February 24, 2015


car conversations

One of the reasons I opted for a car without a DVD player or TV screens on the headrests is because I value our car conversations, the ones we wouldn’t have if my beans were being carted off to karate lessons after school, wearing headphones, engrossed in a movie on demand. Conversations like this one, […]

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February 20, 2015


pajamas & pearls oscar party

Oscartini Cocktail

Okay, so who’s having an Oscar’s viewing party at their home this year? Not me.* Want to know why? Because I’m still living in a rental house with crap carpeting throughout, and our furniture is still in storage, and the rest of this sentence and life is followed up with more excuses. I seldom entertain […]

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February 17, 2015


watercolor marriage support


When I showed Phil my latest watercolor painting, finally complete, his response came first from his raised eyebrows, and then from his sour mouth. “Well, I wouldn’t spend your days doing it is all I’m saying.” The subtext for those playing along at home reads: don’t quit your day job, not that you have one. […]

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February 10, 2015

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soul sisters

Q*bert Video Game

Maybe it was a thing of the 80s, or maybe it’s just a teen thing, or a camp thing, a boy girl, summer love thing, but for me, early love—not to be trivialized—can actually be heard on a mixtape. Like scent and its ability to transport us across time and fields, to a moment when […]

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February 6, 2015


troop beverly hills (online)

Girl Scout Cookie Time

Have Girl Scout Cookies sent to your home, or donate cookies to our Military, so you don’t have to eat them! Please support Abigail’s Girl Scout cookie troop! Yes, I’m the troop leader and fully admit that I joined because of my obsession with the movie Troop Beverly Hills. That, and because of a fight […]

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February 2, 2015

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10 oscar films + their netflix alternatives

Still Alice Stills

Of the 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars, these are the films I’ve watched so far, shown in order of preference—along with my collaborative filtering film suggestions. Collaborative filtering is that jazzy bit where technology offers up ever so helpful suggestions based on your preferences. “If you liked this film, you might also […]

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January 26, 2015


winter vagina

“Winter Blues.” That’s what people call it, when you don’t want to leave your house, and it just so happens to be winter. You hibernate and wear the same clothes on Sunday that you did on Friday, and you do so pretty matter-of-factly. The thought of showering means getting wet, which means getting naked, which […]

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January 22, 2015


liar’s moon

I’m quite possibly the most twisted food parent to ever enter the dining ring with a minor. In one corner, weighing in at, never mind, hovers a pajama-clad mama, one foot on the refrigerator door for balance, as she lunges in to offer her opponent a twist of fate, straight off her finger. That’s right, […]

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