If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
-Neil Peart

Suit Up!

by lesliedinaberg on April 28, 2006

“The clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” –Mark Twain I’ve had the pleasure of working at home in my sweats, pajamas, and bunny slippers for the past several months, and I’ve got to tell you, that particular perk of self-employment is way over-rated. There’s something about having just […]

Not Me (By Koss Klobucher, understudy for Leslie Dinaberg)

by lesliedinaberg on April 21, 2006

Do you remember how every time Bil Keane was sick, he’d have little Billy draw the Family Circus comic like a real six-year-old would draw a Family Circus comic… if that six-year-old was extremely precocious with the same soul-crushingly bland sense of humor as Bil Keane? Well, Mommy is sick, so I’m Billy this week. […]

The ABCs of Parenting

by lesliedinaberg on April 14, 2006

Sure, Passover has just passed over. I’ve got a Matzo Ball hangover to prove it. Yes, the chocolate bunnies are in their spring finest for the first-ever rainy Easter in Santa Barbara. Keep those chocolate umbrellas handy. But with all due respect to those observations, I’ve got another holiday to celebrate. Today, April 14th, is […]

Who is Serving Whom

by lesliedinaberg on April 7, 2006

A Lesson in Tine Language for Restaurant Professionals The lights are low and the company is scintillating. You’ve got the perfect second glass of wine glow, and you’re delighting in the fact that you didn’t have to cook the meal in front of you or drive up to an oversized squawk box to order it. […]