Monthly Archives: February 2012

They Will Only Make You Feel Ugly

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. ~ Baz Luhrmann I bought my first beauty magazine —  an issue of Teen — in 1989, the summer before ninth grade. It was time, I understood, to … Continue reading

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The Exercise Videos of My Life!

I love going to the gym. I really do. I love the elliptical, and saunas, and steam rooms are pure bliss on Earth. I can spend HOURS there. But there are two problems with the gym. One is that, it’s … Continue reading

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Second Verse, Not the Same as the First

Usually when the plane is over the water, it nosedives straight in, or explodes on the way down. This time, it was hovering, like a UFO on “Twilight Zone” or something. It did fall into the water, right in front … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Purse-onal

So basically if my brain is not kept under constant maintenance, bad things happen. Like I buy a leopard-print dress, or decide that today I will learn how to make soap. More often than not, I just get completely stopped … Continue reading

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Takeoffs or Landings?

In my dreams, I see you at the foot of some mountains And we’re taking some pictures or something And we’d better hurry up It’s late and the sun keeps shooting through pine trees And the grass stains are wet … Continue reading

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Intentionally Cheesy Movie Night 7: The “Beverly Hills, 90210” Graduation!

Okay. What y’all need to understand about “Commencement,” the “90210” high school graduation two-parter, is that it was really a big deal at the time. I remember trying on prom dresses and in the dressing room the radio commercial came … Continue reading

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To Be My Sunshine After the Rain

It began yesterday. My mother came home from Colorado for the last time. Meaning, the next time she or anyone from my family visits, they will not be going “home.” They’ll go to my place, or Robb and Amy’s. But … Continue reading

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