Thursday, December 23, 2021

12th Annual Bob's 99 Cent Store Holiday Shopping Trip (*Spoilers for immediate family)

We're twelve years in with this shopping extravaganza. Since Bob was three. Bob is now fifteen-years-old. Is it still happening? You bet.

Bajan (Jeff's Mom): Faux shearling infinity scarf  "For a cozy neck"

Pops - Wood-Look Travel Water Bottle "Since Pops likes hiking and climbing those stairs at the park. He loves those stairs. I went with him once. It was not love for me."

Jen - USB Plug-In Personal Fan "I know she's at her computer a lot. So for when she's doing that. In the summer."

Me - Scented Christmas Candle With a Drawing of a Red Station Wagon With a Tree Tied on Top "Look, Bob. This red station wagon reminds me of our old car." "Oh, yeah. Me too. Mom can you look away and go to the next aisle please? And whatever you do, don't look back."

Mr. Rosenberg - Can of Spicy Peanuts "Dad loves nuts and spicy things. This says it's really spicy. Betcha dad won't even think it's spicy. A thing has to be REALLY spicy for him to start sweating on his head."

MeeMee (My Mom) - 5" Ceramic Santa Gnome "She needs more decorations for sure."

Aunt Jill - Large Sparkly Unicorn Ornament "Does she like horses? This one's kind of weird, but I like it."

Wishing you a holiday filled with gnomes and unicorns. Merry Christmas. 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Smacksy Sunday Links

A dragon and a monkey.

Magical and macabre spell ingredients to throw in your cauldron this Halloween.

The importance of finding beauty in ordinary things.

Author-approved journals.


An interview with author Jocelyn Nicole Johnson.

The bohemian moments of Józef Mehoffer.

Icebergs are swimming sculptures.

And baby hippos swimming.

Happy Halloween Sunday.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Smacksy Sunday Links



How are you feeling during this uncertain time?

Live your dash with no regrets.

People's heartbeats synchronize when they are captivated by the same story.

He had a mild breakthrough case.

Choosing rest.

Effortless things clutter-free people do every day.

Making the perfect bed.

These aerial drone photos.

And a dog who loves butterflies.

Happy Sunday.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Smacksy Sunday Links


Bob and Mr. Rosenberg

Secrets to a fairly fulfilled life.

On plans, potential, and success.

Important things you miss when you are busy doing it all.

18 Pieces of three-word advice for the high school graduate.

Benefits of a daily reading practice.

Everything tastes better when you eat it over the sink.

The original flapper who got the world dancing again.

The power of a different perspective.

These hotels.

And labradoodle puppies in the pool.

Happy Sunday.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Smacksy Sunday Links

How to help India.

I'm not languishing, I'm dormant.

Things to add to your summer bucket list.

Finding a book when you've forgotten its title.

The ghost of Modigliani's muse.

This tiny, edible garden.

And half a billion butterflies.

Happy Sunday. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Smacksy Sunday Links


How to practice.

Anne Lamott reflects on the popularity of her spiritual books.

Why your brain feels broken.

Big meal.

How to be hopeful even when it's hard.

Run your own vintage bistro in the South of France this summer.

Starlings form murmuration in the shape of a bird.

These two.

And the bunnies that helped people survive 2020.

Happy Sunday.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Smacksy Sunday Links

Amanda Gorman's books are topping best-seller lists and they haven't even been released yet. Small wonder.


All epistolary novels are mysteries.

33 Writers on why they write.

Loving the new NYT column The Hunt.

A curious journey through the story of the passport.

And these penguins.

Happy Sunday.