Author: Anita Rosner

  • Very Bad “Car-ma”

    Very Bad “Car-ma”

    New York State has a “Lemon Law” to protect consumers if they buy a new car that seems to have very bad karma.  But what if the car isn’t the problem?  What if it’s really your mechanic who’s the lemon?  Or what if the unthinkable happens – both car and mechanic have the worst mojo […]

  • Killer Instinct

    Killer Instinct

    Competition can bring out the best in us, or the absolute worst of our animal nature.  I am highly competitive, but when push comes to shove, I fall apart in spectacular ways because I lack the killer instinct. Some years ago, I was an archer, traveling around the country to compete in tournaments.  One of […]

  • What’s Cooking?

    What’s Cooking?

    Whenever I watch cooking shows on television, I’m always amazed at how foolproof the recipes seem to be.  It’s the same thing time and time again…the chefs chop and dice lots of ingredients, they stir and toss and sauté, plate and taste…making it all look so effortless.  When they sample the food, their reactions never […]

  • My Friend

    My Friend

    There used to be a white-hot rage ever-present beneath my good-natured exterior.  People wouldn’t have believed this about me, but if you’ve ever been a passenger in my car, you might know what I’m referring to.  Yes.  I admit it.  I have occasionally been “roadragious.”  [If you’re clacking your tongue already, you’d better pace yourself. […]

  • Patching Things Up

    Patching Things Up

    Have you ever used a transdermal patch?  It’s like a George Foreman grill for the body: Set it and forget it!  When you slap on one of those babies, you can passively self-medicate for hours or even days without a second thought. If you’re not familiar with them, here’s how they work…gluey plastic patches, laced […]

  • Next stop, Willoughby!

    Next stop, Willoughby!

    If you are a fan of the old Twilight Zone reruns, you may have seen the episode about an overwhelmed and hen-pecked executive who dozes off on a commuter train. His dreams take him back to 1888 and the idyllic, wholesome town of Willoughby. Well, I’m here to tell you, Willoughby really exists. You’ll find […]

  • Please Release Me

    Please Release Me

    Parents have lots of endearing nicknames for their kids: Budgie, Smoojie, Jellybean…  For occasions when their children are being needy, I’ve heard parents call them Velcro, The Warden, The Cling-On… And during those especially trying times: The Barnacle or The Hemorrhoid (always said with love, of course).  In our house, you would be known as […]

  • Fluffy Rosner, Guest Blogger

    Fluffy Rosner, Guest Blogger

    This will be a short post because I don’t have thumbs, so typing is kind of hard for me. I’m filling in for my mom because she went on vacation…without me. I’m not saying I should have gone with her…and daddy…and my brother…and my sister (basically everybody else, but me). I know it’s hard to […]

  • TotallyClassyItalian!®


    For some reason, it seems everybody wants to be Italian.  “Who can blame them?” you ask.  After all, consider the gloriousness Italians have contributed to art, medicine, literature, gastronomy, and politics (okay, maybe not politics).  Look at the legions of spectacular Italians throughout history, such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Dante, DeNiro, or the unparalleled Medici […]

  • Don’t Have My Cow, Man!

    Don’t Have My Cow, Man!

    If you were driving from Southhampton to New York City, late on a summer afternoon in 2006, you may have seen something peculiar. Many people did a double-take, disbelieving their eyes. Is that…? No, it couldn’t be… It wasn’t a bird. It wasn’t a plane. It was Hubby, tootling along Route 27. He had the […]