So the other day I was scrolling down my Facebook feed when I noticed a meme about feeding the homeless. I looked over to see who posted it… And suddenly it hit me. Why was I checking to see who posted it? To decide whether to like it or not. If it was someone I liked,… Read More How To Win Friends and Influence People, Revisited
… Living like an aristocrat at Downton Abbey. I leer at the ponies, the bottles of Scotch, the 17th century woodwork and think… Oh yeah, that’s the life. *shiver*
You know that guy who sold pure castle soap in plastic bottles? There were about a billion uses for the soap, depending on how much you dilute it with water. He covered the bottles in bizarre religious rantings, hoping to save someone’s soul while they were cleaning their armpits. I bet if that guy started a… Read More If Dr. Bronner Had a Blog…
While sorting through today’s stack of junk mail, I sifted through the usual fare: preapproved credit cards, coupons for carpet cleaning, and sales on a bunch of AK-47’s at the local Walmart. If you aren’t American, that last item might have jumped out at you. I say “if you’re not American,” because around here, most people… Read More Where Can I Grab Some Soda, Apple Pie, and an AK-47?
It’s January 1, 2016, and I’m waking up overheated, at the crack of dawn, to turn down the thermostat and electric blanket I had cranked up to scalding a few hours earlier. Even in California, it’s icy in the small hours of late December (31 degrees, to be exact), but you want to be outside with your… Read More New Year’s Eve Memories
While flipping through eye makeup designs for New Year’s Eve in various fashion magazines this morning, I kept noticing articles about weight loss, how to play down your chubby thighs, and flirty moves that men find sexy. It’s a rough business, being a woman. All about sexiness, isn’t it? We really should be in the power position.… Read More Bizarre Human Beauty Economics