Monthly Archives: October 2008

Because Right Now Life Is Good

When life is good, it’s very good. And when it’s bad, remind me. Shash, Anissa, Izzy, Britt – Girls Weekend in Orlando When I’m lonely and resentful, longing for home and inside jokes, Remind me about weekends filled with laughter … Continue reading

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On The Night I Became Part Of “The Media Elite”

The press is not impressed. They are not giddy with anticipation or soaking up their surroundings in big, huge gulps. Maybe you get used to having this kind of access to the world. But I, well, I am beyond impressed. … Continue reading

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My First Attempt At Bad Reality TV

The blogging experts say it is taboo to give a laundry list of What You Did Today on your blog. Apparently, it’s boring. But they don’t say anything about showing what you did. This concept was shamefully stolen from Whall. … Continue reading

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Some bloggers are better than others.

I have a paralyzing fear of the camera. Actually, no. It’s not paralyzing. It is whatever the exact opposite of paralyzing is. When a camera is pointed in my direction I find it suddenly impossible to just. sit. still. The … Continue reading

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The Stories Behind The Pictures

We assume that pictures offer us a uniform, indisputable reflection of reality. Picture proof, so to speak, of the way things were. Full stop. But as I read your responses to my old pictures yesterday, I was surprised at how … Continue reading

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I’m sure everyone had an ugly duckling phase, right? RIGHT?!?!

While searching for a picture for Avitable’s Halloween party, I was reminded at just how awkward my childhood was. My family is filled with beautiful people. My brothers are gorgeous boys – have been since birth. My cousins are tall, … Continue reading

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Will you be going with slutty or skanky this year?

OK. I know. Halloween is about girls wearing slutty costumes. I get it. But even I was surprised at the new depths the women’s costume selection has been dragged to this year. Sexy Sponge Bob? Sponge Bob is a boy, … Continue reading

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If I Use A Witty Title, Are You More Likely To Participate?

Some posts are timeless. You can stumble across the author’s words years later and still find the information relevant, still feel the emotion as raw as it was the day the words were typed out. This is not one of … Continue reading

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Why you should probably not invite me to your Passion Party

I am an unfortunate mixture of naivete, judgment and insatiable curiosity. Never was this more apparent than when a girlfriend invited me to a “Passion Party” this weekend. What, you may be wondering, is a Passion Party? It’s kind of … Continue reading

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Yes, Healthcare is a Right

I hesitate to write this because I am not an expert and this is not a political blog. I’m well aware that my readers don’t come here to get their policy lessons. But I believe in civic responsibility. And today, … Continue reading

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