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How I got rid of those last ten pounds

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

The way you look

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

I believe in Dog

I am selfish and lazy. While I have been working since I was 14 years old and like to think I have spent a fair portion of my life if not in the pursuit of bettering humanity then at least Read more

Gratuity included

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

Parental Guidance Is Advised

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


Sunday Swap At Mambo

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Swap At Mambo

[img src=]Action 4 Newsteam swings into…ACTION.

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[img src=]Many, many shoes without a home.

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[img src=]The inimitable Mal B.

[img src=]Suave Luca F. doing his thing.

[img src=]Francesa Fiore.

[img src=]It is the place.

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[img src=]Delicious children were serv… I’m told that is not the case.

[img src=]Di gets her swap on.

[img src=]And Heaven help those who impede her.

[img src=]ELVES!

[img src=]Best shot of the day.

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This was a really good time.

Clothed and naked.

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I Thing Therefore I Am. Heh.

For me, writing is kind of like sculpture. There is an image underneath the stone and my job is to find that image and give it shape. Meaning as well. And yes, I realize in that metaphor my head is made of rock. Inelegant but accurate.

Clothing and fashion can often create the illusion of evolution in both an individual and a culture. Illusion because the movement, the ‘progress’, is often contrived and meaningless, a ploy to create an artificial and banal ‘revolution’ — a tale told to idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Like tattoos or other consumer purchases, fashionable items cannot bestow real value or meaning, cannot graft that onto you not matter what they cost or who created them. At best they are an expression of who you really are, at worst they are a mask for an otherwise empty existence. But like all other forms of self-expression their value is irrevocably tied to who you are as a person and are an accurate reflection of your character.

Clothes are, after all, one of the first created articles that humanity produced with its big brain and opposable thumbs and tilted pelvis (pelvii?). Hunting implements and funeral ornaments, clothes and shelter: these are all primary and essential pieces of early homo sapien’s toolkit. Read more

H&M Trauma! Is My Collar Popped?

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What was I thinking walking into an H&M? Did I somehow think I was impervious to their ridiculously trendy and reasonably priced fashions? Man, I’m dumb sometimes.

Di puts the ‘Di’ into ‘To Die For.’ Photo shoots and whatnot from the last couple of weeks.

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Photo Shoot(s)

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[img src=]Again with the waiting.

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[img src=]Charlie's not Angels.

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[img src=]Where the hell did these come from?

[img src=]You don’t just fall out of bed looking this good…Thanks Amanda.

[img src=]Yes Mistress…whatever you want, Mistress.

[img src=]Another example of how Di puts the ‘Di’ into ‘To Die For.’

[img src=]Now that is some hair.

Coutural Anthropology 101

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In the last two weeks I found myself in the company of two men largely responsible for shaping the way we dress in the last 30 plus years. Well, not literally in their company, but in the realm of their senses so to speak. I will admit I was only academically interested in both JeanPaul Gaultier and Bill Cunningham prior to witnessing their work, figuring at the very least, it would be good for the doc and the blog. I certainly didn’t expect to be as moved as I was seeing as I don’t quite understand why fashion is so fundamentally important to some people. Before this challenge I would buy clothes for many reasons, and I still enjoy dressing well  but I find some people’s level of commitment to a certain designer or style bordering on ridiculous. The world is spinning in a perpetual catastrafuck: wars, terrorism, depression, environmental and natural disasters, disease, hunger, racism, religious persecution,  and female subjugation kind of makes the debate on the length of this season’s hemlines almost criminal in it’s frivolity. Then I see a film like ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ or designer Jean-Paul Gaultier’s retrospective at Montreal’s Musee des Beaux Arts and I can begin to understand where this kind of unbridled enthusiasm for fashion comes from. Read more

Swap Don’t Shop!

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Di on how the swapping/shopping experience should be.

Post Clothing Swap Reaction

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Di on why she thinks the first clothing swap was a success.

Clothing Swap Conscience

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Nick asks me how I think I’ll fare at the clothing exchange and I answer him honestly: I just don’t know.

Clothing Swap Conundrum

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On the eve of our first clothing swap I ponder my motives.


White collar prey

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Here’s one of my favorite Kids In The Hall skits, the French Trappers. I don’t own the rights to this, just posting it here as a fan, and a warning to all my suit-wearing friends.