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I Asked Asa

Posted by mwallach on September 15, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New Yorkers

Dear That’s Life, During a series of texts back and forth with my husband last Friday, I asked him to display our American flag in front of our home. Usually reserved for July 4th or Memorial Day, we also put it out after Bin Laden was killed. I decided I wanted it out for the [...]

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Instant Karma Came and Got Me

Posted by mwallach on September 6, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, I should have known better. After all, I have warned others not to do this, and yet, I did it myself. And as a person who believes in its strength, I should have resisted temptation, though I did not. I gave in – and it is my fault. What in the world [...]

 
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Irene Who?

Posted by mwallach on September 2, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere

Dear That’s Life As I write this (Wednesday 8/31), numerous homes in our area remain dark. While the power loss we personally experienced lasted only 24hours, many have lost patience as three days passed since their lights worked and their refrigerators hummed. From their posts on Facebook, some seem ready to tar and feather the [...]

 
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Never Left Dodge

Posted by mwallach on August 28, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, The “go-bags” are at the door, flashlights ready and all of our outdoor furniture has been brought inside. Religiously monitoring Irene’s track as she goes up the east coast, we did not leave our home despite the call for a mandatory evacuation of this area. “I AM emergency services,” said my husband, [...]

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Forever Young

Posted by mwallach on August 19, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere

Dear That’s Life, The summer may be winding down, camp ending and back-to-school sales underway, but wedding season is still in full force. There are few things that make people feel as good about the future as young love. Smiles abound and warmth fills the room as you remember the moment you, too, walked down [...]

 
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Cuts Like a Knife

Posted by mwallach on August 2, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, Is it so terrible that I look forward to the Nine Days every year with excitement and glee? Is it wrong when I joke that the Nine Days are my most wonderful days of the year? Sad but true, it has nothing to do with not being able to do laundry – [...]

 
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3rd Floor, Swimwear

Posted by mwallach on July 15, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere

Dear That’s Life, There is nothing like a water park to better one’s self-image. That is just the reality. Regardless of how bad you think you look in a bathing suit, you can bet that there is always someone who looks worse. I am not sure what about water slides and tubing enables otherwise inhibited [...]

 
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Owen and Larry, Thanks for Coming

Posted by mwallach on June 27, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, For better or for worse, throughout my life, I have been able to talk my way into and out of various situations. Whether a speeding ticket or a free dessert, often the people I may be with at that particular moment wish I would just remain silent.  Oh well, if wishing only [...]

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Is There a Doctor on Board?

Posted by mwallach on June 22, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, It should not be that hard to get on a plane and have a quiet, uneventful flight. People do it all the time. And if it is not at all that difficult, why can’t that happen to me?  That’s because crazy follows me everywhere – even 40,000 feet into the air. Hatzolah [...]

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Crazy Even Follows Me to LAX

Posted by mwallach on June 20, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, Having a big mouth has its pluses and its minuses. I don’t mean ‘big mouth’ as in ‘incapable of keeping a secret,’ because after carrying twins full term and not telling my family nor community, I have clearly proven otherwise. Rather, it is the ‘gift of gab’, being able to talk myself [...]

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A Fond Farewell

Posted by mwallach on June 17, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere

Dear That’s Life, This article is the first thing ever written on my new netbook. I had not intended on replacing my laptop, upgrading as the case may be. When the hard drive on my laptop died, however, taking all of my information along with it, making this purchase was less of a luxury and [...]

 
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First Time, Long Time

Posted by mwallach on June 15, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, No: I did not fall off the face of the earth. No: I did not forget that I have a blog which needs to be updated regularly. No: Life has not been boring, leaving without anything to share. Yes: My hard drive crashed, I lost all of my data and have been [...]

 
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Not My Best Move

Posted by mwallach on May 27, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere

Dear That’s Life, You know it’s bad when a conversation with your spouse begins, “I just want you to remember just how much you love me when I tell you what I did.” Unfortunately for my husband, he has heard that line before. Even more unfortunate is that there is no telling what I may [...]

 
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Not the Craziest Thing About Me

Posted by mwallach on May 26, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, A small but elite group of courageous individuals have been amassing data and working tirelessly on a list that, while not top secret, is not yet open to the public. The individuals toiling over this work have an inside track into the mysterious workings of a mysterious mind. While many do not [...]

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Talk To Strangers

Posted by mwallach on May 22, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere

Writing a column like this one would not work for just anyone, but it does for me. To begin with, crazy follows me everywhere and somehow the most mundane of experiences turn into significant moments from which I am able to tell a story the likes of which could not have happened to normal people. [...]

 
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Small Talk

Posted by mwallach on May 17, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, My Kids

Dear That’s Life, “You look good for having six kids,” she said.  It is not the first time someone has said that to me and the exhausted feeling I get every time I hear it does not get old. I know it is meant as a compliment, but because it seems to inform on what [...]

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Okay. I’m an Idiot.

Posted by mwallach on May 4, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, New To You

Dear That’s Life, Years ago, my mother had a friend who owned a blouse with gold-plated buttons which had to be removed before the shirt could be laundered. The intent was that if you were wealthy enough to purchase the item, you must also have someone on staff responsible for removing the buttons then sewing them [...]

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You Want WHAT for Lunch?!

Posted by mwallach on April 27, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, My Kids

Dear That’s Life, Of course, the most logical thing my kids would want to take for lunch on the first day back to school after Pesach is matza with cream cheese. My eldest daughter wants matza brei. All of this makes perfect sense here in Chelm, where fresh bagels and chocolate chip muffins arrived early [...]

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My Oven: Part Tres

Posted by mwallach on April 27, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere, Happy Holidays, New To You

Dear That’s Life, So, you thought my oven was fixed – didn’t you? You thought wrong. Me and my big mouth. When we last left Miriam’s oven, the oven repair superhero had saved it from self-clean hell, as the mechanism burned out the computer panel in what is a clear design flaw. With one week [...]

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It’s Not Easy Being Red

Posted by mwallach on April 14, 2011 in Crazy Follows Me Everywhere

Well, it seems the Mets are off to another auspicious start. I do not say that as a Mets fan who is already disappointed and hopes that this season will be less painful than others. I say that as a happy Yankee fan who is happily married to a Mets fan as I wonder aloud, [...]

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