The Dinner Party

By: Tory  |  Published: July 19th, 2011   |  Category: Buddhism, pema chodron, Tory Shulman News, women

After reading an article in “Self” magazine, I changed my morning routine. The article claimed that in order to have the most efficient day, one should wake up relatively early, get in the shower right away and make the bed before leaving the house. This leaves you with a clean and fresh space from which to start your 24 hours. Turns out this routine also gives you more time in the morning to take care of other duties…such as dog doodies. I have found a pleasant four block walk with my rescue mutts Barnaby and Josie Rose really gets the […]

Tory’s Top Three Rewatchable Movies

By: Tory  |  Published: July 14th, 2011   |  Category: Film, Funny Stuff, movies, Tory Shulman News

Gas prices are up. Traffic in LA is up. Movie theater prices are up. So I stay down. And when I say down, I mean down on my tush on my couch. When I am on said couch, I like to watch my DVRed shows and Sports Center and, if I have a couple of hours and a couple of packets of Orville Redenbacher Kettlecorn popcorn, I’ll catch a movie airing on the tube. But lately, the choices…hmm…not so much. I mean, honestly, if I see Mrs. Doubtfire on Oxygen one more time I’m gonna set my own boobs on […]

Top 5 Movies You Should NEVER Show Your Kids (That You Think You Should)

By: Tory  |  Published: July 13th, 2011   |  Category: Film, movies, parents, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News

One night in my early childhood my parents went out to dinner and left me, my older sister, and her friend in the hands of Evelyn, our dear Grandma. The night was uneventful until we all plopped down onto the ol’ orange and brown den couch and popped in a Disney video none of us had seen. My sister had chosen it from the local video store. The movie: “Watcher in the Woods.” 1) “Watcher in the Woods” To be honest, I don’t even want to write about this movie since it means I have to dig deep into traumatic […]

Tory’s Top Three Cinematic Real Estate Fantasies

By: Tory  |  Published: July 12th, 2011   |  Category: Film, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News

I love my teeny tiny apartment. It has AC and a washer dryer and we all know those two things equal heaven on earth. However, I have to admit, I have had bouts of cabin fever. When the overwhelming urge to spread out overtakes me, I take a scenic driving tour of the mansions and mini castles of Beverly Hills, 90210. What would it feel like to put my car in park in this sprawling driveway and walk up the double-winding staircase to my chandeliered bedroom? How would it feel to be in charge of actual yard landscaping and not […]