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Tanya Perez

Are we there yet?: ‘You oughta write a column about that!’

I imagine everyone has moments of wishing for anonymity. Kim Yarris, The Enterprise’s front office manager, has fantasized about an anonymous Twitter account that would tweet the seriously amazing things that happen at the front desk of our newspaper. There is no shortage of material related to the weird and the rude who so often […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Doggedly determined to do the right thing

People who’ve read this column over the years know of my family’s challenges with a crazy dog. I’ve written about Boomer several times, detailing all the ways he was a loon, and all the ways we tried to ease his mental suffering. I’m finally ready to write an update. After seven years of trying to […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? YouTube is my go-to hair stylist, chef and car mechanic

I’ve been trying to grow out my hair. It’s a frustrating process, and I’m not sure I have the stamina to grow it as long as I’d like — about 4 inches longer than it is now. But David Martin, my hairstylist at Cobalt Salon, kinda sorta made me pledge to get to a certain […]

December 19, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet: It’s funny how? Funny like a clown?

You often hear older folks complaining about trying to watch a movie in a theater among a crowd of other people who don’t always hold the same values when sharing space. The talking! The texting! The candy wrapper-crinkling! I wholeheartedly agree that these things are very annoying. But I think as a veteran of many […]

November 29, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? How to not flip over houses and impossible restaurants

I don’t know if most people fantasize about owning a bar or restaurant, but my husband and I have shared this vision for many years. This sketchy idea is compounded by the fact that we’ve lived in college towns for the past 15 years, which really complicates owning a bar or nice restaurant. Serving liquor […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged , ,

What’s happening for youths

Today * Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to try a free yoga class from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at FIT House, 630 Pena Dr., Suite 500. The introductory class, Yoga for Young People, will continue every Tuesday at the same time for a fee. Students will learn breath control as a tool to […]

November 06, 2012 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Finding her heart in San Francisco

I saw my friend Jennifer Miramontes on Saturday, shopping with her younger daughter. We chatted about how she was feeling — she’s been on crutches for six weeks, post knee-surgery — and what they had going on for the weekend. Jen mentioned that the next day she’d be going to the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon in […]

October 19, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Praise be to independent lifetime sports and block schedules!

Last year when my older son was a freshman at Holmes, I told him not to worry that his school schedule would always be so hectic. Although it seems counterintuitive, I said, it actually gets a lot easier when you get to college and don’t have so much to juggle. Inside, I shuddered to imagine […]

October 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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