No, I’m not stranded in a foreign country and asking you to wire me money. But, close. If you read the Orange County Register, please help me out and take this survey about the features section. They ask, among other things, if you read my column and my Cheapo Travel column. If you read them, […]
Transcript 101. Jan. 14, 2016. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Marla Jo Fisher, speaking to her 18-year-old son, Cheetah Boy, who is lying on the couch playing Grand Theft Auto: 11 a.m. MJF: You’d better start studying for your drivers’ license written test tomorrow. 11:01 a.m. CB: I already know everything to pass the test. 11:02 […]
In case you’re wondering what I want for Christmas, this modest cottage in Joshua Tree will fit the bill.
Don’t forget! December 25!
I love staying in small, family-run guesthouses! It’s so much fun to meet the owners, staff and other guests! Click here to read my Cheapo Travel column this week about why you should, too! And here are some photos of guesthouses where we’ve stayed in the past!
Great quote from M.C. Beaton, author of the best-selling Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mystery series that I love so much. I had a sudden sharp memory of when my son was in his early teens and he asked if he could have his shirts ironed. I said, ‘of course’ and brought him an ironing […]
Here’s a travel story I wrote in 2003 about the Integratron, a place worth visiting near Joshua Tree National Park, in Landers, California. Although it’s been a few years, the Integratron’s still the same trippy place. Enter the dome // You might not believe that the Integratron was inspired by space aliens, but it’s worth […]
I know how you feel. dude. Seriously. I do. .
I asked my daughter today if she still wanted a trip to Paris for her high school graduation present, as she had asked me in the past. Our friend Samantha–who speaks French and lived there– recently offered to go with us and show her around. Curly Girl said she’s decided she’d rather have a tattoo.
Cleaning out your closet or garage? You can always donate your old things to a charity, of course. But why not get paid for them? I know, you’re saying you don’t have time to hold a garage sale. But hre are some other ideas to sell your old stuff. JUNK CARS Lots of people donate […]
So I seldom (read never) get a press release that’s interesting enough to reproduce nearly in its entirety, but I thought this one was worth it. From a guy named Mort Fertel. No comment on the name. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? I’ve never been married, so I think I’m not […]