Coca-Cola

Coke Say what you will, but I love Coca-Cola, preferably poured over a lot of crushed ice. Coca-Cola makes me feel better, it calms me down, eases my bad nerves.  It makes me smile and helps me digest.  It makes me feel in harmony.

48 Hours in Chicago

A weekend trip to the Windy City! I met up with three amazing people:  a great friend from California who is always open to living life to the fullest; my funky, funny niece who recently moved to Chicago; and a friend who lives in Chicago and is the perfect balance of exceptional intelligence and warmth….

I’m an A**hole

You ever get a text and it makes you feel like a total asshole?   Oops.  Sorry. SMH.  Mostly at myself. Actually totally at myself.

San Francisco – Where to Eat and Drink

With over 4000 restaurants, San Francisco is a foodies dream come true.  The general food quality of restaurants is high; awareness and use of sustainable food sources is significant; and the diversity of selection and ethnicity means there is something for everyone. I can’t offer a comprehensive guide to San Francisco food and drink in…

Cats and Thunderstorms

The sky darkens, the wind picks up with a crisp breeze, the tree leafs turn over, and the first deep roar of thunder shakes the house.  Billysky’s ears go flat against her head and her tail low to the ground as she races to hide. Thunderstorms mean her usual hiding under the bed or behind the…

San Francisco – Top 5 Touristy Things To Do

The list of things to do in San Francisco is long – something for everyone.  Of the more “touristy” things, I recommend five not be missed.  I enjoy them every time I experience them. In no particular order: Ride a cable car Go to Alcatraz Island Walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge Visit…

Visiting San Francisco – Overview

San Francisco is an amazing city to visit.  There is so much to do, see, and experience in San Francisco.  The hills, the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the “anything goes” attitude, the food, the diversity – its all wonderful. My expertise in San Francisco?  I went out there one October and ended…

Candy Cigarettes and the Kamasutra

In a previous post, I included the following paragraph: “I had previously bought a scorpion sucker for my middle-school nephew (along with candy cigarettes –  wow you’d have thought I bought him the Kamasutra based on grandparent’s reaction – but I will save that story for a future post).” So by semi-popular demand, here is the candy…

Cat Wants to Kill a Rabbit

Billysky my cat was crouched at the window with her tail swishing full on back and forth. I said, “What do you see Billysky?” She chirped, “Shhhh.  Let me out.  I’m going to flank it from the right.  This will be easy.” I said, “No.” She said, “Common. I’ll save you the liver.” I was…

Billysky Cat and the Missing Cat Toy

Dear Friends, As my cat Billysky regularly reminds me, this blog is about Food, Cats, Travel, Airplanes, and Random Thoughts.  My last post purely about cats was Sexy Cat Pictures way back in June.  So it is that time again!  Today’s story is about Billysky and the missing cat toy. Watch the video at the end of the story.

Philadelphia Street Art (Murals)

I was riding my bicycle on a towpath in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia and came across a perfectly placed and inspiring mural that made me stop.  The mural is perfectly placed because it was created on a large, anemic retaining wall that otherwise provides a feeling of nothing.  The mural is inspiring because it…