Another day…another day.

November 20th, 2014

I’m trying to catch up and now I’m moonwalking!  Planning another Bat Mitzvah, graduation and high school applications!  When my fans write to tell me that I haven’t updated my blog they are SOOOOO right! But..kids come first and so it goes.  Let’s see what tomorrow brings..Will see you all at The Laugh Factory and hope to hit this blog before Thanksgiving if not Happy Thanksgiving and be grateful…you are having a great day if you’re in good health and that’s all I pray for when it comes to friends and family!  Now…back to the Party Planner…ME! Stay tuned for more Sunda…Live!

The Day After

October 20th, 2014

I worked so hard Saturday nightt at The Laugh Factory! How hard did I work?  So hard my hooves were threatening to run away from my body which is appropriate for this Halloween “season.”  I say season because I’ve never seen SO many costume stores literally POPPING UP!  Talking heads, walking hands, walking HEADS and my least favorite:  SCARECROWS!  These things creep me out and I wonder about the “Halloweenies”   The people who start decorating for Halloween immediately after Labor Day.  Shrunken heads and snaggled toothed pumpkins decorate their lawns and windows. You got to be in it to win it so…I’m not winning any costume party.  I’m going as MOM!  Mom is no fun, she wakes you up for school, complains about your room and then when it’s clean it’s never enough!  Okay..so I’m a MOM this Halloween and I want to see if I’m wearing the right costume.  I am in Beverly Hills by the way which means most Beverly Hills moms are in costume!  I’m in my NJ mom outfit:  Tee shirt, jeans and loafers!  To think I thought I was “with it!” WRONG!  My kids will tell me more than once:  “You don’t dress up like the other moms!” They’re not wrong but let’s see how THEY dress for Halloween..we still have some time left before the goblins come out but I can start early…It’s middle school meetings today..I think I’ll beat my face like I’m going onstage and see if they recognize me with makeup!  Just trying to be a little Halloweenie! LOL!  See you guys, soon!

 

Sunda is BACK in ACTION!

October 18th, 2014

See you tonight at the Laugh Factory and I promise to Blog my Butt off after I get back from the Club!  I MISS YOU ALL!

THE BLOG IS…. BACK!

July 24th, 2013

I KNOW! IT’S BEEN HOW LONG? I SWITCHED WEBSITES AND LOST MY BLOG WITH WORDPRESS FOR A VERY, VERY, VERY LONG TIME BUT NOW…I’M BACK! I’M READY TO ROLL AND TAKING YOU WITH ME!I IM GOING TO WRITE A BOOK BASED ON MY LOST BLOGS…THE LOST BLOGS OF SUNDA! AS I SCROLL THROUGH THE YEARS IT’S FASCINATING HOW MUCH I’VE BEEN THROUGH..IT’S HAPPY, IT’S SAD …IT’S BACK! I WILL SOOOO KEEP YOU POSTED, NOW! I HAVE FOUND THE G-D OF WEBMASTERS AND WILL KEEP HIM A SECRET FOR THE MOMENT! SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT…SO MUCH TO TELL AND THE GOOD NEWS? I’M BACK AT THE LAUGH FACTORY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!

Vidal Sassoon…Gone Too Soon!

May 10th, 2012

VIDAL SASSOON
GONE TOO SOON

GROWING UP YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO LOOK LIKE A VIDAL SASSOON MODEL OR AT LEAST HAVE THE HAIR! VIDAL SASSOON REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY WOMEN WORE THEIR HAIR! OF COURSE, I DIDNT HAVE THE HAIR FOR THE STYLES BUT THEN HE CHANGED THE GAME AND MADE THE PRODUCTS THAT COULD FLIP YOU, CRIMP YOU, CURL YOU AND FOR ME THE MOST IMPORTANT: STRAIGHTEN YOU! HIS FAMOUS TAG LINE: IF YOU DONT LOOK GOOD, WE DONT LOOK GOOD! JUST ADDED TO HIS AURA OF AUTHENTICITY.

