What could be worse than a soggy salad drenched with dressing? Especially when it’s served in an upscale restaurant. Any chef who can’t serve a good salad isn’t worth his salt.
If you decide to make your own salad dressing, you will no longer have numerous bottles of store bought dressing taking up room in your refrigerator. All you need is a bottle of vinegar, a can of oil, and herbs from your kitchen shelves. And think of the money you’ll save.
Yesterday, the media giddily reported that a tenured college teacher in California had called the late first lady a “witch” and that she was glad that Barbara Bush had died. The media also gave plenty of coverage to someone I never heard of called Roger Stone, who said the woman was a vicious drunk and she deserved to rot in hell.
What has happened to the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility? Name calling has always been the sign of a bully and a guttersnipe. Respectable people kept such thoughts to themselves or shared them privately.
How far should you go in pursuit of the fountain of youth? If you visit a shopping mall or restaurant in South Dakota, you probably will see plenty of white haired ladies with as many wrinkles as Barbara Bush. Hop on a plane to Palm Springs, and you won’t find many women growing old gracefully. Some face lifts do take years off your face, if that’s what you’re going for. Others can be grotesque, with skin pulled tight over cheekbones and lips plumped up like a duck. You see a lot of the latter in California. The one time I asked my husband if I needed a cosmetic surgery, he nearly had a heart attack, remembering all the botched face lifts we’d seen. “Don’t you dare mess with the face of the woman I love,” he pleaded. So that was the end of that.