Introduction to Dudeism

Never having been a guy, I don’t know the first thing about being a Dude.  I was born a female and I am quite content to remain a female.  Though, I would be lying if I told you all that I didn’t wonder about the male species and why they do the things they do.  After many conversations with the Fonz about that very subject, I have gained some knowledge when it comes to the opposite sex.  However, there is still so much to learn.

Which is why today’s post is a learning opportunity.  The Fonz takes over for Day 3 of Mentor Spotlight Week so that he can educate us all on a specific class of men: Dudes.  So without further delay, I give you the Dude himself.

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My Date With Barry Manilow (And 17,000 Other People)

Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans!

As I previously mentioned, I made my way out to the Hollywood Bowl for the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular last night with special guest performer Barry Manilow.

Ok, so technically not on the 4th, but it was still a great time and definitely had me feeling patriotic.  And a little starstruck.

Almost immediately after I sat down in the garden box to enjoy some barbecue and wine, I looked up and saw a familiar face in the premier seating area in front of the stage.

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The Wonderland Registry (June 2012)

It’s officially summertime in the Northern Hemisphere.  The June gloom clouds have finally parted to unveil beautiful, clear blue skies.  The nights are warmer and heavy blankets are no longer needed to keep you comfortable.  Songs of surfing and summer romance begin to pop up on the radio.  It’s a great time of year to get outside, enjoy some barbecue cookouts, and soak up some sun.  Provided you are wearing SPF of course.

It’s also time for the June edition of the Wonderland Registry.  So without further ado…

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Introducing: The Wonderland Registry

For a while now, I have wanted to share with all the Wonderlings (what I have finally decided to call my readers) a collection of recommendations if you will.  Inspired by many blogs out there, behold the Wonderland Registry!

The Wonderland Registry will contain many of my favorite things—raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens—and a few new obsessions that I simply can’t get enough of.  I hope to turn this into a recurring post and welcome any and all recommendations.

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Road Trip Ready

T.S. Eliot once said, “The journey not the arrival matters.”

First thing tomorrow morning, I am getting out of town.  Revving up the ol’ Hot Tamale (my darling and reliable car), and heading to the city of sin.  That’s right folks, I’m heading to Las Vegas!

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