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Harmony’s Cat Café and Spa

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Someone leaked the news to my cat Harmony that a new Cat Café is opening in Boston.[1]This put an idea into her little cat brain.Instead of opening a café where humans can come to have coffee or tea and play with adoptable kitties, she would open a café and spa for cats.It would be the ultimate feline luxury experience.
I told her not to even think of doing that.  I forgot that she never listens to me.
She didn’t waste any time.  I went out the other day to run some errands and came home to find that my living room had been turned into a cattery.  Every stray and outdoor cat in the neighborhood was there.  Somehow, my cupboard had been raided and all my bowls and small plates were now on the living room floor, filled with milk, water, dry cat food or catnip.  Two tabbies sitting by themselves in a corner were drinking cream from my Rosenthal porcelain teacups.
The kitties nearest the catnip-filled bowls were either running in circles or sprawled on the floor, stoned out of their pint-siz…

Women Are Like ... What Again?

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This is the third installment in what is apparently becoming a series.
************** Women and the Movies
Most of us enjoy a good movie.  The question is, what movie and why.
Science Fiction Action Movies
They have excitement, explosions, chases, fights, shooting, explosions, objects that can destroy the universe, people getting into cosmic messes in places far away from earth, and explosions.  Some of them also have ugly monsters who have a lot of fun making life impossible for humans.  Muscular, hunky robots are also common.  Sometimes they are the good guys, but to us Real Women who are heterosexually oriented that isn’t as important as the hunk factor.
A guy might suggest going to see the latest sci-fi action flick because he loves special effects, fights, explosions and monsters.  He imagines himself in the role of the hero, vanquishing evil all over the cosmos and protecting everyone from some painful annihilation dreamed up by an imaginative screenwriter.
The guy’s girlfriend w…

More Family History

MORE Family History!

Women are Like ... What Again?

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CHAPTER TWO

I have been reading Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys (published by Ballantine Books and available on Amazon.com, which is where I found it).  Since there is a guide to guys on the market, I thought it would be fair to give equal attention to us women.  I appointed myself to the job, because I am eminently qualified, being a woman.
I already started this in another post, and it was fun.  I like to have fun when I write, so here is the next installment.
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Interior Decorating
There is one thing that every red-blooded woman feels deep in her heart:  nothing in the house ever looks good where it is now.  This is of vital importance.  To a Real Woman, her environment is intertwined with her mental health, the well-being of her family and her reputation with in-laws, friends, neighbors, the co-op board (when applicable) and anyone else who might drop in, including that cute UPS guy who looks like Johnny Depp.
Even women who work outside the home during the day and …

Women are Like … What Again?

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I have been reading Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys (published by Ballantine Books and available on Amazon.com, which is where I found it).  Dave Barry is one of my idols.  One of these days, if I work hard, I’ll be able to write like that.  Hope springs eternal in the human heart.  Somebody was the first to come up with that quote, but I won’t tell you who it was because I don’t feel like looking it up right now.[1]
Now that there is a guide to guys on the market, I thought it would be fair to give equal attention to us women.  I appointed myself to the job, because I am eminently qualified, being a woman.  Besides that, it’s my idea and I got here first.
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A Couple of Old Timey Ideas That Are a Crock of You-Know-What
To start with, women are not scatterbrained, weak or helpless.  If you don’t believe this, try any of the following traditionally female occupations:  Childbirth.Raising children and keeping a house clean.Raising children and keeping a house clean while …

Politics 101

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Good evening, and welcome to another session of Let’s Talk to Anyone with a Gizmo.  I’m your host, Kathy Minicozzi.  Our guests today are two of the most famous political figures in the world: Her Majesty Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt and His Majesty Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France.  Welcome.
CLEOPATRA:  Thank you.
NAPOLEON:  Merci.
Let’s begin with you, Your Majesty.
CLEOPATRA:  Call me Cleo.
Alright … Cleo.  If you were to advise a beginning politician of today, what do you think is the most important thing you would say?
CLEOPATRA:  Two things.  Get rid of any siblings and give yourself to a powerful man.
You are talking about Julius Caesar, right?
CLEOPATRA:  Who else?  He had the power and I had … well, you know what I had.  If you’ve got enough of it to take a smart, powerful man and turn him into a quivering mass of jelly who will give you anything you want, it’s stupid not to bring it out and flaunt it in his face. You were in Rome when Caesar was assassinated, right?
CLEOPATRA:  Oo…