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Archive for March, 2010

Stuff I Like: Kiehl’s Musk

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

  I have big pores. That must be why nearly every fragrance I’ve ever tried has sunk into my skin never to be smelled again. It’s frustrating: I POUR perfume on and 3.5 seconds later it’s as if I washed it all off with a fire hose. No scent remains. It’s weird. Where does it […]

Super Cute Site of Jewelrificness

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I’m browsing this new site chock full of jewelry made entirely from found vintage buttons. Best of all and coolest? The shop owner is from my hometown of Buffalo Grove, Ill.   Gotta represent.  

For San Diego-ites…(Who Work Out)(Or Need to Work Out)(Or Are Thinking About Starting to Work Out)

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

SELF Magazine is doing its Workout in the Park “outdoor health, fitness, and wellness festival” on Saturday, April 24th at Mission Bay Park. There’ll be exercise demos and “classes,” fashion tips, beauty makeovers and giveaways. I really should check this out. Gotta get back on the exercise bandwagon that I disembarked about eight years ago. […]

There’s No Music Like Show Music

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

  Getting ready to storm the stage.   Would you look at the time? It’s “Tip Day” already! I think this setting an editorial calendar for my blog stuff is kind of panning out maybe a little.   It’s nice to have boundaries.   Of course, it’s nice to not have boundaries too.   But […]

PROMPTuesday #100: WOW

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

I admit it. I’ve given brief pause to retiring PROMPTuesday from my blog. What once used to be a joy and a challenge, has now turned into something “I must do” and that concerns me. But after careful reflection, I decided to be a tough old broad who hangs on until the last breath. You […]

Flannel and Cotton Briefs

Monday, March 29th, 2010

As I sit laptopping in the local coffee shop, just tip-typin’ away, wearing my favorite gray moth-eaten sweater, misshapen tunic and faded jeans, I can’t help but think back to my full-time working days. Oh lo, those days. I could visit three cubicles in six seconds wearing 3-inch heels and an 85-lb. Franklin Planner. I […]

Stuff I Like: Face Slime

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

{{Mamarazzi Knows Best won!}}   Here’s my newest favorite thing:     The above is part of a skincare line developed by a bloggy friend who suffers from super-sensitive skin, rosacea and “general dermatological malaise.” When she contacted me to ask if I’d give some of the products a trial run, I practically begged she […]

Lentil Delightfulness

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Let’s see. According to my records, Wednesday is Tip Day. (As in helpful hints, not monetary compensation.) (Although…) (Nah, forget it.) Now I’m the first to tell you I don’t hand out tips wily nily, other than “Don’t Smile at a Crocodile,” or “Don’t Wear Granny Underwear with Low-Rise Jeans.” (Wish I had taken THAT […]

PROMPTuesday #99: Another One Word

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Just a one-word prompt today. I’ve written the word below and ask that you write a paragraph, a poem, or even? post a photo on what the word means to you.   The word is:   JUDGMENT   Perhaps you write about a situation where you were judged — or are judged — or where […]

Looking for Summer Camps? (San Diegans Only)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

I know I am. Here’s one I found out about recently: The City of Encinitas Summer Camps from June 21- August 27. Put on by the City of Encinitas Parks and Rec Department, the camp program has dozens of different camps from “Seaside Day Camp” and “Junior Lifeguards” to cooking camps. Costs run from $99- […]

Monday: A Memory. Just Like I Promised.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

In my early 20s, I worked as an advertising coordinator for a Chicago-area bank. I took the job right after I moved from L.A. where I was an editorial assistant for a video game magazine. Like I do, I pretended I knew way more than I did during my bank interview, and so became responsible […]

Hello. I am San Diego Momma and I Am A Randomaholic

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I need more structure in my life. There’s ENTIRELY too much random abounding in my daily goings-ons and as such, I must impose boundaries and guidelines on myself. Not only will these circles of propriety give new meaning to my bouncing from thing to thing, but my blog posts will now have purpose. PURPOSE!   […]

Online Detox

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I’ve been online too much. Too too much. There’s the Twitter and the Facebook and the blog and the other people’s blogs and the Skype and the email and the other email. I think in terms of “can I blog this” and when my mind is blank of post fodder, I wallow in existential misery. […]

PROMPTuesday #98: Lyrical

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Today? Please write a poem. Free form. Except…I do require one word be included: Halcyon.   Do it for me?   Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.   First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here. Want […]

The Many-Dimensioned Reasons of Why I Am Awesome

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

You know what I think is awesome? When I tell my husband why I am awesome. In exacting, painstaking detail. Because he sometimes forgets. And so I gently remind him that I COOK A LOT. That I WORK FROM HOME AND BRING IN MONEY. That I AM NOT A DRUG ADDICT. Also, that PEOPLE FIND […]

Still… In Progress

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Birds leave shadows on the grass where a blanket is drawn   Close by, clouds skitter Blacking out The wings   It’s like this On the ground Where light and dark intermix   A speckled mosaic Of wondering and cursing Not sure what it should be   What should it be A shadow, a bird […]

Don’t Call For Me…

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

…I’ll be busy.    

