notice to expect … Continue reading The Unexpected Banker: Berkeley Episode 5
Everyone's been late to school, right? Especially when you are 17 and have your own car and are supposedly mature enough to wake yourself up on time and get yourself to school before 8:20am? Well, that is not why I was late when I was 17. I was, in fact, up early. There is nothing … Continue reading Late to School