The Humor Code

Apr 15

The Humor Code

How did I  come to possess this informative and fantastic book about the science of humor? By making a borderline inappropriate joke to one of the authors on Twitter. More on that later. Peter McGraw is a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He teamed up with exceptional writer Joel Warner to bring you the funny, backed by tons of research and a trip...

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Grilled Cheese Pretzel

Apr 08

Grilled Cheese Pretzel

If you have not been to Datz’s quirky, sweet, fanciful little sister Dough, you are in for some tasty and original treats.  You need to plan ahead if you want to hit this place up for lunch; the bistro hours are Tuesday-Friday from 11:30-3:00. The succinct and original menu is of the highest quality and our order was executed to perfection. First up? The Duck...

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The Perfect Game

Apr 04

The Perfect Game

This is the first book that I have read by Stephen Paul. (My younger brothers have ruined me for life with their opinions on guys with two first names.) Mr. Paul has a wonderful writing style.  The main character Kyle is a psychologist/professor who has recently divorced his wife due to her unfaithfulness. He decides the best way to get over her is to get under one...

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Carmen

Mar 16

Carmen

In preparation for seeing this Georges Bizet opera for the first time at the Straz Center, I quickly read a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy  (their work based on a novella by Prosper Merimee). My super smart husband assures me that I will recognize a great deal of the music. Carmen seems to be the epitome of a temptress. She is a gypsy gal who works in...

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