WE WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER VIDAL SASSOON. HE MADE HAIR CUTTING INTO ARCHITECTUREA WORK OF ART.

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF INTERVIEWING MR. SASSOON ON JAMES AND SUNDA ON JLTV AND HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT WHEN HE RAN HIS HANDS THROUGH MY HAIRMY HAIR LOOKED GREAT! THE MAN HAD MAGIC HANDS! HE SHARED HIS INTERESTING STORIES OF HIS VISITS TO HARLEM, NEW YORK AND HOW MUCH HE EMBRACED JAZZ AND LOVED THAT THEY CALLED HIM WHITEY. HE TALKED ABOUT HOW DIFFICULT BLACK HAIR WAS BACK THEN COMPARING IT TO TODAY AS HE SAID ITS NOW EASY WITH ALL THE PRODUCTS WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO US.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU: IT STILL ISNT EASY BUT THATS NOT THE POINT. THE POINT IS THAT THIS MAN HAS BEEN THROUGH ALL TYPES OF HAIR!

HIS GLASSES BELONGED TO CARY GRANT, HE WAS RAISED IN AN ORPHANAGE WHEN HIS DAD DIED AND HIS MOM COULDNT AFFORD TO RAISE HIM. VIDAL SASSOON KNEW DRAMA. HE WAS BORN INTO IT! IT NEVER STOPPED HIM AND HE WAS THE SUPER STAR OF HAIRSTYLISTS TO THE SUPER STARS! FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, HE WAS AN IRAQI JEW AND TO HEAR HIM SPEAK WAS AN EXPERIENCE. HE KNEW HOW TO MAKE YOU HANG ON TO EVERY WORD WITH HIS CRISP BRITISH ACCENT.

VIDAL SASSOON YOU ARE SADLY GONE TOO SOON AND YOU KNOW HOW I AM ABOUT HAIR SO LETS ALL REMEMBER THE MAN WHO STARTED IT ALL. IN DEATH HE WILL BE CELEBRATED. IN MY BATHROOM HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. I AM EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT I STILL HAVE THE FIRST STRAIGHTENING/CURLING IRON EVER MADE BY VIDAL SASSOON THAT SADLY IS NO LONGER IN STOCK BUT IF YOU EVER WANT TO BORROW IT YOU HAVE TO KEEP READING VIRTUAL JERUSALEMS HOODZPAH! COLUMN AS I ALWAYS LIKE TO SHARE MY LIFE STORIES WITH YOU BUT TODAY I WANTED TO SHARE THE LIFE OF MY HAIR ICON.

VIDAL SASSOON, MAKE HEAVEN BEAUTIFUL AND G-D BLESS YOU AS YOU REST IN PIECE.

I’ve got to do better!

April 17th, 2012

I write for a weekly column in Virtual Jerusalem and usually cut and paste my blog into my personal blog but I can’t even cut a coupon these days! Everything is a blur and I can’t believe that summer is quickly approaching and I have nothing ready! I’m happy about “James and Sunda” being on JLTV for a 3rd Season and hopefully we’ll be up for a 4th if I can get one good nights rest! I’m just coming down from a Disney 4 day whirlwind so forgive me for not being “updated” as I can barely walk! My kids still love Disneyland and for that reason…my hooves still hate it but I do love going and watching their faces light up. My face goes slightly green after a couple of rides but who can tell? My mascara is smearing down my face and nobody recognizes me and when they do…I deny who I am! You gotta be that way sometimes! I’ll keep you guys posted and remember that I’ll be honored in the lovely City of Paterson on June 21st and very excited about that. Yes, I’m still a Paterson Girl at heart…you can take her out but you better let her go visit! We’ll be filming some shots for the TV show so this will be exciting! I hope I haven’t bored you to tears…I try to keep life interesting but the daily grind keeps coming at me! (Thank G-d!) Call for tickets at Montclair State College for the NJ Autism event on June 25th where I’ll be performing and looking forward to seeing all of you! Much love! Until next time…and I’ll make that sooner than later…keep laughing!

