Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Have I ever mentioned how grateful I am for Spandex?

How about us?

Oh dear.

Which would you choose?

Growing up in our triple Decker in East Boston, all three kitchens were pristine Italian whiteI've always been very partial to them due to childhood memories.

1945 American Gas Association Kitchen
American Gas Assocaition Kitchen 1945

1946 American Gas Assn - Buffet Kitchen
American Gas Assocaition Kitchen 1946

Of the two I think I prefer the 1946 kitchen with its muted rose and blue tones.  And it does seem to be lacking evidence of a child, hence no thumb prints.  Although the 1945 kitchen does seem to get better light and offer a more formal garden view.  In either case dig those stoves!!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013


Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people?

Pope Francis speaks to reporters during flight from Brazil

The Pope spoke candidly and off-the-cuff
Pope Francis has said gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society.
Full article here

So How's your Monday going?


Oh no!

Not sure of it's the subject juxtaposition, implication or simply the artwork

1925-bug spray

But I wouldn't mind having this ad framed as well

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thank you!

Owning a dog

Is it for you?

True in any language!

But it just sounds better in German...

A few of the key phrases:

"Now that she's married, any woman who thinks she can rest on her laurels is wildly mistaken.

On the contrary, a man wants to be daily won anew!  That's how we men are, that's what we're

used to, and that's how we want to have it." 

"Baking creates joy!  And here She has it better than Him.  SHE MAY BAKE."  [that's "may" as in "has permission to"]

"Better hurry now, Peter will be there soon and he could eat a horse."

"We all know, of course, that a woman has only two questions in her life:

1) What shall I wear today?

2) What shall I cook for dinner?

"The most important thing for him is the PUDDING."

"You know, men who like eating sweets are men of good character.

"Cake makes us men soft and manageable.  That new dress can easily cost $100 more, no problem!"

It's good!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Damn straight!

Any guess as to what she's guzzling down?

Eartha Kitt backstage, 1959,

Eartha Kitt, backstage. 1959

At first I thought she was holding a perfume bottle, (a way I've imported contraband liquor myself) but that's definitely not a perfume lid she has in her other hand.

Joan or Roz?

From IMDB: "Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband Walter, whom she has lied to about her inability to have children; her cousin Claire, whom she treats like a secretary; and her servants whom she treats like slaves."

For my money it's the role Joan lived.  But Rosalind Russell actually breathes a little sympathy into the broken character in the end.

Which version do you all  prefer?

Monday, July 22, 2013

So how's your Monday going?

phil fusco

Have you caught up on your laundry?

I'm partial to the Cerise


But I wouldn't say no to the butter dish in Paris pattern.

Do you find yourself drifting?

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's the weekend. Have a beer


I met Lenny while working room service at the Boston Copley Plaza.  He's very particular about how thin his turkey is sliced.

Running though my head

Maybe it's  the apres dental surgery vicodin talking.  Things aren't that bad but I can't shake the tune.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Before and behind the scenes

Set photo from the Lost in Space Pilot.  Note the difference in the Jupiter 2's view port.

Things you can do with him!

Just imagine what you could do with him

He does look rather in need of a pleasant diversion

and him.....




Young Marion Lorne

Aunt Clara to you

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My favorite states!

déshabille and confusion

Right about now it is all I ever wanted.

But thanks to an unexpected Dental surgery expense nothing's happening anytime soon. ALAS!

An expert speaks....

True story.  One should know…