Monthly Archives: May 2012

50 Shades of Cream

So there we six lucky girls were last Wednesday evening on the bluffs of Fair Oaks, overlooking the American River, ooh-ing, aah-ing and cackling whilst eagerly imbibing our Rombauer and Frank Family chardonnay. But we also had some critical decisions to make. Here’s the deal. My dear friend Julie is moving into a gloriously beautiful…

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Trends with benefits

Having pored through my latest In Style (which technically I’m probably too old to read), House Beautiful (to which I’ve subscribed since like age 24), and Shape (well, in my case Blob) magazines, I feel I’m certifiably expert enough to report to you the latest trends, fads, fashions and “It” items to wear, display, live…

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Bunions and Nose Hairs and Gas, Oh My!

I used to be afraid of lions and tigers and bears. But my older-and-improved, ever-evolving self now has far more scary issues with which to deal. Now I’m certainly frightened about a plethora of heavy-duty, big-picture, worldy things of substance, but I declare today Shallow Monday, and will thusly focus on some of the not-deep,…

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My 3 G World

Julia held my hand (figuratively, and almost literally) as we walked into the Apple store last summer to buy my first-ever Smartphone, an Apple iPhone 3G. I walked out of the store about an hour later feeling like I had just given birth — so proud and excited and in awe and intimidated. And so…

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Takin’ care of business

1 9 7 4:  Yessss! I had permission from my parents to drive all the way from Porterville to Fresno (the big city) with Joey S. to see a Bachman-Turner Overdrive concert! I was beyond excited, for many reasons: Rarely did I get the okay to go that far…alone…with a boy. And I had never been allowed to go to…

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Ta-Daaaa…

So after writing the post “What I Know Right Now” last week, I got a few (okay, 3)  requests from some of my followers (all 11 of you) to pass on my Gorgonzola appetizer recipe. I’m not much of a cook at all (as I’ve mentioned before), and I’m definitely not a photographer (as you can see above), but…

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So I was walkin’ down the street…

  There I was, walking my beloved Mia dog for a walk on a recent sunny beautiful Tuesday afternoon. We were minding our own business, loving life, soaking up the sun –she (Mia) sniffing everything in sight, me (Jodie) texting my daughters and/or playing Words With Friends — when I saw our ‘neighbor’ approaching us….

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About Me

It's true! Despite playing defense virtually all my life against the onslaught of this sometimes-ugly aging process, it...has...arrived! I naively thought I would escape cellulite (the Cottage Cheese) and crow's feet (the Crepe Paper). But I didn't! And why didn't anyone tell me about this emotional roller-coaster that comes with being an Empty-Nester?! My name is Jodie Barringer Myers. I'm a 54-year-old Friday/chardonnay/ hydrangea-loving wife/mom/court reporter living in Sacramento (Gold River!), California. Writing is cathartic for me. And because I look to find humor and humility among the rubble that is my now very peri-menopausal self, I'm hopeful that you will laugh, cry, learn, enjoy and, most of all, relate to what I have to say. After all, we're all in this together, right?

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