Purple Haze and Lackadaisical Labor Days

Once upon a time, labor day weekend, a full tank of gas, and a topless baby blue CJ7 were all it took to make me smile in that way that made my cheekbones hurt. I know I was that girl, but I don’t remember her much anymore. I remember tucking my hair under a grimy knitContinue reading “Purple Haze and Lackadaisical Labor Days”

Lunch with King Ding and Snotting Cat-Beef on a Shanghai Lazy Susan

When Kingful Ding of Shanghai, China (no, I am not making that name up) asked me to be the guest of honor at a lunch in his villa I accepted the invitation with enthusiasm. It’s not everyday I get asked to lunch at a villa in Shanghai, and there wasn’t really a polite way for meContinue reading “Lunch with King Ding and Snotting Cat-Beef on a Shanghai Lazy Susan”

Watching a Train Wreck Play with Fire

“Burrito plates are hot!” Once upon a time, after about the billionth time burning my fingers on the scalding porcelain plate in my over-enthusiasm to get to a microwave burrito, I decided to commit this important lesson to my soul by repeating it fifteen times in a row.  Every once in a while I still forget, andContinue reading “Watching a Train Wreck Play with Fire”

Delightfully Chaotic

“She is delightfully chaotic; A beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure.” – Steve Maraboli A colleague once introduced me as “the most fascinating whirling dirvish” she’d ever met. It was one of the greatest compliments I have ever received. Although, perhaps what she meant was, “She’s a chaotic mess, but at least she’sContinue reading “Delightfully Chaotic”

Pretensious D-Bags and an LA Blow Job

Here I am, at a Hollywood hot spot, post $35 blow out, sporting my “Kelsey” (apparently named after a celebrity I know not) manicure, drinking a glass of $15 Pinot Grigio. All this Hollywood glamour brings only one thing to mind, “Pretensious!” Sitting at Sunset and Vine I’m eavesdropping on some would-be-perhaps-is “Film Guy” pontificateContinue reading “Pretensious D-Bags and an LA Blow Job”

When Women Were Protected and Stupid

6:00 the alarm goes off 15 minutes of yoga Shower, Shave, and Shampoo 7:00 wake the angry, sleepy kids Home-cooked breakfast “where’s my shoes” Hair, make-up, and fighting a stuck zipper Carpool drop off 10 hour work days Cook the dinner, clean up the dinner Laundry, groceries “I need a new Sharpie for school tomorrow”Continue reading “When Women Were Protected and Stupid”

Home Organization: Make-up Brush Holders

I am an addict. I am addicted to make-up tutorials and home organization videos. I know, there are more important ways for me to spend my time, but they just don’t offer the same mind-numbing thrill as turning on a good “Get Ready with Me” make-up montage while prepping, primping, and priming for a day atContinue reading “Home Organization: Make-up Brush Holders”

Respecting Men Isn’t Anti-Feminist

I’ve been reading too many cutesy Pinterest articles lately. Seriously. Too. Many. I have adorable workout-clothes crafts, probiotic gluten free vegan muffin recipes, and so many inspirational sayings I could start my own “Van Down by the River” sect. But, the most ridiculous memes I have been noticing a lot lately are the articles remindingContinue reading “Respecting Men Isn’t Anti-Feminist”

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