They lived loud upstairs…


The glamorous couple moved in, upstairs, before the wedding and were very friendly – always throwing the big wave, double-honking their Tesla horn to say “Hi!”

Each day,  it seemed like the mail room was filled with UPS packages for them. His name is Christophe. She, Gillian, is very British – her sentences were punctuated with those phony  British words: al-u-minni-um, bumpershoot, brolly. Ta Ta!

To say they Flamenco danced every night – on the hardwood floors- would be a small exaggeration.

A courier knocked on our door week #3 – she had a package requiring  a signature for Christophe and I was the only person who answered their door. She said she had a “Special Delivery for Mr Christophe Limminal”.

That was the first time I had heard our new neighbor’s sur name.

I laughed when I  realized we were Sub Liminal.



Mind the Gap- dress for dating success?


Problem: First Date in three years. What to say, what to wear?

Solution: Shop your closet or take quick trip to the Gap for a pair of flattering new slacks and a filmy peasant blouse. Pick up a chunky necklace at H&M or Charming Charlie’s. Slip on a  pair of neutral flats.


Say what? How to avoid the communication gap: Relax, ask questions and listen. After the date, follow these three tips:

#1. Always say ‘Thank you.’

#2 First Date: Offer to pay your half. At a meal – offer to pay for the drinks or the dessert- don’t assume the man is going to pick up the tab.

#3. Respond sil vous plait…RSVP – If an individual has gone to the trouble of sending you an email, the courteous thing to do (even if the person is not your liking) is to respond. Thank the person for the correspondence and either go forward or say, “Thanks, we are not a match – good luck.”

Remember the Golden Rule



via Discover Challenge: Mind the Gap

“I know how to do this stuff.”


What has Billionaire Betsy DeVos done since her appointment?


images-11 “Huh?”

DeVos  is the daughter of the late Edgar Prince, a wealthy industrialist, sister of Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater USA, and wife of Dick DeVos, entrepreneur and heir to the fortune of Amway founder Richard DeVos, valued at about $6 billion. With her husband, she co-owns the Windquest Group, a technology investment firm.



In The Style Of

What was the first clue?

We knew right off, the Pasadena cousins had been very successful with those oil wells.



 Great Aunt Esmeralda liked Rodin and bought a few of his pieces.


Her brother, WR, built several famous homes in California.

What really impressed us were the closets dedicated solely to our great grandmother’s shoes. There were four, vast, walk-in closets, organized by color, then style.

Imelda Marcos had nothing on her.

“They’ve listed my name in the dictionary – ‘Imeldific’ is used to mean ostentatious extravagance… But the truth will prevail.”

Imelda Marcos


Met this guy on Look out


Of all the men I’ve seen online – this guy caught my attention. Not in a good way.

He goes by the handle, Ban the Man and claims he is hovering around 39 and lives back East. He is a prolific writer – and his comments about life, dating, women were really shocking. Here are a few thoughts he shared:

Women: They’re either a victim of race. They’re victim of their sexual preference. They’re a victim of gender. All about victimhood …”

His fear about dating SingleWomen online: “They wouldn’t be a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools up in New England.

Can you spell misogynist?

His dating bio is peppered with radical political quotes: Here is shocker:

What I find shocking is that there’s this thought process that Hillary Clinton is going to be president of the United States, and to even think of Donald Trump is a joke.”


He showed his true colors when he said: “I could not think higher of Governor Palin. She is a force of nature and has inspired a generation of women to really get actively involved in politics and, more importantly, take their culture back and take their country back.

Beware: Look out for this guy, ladies. He is everywhere….and a real scare. 

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