Saturday, December 31, 2016

On the Thirty-First DaY of TiZmas

On the Thirty-First DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you...

31 grabs or take-alongs for 2017

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men

Work to be proud of

Righteous and rightful business

Political activism



Vibrant Health


Studio time (damn I love to record)

Whole foods (not the store Whole Paycheck)



Matching wit 


Being art of the solution not the problem

Throwing Clay Like a Madwoman

TV and film jobs

Common Sense

Beautiful homesteading

Dog run extraordinaire

Healthy and happy puppy

Family time



Living Room Dance


Moscow Mules

Beautiful and comfortable shoes

Creativity as a way of life (not compartmentalized)

Joy to the World

Friday, December 30, 2016

On the Thirtieth DaY of TiZmas

On the Thirtieth DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you

Thirty leave behinds in 2016 (I've checked years past and most of what I wanted to leave behind in 2016 I did...WHEEEEEEE!)



Processed food



Any disgusting, filthy, ill-kept theater

Leaks and flooded environs


Laxity of care

Neck and shoulder spasms

5 more pounds of fat (though I'm pretty fecking svelte)


#DonTheCon (Pipe dream, I know)

Being called a liar

Poverty mentality

Baxter as Cone Head

Joint pain

Fake news / propaganda


Lack of sureness in my person and my opinions






The green-eyed monster

Brain fog



Using "I'm sorry" as conversational filler and buffer

Thursday, December 29, 2016

On the Twenty-Ninth DaY of TiZmas

On the Twenty-Ninth DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you...

Twenty-Nine Self-Realizations for the Year

I am kind

I really do like people

I can change

I am generous

I am smarter than I thought

You're not really thinking outside the box if you're lucky enough not to see the box in the first place

I am brave

I am slightly cross-eyed

My faulty and exuberant cholesterol production is not my fault

Sometimes you have to deal with some muscle spasm and brain fuzz in order to survive

Bicycling makes me feel like flying

I have high standards of personal conduct

I will take you on if you endanger my dog

Being active denies despair its agenda

I am highly offended when people tell me how to act, feel, think, be

Goddess help you if you get in my way while I'm on a mission

I'm a helper

I can help others to the point of self-oblivion

And then I resent

I have a ferocious temper

Saunas solve all problems

Supporting neighborhood establishments supports me

I am way more emotional than I ever wanted to be

TaB and sugar squash my emotions until they are tolerable

You can learn to tolerate previously intolerable emotions

I am outspoken

Being on the water brings peace

There is such a thing as too flexible

Do not stand between me and my due

A proper haircut saves hours and ego

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

On the Twenty-Eighth DaY of TiZmas

On the Twenty-Eighth DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you...

Twenty-Eight Things I would love to accomplish for my immediate environs by mid 2017...

A Fisher and Paykel 24" range (before you think I'm getting hoity toity, this piece of shit oven I have FAILS TO LIGHT for 5 minutes. I have to perform voodoo daily to keep it going)**

A new doormat (and it shan't be me...I'm an OOOOLD doormat)

Clean my hall rug

Find an appropriate paint color for the main living area


Shutters for the living room windows**

Storage facility onsite

Appropriate window treatments for the bedroom

Finish my vanity hallway (so many shows, so little time)

Outfit my princess potty (so many princesses, so little time)

Display my artwork (yeah...I can be crafty)

Clean up the one nasty spot of the never-ending floor flood repair debacle

Appropriate and whimsical coat hooks for the entryway

A beautiful dog bed for Baxie that's matchy matchy (I think I can accomplish this with my craft skills)

Break out the old/new sewing machine and learn how to use the beast

Transfer Pop's high school recorded Roosevelt Fireside chats to digital

Wash ALLLL the windows

Get rid of old tax and investment stuff safely

Establish a proper bar for company

Get rid of the final cases of TaB

Hang the Buddha's light system (this requires a drill and sinkers and scary things that make holes in my wall)

Establish a real work area...that can migrate...but a real work area

Establish a make up area as well

Remove storage from under bed

Refresh baseboards

Refresh window casings


This is gonna hurt the wallet - replace outmoded and shattered Apple products (my MacBook Pro is  over 7 years old and my iPad has been shattered for over 2...they said it couldn't be done and I DID IT (albeit through a spiderweb looking glass))**

**Somebody needs another Broadway spectacle!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

On the Twenty-Seventh DaY of TiZmas

On the Twenty-Seventh DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you...

Twenty-Seven Things I Spy at This Moment That Make Me Very Happy...

BaX (but is he a thing?)


Coloring Books

My childhood Christmas stocking

All the ornaments my brother Bob has even given me

Fairy lights

Charlie Arrow's first work of art

A lithograph that represents how I feel 75% of the time but would like to feel 99% of the time


Tap shoes

My childhood night light

Untouched cases of TaB

Parental crystal

A drawing by Mark Uhre

Two very expensive lamps that define my apartment

Dog toys

The Caissie Levy Talent Couch

Pic of my Pammy with her pups


A beautiful bronze Buddha that announced it had been waiting for me when I discovered it 10 years ago

Beautiful luggage that belonged to Nana

My childhood dresser reimagined as an entertainment center

My chic dining room set purchased completely from house-warming gifts

A thank you tea pot and cup from a grateful friend who swung on for me on Mother's Day at "Les Mis" so her Momma could witness her in all her glory

A very meaningful Patrick Quinn clock

45s that switch in and out to represent the feelings of the day

My magical bedazzled red shoes from "One Touch of Venus"

Mike Errico Holiday Omens galore

Monday, December 26, 2016

On the Twenty-Sixth Day of TiZmas

On the Twenty-Sixth DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you...