“WHERE OH WHERE HAS SUNDA BEEN?”

January 16th, 2012

MY NEW YEAR STARTED OFF WITH A BANG. LITERALLY!

I HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO A NUMBING MEDICATION IN MY MOUTH AFTER A DENTAL APPPOINTMENT. I LOOKED LIKE I HAD BEEN IN A FIGHT WITH MIKE TYSON! IVE NEVER BEEN SO SCARED IN MY LIFE TO LOOK AT MYSELF! A C-SECTION WAS EASIER. I WORE A MASK WALKING THROUGH NYC BECAUSE MY LIPS WERE SO SWOLLEN. OF COURSE, WHEN I GOT TO LA MY FRIENDS THOUGHT I HAD THEM DONE! AFTER A COURSE OF PREDNISONE, THE SWELLING IS GOING DOWN AND IM READY FOR SEASON 3 OF JAMES AND SUNDA ON JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION AND WE HAD TO PUT OFF PRODUCTION AS I LOOKED MORE LIKE ONE OF THE HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS! TRUST ME…I NEED NO MORE FULLNESS IN MY LIPS, NOR DO I NEED IT IN MY HIPS BUT THATS ANOTHER STORY.

MY TRIP HOME WAS NOT UNEVENTFUL. I HAD TO FLY WITH A SERVICE DOG. THAT DIDNT BOTHER ME AS MUCH AS THE FACT THAT THE DOG WAS BLIND! I UNDERSTAND THAT THE WOMAN NEEDED THE DOG BUT THE DOG NEEDED A CANE. A NICE ASIAN COUPLE WAS SITTING WITH ME AND WAS SO POLITE; THE MAN DIDNT WANT TO DISTURB ME SO HE COULD USE THE LAVATORY. BEING A MOTHER I SENSED HE WAS UNCOMFORTABLE AND I ASKED HIM IF HED LIKE TO USE THE LAVATORY AND HE REPLIED: VERY BADLY! WHY DIDNT HE JUST ASK? WHY COULDNT THIS NICE COUPLE LIVE UPSTAIRS OVER ME INSTEAD OF MY NOISY NEIGHBOR WHO HAS HEIGHTENED HER ANTICS TO A NEW LEVEL!

YESTERDAY SHE HIT A HOME RUN. I HEAR ALL THIS DRILLING AND I SMELL FIRE SO IM CONFUSED. SMOKE IS IN THE HALLWAY UPSTAIRS AND I RUN TO THE CONCIERGE OUT OF CONCERN. THIS NEW DESK GUY IS A MANNEQUIN. HE TELLS ME: WE HAVE THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL AND WEVE GOTTEN INTO THE APARTMENT. FIRE! AGAIN????? HE EXPLAINS: ITS NOT A BIG DEAL. SHE WAS COOKING AND LEFT THE APARTMENT AND LOCKED HERSELF OUT THATS WHY THEY HAD TO DRILL THE LOCK TO GET BACK IN. NOW PEOPLE CAN SAY IM PICKING ON HER BUT NOW IM AFRAID FOR MY LIFE. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND LEAVES FOOD ON THE STOVE AND LEAVES THE HOUSE WITH NO ONE IN IT?

NEEDLESS TO SAY, I HAD A MEETING HERE WITH ONE OF THE CAMERAMEN FROM THE SHOW. HE ASKS ME WHO PLAYS THE TUBA UPSTAIRS. I CALMLY EXPLAIN THAT THE SOUND HE HEARS IS FURNITURE BEING DRAGGED ACROSS THE MARBLE FLOOR. HE THOUGHT ALL THIS TIME THAT NOISY NEIGHBOR WAS JUST PART OF MY ACT! OF COURSE, SUNDALIVE READERS KNOW THE REAL DEAL AND I PROMISE TO KEEP YOU ALL TUNED IN IF YOU STAY TUNED IN! ! HAPPY NEW YEAR… A LITTLE LATE BUT I KNOW YOULL FORGIVE ME…JUST DONT ASK FOR A KISS!

