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On Writing, Depression and Learning How to Handle Attention: A Conversation with Allie Brosh

Years ago, a friend of mine sent me a link to a blog. She said when she was reading it, she imagined the pink dress triangle hair girl to be speaking in my voice. I read the blog and archives in one day and fell in love. Her stick figures speak to my soul and also bring up childhood memories that would have otherwise been forgotten. After the depression posts, I can't see a piece of shriveled up corn on the floor without smiling. Once I read that post, it's actually incredible how much shriveled corn (and peas and god knows what else) I find on my floor now. Maybe I'm subconsciously putting it there? I'm a fan for life.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm 1

On Zinc and Liquor

@space opera Santa Monica Seafood on Wilshire - but they aren't cheap. There's also usually an oyster guy at the Saturday farmers market on the SM Promenade, and I'm sure he's less expensive. Oysters = YUM

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm 0

On Things I've Replaced With Olive or Jojoba Oil

I've been using coconut oil as facewash for months now and I LOVE it. Rub it in, rinse with warm water, scrape gunk off with a towel. My towels get kind of icky, but my face isn't all dry and flaky.

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 11:32 am 0

On Paradise With an Asterisk

Wow what an interesting read. And so sad. What an incredible loss.

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm 0

On First Phone Photos: A Time Capsule

My son made it! He is holding the hose but it looks like he's peeing. He could BARELY walk at that point, and that's why he's standing with his legs so far apart.

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm 1

On First Phone Photos: A Time Capsule

@Probs that is my son! And it is really the hose!

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm 3

On The Top Nail Gadgets of Today and Tomorrow

I also have a power file system, I call it the Bzzz, because that's the noise coming from the bathroom. That thing WORKS! You have to use it on completely dry, as in dry for the entire day, feet, and it works wonders getting rid of dead skin, not just filing nails. After reading too many scary "this could happen to you if you get a pedicure at a salon" stories, I'm all about doing it myself.

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm 0

On Were You Alive In…

Oh the 90s! Some of the worst haircuts but the BEST jams! Only recently did I learn what Next was singing about in "Too Close", and I still LOVE that song!

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm 1

On Be an Anonymous Juicebox

So I was super excited about this. I sent myself one, and it still hasn't shown up in my inbox. Boo. Also, you can't customize your message any further than the xoxo, anonymous part. If I'm going to send an anonymous creepy e-mail, I want to be specific! But not so specific that the person knows who I am.

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm 2

On Still Hunting for the Natural Deodorant Holy Grail

@melis Smelling is certainly a possibility, but I like to think that a combination of clean clothes, regular showering, perfume, and adequate hydration make the pit smell just kind of a part of me. I'd just like to say that if anyone out there wears ballet flats, I guarantee they smell worse than me!

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm 0