Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The sad news that Tim Hauser passed away sent me back to the first time future hubby and I heard the Manhattan Transfer. Let's just say we were still in high school. One listen to "Java Jive" and we were fans for life. We saw them perform at the Roxy on Sunset. We bought every album. We adored them on every harmonic level. So imagine how ferklemp I got when I learned that Tim Hauser was a dad at the preschool the eldest attended. After a school event, hubby and I spotted him walking to his car. In typical SJG fashion, I blurted out, "I love you! Your music, I mean." And he smiled, humbly and said thanks.
Posted by Carol Starr Schneider at 8:30 AM
Saturday, October 18, 2014
I'm not sure when he started it, I forgot to ask him, but based on this photo, taken when he still had hair, it was most likely in the blissful marital stage known as B.K. Before Kids. Photos. Home movies. My whole life, he told us to say, "For me?" As in, "You mean all this attention is for me? Bring it! I deserve it." "For me?" says delight and surprise and Ed McMahon at the door with big news: "Mazel tov, you've just won Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!" But we didn't need Ed McMahon at our door. We already had our grand prize. We had Ben Starr, a sweet, funny daddy who kept us laughing daily.
For you. Always.
Happy birthday, Daddy. Wherever you are, I hope it's wonderful.
Posted by Carol Starr Schneider at 8:28 AM
Friday, October 17, 2014
Ladybird Diner, Lawrence
Don't worry, I didn't eat the bacon.
Posted by Carol Starr Schneider at 7:52 AM
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Hope you had fun in Kansas. You were certainly quite the good luck charm for our Royals!
See you next time,
Some people just bring the juju wherever they go. I'm so happy I could help the Royals advance to the World Series for the first time in... uh... wait, it's coming to me: 29 years, bitches!
Posted by Carol Starr Schneider at 6:41 AM
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Lawrence Public Library
It's been a while since the SJG has stepped foot in a library. When it comes to fact-finding, or a close approximation, I'm a digital diva, a Google gorger. Lazy? How dare you. I'm hurt by that. Aren't we judgy? Just calm down. On Tuesday, I changed my ways, mostly because Cathy Hamilton, my hostess with the mostess, my cohort in play-writing, said the Lawrence Public Library was the coolest, most ultra hip and modern place to hang out and work. "Prove it," I said. You know how I get when I've only had three cups of coffee. It takes till the fourth cup for me to behave in a semi-human fashion. Once inside the newly-renovated architectural wowzer, I became a believer. This particular library is a thing of beauty. I'm afraid this Lawrence library has spoiled me rotten, with its high-speed Wi-Fi, it's glass-encased study rooms, its sparkle-plenty environment. I'm inspired to finally build the SJG Library of Higher Kvetching. Fundraising begins the second I touch down on my home turf later today.
People who work in glass study rooms sparkle with brilliance.
Posted by Carol Starr Schneider at 6:23 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Posted by Carol Starr Schneider at 6:33 AM