Fifty Signs I’m Turning 50 this Year

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The New Year is upon us once again.  And while you may think of it as 2015, I think of it as "the Year I'm going to turn 50." Fifty!! How did that happen?  Well, it took about fifty years.  Luckily, with centenarians the fastest growing age group in the US, I can still call myself middle aged.  But Continue Reading

Crafting for Jews with Hershey’s

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On Purim, Jews celebrate Persians trying (but not succeeding) to kill us, on Channukah, we commemorate how the Greeks tried (and failed) to kill us, and on Passover, we celebrate escaping being killed by the Egyptians. All this, Shalom Auslander points out in his novel, Foreskin's Lament. And all Continue Reading

I Love my Spammy WordPress Followers

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I love vanity sizing. Why? I am not a size six.  Even on a good day, I'm a size 8. (And mostly, they're not good days) But in the world of Vanity Sizing, I can wear a six. I know it's bull.  I know I'm the same size in a 12 as I am in a 10 as I am in an 8 or a 6.  But I don't care.  I LOVE Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: My Bar Mitzvah Band Days

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Yes, it's true. In the late 80's I lived in Paris and made my living as a Bar Mitzvah band singer.  I sang in Hebrew, Yiddish, French, English and Arabic. Here's the proof.  Not long after this photo was taken, the guys in the band (a dentist, an accountant, and IT guy...) all started wearing gold Continue Reading

WeinerSpitzle

  Hello, my name is Ashley, and I'll be your server this evening.  This summer, our chef has a season long special: WeinerSpitzle.  WeinerSpitzle is an only in NY combination of hubris, stupidity, perversion, and blatant disregard for the law.  We take a little bit of working class Continue Reading