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If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Go To Ralphs.

August 10, 2012
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Go To Ralphs.

It’s going to be 107 again today.  In an attempt to stay cool we have been hanging out at Ralphs, but we’ve run out of things to buy look at so we’re back to watching TV. – – – – – – – – – – Me:  Hayden, did you know that I used...
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Mars Is Awesome, But Murder Isn’t.

August 6, 2012

It bugs me when something awesome happens and ruins something terrible.  Like this week, when a mission to Mars trumped the shooting of innocent people in a temple, the very place where they should feel most safe. I picture this Wade Michael Page, and ex-US military man, storming into that temple with America, Fuck...
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Hey, Where Are the Chips?

July 29, 2012

After nearly a week of server problems I can finally log in to my own blog. I am sure  you were all wondering where I was (heh heh), and just in time to disappear again- I am leaving for BlogHer in two days! No, I haven’t packed anything. Or typed out instructions and emergency...
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A Family Vacation Without Rides, Characters, or Parades.

July 9, 2012
A Family Vacation Without Rides, Characters, or Parades.

When I was sixteen years old everyone went to the REM concert.  Everyone but me because I went to Disneyland with my family.  Did I mention that I was sixteen? Disneyland with parents, a four year old, and an eleven year old was just that.  NOT COOL.  Although, admittedly, that trip made for some...
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The Necklace

June 7, 2012

I remember being small and snuggling up to her lap, fingering her squishy chest and long gold necklace.  She would give me a squeeze and shrug her shoulders as she smiled, and I knew I was safe and loved. When I graduated from college she gave me a little wrapped box.  Inside was her...
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Home At Last

June 4, 2012

I haven’t been writing much, lately.  With each passing week I have a new excuse explanation. I really need to prep that soil.  or Today I am running errands. or It’s too hard to write with Hayden around. or I am so busy with Arthur, now. But the real reason I haven’t been writing...
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There Are No Ants In My Pants

May 24, 2012
There Are No Ants In My Pants

A few days ago I flushed out my ears (what, you mean you don’t flush yours?).  I had never done it before, but since quitting Q-tips I have wondered if my ears are just stockpiling wax. I was expecting to wash away some chunks, sort of like what I’d see with my netipot, only...
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Fat Boy Slim Is Great For Cellulite

May 21, 2012

Raise your hand if you like Fat Boy Slim. Okay, that was a rhetorical command, or whatever. I can enjoy me some Fat Boy Slim, and its been rumored to reduce cellulite. Okay, maybe not Fat Boy Slim, but something close.  You can read about it over at This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff....
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Adoption Wasn’t Supposed To Involve a Baby

May 16, 2012
Adoption Wasn’t Supposed To Involve a Baby

Nobody told me that I could become a dog lover fall in love with this dog.  His ears, his facial expressions, the way he snuggles in his “bed” all afternoon, and the way he leaps around like a little deer in the backyard. Also?  Nobody told me that no  matter how old the dog...
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We’ve Decided To Adpot

May 9, 2012
We’ve Decided To Adpot

Those of you who have been with me for awhile know of what we had to go through before we decided to stop trying to have another child.  It was a tough decision, only in that it took us so long to realize what was right for us.  We won’t (and probably can’t) have...
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Frye’s Might Give Me Diarrhea

May 4, 2012

Mommy, can we go to Frye’s again someday? Yes, someday. Can we go to Frye’s today? No, we don’t need anything from Frye’s. They have snacks there, too. Yes, they have snacks for when we get desperate. We got Goldfish there. And I got to eat Goldfish the whole way home. Yes, I remember....
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Can Bliss Come From the Ground Up? Maybe.

April 30, 2012

Those of you who come here regularly may already know that my latest quest for true bliss comes from the ground up.  I used to think that it came from the top down- that if I could just have good hair that nothing else would matter.  And while I haven’t given up on trying...
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I’ve Always Been a Little Rash (Pun Intended).

April 27, 2012

So, I’ve got this rash (cutting to the chase, I know). It’s in my right armpit.  Well, not exactly the armpit- it snuggles up to that little pokey fat that sticks out between the armpit and chest.  The pokey that models don’t have. It’s small, maybe three-quarters of an inch long, less than half...
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It’s Official!

April 23, 2012
It’s Official!

When I moved to Los Angeles there were two things I learned very quickly.  Nine out of ten people living here were not born here, and eight out of those nine moved here for The Industry. Actors, writers, artists, editors, wannabe directors… they came to La La Land with a common goal, and for...
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