Pennies for Penny

Friday, March 12th, 2010

I love my two little girls. Deep down-to-the-soul, lift-my-heart, in-every-last-fiber love. It’s no different for those of you with children. Now imagine if your child were sick — not needs Tylenol every four hours sick, but sick-and-might-die sick.   I’m sorry to make you go there in your head, but someone in our community is […]

We Don’t Have THAT Much in Common

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Not too long ago, my brother sent me a link to Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED speech on creativity (which I’ve posted here several times) and told me, “This woman reminds me a bit of you, and I think you’ll probably enjoy it if you haven’t seen it.”   Well of course I was semi-flattered, because as […]

The Cough of a Thousand Nights

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Oh the things we do.   Last night, Booger coughed constantly and continuously and for the frack ever. Like as in and for example, ALL NIGHT LONG. She obviously had a tickle in her throat that wouldn’t quit and it plagued her throughout the ENTIRE EVENING AND INTO THE DAY.   As a concerned mother […]


Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Seems there are a lot of people who want to get to know me better and send me Canadian medications through the U.S. mail. Really, these people must be very lonely. I feel bad for them. I’m thinking of visiting them personally so they can know firsthand the warm connection of real human interaction. I […]

PROMPTuesday #97: Talk To Me

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

This PROMPT is lifted entirely from my friend Eden’s brain. Eden (I call her Stephanie) is the founder and editor of an amazing literary journal, AND the creator of a fiction workshop that I signed up for and didn’t finish. (More on that last part later.) Eden also is a great writer (can we share […]

Stuff I Like

Monday, March 8th, 2010

This is my semi-annual and infrequent “Stuff I Like” post that I write every so often to fill up the blank spaces in my mind. That’s right. Today? I can’t think of a darn thing to write. Other than this.   Still. These things, this “stuff I like” really moves me. All these items were […]


Saturday, March 6th, 2010

  Notes: 1. I lied. I will tell you: I was on San Diego Channel 6‘s Saturday morning news. There is no link though, thank the Lord in His starry heaven above. 2. The “Lia Sophia jewelry rep lady” is Elizabeth (link here). 3. I never actually said the names of the products I demo’d […]

Special Appearance (UPDATED)

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Mama Mary won the stuffed pig treasure chest and We Sit by Fire? You won the MyPlate-Mate! Congrats! You wanna email me your addresses? Or shall we arrange a pickup day?   You remember that TV thing, right? As in, I’m going to be on it?   I’ve got my Secret Extra Strength ready to […]

Out of the Mouth of the Crazed

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Scene: My husband walks in the door from work. I need validation and assurance. We are in the family room. It is night.   My husband: Hi, honey, how was your day?   Me: DO YOU EVEN LOVE ME?   My husband: Sounds good. I’m going to take a shower now.   Me: What is […]

It’s Sally Field Time

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Please dear Lord, don’t feel you must, but I was nominated for something and if you’d like to cast a vote, you can by clicking the green arrow by San Diego Momma here.   Several other fantastic San Diego bloggers are nominees as well, so check out the list and vote for some of these […]


Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Since I’ve been thinking lately about boundaries, I thought I’d explore the serious side. As a woman who never learned to set personal boundaries, I’ve paid a price. Luckily, the cost hasn’t been too high – other than lack of self-respect – but I’ve been in some situations that could have turned out much worse. […]

Are You in San Diego? Do You Like Nice Hair?

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

This week’s Buy With Me deal is for DK Hair ($50 for $100 worth of hair services). DK Hair is in Hillcrest. So you know it’s gotta be edgy and cool. Like you, maybe?  

The Anemia Made Me Do It

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

So this woman I barely know, whose daughter was my daughter’s daycare buddy for a year in 2006, calls me out of the blue a few months ago and leaves me a message that sounded semi-urgent.   “Hi Debbie, it’s Betsy. Can you call me back?”   So I do, even though we’ve never spoken […]

PROMPTuesday #96: Where You At

Monday, March 1st, 2010

I am a girl from Chicago I shiver whenever the wind blows It reminds me of when The snow didn’t end And snot flowed freer than fro-yo   **************************   I live in a town with moms Sometimes it reminds me of prom Who goes with whom and what’s with the boobs Jewelry parties go […]