Trending Baby Name OR James Spader in the ’80s?

Hi all & welcome back to a bit of weekend fun. A rockmom quiz inspired by a group of young boys we encountered at a minor league baseball game over the summer. The trio sat in front of us the whole evening: chatting, wearing their giveaway jerseys and eventually - inevitably - pouring ice cubes... Continue Reading →

Monday Morning Music – Chromeo

School's out this week! That means this expat family will be packing up and hitting the long-haul soon, so I thought I'd post this summer jam - Frequent Flyer - by the funky Montreal duo, Chromeo. It's from their recent release, White Women, and it is fun (and clean) so play it for the kids... Continue Reading →

That Varjak, Paul feeling

Remember those scenes in Breakfast at Tiffany's where George Peppard (Paul) earns a bit of money from his writing and he takes Audrey Hepburn (Holly) out for the day? To do a bunch of things they've never done before, like visit the library (her) and steal something (him). Well, I haven't exactly cashed my cheque, but I... Continue Reading →

Notes From Another Land

He sits on the back porch to smoke, because he's not allowed to smoke inside. He has a comfortable chair and a radio out there - tuned to news talk - and a glass of ice water. His dogs like to sit in his lap. The smell from his cigarette sneaks by the back door,... Continue Reading →

Lost in Translation, but beautifully so…

Sometimes my blog gets hit by comments that inhabit this netherworld between actual advertising and crazy spam. A Japanese purse retailer called bagmutton.com commented on my Das Fluff piece by merely writing 'Prada Hermes' (the Prada was in Japanese, had to Google Translate that). Must be code for 'Das Fluff rock Tokyo on a regular... Continue Reading →

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