When we started this blog for the documentary, I promised myself I would never go more than two weeks without posting. I also promised myself that I would never start a blog post with something lame and apologetic like, Read more
I don't flirt. Ever. Not because I don't know how, but because I just don't like to. Being funny had always been my technique as a server and it was more profitable and less exhausting to maintain than keeping Read more
It's 2012. I hope I don't need to remind anyone (other than Conservatives and misogynists, if you'll pardon the redundancy) that women are so much more than their looks. We are capable of anything we set our minds to Read more
A couple of weeks ago, my brother Dan came up for Mum's 75th birthday celebration with his five kids (Paul, 18, Em, 15, Lauren 14, Jon, 12 and Briana, 6), all of whom reminded me of what is was Read more
I stand before you, a sinner. I have broken my word. I have not practiced what I preached. I have failed!
Contrition was a big thing in the 80's. People were always apologizing for something or other and apparently it Read more
Sometimes I think too much. That is not to say they’re coherent or even interesting thoughts but they do run round and round in the spacious corridors of my post-concussive interior world. Incessantly.
Some people spend an enormous amount of energy, in a variety of ways, trying to silence these internal debates: Yoga, television, meditation, OCD apartment cleanliness, drugs, sex, drugs with sex, food and the ageless standby– drunken sottery. With the exception of Yoga I have indulged in all of these, to some degree. My current crutch is too many hours spent in front of fiendishly clever games. And it’s interesting how often people will cite these activities as an escape from their external existence when usually all they are is another set of activities to negotiate. Read more
I realize that summer is only over in the academic sense. Weather’s still decent, and I don’t have kids so it’s summer for me constantly. But every year at this time the whole ‘Back to School’ thing is like a nostalgia clock that’s permanently set to 1986. My brain is hardwired to stop screwing around and get out of the pool already. So even though I’m wearing shorts and walking my dog in the sunshine, my inner child is at school. Who am I kidding, I was never really a child so I must have an inner short-bus driver, or inner cafeteria lady yanking my emotional school bell which would account for all the metaphorical tater-tots being hurled at the back of my head. Either way, I may be on the sidewalk picking up poop but my heart is in a classroom, sitting at a desk on a beautiful day, looking out the window at some poor woman picking up poop.
All this to say that this time of year makes me want to shop. Read more
Stumbled across an article by Drew Droege who has been impersonating Chloe Sevigny since 2002. I’ve often wondered what the big deal is with fashion designers being so in love with her, but it’s probably because she’s willing to wear pretty much anything and she goes out a lot so their crazy outfits get seen on the pages of ‘In Touch’. I do think she is a great actor though but in magazines she always looks like she takes herself a little too seriously, which is why I find these skits of Drews so HI-larious. She’s probably pretty cool in real life, and the skits are more a skewering of that kind of tragically on-trend It-Celebrity more than they are of Chloe herself. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
George Michael’s video for his song ‘Freedom 90′ features supermodels lip-synching to his lyrics while symbols of his past career( guitar, jukebox, leather jacket ) are demolished. This sexy vid was directed by one of our favorite directors, David Fincher who went on to helm such films as ‘Se7en’, ‘Fight Club’, ‘Zodiac’ and ‘Social Network’.