Get Me Out of Here! Mom Skips Thanksgiving

Get me out of here! Mom skips thanksgiving stacey gustafson

Happy Thanksgiving! By now, like Sleeping Beauty, my family is waking from a deep slumber, wiping the crust from their eyes as they stumble into the kitchen in search of coffee. I bet it’s about 10:00 a.m. and they’re starting to wonder, “Where’s Mom?” Well, surprise, I have three words, “At the movies.” I've decided to skip Thanksgiving. Getting My Movie On I’m exhausted by the thought of another Thanksgiving Day, spent in the scullery, sweating it out like Bikram Yoga. Enough with hot ovens, boiling pots and disgusting turkey giblets already. I’m Getting My Movie On, sitting in a comfy chair, hogging a whole box of popcorn and a large Diet Coke. Ha ha! Time Off Now … [Read more...]

Magical Holiday Evening Author Book Signing Towne Center Books

Magical Holiday Evening Author Book Signing towne Center Books Stacey Gustafson

Author Book Signing Let's help support our local favorite indie bookstore!!  Meet me at Towne Center Books in downtown Pleasanton on November 22 from 5-7 pm during the Magical Holiday Evening, the annual open house including a visit from Santa. The streets will come alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays. This event coincides with the second annual Holiday Spirit Stroll. Twenty-one downtown merchants will be paired with local breweries, wineries and bars for a festive night sampling beer, wine and cocktails. Support your local stores today by shopping at locally owned businesses! We are celebrating the little guys today and encouraging everybody to shop small today - and … [Read more...]

25 Funny Famous Comedian Quotes and Me

25 Funny Famous Comedian Quotes and Me Stacey Gustafson

Need a good laugh? Here’s my Twitter recap of 25 funny famous comedian quotes plus a few of my own. Feel free to retweet. For the Guys Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words 'large' or 'size' with ‘rear end.’ Never. Avoid area altogether. Trust me. – Tim Allen When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did–in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car. – Bob Monkhouse If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base. -- Dave Barry Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need … [Read more...]

How to Be a Guest on Blog Talk Radio

how to be a guest on blog talk radio stacey gustafson

One of the greatest moments for a published author is when you're asked to talk about your book on the radio. Last week, I had the opportunity to be featured on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio, despite being ONLY 49 3/4. How to Be a Guest on Blog Talk Radio Mary Eileen Williams, the host, and I discovered that we shared the same birthday. I figured she felt sorry for me and allowed me to be on her show since everybody knows that a December birthday absolutely sucks. And for this gig, I could wear my pajamas. What's Feisty Side of Fifty* Hello and welcome to THE FEISTY SIDE OF FIFTY,™ the site that celebrates a truly remarkable generation of women. We alpha boomers, now fifty plus but … [Read more...]

7 Ladies, 4 Drag Queens and 14 Martinis = Bucket List

7 ladies, 4 drag queens and 14 martinis satisfy bucket list stacey gustafson

Do you have a bucket list? I’ve always wanted to go to a drag show with my best friends. It’s seemed so daring, entertaining and theatrical, what’s not to like?! Fortunately I live near San Francisco and it’s not too hard to find a first rate drag show, one where you seriously start to believe that the performers are REAL WOMEN. For a group of fun-loving ladies, Sunday’s a Drag at the Starlight Room in the Sir Frances Drake Hotel provided the perfect mixture of entertainment and naughty we craved. (PS. Don't miss the YouTube video at the end.) Seven Women Seven fearless women, decked out in their sparkliest outfits and highest heels, commandeered a long table near the … [Read more...]