Category Archives: cocktails

Ready, Set, Office Party!

Hi there, guys and dolls! I wonder if your workday Wednesday will be as fun as mine. You see, we’ll be having the office Christmas party and even though the event isn’t supposed to kick off til quitting time, I’ll … Continue reading

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Girdle Overload!

Hi there, guys and dolls! I’m telling you, I’m as stuffed as last week’s turkey. Oh, the heartbreak! There I was, trying to get into last week’s dress with this week’s figure. Lo and behold, the danged thing must have … Continue reading

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Getting Away with it After All

Hi there, guys and dolls! If you are in the U S of A, I’m sure your plans all now revolve around turkey, football games and avoiding awkward family questions. In other words, Thanksgiving. Well, yours truly, too. So much … Continue reading

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What I’m Bringing to the Holiday Table….

Hi there, guys and dolls! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us? And yes, another time for families to gather around and share their goodwill and love, sigh. Also, for lucky me, the gamut of relatives asking me … Continue reading

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Trudy’s Sure Got Some Rose Colored Glasses

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your workday Wednesday whisking by! Here’s a little cautionary tale to entertain you on your coffee break. We had a gal pal drop by for a visit, Trudy. She was our day-dreamy girl, always … Continue reading

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Friendly Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Another week, more so-so advice 😉 Dear Barbara Jean, My children are at the age where they want to help out in the kitchen, but I am so concerned about it. You see, I like … Continue reading

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Is it Happy Hour Yet?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Weekend’s right around the corner, so let’s get the happy hours started. This week’s Raves n’ Faves are some of my favorite drinks. Remember, pace yourself. We want to recall all the fun we had … Continue reading

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Oh Millie, We Hardly Knew Ye…

Hi there, guys and dolls! It’s Workday Wednesday and time for another almost completely true tale from my fictional workplace. Today’s adventure is all about Millie. At least I think that’s what her name is, to be honest, she came … Continue reading

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It Truly is Deluxe Radio!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your Thursday’s going swingingly. With the weekend right around the corner, it’s time for Barbara Jean’s Raves and Faves. I suggest to you the fantabulously delightful Radio Deluxe, hosted by Jessica Molaskey and John … Continue reading

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The Tale of Val, Sal and Hal

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know, I just love Monday Night Bridge Club. Now of course, I don’t have the first clue how to play. I basically follow along, sometimes I take home a little lunch money, other times … Continue reading

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