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A 9:30pm weeknight concert invite today versus five years ago

admin - March 12, 2013

R’s good friend invited us to a concert last night. The day was Monday. The show didn’t start until 9:45, which really means 10:00 because nothing cool ever actually starts on time. The venue is about fifteen minutes from our house, so not far but not so close that we can’t not go. We’ve seen the band before, but they’re fantastic, as is this friend, …

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PSA: The Power of Live Performance

admin - March 5, 2013

  (Don’t let this AMAZING O’Reilly clip confuse you. This is a very serious post.)  This is a public service post. On Sunday I witnessed something truly remarkable, and I witnessed it live. It was a story told by the actress/host/storyteller/comedienne/teacher Suzanne Whang about finally finding the love of her life at age 50. It was the most romantic thing I have ever heard outside …

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Finally, A Video Game For Girls Just Like Us! Disney’s City Girl

admin - February 28, 2013

Just like Tuesday’s post, I have not in any way been paid to write about this product, though that will be abundantly clear once you start reading… On Monday I got an e-mail from Geanna. Subject line: Please write about this…Body of text: http://gothamist.com/2013/02/26/terrible_disney_game_teach_young_ny.php I have been both thanking and cursing Geanna ever since. The gist of the article from Gothamist is this: A new …

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My Review of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred

admin - February 26, 2013

Note: I am not in any way affiliated with Jillian Michaels, nor have I been paid to write this post. I am just a good Samaritan who didn’t have anything else to write about today. I don’t like to exercise because it is hard, and I hate the way my hair looks when I sweat. That said, I recently picked up my very dusty Jillian …

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Delayed Oscar Pun Dish Post

admin - February 26, 2013

I’m delayed in posting this because it didn’t turn out quite like it was expected. I made my Baked Brie-st of the Southern Wild. I cut many different sizes and shapes of brie cheeses into the shape of a giant boar. I wrapped that boar shape in way too much Pillsbury crescent roll dough. I added the features of the animal in 3-D using even …

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My 2013 Oscar Picks

admin - February 21, 2013

On account of the fact that I won last year’s Oscar pool by a landslide (thank you Pete Hammond at Deadline) and could not think of anything else to write today, I’m publishing my 2013 Oscar picks. It will come as no surprise to you that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT the Oscars. It will also come as no surprise to you that I attend …

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My Theory On How Everyone Suddenly Found Someone To Get Engaged To

admin - February 19, 2013

Over the past three months, seven people that I personally know have gotten engaged. Prior to these past three months, I hadn’t even been to seven weddings. It is completely out of control. Not that I didn’t expect this exact mass influx of engagements to strike right around the time of my 30th birthday. I’ve been anticipating it for the whole of my late 20s. …

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The Best Love Lesson I Never Realized I Needed to Learn

admin - February 14, 2013

It is Valentine’s Day, and so I feel inclined to share a little something I’ve learned about love. This, like so many love lessons, is one I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t understand for a very long time. Actually, it’s worse than that, I didn’t even know that I didn’t understand it. I didn’t know it was missing from my knowledge base at all. …

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