Author Archives: polloplayer

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.

Giving thanks.

I’d just plopped into the chair and dipped my aching feet into the pre-pedicure foot bath when every phone in the nail salon simultaneously buzzed. Emergency alert. Uh-oh, what’s up? In SoCal on a windy, dry Monday afternoon in November, … Continue reading

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Owl be reading.

Anomalous as it may seem, winter is upon us in Southern California (hey, we’ve got lows in the 40’s this week!). Because the owls are back, and that means, definitively, winter. We’ve heard a pair hooting softly back and forth … Continue reading

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I’ll love you fur-ever.

I know how you’re supposed to fill in the blank. But I’m no Dorothy. My go-to rejoinder for “There’s no place like ________________” is “the next place on the map, please.”. My favorite trip is the one I’m planning during … Continue reading

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Family Album: the long road home.

It’s been too much fun. Vegas with this crew already seems like a long time ago. Amazing time with them! Then NYC, special as ever. Best, of course, always, is seeing this kiddo. And wow, some other memorable moments, too… … Continue reading

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And just like that…

Overnight, poof! In the snap of a finger, the snap of a leafless twig, a season has departed. We walked home from the Upper East Side late night before last, the pavement dark but glistening from the day’s drizzle. It … Continue reading

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Husband goes shopping: hell freezes over.

Yes, I can assure you they are wearing mittens in hell this weekend. Because NEWS FLASH:┬áthe CE voluntarily walked into a department store! He walked, in fact, the entire three blocks from our apartment to the new flagship Nordstrom department … Continue reading

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Family Album: Sinfully Fun.

No one falls for Las Vegas like me. Not even close. I can prove it: one shattered radius, one fractured ulna. And oh, the icing on the cake? Remember how I kept saying my back hurt? Fracture at L-4. I … Continue reading

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