Tagged with parties

That’s What Friends Are For

That’s What Friends Are For

“I just ate a piece of dried orzo as though that were the kind of thing that belonged in my mouth,” said Marah. We were prepping for a bridal shower we were throwing that day. We had done an amazing job of pre-prep the day before, chopping veggies, arranging flowers, laying out platters & hanging … Continue reading

Super Spread Super Bowl

Super Spread Super Bowl

Was that not one of the best Super Bowls since the 49ers actually won, or what? Yeah, I was pretty bummed at the end when our rookie quarterback did not pull through. But there was so much awesome leading up to the awful that the party at my house still had an amazing time. Except … Continue reading

The Bouncy House Workout

The Bouncy House Workout

What’s better than a party on the weekend? A party with a bounce house! In celebration of my newly-four-year-old buddy’s birthday, his awesome mom and dad sequestered a bouncy house for him. Is it bounce house or bouncy house? I’m not sure, so I’ll use both. I had already asked for “adult swim” time in … Continue reading

The Discipline Discussion

The Discipline Discussion

When I think of the word discipline, I think of being punished. I think of nuns and rulers and plaid skirts and chalkboards and detention and sitting on the stairsteps and counting to 100. I am not Catholic, never attended Catholic school and really most of my ideas about nuns and Catholic School come from … Continue reading

Oh, oh it’s magic

Oh, oh it’s magic

At last week’s Weight Watcher’s meeting, a glossy brightly colored poster posed a question. If you could have anything you wanted to make it easier to achieve your weight-loss goals, what would it be? And in case we were stuck for answers, the poster also offered up a picture of a woman in a chef’s hat, holding … Continue reading

Another wedding another show

Another wedding another show

Weekends often bring parties, but this past weekend brought the motherload of them all. The Schwartzberg Wedding Extravagalanza! For me, it was all about pacing myself. Which meant skipping some of my usual vices – eating too much and drinking too much.  And let me tell you, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it … Continue reading

Freedom! I won’t let you down!

Freedom! I won’t let you down!

Happy Independence Day Friends! Belated, of course, in my true fashion. Also true to fashion, we had some people over yesterday to celebrate America and freedom and hot dogs. I planned my entire week knowing that there was a hump-day BBQ coming my way with plenty of beer and chips and things that I would … Continue reading

Push it good.

Push it good.

It happened. Again. I tore a fancy dress on the dance floor. This time straight up my ass.  I’m all class after all. Both times occurred post-dramatic weight loss, which is ironic in an Alanis Morissette sort of way. So I thought it appropriate to examine these black flies in my chardonnay. Rip #1 aka … Continue reading

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.

Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend a housewarming party at a fabulous home in the Hollywood/Studio City Hills. For everyone reading outside of Los Angeles, picture driving up the famous Mulholland Dr. that overlooks the entire city of Los Angeles, following not one, not two, but FOUR Star Tours buses filled with tourists wearing … Continue reading