things that happened this week

9 September, 2011

My brother Dan was in town. I haven’t seen him in a long time since he lives on the other side of the country. It was great. For this occasion, a bunch of people came over my house to hang out. I made my popular spinach artichoke dip (came out well) and tried to make […]

I got this. A list of mild hurricane preparedness.

27 August, 2011

In local news I keep seeing people throwing the word “preparedness” around. I didn’t think that was even a word. And if it is, how does it differ from “preparation”? Maybe “preparation” is what you do and “preparedness” is a state of being? No matter.  I’m rocking the prepwhateverness for this hurricane! Because I live […]

list of 7.13.11

13 July, 2011

– playing with google+ – excited that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is happening this weekend! – reading my way through Neil Gaiman’s Sandman books – and already kind of weepy that it’s the last Harry Potter movie… – also reading A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan – loving […]

for my birthday…

27 June, 2011

I got: – to go camping for the first time ever. – a really cute tent. – to go hiking and see really beautiful gorges and waterfalls in and around Ithaca, NY. – a really fun roadtrip with my favorite person in the world and my dog, with excellent music. through beautiful stretches of highway […]

I don’t want a career.

14 June, 2011

jobs I’ve had + other sources of income: – babysitter – cvs cashier – deli sandwichmaker/stocker/cashier – house cleaner – teacher’s assistant – daycare assistant – afterschool tutor, middleschool – reading tutor, pre-k + k – full-time nanny – production assistant/assistant to playwrights – scenic assistant + painter – follow-spot operator – barista – office […]

‘only sluts wear blue nailpolish’ + other lies people told me when I was a teenager

4 June, 2011

She took me aside and gave me a sad, patronizing look before saying “No offense but, I just thought you should know that only sluts wear blue nailpolish.” I was 13. Everything about that statement was a vicious lie, including the mythos of what a slut was, who was one and why.  In this case, […]

list of nasty voices in my head today

12 May, 2011

  – the one about the mistakes and stupid things I did in College – the one about the things I started and never finished – the one about work ethics and jobs – the one about how my body is broken – the one that doesn’t want me to feel anything but guilt – […]

list of 5.11.11

11 May, 2011

– trying to grow veggies  – grilling outside – the song “Pumped Up Kicks” – damn good local white wine – having a pen pal – chinese herbs – needing a roadtrip – news making me too angry/sad – open window weather – learning Italian with Darcy – the show Six Feet Under – catching […]


8 April, 2011

– living without internet at home for over 3 weeks does not a happy Bonnie make. – saw flowers in my front yard for the first time today and the forecasted highs are not supposed to drop below 50 degrees for the foreseeable future.  I am so very happy to see the Spring. – settling […]

What I did in NY last weekend…

26 September, 2010

1.  Saw Perestroika (part two of Angels in America) at the Signature Theatre Company. This was good, not exceptional, but it did have some truly outstanding performances and moments.  It was very worth going to see and I would recommend that people do.   This is a play that I don’t ever get tired of seeing, […]

weekend short list

17 July, 2010

What I am up to this weekend. 1. Catching some of Pitchfork Music Festival (streaming live on my computer) I’m not at Pitchfork in Chicago, but this is the next best thing.   Tommorrow there are sets by Cass McCombs, Beach House, St. Vincent and Pavement. 2.  Discovering new music I like. This morning I caught […]

another silly list: If Rita Skeeter wrote for Us Weekly

10 July, 2010

If Rita Skeeter wrote for Us Weekly, the wizarding world would be reading about obnoxiously abbrev-nicknamed folks like: HarPot, HerGrange, AlDumb…

a silly list: If gossip magazines featured people I actually find interesting

10 July, 2010

If gossip magazines featured people I actually find interesting, there would be obnoxious abbreviated celebrity nicknames like…

The “Best of…” Lists are Starting Early This Year

12 November, 2009

And that is because everyone who loves to list is taking some extra time and consideration for their “Best of the Decade” lists. (I know!  Can that even be correct?  The END of the decade?  Holy Crap!) The legion of culture geeks over at the Onion, The A.V. Club, has kicked off their decade list-a-thon […]

This Week in Aggressive Apathy

28 April, 2009

The beat between apathy and rabid, nagging, annoyance.  Do I have distaste for these things?  Not really, I don’t care enough.  Nor do I wish to see, hear, read, or discuss them EVERYWHERE. An extra-special “now with more profanity” issue.   Because I’m in that kind of mood tonight. The top five things this week that […]

top 5 favorite things right now, completely (at) random

17 April, 2009

(with little or no explanation.  so take that!) 1.   Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard.  And on a t-shirt as well! 2.   The ending of Veronica Mars Season 2.  I know I’m watching this like 3 years too late to discuss it with anyone, but that season finale?  Holy crap.  It got a little Twin Peaks, […]

Top Five Cravings of the Moment

23 February, 2009

1.  Half-Sour Pickles from Trader Joe’s.  Salty.  Predictable.  Whatevs.  I bought two jars last time and they were gone inside of a week.  It’s an illness. 2.  The Beach.  Today was a nasty, rainy, windy mess or else I would have gone there just to walk and feel better. 3.  Fake fruit.  This is a […]