Category Archives: Vlog


Have I  mentioned here that I recently bought a new car? If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been jonzing for a Honda Pilot for a very long time, even though I was very attached to my first mom-car, a 1999 Honda CR-V.

I intended to buy a young used car, but according to several dealers I spoke with, and my own research on CraigsList and in the classified ads, Cash for Clunkers pretty much wiped out the availability of pre-owned 2009 and 2010 models.

But there were plenty of clunkers available — yay!


Anyway. I told our car-buying story at last month.

That article got the attention of a local news station and consumer reporter. And that’s how I ended up gesticulating wildly on MartinoTV.  I’m on from about 1:10 to about 3:10. If you look carefully, you can see my old car, Betty, behind the AutoSearch guy.

So my advice? If you’re not an expert at negotiating for a car, consider using an auto broker.

And take a chill pill before going on camera to talk about it.

Vozza de Lozza*

This post is all Eden‘s fault.

A few months back,  my Aussie friend put up for a short time a marvelous post of her singing, in her living room, a heartfelt rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Boxer (Homeward Bound). It was delightful to watch and listen to her unabashedly sing to her soul’s content.

I vowed to do so one day. One day in the waaaaaaaay future.

When I met Eden at BlogHer10, she gave me a very thoughtful and perfect gift — a bottle of flower essences concocted by her sister, Linda.  She said that the tincture was aimed at helping me find my voice. Not just for singing, she asserted. This is bigger than just singing, she said, looking me in the eye solemnly.

I have been placing the drops under my tongue twice daily, and as a result I AM finding my voice.

The rest of this post is password protected. Email me if you’d like the secret code. I’m likely to give it to you — I just want to know who is walking through my front door on this particular post.

(If you see dots in the password field, remove them and then put in the code you get from me.)



Vloggedy vlog

I’ve been flipping out lately with my Flip camera. And posting videos elsewhere.

I vlogged my Brazilian on

If you are driven by prurient interest, you may be disappointed — it’s an UPtown Brazilian. And you can see the process.

I vlogged our Giant Hamster Ball and Laser Tag party on

If you are driven by fun and amusement, you will not be disappointed (hopefully.  And I would have invited you if you lived closer!).

No video is associated with it, but on the Open Adoption Examiner, there is news about parenting your adopted teen or tween. Classes start soon, so click on over.

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