Is My Life Really That Interesting?

…to warrant a blog? After getting into the whole blog thing and reading other people’s blogs, I’m beginning to wonder if this is really worth it. I mean, are people out there truly interested in the fact that I’ve been almost mainlining the black Tazo ice-tea at Starbucks on a daily basis? Or that I’ve been singing Rich Girl by Hall & Oates over and over to the point that my husband dashes out the front door every time I … Read the rest

What’s Inside a Tube of Lipstick

I don’t receive quite as many of these as I used to, but this one deserves to be memorialized. Because of the name of my website and the fact that when it comes to the web, most people nowadays have the attention span of a caffeinated gerbil, a lot of people decide to send me e-mail about lipstick, not bothering to even look at my site. Here’s a humdinger I received a few days ago from Australia in exactly this … Read the rest

The Beastmaster Doing Shakespeare?

Okay; I have this story I tell ad naseum about myself as an ever-so-tender pubescent in 1975: for three bucks, my high school would not only let me out for the day, but actually bussed me to San Francisco to see plays at the American Conservatory Theatre. I went religiously because at the time all I wanted out of life was to run away to San Francisco (that and marry Boz Scaggs, but I’ll talk about that later). … Read the rest

Should I Hate You?

Apparently a disgruntled (and anonymous) librarian posted on craiglist.org his or her reasons why they hate you (“you” being the public). The best one is patrons who turn your monitor around while you’re working on a questions so’s they can see what you’re doing–very nasty!

Though the list is trè bitter, I have to admit, on some level, I actually live for such behavior, if for nothing else, after you’ve calmed down, they make great war stories. I mean, how … Read the rest

Don’t Call the Police

Well, it looks like I made it back in one piece: my husband did take me somewhere, The Heathman Hotel, as a matter of fact. We had dinner there (the lamb was excellent); they even put a little candle in my bread pudding…awww….

But it didn’t stop there: the next night he surprised me one more time by arranging a surprise birthday party for me at the Red Star Tavern (the lamb was excellent). It was enjoyable, even though … Read the rest