Tag Archives: Audrey Hepburn

Good Copy

I’m sitting in a cafe writing on a legal pad, when I notice a well-heeled woman staring at me from across the room. Do I know her from somewhere, I wonder, my memory lately doing the hula. She starts walking … Continue reading

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Call for Miss Bianchi

I had a date. Yeah I know, wonders never cease. He’s a guy I see most mornings walking his Jack Russell, my least favorite breed since, they’re about as cuddly as a banker you’re hitting up for a loan…red flag … Continue reading

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Love in the Afternoon

I wish this meant, I’ve been canoodling from 2 till 4, but alas, it’s just the title of my favorite Audrey Hepburn film, and where I took my blog name, athingirl, from. Gary Cooper, who plays the naughty millionaire, Frank … 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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Bob Woodward’s FEAR

I’ve just finished FEAR: The MP in the White House, fast and furious, like the trashy tabloid read it is, not meant as an insult, just a seasoned reader’s point of view. It’s entertaining, as if the National Enquirer became … Continue reading

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Why Holly Golightly Was Not Meant To Get Old

I have a birthday coming up we’re not celebrating. When I think there was a time I looked forward to my special day, it seems comical.  As a kid, birthdays were treated like national holidays making you wonder why banks … Continue reading

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A Word That Sizzles

I’m reading a book about George H.W. Bush by the esteemed writer, Jon Meecham (Destiny and Power…The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush), and a line jumped out at me… Bush appreciated steadiness over sizzle… Letting it roll around … Continue reading

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Audrey’s In The House

I’m not much into decorating as a rule, but suddenly I’m rivaling Martha Stewart. I already have lots of artwork for my many walls.  Never being able to afford a masterpiece, I’d find a cheap, old magazine cover, poster or … Continue reading

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Could Have Donced All Night

 What’s more delightful than the unexpected. I was sitting at my favorite bistro enjoying a glass of wine. I couldn’t afford lunch but decided, could still enjoy its warm ambiance, for a limited price. There I was, all gussied up … Continue reading

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When Everything Old Is New Again

Remember that Peter Allen song? I found myself humming it window shopping down Madison.   When everything old i-is new-ew a-again. I took an early morning stroll, the only time to really get a good look in all the shop … Continue reading

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