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Archive for June, 2009

More Fashion Under $50

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

As always, ignore the hair.  

PROMPTuesday #62: Whose Line is it Anyway?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I got the below line from somewhere and can’t recall from where. Can you imagine a greater treason if you’re a writer? Still, it’s a great prompt starter and I can’t resist, even if I’m unable to give the original author credit.   So please, write a story using the line “Flying through the streets […]

Shut Up, Literati Realist

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

I get annoyed by articles like this. Not because there’s not a kernel of truth in them, but because the author is so in freaking love with her brain, she’s erased the heart. Also, just because this is your experience, don’t extrapolate general truisms for the rest of us.   p.s. Still pissy.  

I Love Make-Up Roundups

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Sometimes, I get all sweaty from articles like this. This excitement dates back to my days of a soon-to-be-high-schooler when I would pore over Seventeen Magazine and plan my knickers-and-clogs back to school outfits.

Let’s Get Happy

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

My friend, Brian Papa, just developed this new website called CheerUpNation, and I have a feeling it’s going to be the daily pick-me-up I need. I think you’ll like it too. (Wait. Do you like cute kids and positive messages? That’s a pre-req.) If so, check it out and say hello!   (Brian’s personal blog […]

Poo Ethers Be Gone!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

So, moving sucks.   And I haven’t even done anything yet. But just thinking about it stinks.   Speaking of, I can’t get over the fact that I’m moving into someone else’s space that has (1) Their hair in the drains (2) Their poo ethers in the toilet (3) Their skin cells in the carpet. […]

I’ve Said It Before and I’ll Say it Again

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Why haven’t bathing suit designers realized that if they’d only lobby against the sale and manufacture of florescent lighting, they’d sell a hell of a lot more bathing suits?   There should be lobbyists on Capitol Hill. Yea, I see it now: shade-walking flabby 30-somethings, sweaters tied around their waists, who never use public restrooms. […]

Summer Reading List

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I’m drooling over here.

Last Night, And I Can’t Write Anymore

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Saturday night was a total fluke, because originally I was to join Jenn at FOUND, but The Rock cast his Father’s Day vote to listen to some music and spend some couples time (poetic license on that last part), and so off we went to a complete dive lounge in horse country where his cousin […]

PROMPTuesday #61: Imagine That

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I’m scared to fly. Best of all and super exciting is that I get to do it next month for my brother’s wedding. In New York. (Can’t you people get married where there’s easier ground transportation? And in a city of closer proximity not necessitating air travel?)   For God’s sake.   At any rate, […]

Note to Dirty Self

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

If you are asked to showcase your cheap, used thriftwear on another website, shower first.   That’s all I got.  

Just Do It For Him

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

How come you people never tell me to just shut up?   Why do I need to go to my dad for that service?   Because when I called him yesterday, all crestfallen and lame about moving to the suburbs, you know what he said? He said I was a Drama Queen. A Drama Queen! […]

Ghost **ore

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I love me a good real life haunted house story!


Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

  The suburban Chicago house where I lived for 8 years, so I should just shut up.   ***********************************************************************************   Dudes. Oh, dudes.   It’s pretty official.   We’re moving to the ‘burbs.   I know I say this like I’m some elitist hipster who can’t deign herself to live in two-story houses next to […]

PROMPTuesday #60: Lie to Me

Monday, June 15th, 2009

We got a meme this week, folks. And I’m going with it because the topic intrigues me and I love to lie for sport. So by way of Green Girl, this meme/PROMPT is as follows:   “Sometimes you can learn more about a person by what they don’t tell you, or from the things they […]

I’m So Metaphorically Cheap

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Hey! Check out the cheap, used clothes I bought at the Goodwill! My friend San Diego Bargain Mama put me up on her site, even though I’m a thrift hussy. Isn’t that great? I also think she Photoshopped me to make me look thinner, which is super fantastic and in all ways appreciated.  

Go For It, You’re Not a F*ck-Up

Friday, June 12th, 2009

I saw two movies this week I want to tell you about because they’re the type of movies that will strike a chord if you’ve ever:   1) Waited to take a risk, then took it and were so so glad you did. 2) Felt like life has passed you by. 3) Worried that when […]

PROMPTuesday #59: Decisions, Decisions

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The Rock and I are in the process of making some major decisions on our future. Really BIG decisions. Ones that can change lives. Alter the trajectory of our existence even.   We might move to the suburbs.   I know.   But this is good, right? Costco proximity? Cul de sacs? Girl scouts? Crazy […]

Hard Ass is Us

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I went to an event recently, and the party was altruistic because it raised money for women in Kenya through $14 martinis, but the venue blew. Not because it wasn’t gorgeous, it was: all rooftop deck and blue pool and cabanas and crimson lounge cushions. But because the staff apparently took too seriously their employee […]

This Month’s Book Club

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

It’s Drood. And it’s long. And God can only help me now. (I host June 11, and have not started reading this behemoth.)

Extra! Extra! Get Your Movie Tickets Here!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I think I just mixed media metaphors. (And abused alliteration.) BUT, if you live in San Diego and like artsy, indie movies with such as John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph and Maggie Gylenhall, and such as free and such like, then leave a comment here and I will send you no-charge movie tickets for “Away […]

PROMPTuesday #58: We All Need One

Monday, June 1st, 2009

  We’ve got all kinds of friends, haven’t we? The serious ones, the anal ones, the silly ones, the lost ones, the distant ones, the ironclad ones.   Today, let’s write about the fun ones. Do you have a friend who makes you laugh and is a guaranteed good time? Write about this friend. Tell […]