April 24, 2015

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the last to know

Girl Scout Appreciation

Totally crying today. It’s only a little to do with the house hunt—which has driven me to stress headaches and gagging fits over a toilet. Self-reflective as I am, when I feel any emotion deeply, I often stop to figure out what’s behind it. “When’s the first time you remember feeling this way?” I go […]

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April 21, 2015

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finding the one

They need to shut the fcuk up. Whomever “they” are, those people who tell you, “You’ll know it when you find it.” I can tell you this much: I sure as shit didn’t feel that way about love. It took me 20 dates before I even considered myself dating my now-husband. I didn’t “know it.” […]

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April 17, 2015

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showing up without panties

A Five Star Life

When my sister Lea was four-years-old she attended a wedding of our cousin and flashed the priest her vagina. Not once. It was vagina party time. Flowery dress, white eyelet socks, shiny black dress shoes, hair in ribbons, and there it was, on full display, as my terribly bored sister played with the hem of her […]

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March 31, 2015

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creating the (ch)extraordinary (a giveaway)

Chex Giveaway

There are the big moments, calendar worthy, marked with cakes and hearts, circled, assigned with reminders—anniversaries, religious holidays, graduations, TV celebrations from the Superbowl to the Academy Awards—and then there are our every days. We strive to infuse our daily lives with light-up moments, scribbling love notes into lunch bags, or creating savory routines worthy […]

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March 16, 2015

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latest obsessions

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt #streamteam

  I’m obsessed with the show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” I attended the advance screening and brought Phil as my date. Phil doesn’t like anything. If he says, “It was okay,” it means he wants to spread his seed and make illegit babies with it. After watching the first two episodes of Tina Fey’s newest show, […]

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March 12, 2015

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defacing time

Rodner Figueroa

I can only imagine what Rodner Figueroa called me after this photo of us was taken. “A hideous bag,” he might have said, “and the clutch is awful, too.” He would’ve been right about the clutch. It’s time to deface this photo in light of his recent derogatory remarks about Michelle Obama. Appropriately, Univision fired […]

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March 9, 2015

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when hormones moan out, “ADHD and what else?”

When I worked in advertising and attended a creative briefing, I’d usually have what she’s having. That is, if, say, we were briefed on a new drug launch, we’d hear about all the symptoms and how the new drug helped the target audience, then we’d scamper off to brainstorm and search for relevant art (insert […]

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February 28, 2015

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ever after high

Remember

Netflix sent me a box of #StreamTeam goodies to throw an Ever After High viewing party this month, and it has been on my to-do list all month. It didn’t happen, but here’s what did: Abigail opened the box, and Lucas made a verb out of it. “It’s an unboxing, Mama.” Yup, that’s one too […]

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