Cool Cat

Feeling Special

I’ve lost that Special Feeling

I’m special (special)
So special (special)
Gotta have some of your attention
Give it to me.
The Pretenders

Special to No one?

It occurred to me the other day that right now, in my life, I have no one who makes me feel special.

Family, husband, junior, friends – no one says to me, “Sharole, you are special.  You have unique talents and gifts and what you do with them is very special.  You should go forth and use them more often.” Continue reading

50 - 50

The Fifty – Fifty Round Up

Fifty ways to Celebrate my Fiftieth Birthday

So with the close of my 50th birthday year celebration, it’s time to see how I did on my 50 – 50 list.  Although I only made it to 41 items in total.

The list has changed very slightly during the course of the year. 

I’ve taken a few items off since they no longer seem necessary for celebration.  A few items had to be added because they were simply too good not to give ‘em a try. Continue reading

Hands saying Hello

A Call from a Long Lost Friend

A Call from a Friend

I got a call from a long lost friend.   It was perfect timing, I had just come in the door.

As soon as I heard his voice, I knew who it was. Agent J. I hadn’t heard from him in over 5 years, maybe more. And there he was on the other end of the line calling from the other side of the world.

He and I have been friends for decades. Not bosom buddy types but the kind that when we get together it’s like we just saw each other last week. His dad and my dad were buddies which is how we became friends. Continue reading

Vij's Cookbook Cover

#15. Eat at Vij’s

#15 on the Fifty – Fifty List!

Ever since I met the Vikram Vij, I’ve been dying to eat at his restaurant. A man with such a lovely spirit and clear love of food can’t help but create delicious food.

So after listening to me talk about it, Agent B finally convinced me to stop talking about it and just go.


So for my 51st birthday, I decided that it was going to be my birthday present to myself. Continue reading