December 2008

I know! I know! You’ve been on pins and needles, those of you not on tenterhooks. (Go on, click. I didn’t know what they were, either.) Here’s the second half of my Sweetly Grouchy Look Back at 2008. Which, to wrap it up in a sentence, wasn’t bad, exactly, but felt an awful lot like […]

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I love lists. Making them is soothing, stimulating and illuminating all at once. (Also, a hands-on lesson in the old saw that making something look easy is hard work.) I’m not sure how good this year’s list is; honestly, I think that having so much social media in my life has acted as kind of […]

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It’s that time of year again. You know, the end part. The part where everyone posts their lists of “Best Stuff of 2008 (That I Still Remember, Anyway)”. I know that a huge part of my so-called brand involves being a “rebel” and an “iconoclast” as well as a “deep-thinking blatherer,” but another, also huge […]

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Today was a bit of a wash. Literally, for many people: we had thundamous rain here in L.A., which is quite the novelty and mayhem-maker in these parts, especially the hilly parts that have just been scorched by fire and deluged with toads. (Oh, wait, no toads. Yet. I’m pretty sure the Third Horseman brings […]

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As with all Whiny-First-World-Whitey posts, I need to start this off with some disclaimers. Yes, things could be worse. A lot worse. Yes, they are, in fact a lot worse, in a lot of ways and a lot of places. Yes, some of those places are doubtless scant blocks from my home. (I live on […]

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This is the part where I look like an asshole. That novel? Didn’t happen. Not over Thanksgiving, not in 30 days, not not not. I don’t see it happening in the near future, either, and not because it’s hard to see what’s coming down the pike through all this egg on my face. I had […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones,The Quotidian Ones