personal assistant to a very famous singer or movie star

June 2, 2012


It is graduation season and blogs and youtubes advising the happy graduates abound. I just read an article by Lisa Bloom in the Huffington Post called The Most Honest Commencement Speech You Will Never Hear. Her speech basically says that grads’ terrible education and dismal job prospects are the fault of all the grads that […]

Posted in: Generations


November 3, 2011


I am participating in NaNoWriMo this month. My book is about my three dogs, which I realize is only slightly better than one saying they will write about their three cats. But bear with me. These are funny girls and I have some funny stories to tell. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll buy the hardcover […]

Posted in: Books

Children are our future?

October 19, 2011


I watched CNN’s Western Republican Debates this morning (thank you to @miserablyglorious for posting the full program which I couldn’t find in full at a single mainstream news outlet). Within the first 15 minutes, Rick Santorum made an assumption I think we Americans should carefully reconsider. To criticize Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan, Santorum pointed […]

Posted in: Governance

More beauty, less stuff

October 17, 2011


Real Simple magazine ran an article a while back (the August issue) about simplifying your beauty routine in the summer. I am a Real Simple subscriber and fan, but am certainly not their target audience. Their simplifying routine is way more complicated than my everyday, year-round routine, most likely because even when going simple, they need […]

Posted in: Home Fried

The Case for Polygamy

October 14, 2011


In a recent republican debate, Ron Paul was asked his feelings on gay marriage and then whether polygamy would be okay too. He responded: “It’s sort of like asking the question if the states wanted to legalize slavery or something like that, that is so past reality that no state is going to do that.” […]

Post Grad

August 17, 2011


Unemployment Rate March 2008 to March 2010

Dear Alexis Bledel, I have been reviewing your impressive filmography. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants          Domestic Total Gross: $39,053,061. very nice. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Two Domestic Total Gross: $44,089,964. even better. Sin City                                                         Domestic Total Gross: $74,103,820. wow. … Post Grad                                                 Domestic Total Gross: $6,380,019. wah, wah, wah. I’d like to […]

Posted in: Generations, Movies

Fie upon financial instruments!

August 16, 2011


As a Gen X – Gen Y cusp, I have perhaps enough distance from the Gen Y ethos to see it clearly and am enough a part of it to see what is coming. I have a bit of a premonition. Given that Gen Y is growing up amidst mortgage failure and fraud, bank defaults […]