November 2005

It’s been awhile since the c-trix blogged about dating. This is only natural, given that she has been blissfully, if somewhat surprisingly, ensconced in a monogamous relationship with The BF for the bulk of 2005. Plus it’s the holidays and stuff, people have Black Friday and E-mail Monday and other important issues to wrestle to […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

“It seems as though we’ve marketed ourselves into a corner, where the only way to grow is to find increasingly narrow niches of decreasing utility. The consumer portion of our economy is now dependent on a four-week long debt-fueled race to buy the useless.” , Seth Godin, reporting on next year’s garage sale trinket

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Have you ever been sick? Really, really sick, the kind where you and God enter into heavy negotiations? Do you remember how for the first few days you feel well after being sick, you appreciate your health for what seems like the first time, ever? That’s what happened to me after my acute onset of […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Everybody knows that economics is about measurement and money and things numerical; that’s why most of us find it so damned dull. But as approached by offbeat economist and Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, economics is also “the study of incentives”: what it takes to get us to do a certain thing, or to not […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

Bart. Alicia. Jason. Ames. I remember what I thought after seeing my first evidEnce room show back in 1995, a production of Harry Kondeleon’s The Houseguests: how do they do it? Kirk. Dorie. Lauren. Rand, Colleen, Nick, Megan. It was the same question I felt after seeing the next few shows: how do they do […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Nov 21, 2005 2

Pride & Prejudice

After the triumph that was the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice, I thought we’d be done with adaptations of Jane Austen’s magnificent 19th century novel of manners. After all, in addition to giving us stunning production values, crackerjack performances and the definitive Mr. Darcy, the miniseries finally gave us a theatrical presentation that could accommodate […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

There are only two people I’ve ever met whom I believe to be capable of unconditional love: my paternal grandmother, who never even said a bad word about Hitler; and Jan Kostner, my oldest friend in the world. Or, as Jan prefers to say, “my friend I’ve had the longest.” For a woman who’s managed […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

“Beware of the “golden handcuffs.” Beware of a profession that pays you so well in money that you enter into a lifestyle (house, cars, a great deal of stuff) that traps you. You may end up in a vicious cycle of trying to earn more in order to maintain the material things that give you […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

I am just waiting for the day I get a casting breakdown specifying, “Unnatural, awkward talent only. Must be over-the-top with no ability at all to respond in the moment. Or dead. Dead would be good. Dead, with really, really bad comic timing.”

Posted in: The Silly Ones

I pulled up my 43 Folders message board feed in Bloglines this morning and every last one of the feed items was posted by me. Actually, using the words “43 Folders,” “message board,” “feed” and “Bloglines” in the same sentence is pretty compelling evidence on its own. xxx c

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones