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March 16, 2010

I just picked this up at the library and am veeeery excited. Books about folks freaky religious experiences during their formative years are always on the top of my reading list.


Ellen, you’re really something.

March 10, 2010

So I don’t really watch Ellen (except the shows when she talked about the wedding, and you couldn’t keep me away).

Buuut I think she’s adorable and wonderful (who doesn’t, really) and I taped it the other day. Tara passed out after demanding (sweetly) that we put on Star Trek, so I was absently watching it and it just occurred to me that the whole Ellen phenomenon is so strange to me. I mean, here’s this big ol’ queermo with a massive straight girl following. MASSIVE.

And, it’s not that she gay and I don’t think straight folks would like her because of that. It’s this intense adoration she provokes, and it’s the fact that all those straight hotties in the audience (and on stage) dance all up on her! It’s all the soccer moms talking about how they’d “go gay” for her.

All those old white women living in the midwest who love her, they can’t all be liberals, it just can’t be. Do they make the connection in their heads? Does she help erase that image of mullet wearing, home depot going, braless lady lovers that flashes in their minds when they hear the word lesbian? I think she embodies such a rare kind of queer representation. She’s the closest we have to the harmless gay boyfriend who goes shopping with you.

I have this whole post waiting in my draft folders about queer representation in pop culture, and it’s implications personally and politically. But finding pictures of hot celebrity lesbian couples seemed to be so much more fun tonight.

It’s in my blood.

January 30, 2010

Scene: Looking at some old pictures and stumbling over a photo of my parents house taken before they moved in (it’s right next to my Grandparents old house, so we see these a lot).

Me: Wow, I’d forgotten there was a huge flagpole in the back yard before we moved in. That flag sure did end up coming down awful fast…

Dad: Only after I turned it upside down.


January 21, 2010

So as I’m sitting on the couch, drinking my fourth cup of coffee, and reading Shape (I know, embarrassing, also all the cream in my coffee ain’t helping my shape at all…) I saw a blurb for the HOT NEW SNACK FOOD. Everyone loves it. What is this wonderful new treat?

Dried kale flakes.

Who are these people?! I think the people who write this shit must be total freaks. Kale flakes? I mean, I live in San Francisco and all but…thin just isn’t worth it.


January 1, 2010

Top 5 unsexy foods that I just adore:

5. BBQ Baked Beans
4. Ranch Corn Nuts
3. Garlic
2. French Fries

1. Peppered Beef Jerky…really, any kind of beef jerky.

Actually, I take back the garlic part. Garlic is super sexy. Just not first date sexy.

I’m dreaming of a…

December 26, 2009

I think that White Christmas may be one of the best Christmas movies ever, and that Edith Head is a genius.


December 2, 2009

While I do love our neighborhood, I think that I will be very glad when I am no longer woken by crack fights outside the bedroom window. Or by frat boys barfing in the gutter.

I did not know that Keith Haring had anything to do with this phrase...