Category Archives: humor

Best Story of the Week…November 16

I’m strolling down Park behind a very voluptuous dog walker in her 20s, Rubenesque, if you will, with a chassis, as my dad would have said, stopping traffic. But what got my attention was her relationship with the sheepdog she … Continue reading

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Things People Say

I’m a huge lover of quotes, always tickled to repeat them like a passionate parrot. And it’s not just the famous who coin them. I hear locals repeat pithy phrases all the time. Take Frank, my super, whenever I say, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 2

Subway…Grand Central Station…rush hour I stand on the packed platform with those going home, awaiting the express. There’s a tall, hefty hardhat next to me armed with a huge toolbox, ready to board. We’re like horses at the starting gate … Continue reading

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Smurfs in the Lobby

It’s pre-dusk on Halloween as I stand outside watching trick-or-treaters, annoyed our building doesn’t participate since the board voted against it. Such tight asses they are, making you wonder, were they ever kids before they became such pompous party poopers? … Continue reading

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Audrey Heartburn

My mother, to be funny, used to call me Audrey Heartburn every time I was told I looked like Audrey, realizing after 30 years of therapy, it was because she was jealous of the comparison. It’s no wonder one has … Continue reading

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Fats and Tats

I’ve noticed how many chubby men and women have tattoos. And I don’t just mean a rose or scull here and there either. I’m talking, arms and legs, covered, like a comic strip in bulky flight. This came to my attention … Continue reading

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Most Poignant Story of the Week

I met a woman in the park with a Corgi. You don’t see many of what’s been coined the Queen’s dogs, since it’s not one of your more popular breeds. They’re so funny looking they’re cute, with their large heads … Continue reading

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Shame on HU-mer

You know where I’d be without my sense of humor? In the nearest nuthouse, that’s where. Apparently my silly little Beagle piece https://athingirl.com/2018/10/ was not received well by someone, feeling it necessary to send me a personal email to tell … Continue reading

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Mr. Beagle

I’m having a love affair. There, I’ve admitted it. He’s handsome, fit, funny and has four legs. Yes, I know, there’s always something, but regardless, we still meet most mornings in front of the bank. His ears are a bit … Continue reading

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The Shiksa Diaries

Shiksa is Yiddish for a non-Jewish woman, a phrase meant to be a tad insulting. Its roots stem from the Hebrew word, sheketz, meaning impure and the object of loathing. I, on the other hand, always take it as a … Continue reading

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