Category Archives: Shameless Nepotism

Happy Birthday, Alex!

Today is my oldest son, Alex’s birthday.  I read what I wrote on Dipped in Cream for his birthday last year, and I don’t think I can say much more than I already did, so I’ll re-post it…but with new pictures of him, his wife Dayna and their sweetheart son, Felix.
“Hardest Workin’ Man on The Peninsula”
Yeah. That’s the same dude.
Dayna and Alex being gorgeous.
Alex is 29 years old today! Whaaaa??? It seems like yesterday I was in the hospital, looking down at this baby (“look at the baby on that nose!“) trying to come to terms with the fact that I had a BOY, and not a GIRL, like my doctor told me. I fell in love HARD with this tiny man.
Alex and Felix

Alex has become a man I truly admire. He adores his wife and is an amazing dad. He puts his family first…as it should be, I know, but it doesn’t always work that way these days. I love his sense of humor–Felix is well on his way, too. In our family, it’s all about The Funny. Dayna is hilarious and the two of them are just fantastic parents.

Enough with the Gush-Fest. Happy Birthday, Boy!  Mama loves you so bad!

This Is Kind Of A Big Deal, You Guys…Please VOTE For Hunter Stroud And The Freebies!

Hunter Stroud – How can you turn that face down?


At the risk of completely looking like Dina Lohan,  the Mother of All Stage Mothers (what?), I am asking you to take two seconds to vote for my son’s band TODAY.  There’s a lovely, local festival here in the Seattle area called Whaling Days, which he and his mates have a chance to be on the headlining bill.

If you are on Facebook, here is the LINK. <<<CLICK ON THAT!
The new single by Hunter Stroud and the Freebies, “All This Time”


Here’s the thing: We only have until MIDNIGHT tonight–Pacific Standard Time. (So my friends on the east coast and in other countries can still vote!)


Don’t make me post more cute pictures of their dreamboat lead singer…because you know I will.

And, GO!! Hurry?  Thank you!

‘Saturday Night Live’ Books Martin Short and Paul McCartney For Christmas Episode

The genius, Martin Short!


I love Martin Short. Always have.  I’m excited about seeing him host Saturday Night Live‘ on December 15th, with musical guest Paul McCartney.  Okay, y’all know I’m not excited about the old the ‘Cute One’ but beggars can’t be  choosers.

“That’s a decent melody, I must say.”

Short previously appeared as a regular on SNL during the show’s tenth season, which aired between 1984 and 1985.  Wow.  That long ago??


Gaaaah! Oh, Felix.


All I know is I’m gonna introduce my four year-old grandson, Felix to Ed Grimley this year.  It’s high time he learned how to dance like Ed, if you ask me.  Maybe Santa will bring him a triangle!


Believe me, Felix will be as bored and annoyed with Paul McCartney as I’ll be, so  yeah.  No.