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About Susan Goldfein

Born and raised in New York City, Susan currently splits her time between Florida and Connecticut. She lives with her husband, and the world’s cutest dog, Sam, a rough-coat Russell Terrier. Susan gives her audiences a sideways view of life on a range of relatable topics. Whether skewering marriage, growing older, fashion, the media, politics, or money matters, her light touch keeps people laughing – and thinking.

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Dye If I Want To

Like most women, I have a complicated relationship with birthdays.  Which happens to be today.  I won’t get specific, but I will admit to being in my eighth decade, and creeping closer to the next round number.  By the way, for those of you who, like me, almost failed math, the eighth decade does not

By | 2018-02-13T21:28:54+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Beauty, Hair|31 Comments

Task-Talking

Are you one of those people who take great pride in your ability to do several things at once? Do you cook dinner, feed the dog, and talk on the phone all at the same time without sautéing the Alpo and giving Fido the hamburgers?   Do you wipe the sink while you’re brushing your teeth

By | 2018-01-31T14:15:50+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Habits, Health|4 Comments

And Don’t Call Me Elderly!

Thirty-seven years ago, before anyone would dare to refer to me as elderly, a movie was released  called “Airplane.”  Starring an unlikely comedic cast, including Leslie Nielsen, this spoof of Hollywood disaster films, much to everyone’s surprise, became a sensation.  Of the many brilliant sight gags and clever lines, the following brief dialogue between Leslie

By | 2018-01-15T13:39:05+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Language|14 Comments

Three’s A Crowd

We may disagree on a number of things, such as the best way to unroll the toilet paper, from the top or from the bottom, but my darling and I are in complete accord when it comes to dogs.  We love them, and can’t live without them. If you’re not a dog person, or even

By | 2017-12-16T13:36:07+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Categories: Pets|13 Comments

Husbands in Cars Going to Costco (with apologies to Jerry Seinfeld)

It is the common wisdom that men, especially men of a certain generation, do not like to shop.  In fact, a British survey of over 2,000 people found that men became bored after only 20 minutes of shopping, while women could go for a full two hours.  This should come as a surprise to no

By | 2017-11-30T15:02:41+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Shopping, Spouse|12 Comments

Pecking Order

Recently, I’ve been giving a good deal of thought to kissing.  In fact, I believe it’s becoming a mild, and hopefully temporary, obsession.  The type of kissing to which I’m referring is not the romantic, erotic “French” kiss (yes, I still remember those), but the less passionate and tongueless social kiss. I’m fairly certain that

By | 2017-11-15T13:54:32+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Manners, Relationships|2 Comments

Let’s Undo Lunch

I hate lunch.  It is definitely my least favorite meal of the day.   And by far the most boring.  And also disruptive, much like an intermission during a play.  Which I also hate.  Not the play.  The intermission.  I frequently choose to skip it altogether.  The lunch meal, not the play. I have read that

By | 2017-10-31T12:51:59+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Diet, Dining, Food|7 Comments