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About polloplayer

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

Goodbye, sweet prince.

He would have had you believe he was a lion king. But he was really just a pussycat. Where, oh where, did the time go? Cody cat, aka Shoo Bear, was just a few days short of his sixteenth birthday … Continue reading

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My coop runneth over.

There are no April showers in Southern California, so back in the years B.C. ¬†(Before Chickens) I gave hardly a notice to the passage from “winter” (a euphemism where I live) to spring. But then life went to the birds, … Continue reading

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Stars. They’re just like us.

Well, just like *me*, at least. The glamour quotient of chicken-keeping edged up this week. Turns out I’m not the only one up to my elbows in chicken poop. A friend in NYC sent a link for an appearance at … Continue reading

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Easter: there is good news.

I am sidelined this week, and possibly the next, ugh, hopefully not beyond, from my morning walk. I am not happy about this. I’ve got a bad case of self-righteous self pity over this. Just what, I wonder, does the … Continue reading

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Let’s just call it a “nor-eater”.

Well, you didn’t expect us to starve during the storms, did you? Lies I tell myself while it’s sneeting, that odious weather condition between sleet and snow:¬†“I’m burning more calories in the cold.” “No one can see how fat I … Continue reading

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Nor sleet nor snow nor’easter…

…can keep us from having a fantastic time in NYC. Weather or not, we had way big fun in the city this trip. We were there for not one, but two nor’easters. Flew out just a few hours ahead of … Continue reading

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At Le Coq Rico: the chicken and the egg.

“We’re going to brunch”, said my husband. Yes, that husband. The one who never¬†willingly goes to brunch. Okay. Where? It’s a surprise. And what a surprise it was! A glorious, whimsical, scrumptious surprise. Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann bestowed Le Coq … Continue reading

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