Another Night…Laugh Factory ….Rocked!

October 23rd, 2011

Well, another one of those nights…an interview with the Comic Bible …seeing so many people I haven’t seen in so long and realizing…I don’t know people’s names anymore!

Everyone is blending in! People tell me about funny things that happened with me at the nail salon, the hair salon, the vet, the doctor and it all is a blur.

This is called: MUTHAHOOD!

That’s right…being a “mutha” …I can only keep up with one thing…my kids. Ask me when the PTA meeting is…I know….Ask me about my dental appointment…BLANK!

The kids have taken over my life! I’m not complaining but the truth is I can’t remember anything that has nothing to do with them! My oldest is getting ready to go to a class trip…a sleepover class trip. I am not ready for this and the sad thing is…neither is she. I NEVER had an overnight trip in grammar school but maybe the nuns couldn’t let us see us see THEM in their jammies but…I digress.

I have to remember who people are! The vet was insulted, the bagger from the supermarket was insulted…I insulted everyone tonight and I want you all to know…it’s not intentional.

I’m burned out! But I know when the next PTA meeting is so……stay tuned to SundaLive to know what’s going on in “School Business” and if you see me at the Laugh Factory, please be so kind as to remind me where we know each other from in life. My GYN is excluded. I love you all! Even if I can’t remember who you are….xoxoxo Sunda!

Apples Dipped in Honey!

September 22nd, 2011

Apples Dipped in Honey!

Honey! Apples! Brisket! CATERER! Thats what Im thinking as the New Year approaches. Summer flew by…literally across my home with Hurricane Irene and now its time to pump up the volume! Thats right, its Rosh Hashanah and the last thing Im thinking about is what to wear on the High Holy Days.

What Im going to cook is the first thing on my mind! People say that Jewish Holidays shouldnt be about the food but for some many of my friends who dont go to Temple on High Holy Days, sitting down with people who talk about the sermon makes them feel like they were a part of it even though they werent there. Stories of relatives and past Yuntifs are a celebration of our Judaism. Passing stories down to children…. Priceless!

Okay, so some of my stories arent so wonderful but I always share stories about the wonderful moments I had with my in-laws (before we were outlaws!) and my children love the stories. I had a cast of characters and it was fun! My sister-in-law cooked like it was for a Bar Mitzvah. Minimum 20 different dishes all equally delicious and yes, she would make sure you tried everything! Their colorful grandfather Elliot with war stories that never happened, the notorious Never Aging Cousin Cele and their Orthodox cousins, Rabbi Shelly and Zelda Goldstein. Zelda is unique human being with a GREAT personality. Shes always deep in thought about a baby being born and helping out a new mother. In the middle of a conversation it was not unusual to hear Zelda come out with: I wonder if she had the baby? She always knows someone who is about to give birth!

I want my children to know about reflection. Retaining memories to pass on to the next generation. My husband often speaks of his cousin Freyda whom he never met yet always repeats the family story that after meals when it was time to clean up….Freyda had to use the bathroom! There was always a Freyda at the table.

Now the phone calls are coming in. People who Ive never broken bread with in my life are asking if they can come to my home and as a Jew you cant say no. Nor do I want to say no. I want this Rosh Hoshana to be the best ever as I look forward to Yom Kippur. Dont ask me why thats my favorite High Holy Day. I have no idea but I do know that when my stomach is growling and Im imagining bagels with lox throughout the day…I reflect and think of those who suffer with hunger pangs every day without knowing when their fast will be broken. I am blessed to be here another year.

