Peeved: The Utter Laziness of Name Dismissal

Reported by E! Online’s Ted Casablancas on Keanu Reeves’ new girlfriend “Catrine.” He calls her “Cathy,” since he can’t get the Danish pronunciation right. How friggin’ cute. Actually, it’s not. It’s another reason why I cannot watch any movies where Keanu gets to talk. Sometimes I hit the “mute” button and I put on a CD. Because he’s pretty.

Dream: Party in Seattle

I dreamed I went to Seattle and met up with Lee. We were just pallin’ around like we used to in college. We walked around and I was walking on a stone wall and leaning on him and we were laughing about stuff. Apparently Dream Lee is taller than Real Lee.

West of Kabul, East of New York

West of Kabul, East of New York by Tamim Ansary [rate 5] Ansary is an Afghan American who wrote a famous e-mail the day after the 9/11 attacks. In West of Kabul…, he recalls growing up in Afghanistan, struggling with fitting in as the child of an American mother, and the devastation his country has experienced in his lifetime His […]

Dream: American Idol Snafu

I dreamed that American Idol made me participate in the final two show… …as a contestant. It was horrifying. I kept trying to tell them that there was a horrible mistake, that when the voters vote off everyone but one, that’s the winner. But they wouldn’t listen and I couldn’t get out of it. They’d hired a voice coach and […]

They’re baaaaack!

My girlie girls are back home and I’m so in my happy place. After a month of living like a couple of crazy newlyweds we’re back in the parenting business and loving it!

You: Brilliant. Me: Jealous (for girls)

I wish I’d thought of this. In another life I’d be a creative director of an ad agency. As it is, I can only but admire this ad from this month’s InStyle. Apparently I’m not the only one who noticed this masterpiece. So has The New York Times. (To You-Know-Who-You-Are: It’s okay, you can indeed read The New York Times […]

What’s your Birthday Song?

What was the #1 song on your birthday? On the day I was born: “My Sweet Lord” George Harrison *** Sweet 16 “Walk Like an Egyptian” The Bangles *** 18th birthday “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” Poison *** 21st birthday “Black Or White” Michael Jackson *** 25th birthday “One Sweet Day” Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men *** 30th birthday […]

Happy Birthday Allie!

The day I moved into my dorm room sophmore year I heard this fantastic voice coming from the other side of the suite singing … was it Kim Boyce? It was the kind of song that you sing when you’re sad and need something uplifting. (It seems Allie had just met her roommate, who was my roommate the year before. […]

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