monthly archives: January 2008

I do NOT have herpes

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I should probably explain. See, tonight in Improv class, we did these scenes where two people got on stage and closed their eyes. The teacher positioned each person on the stage. When he gave us the go-ahead, we could open … Continue reading

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waterlogged

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You know I must have tons of work to do because it’s Sunday night and I’m blogging. This is the general problem with going away (even business trips) for any period of time greater than an afternoon: upon your return … Continue reading

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NY Stories

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Flew to NYC last night for work. Except that my luggage did not. Which meant that I had a meeting with 60+ people today from the News organization (producers, journalists, that sort of thing) and I was literally wearing my … Continue reading

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i really like indian food

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Day 3 is behind me of my Anusara teacher training. I’m so happy that everything sort of conspired for it to happen. I didn’t end up going to New York last week, and now that I’m going this week, I’ll … Continue reading

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i should water my plants. better yet, ask a friend to do it

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Delightful Phrases1. Evidentally. When a Southern (as in, US) friend of mine uses this word, she says it with such authority that I feel like I’ve just served jury duty. 2. In other words… It’s like the author knows I … Continue reading

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Where I’ve Been…

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This is a list of all the places I’ve been (blue), want to go (green), have lived (maroon), or couldn’t care less about (default). What you’ll notice is that my wish list vs. actual is about 4:1. And since I’m … Continue reading

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lookin’ all good naked and such

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I’m about to admit a very low-brow sort of thing. You might not think it a big deal, since jesus I’m not above pole-dancing and all, but since I hate chick flicks, Oprah’s book club (for no good reason), and … Continue reading

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Stuff

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I just returned home after the second day in two-day workshop called “Breakthrough”, held at City Yoga. As the name implies, the workshop focused on physical and spiritual breakthroughs. In fact I made it into a few postures I assumed … Continue reading

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Improv 201? Improv 20-Funnnnnn!

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You may have thought I had enough of the improv, especially since I crashed and burned in the last class. Oh no, no, no. That would be smart. I am neither smart nor funny. I might’ve mentioned before that I … Continue reading

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Be cool and vote for my mom’s recipe (and other stuff)

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So my mom entered another cooking contest and once again, she’s a finalist! Here’s her recipe. It’d be cool if you could vote for her. Note: Pillsbury makes you create an account in order to vote. It’s a minor inconvenience … Continue reading

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Curtain Call: Dear Brutal Truth

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So here it is… the final posting for our beloved Dear Brutal Truth. Dear Brutal Truth I’d like to think that some day VH1 will come knocking down our doors for a very special behind-the-scenes look at the sheer artistry … Continue reading

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Stupid yoga tricks

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There are two postures I absolutely hate because I feel like a failure every time I try them: forearm balance and handstand. Let me explain: in the studio I practice at, either or both are taught EVERY SINGLE CLASS. Every … Continue reading

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apple

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If you live in LA and you need a massage (in fact, I wouldn’t wait until you think you need one) you should go see my friend, Harmony. She’s got some healing hands. She gave me a massage right before … Continue reading

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Truth can’t be relative

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I have a problem with Tess Gallagher. I’m not entirely sure why. You see, I first read Raymond Carver in high school. As a Northwest writer, he was featured prominently in many of my English classes throughout high school and … Continue reading

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