Its showtime! I wonder who will be Cousin Freyda at my table this year! Doheny Meat Kosher Meat Market…here I come! I wish all of you LShana Tovah!

…AND HOW WAS YOUR SUMMER?

September 7th, 2011

…AND HOW WAS YOUR SUMMER?

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, MOST OF MY SUMMER IN DENTISTS CHAIRS. AS IM TYPING IM PLAYING WITH THE STITCHES IN MY MOUTH…DIDNT HAVE TIME TO GET THEM REMOVED IN NEW YORK BECAUSE I DECIDED IT WAS TIME FOR MY BREAK TO GO TO THE JERSEY SHORE.

WRONG! IT WAS TIME TO BREAK FOR THE BORDER! AFTER ONE DAY IM EVACUATED FROM MY NJ HOTEL ONLY TO BE GREETED BY HURRICANE IRENE IN NYC!

EAST COASTERS ARE TOUGH BUT ITS HARD TO BE TOUGH WHEN YOU ARE EMPTYING PAILS OF WATER FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM! ALL OF MY LA FRIENDS ARE TELLING ME IT WAS ONLY A TROPICAL STORM! REALLY? I NEVER HAD WATER FAUCETS IN MY CEILING!

IT STARTED WITH THE WARNINGS ON THE NEWS AND OF COURSE, NEW YORKERS STARTED WITH THEIR HURRICANE PARTIES.

I CALLED MY HUSBAND WHILE I WAS FLASHLIGHT SHOPPING AND TOLD HIM TO GET FOOD. HE REPLIED: I ORDERED CHINESE. THAT WAS NOT GOING TO CUT IT! I WAS COOKING LIKE IT WAS PESACH! I WAS NOT GOING TO RUN OUT OF FOOD, CANDLES, BATTERIES OR CAT FOOD!

HURRICANE IRENE HIT LIKE A PINT OF TEQUILA! MY HAIR GOT WET IN THE HOUSE AND THAT NEVER MAKES ME HAPPY! FRIENDS WERE CALLING IN FROM LA…. JUST TO TALK! IM TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT I WANT TO SAVE MY BATTERY POWER IN MY CELL PHONES.

WE NEVER LOST POWER BUT I DEFINITELY FELT THAT THERE IS A HIGHER POWER. WHEN YOU WATCH THE NEWS AND SEE YOUR OWN FAMILY ON A BOAT…YOU BELIEVE! MY COUSINS WERE BEING EVACUATED IN PATERSON, NJ ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AND THAT WAS AWFUL! I THINK THAT NONE OF US BELIEVED THAT IT WAS REALLY GOING TO BE THAT BAD BUT IT WAS AND I LIVED TO SEE IT AND NEVER EVER WANT TO SEE IT, AGAIN!

ODDLY ENOUGH, I CAME BACK TO LA MUCH THINNER AFTER RUNNING UP AND DOWN 3 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS IN MY NY APARTMENT AND TRUE TO FORM, MY LOS ANGELES UPSTAIRS INSOMNIAC NEIGHBOR WAS LOUDER THAN THE STORM!

SHE IS STILL AT IT! WHAT CAN SHE BE DOING AT 4:30 AM? AS I HEAR THE DRAWERS SLAM AND THE HEELS CLICK I REALIZE I AM BACK IN LOS ANGELES…THE REAL CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS…AT LEAST DOESNT LET ME SLEEP!

JERRY LEWIS NEVER SAW THIS COMING! AND I DONT MEAN HIS MDA DEPARTURE, I MEAN NEW YORK IN A HURRICANE! TO ALL MY VJ FANS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LETTERS…IM OKAY AND WILL HAVE A LOT MORE TO SAY AS THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS. NOTHING IS MORE FUN THAN A PTA MEETING AND WITH THAT I THANK YOU FOR STAYING TUNED TO SUNDALIVE! NEVER A DULL MOMENT!