July 22, 2011
By Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic The F word used to get you a ticket to detention. Now it's a ticket to fame and fortune. Consider the "children's book for adults" Go the F- to Sleep and Gordon Ramsay's cooking show, The F Word . We have our own F word - three of them, in fact. We're talking about farchadat , farblondzhet , and farmisht - Yiddish adjectives that describe us these days. We're confused, distracted, and forgetful. We're women of a certain age. Need some examples?
July 20, 2011 |
DENVER - Ubaldo Jimenez brushed aside Atlanta's powerful bats along with all that trade talk, and Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez homered as the Rockies routed the Braves, 12-3, Tuesday night. It was the first win for Colorado in six tries against the Braves this month, and for once Atlanta rookie Freddie Freeman didn't do any damage at the plate. Freeman entered the game 10 for 19 against the Rockies after clubbing five homers and knocking in 10 runs against them. He was hitless in three at-bats against Jimenez, striking out twice.
July 13, 2011 |
Reading from a folded piece of paper, her poem not yet quite memorized, a 17-year-old budding poet performed her spoken word piece, "Like I Say I Do. " When she finished, the 30 people at Youth Emergency Service on Tuesday erupted in applause. As the event ended, Shelby Bryant clutched her camera and Amanda James held the microphone, recording for a documentary the recent college graduates are filming as they go to nonprofits on the East Coast this summer and hand out socks. Bryant, 21, a Wake Forest University graduate, said she was grateful to see the show.
May 31, 2011 |
JACKSON, N.J. - Nestled in the forest in Jackson, just down the road from the local high school, a winding dirt lane led to a large fenced area where about 100 docile alpacas awaited their trip to the barn, a hub of activity this day. It was the annual shearing day at Alma Park Alpacas, during which the alpacas receive their spring haircuts before the warm summer weather sets in. Each alpaca yields between three and five pounds of fiber, which...
April 1, 2011
DEAR READERS: It's April 1, the day I get to share some of the occasional letters I receive from folks who are pulling my leg. Read on: DEAR ABBY: My wife of 23 years is threatening to divorce me on the grounds that I'm "unreasonable. " Is it unreasonable for me to attempt to keep my socks oriented to the proper feet? When I put my socks on the wrong feet, I run around in circles and become disoriented. I know that women don't have this problem because they wear pantyhose - so it's impossible to put them on the wrong feet.
March 23, 2011
I've always wanted to pair thigh-high socks with a shift dress and tie it all together with Mary Janes. But no matter how fit my physique gets, my legs are still thick. So, basically, I've been denying myself this little piece of fashion nirvana since I was 12. Maybe I'll have my chance this spring. While longer skirts are definitely the trend of the year, shorter ones are not a faux pas, and this season, when it comes to the sheath, socks will replace opaque tights, leaving more room for skin - and for mistakes, too, if you aren't careful.
July 10, 2010 |
The Los Angeles police confirm that the department is investigating Oksana Grigorieva 's claim that she was punched by ex-bf Mel Gibson in January. Oksana told RadarOnline that Mel also threatened to bury her in his rose garden. No comment from Mel, who has previously denied the charges, saying he was trying to stop Oksana from shaking their 8-month-old daughter, Lucia . Tidbits 'n' pieces Glee writer-producer Ryan Murphy tells Entertainment Tonight he is "writing a Britney Spears episode" for the near future.
May 31, 2010 |
News of the death of University of Virginia women's player Yeardley Love rocked the lacrosse world. Her body was discovered in her apartment May 3, just weeks before the NCAA tournament and her college graduation. The tragedy hit close to home for many of the players on Radnor High's girls' lacrosse team, who Friday won the District 1 tournament over Springfield (Delco). Six seniors on the Red Raiders squad are headed to play Division I lacrosse in the fall. So the team went online and bought bright-orange socks with the Cavaliers emblem to wear during their games.
December 25, 2009 |
Doris Grossman is not one of those fluttery white-haired women who shy away from life's harsher truths. "I don't know if it's empathy or anger because we're involved in two wars," she says, "but I feel this is the right thing to do. " For the last two years, around Christmas, Grossman has been knitting socks for war amputees. Yesterday, the 82-year-old former assistant manager for a senior-citizen complex in Ventnor, N.J., was working on an oatmeal-tweed one, her 12th in the latest batch destined for the Philadelphia veterans hospital.
November 27, 2009 |
76ers point guard Lou Williams underwent surgery yesterday morning to have his jaw wired. Williams will miss eight weeks. Early in the first quarter of Tuesday night's loss to the Washington Wizards, Williams suffered the injury in a collision with Washington forward Antawn Jamison. In that game, he played 39 minutes and scored 26 points. "I was spitting out blood every time-out, but I thought it was my tooth, so I didn't think it was as serious as it was," said Williams, who is averaging 17.4 points and 5.1 assists per game.