Garden Fantasies

Samuel Johnson called second marriages a "triumph of hope over experience." That's how the Barista feels about gardening. All those marvelous pansies, petunias and begonias, so alluring in spring,...

What, Me Worry?

The Barista was pretty surprised when she saw this poll from the Record of Bergen, along with the headline that North Jerseyeans are more worried about traffic than they...

I Guess That Means Seven More Fat Years

According to our friend The Proprietor, we ain't getting the cicadas after all. If they haven't come by now, they're not coming. Whew. That's one less plague to worry...

Demolition Watch

She has instructions to call at the first bulldozer.

Wired (Not)

The Montclair Watercooler is all abuzz about outages of Comcast's high-speed internet service. That's terrible! Even if it the squirrels' fault. The Barista does wonder, though, how all those people...

What About Those Gambling Rings in Glen Ridge and Montclair?

For those of you who didn't watch The Sopranos tonight (Who are you, by the way? Inquiring minds want to know), you will be so upset to hear that...

Sopranos Season Five: Out With a Whimper

Didn't we tell you that Adriana and cousin Tony were going to get it? What we didn't figure was that the Sopranos would turn into Cold Mountain in the...

Why Not Make a Regular Thing Out of It?

Tons of stuff happened this weekend, and don't you think that just because the Barista went up to Little Ferry to have all-you-can-eat sushi and watched "Soylent Green" on...