Twenty-SiX letters that make sense in this very order at this very moment...

Who knew I needed a ten day break

Sunday, December 25, 2016

On the Twenty-Fifth DaY of TiZmas






Saturday, December 24, 2016

On the Twenty-Fourth DaY of TiZmas

On the Twenty-fourth DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you...

24 of my fav quotes from THE PHILADELPHIA STORY.

Tracy Lord: You're too good for me, George. You're a hundred times too good. And I'd make you most unhappy, most. That is, I'd do my best to. 

Margaret Lord: Oh, dear. Is there no such thing as privacy any more? 
Tracy Lord: Only in bed, mother, and not always there. 

Macaulay Connor: [drunk] You going my way miss? 
Tracy Lord: [drunk] That's "Miss Goddess" to you 
Macaulay Connor: Okay, Miss Goddess To Me. 

Dinah Lord: Nothing ever possibly in the least ever happens here. Mother, how do you get smallpox?

C. K. Dexter Haven: Sometimes, for your own sake, Red, I think you should've stuck to me longer. 
Tracy Lord: I thought it was for life, but the nice judge gave me a full pardon. 
C. K. Dexter Haven: Aaah, that's the old redhead. No bitterness, no recrimination, just a good swift left to the jaw.

Tracy Lord: Aren't you coming Liz? 
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: Well, it seems I've got to commit suicide first.

Tracy Lord: [normal voice] Hello, Dexter. 
[lower voice]
Tracy Lord: Hello, George. 
[high childish voice]
Tracy Lord: Hello, Mike.

Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: We've come for the body of Macaulay Connor. 
C. K. Dexter Haven: I'm so glad you came. Can you use a typewriter? 
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: No, thanks, I've got one at home.

George Kittredge: [to horse] What's the matter, Bessie? You seem worried. 
Dinah Lord: Maybe that's because his name is Jack.

Margaret Lord: I think that dress hikes up a little behind... 
Dinah Lord: No, it's me that does.

Uncle Willie: Must we ride in this thing? Wouldn't we be more comfortable on pogo sticks?

Uncle Willie: [hung over, moans as the pony cart Dinah's driving hits a bump]
Dinah Lord: What's wrong? 
Uncle Willie: Oh, nothing, nothing. My head just fell off, that's all.

Tracy Lord: The time to make up your mind about people is never. 

Librarian: What is thee wish? 
Macaulay Connor: I'm looking for some local b - what'd you say? 
Librarian: What is thee wish? 
Macaulay Connor: Um, local biography or history. 
Librarian: If thee will consult with my colleague in there. 
Macaulay Connor: Mm-hm. Dost thou have a washroom? 
[the librarian points]
Macaulay Connor: Thank thee. 

C. K. Dexter Haven: You'll never be a first class human being or a first class woman until you've learned to have some regard for human frailty. 

Margaret Lord: The course of true love... 
Macaulay Connor: ...gathers no moss. 

Tracy Lord: Mac the night watchman is a prince among men, Uncle Willie is a... pincher. Upper and lower my eye. I'll take the lower, thanks. 

Tracy Lord: I never knew such a man.
Macaulay Connor: You wouldn't be likely to, from where you sit! 

Macaulay Connor: Doggone it, C.K. Dexter Haven. Either I'm gonna sock you or you're gonna sock me. 
C. K. Dexter Haven: Shall we toss a coin? 

Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: Where's my wandering parakeet?  

Tracy Lord: Put me in your pocket, Mike

Macaulay Connor: I'm testing the air. I like it but it doesn't like me. 

Macaulay Connor: I would sell my grandmother for a drink - and you know how I love my grandmother.
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: Oh it's all right Tracy. We all go haywire at times and if we don't, maybe we ought to.

Uncle Willie: [hung over] Awww... this is one of those days that the pages of history teach us are best spent lying in bed. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

On the Twenty-Third DaY of TiZmas

On the Twenty-Third DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you...

Twenty-Three Things that Make Her/Me Gloriously Happy

The moon


My family



Singing La la la la la


Playing with kids


Coloring books

A box of 64 crayola crayons

The smell of crayons

Colored pencils


My few but very good friends


Reiki (both giving and receiving)

A great massage (today was hands down one of the best ever and free with my Canadian Equity membership...YAYYYYYY)

Bicycling (even in the city which is hands down insanity)

Walks along the river and through the woods


Holding hands

Sun bouncing off of snow to the point of eye-watering blindness

Thursday, December 22, 2016

On the Twenty-Second DaY of TiZmas

On the Twenty-Second DaY of TiZmas, TiZ reveals to you...

Twenty-two things that make her/me BATTY...

Loud chewing


Being taken for granted

People saying myself instead of me

The mere idea of #DontheCon as president

Lack of transparency

Noisy apple eating

Gum chewing

Gum popping

Gum snapping

The smell of gum


Being blamed for something I didn't do

People venting on the Book of Face and thinking that's activism

Colleagues who leave their underwear crotch airing in public spaces (YES IT HAPPENED)

Whispering (when it's not me)

People who always need attention

NYS and NYC tax (double whammy)


Lack of curiousity



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