Posted by: Lori Schmidt Lutze | December 16, 2009

JKC, Bob Dylan, and Cougar Katie Couric

Here’s a thought from Bob Dylan to raise your self-esteem during this busy time of year . . . “A (wo)man is a success if (s)he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between (s)he does what (s)he wants to do.”  Bad Boy Bob D. told us all long ago that the answer was blowin’ in the wind.  Clearly, he knows what Joyceland is all about.   

Just in case you’re wondering . . . Joyce was contacted by an amorous Tiger Woods one year ago, however, she was not seduced by his charms.  Joyce is no cougar; she finds younger men to be just a little too muscular and firm.  She also finds their super white teeth to be a bit unsettling.  She doesn’t believe in texting or sexting.  Katie Couric, on the other hand, is quite the ferocious jungle cat.  She’s 52 and her boyfriend is 35 and named Brooks . . .

Meet Katie Couric's Young New Boyfriend | Katie Couric   

Brooks is a prep school-educated son of a rich Connecticut family.  Apparently, in college he enjoyed lots of shirtlessness and displaying his bod.  Oh K-K-K-K-atie–you nightly news headline grabber!! 

How is Hot Creamy Sausage Dip Week going for you?  We’re enjoying it immensely!  We’re loving Hot Creamy Sausage Dip on toast for breakfast, Hot Creamy Sausage Dip over greens for lunch, Hot Creamy Sausage Dip and Joyce’s sassy sautéed asparagus for dinner, and Hot Creamy Sausage Dip and whipped cream for dessert.  This is almost better than August’s month-long BLT run.

We have one additional thought related to the Yankee swap take-away type party that makes the holidays so much fun.  Did you ever pay attention to who ends a take-away by opening the final present?  The act of opening the last prezzie and ending the game makes that particular person a prezzie pooper.  Let’s do a brief personality study on the prezzie pooper, shall we?  Perhaps she had been stolen from earlier in the evening and she’s licking her wounds.  Or maybe she needs a little bit of the attention that comes from the other ladies shouting, “No, no . . . don’t end all the fun!”  She might be a bit of a killjoy because her mama never hugged her much in her developmental years.  Or perhaps she is someone with very weak impulse control.  But whatever her motivations, all prezzie poopers are banned from Joyceland until they seek professional counseling.

Do you love Jessica Kagan Cushman’s Nantucket bracelets?  We wear them like life-saving medical alert bracelets.   Cushman’s bracelets are bangles that say things like:

“Truly fabulous people never get dressed before lunchtime!” 

“I want to be the girl with the most cake!”

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing!”

Jessica learned scrimshaw from her dad and she transcribes quotes and phrases via scrimshaw onto fossilized wooly mammoth ivory bracelets.  The result is something between a tattoo and a bumper sticker.  And guess where we ended up finding a few of these Joycie jewelry items?  Well, of course, we got the max for the minimum at our dear friend TJ’s place.  Jessica Kagan Cushman’s motto is WIT–WISDOM–SERIOUS FUN.  And for that very reason alone we knew we had to buy them up!  Happy shopping to you and remember—if you want to keep your purse, don’t take the cookie!



  1. Local Journal sentinel is asking readers to send in recipes using bacon. Since Joyce once confessed to using bacon in her fav Xmas cookie, all Joycies can now try for the prize. Isn’t bacon one of the basic food groups ?

  2. Nice Blog

    i like this and i say special Thanks for this

    Zubair ALi Sahil

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