End of an Experiment

Posted Feb 28 2009

In February, I experimented with posting everyday. I found the pressure of putting something out everyday to be not a good thing on several levels. First, it really cut into the time I have to spend cruising other people’s blogs, which sucks because:o I keep missing the story setups and wind up feeling like the […]

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Tour des Maisons Perdues

Posted Feb 27 2009

When I lived in Minnesota, my friend, K, dated a guy for a while who’d recently been divorced. The divorce, and the things he’d given up because of it, (time with his kids, a lifestyle, possessions, a chunk of his income) were much on his mind. One night, after he’d tossed back a few, he […]

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Thursday Culture Day

Posted Feb 26 2009 in

Today, a sampling from Ambrose Bierce, author of The Devil’s Dictionary. Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. Enough, adj: Too much. Famous, adj: Conspicuously miserable. Lawsuit: A machine you go into as a pig and come out of as […]

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Our Town

Posted Feb 24 2009 in

Three cheers for Riverside! (Ohio, that is.) I just had, yet again, the opportunity to see my town featured on the news. This time it was because the Chief of Police’s wife was picked up at the local mall for shoplifting. (On camera — always good to get the whole visual!) The last time was […]

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Okay, One More

Posted Feb 23 2009

Buf thought I was holding out on you yesterday. He was right. 6) Farted silently in the checkout lane, then wandered away, leaving Captain Oh-Wow to pay for the groceries while the teenaged cashier curled her lip and glared at him. (The man was a freak for Mexican pizzas. Enough said.) (In case you’re interested, […]

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5 Evil Things

Posted Feb 22 2009

that I’ve done to people over the years (but only for good reasons). 1) Pretended to be dead of carbon monoxide poisoning when Mr. Right Now came back out of the store where he’d gone to run an errand. (Deserved, as he left me in an idling car after warning me he thought it was […]

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Old Joke #8

Posted Feb 21 2009 in

What does it mean when you find bones on the moon? The cow didn’t make it. (If you knew how many Laffy Taffy wrappers I had to read to find even one good joke, you’d at least give me a courtesy laugh.)

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Club Diva

Posted Feb 20 2009

My Beloved Daughter is what is known at a lipstick lesbian. For her, fashion is sacred. When she was four, I tried to buy her this adorable little flannel shirt. She checked it out, then looked me in the eye and said, “You can buy it, but I won’t wear it.” BD came out to […]

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Thursday Culture Day

Posted Feb 19 2009 in

Dorothy Parker is one of my favorite literary figures. Everyone’s heard her famous aphorism, “Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses.” Here are some less-known quotations. Her performance ran the gamut of emotions from A to B (of Katherine Hepburn) If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, […]

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