Category Archives: life in LA

things were said

Lots of things were said, but here are some of the best gems from this visit: You can show your green card at the hospital for free medical care.¬†They reportedly learned this from the friend they bumped into at the … Continue reading

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penny wise pound foolish

One of the things that really drives me batty during these visits is their illogical logic. A big part of it centers around how they look at the cost of things, and it always seems to end with B trying … Continue reading

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just another day at the home depot

Honestly, I have no idea how they haven’t been kidnapped, chopped into pieces, and left in the desert somewhere. They have this tendency to go up to strange people and try and make friends with them. They are just very … Continue reading

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adventures with uncle p

We like to joke that if Uncle P had a business card, it would have to include all of his other jobs. These would include pet boarder, sommelier, and chauffeur, in addition to his actual profession – radiologist. When Uncle … Continue reading

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someone tried to steal our car

We decided to spend Friday night in downtown LA. We are on the homestretch, so to speak, of our annual mattress run to maintain our status with SPG. We left the book signing, had lunch, and drove downtown via Olympic … Continue reading

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meeting smitten kitchen

Last Friday, B and I drove to Beverly Hills to meet the author of the long anticipated, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, Deb Perelman. We arrived early and I picked up the copy of the book that I had pre-ordered over … Continue reading

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i don’t think that word means what you think

I sometimes mistakenly refer to EOB’s as Evidence of Benefits, instead of Explanation of Benefits (what it actually stands for). They honestly don’t seem to explain much, except for how far the US has to overcome if it plans to … Continue reading

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