Monthly Archives: June 2012

big move

Thanks for your patience during the big move!  Back atcha shortly.

One Nation Under Dog

You guys seen this challenging yet interesting documentary One Nation Under Dog on HBO yet?  The film takes a layered look at humankind’s relationship with canines for better and worse.  I don’t have pets for a variety of reasons: most are messy, they make it difficult to travel, and truthfully I think it is a little desperate and insecure to bribe an animal with food and shelter in exchange for unconditional love.  On the flip side, I had one close friend who said my lack of pet ownership growing up counts among my greatest character defects.  I had a horse, so he can fuck off.  Anyway, One Nation Under Dog only reinforces my belief that pet ownership is often more selfish than selfless. While memorable and heartbreaking (prepare for dead puppies), the documentary leaves room for you to form your own impression and opinion.  Whether you love dogs or hate them, don’t miss this exceptional movie. 

moving moments part one

Ya’ll knew it was coming, here are a few of my best packing and moving tips.  First things first, before you bring in a single box, clean your new place from top to bottom or pay someone else to clean it.  Please don’t move into another’s filth.  Sanitize the space and clear the energy.  Burn a sage bundle bitch.5)      Moving yourself?  Get a bigger truck than you think you will need.  Extra space is a luxury.  Pick too small a truck and find yourself stressfully sacrifice-sorting as you load cargo to the gills.  If renting a truck, spring for the insurance. 4)      Speaking of sorting, before you ever get to the truck, mercilessly cut from your collection.  Give your friends first dibs, and send the rest to charity.  At least the most useless 25% of your shit needs to go.  After giving friends a bunch of free stuff you won’t feel so bad asking them to help you help carry the sofa.  3)      Most major retailers give away boxes for free.  That’s no big secret.  So don’t skimp on purchasing accessories and packing supplies.  Paper, wrap, specialty boxes; get what you need to properly prepare your belongings to survive the journey.  The cost of proper packing supplies pales in comparison to the heartache of opening a box upon arrival and finding a fractured heirloom.  Get a variety of box sizes, and don’t pack them so heavy you can’t carry them up and down stairs.  Protect yourself with proper planning. 2)      Take care of valuables yourself.  Handle special or sentimental items personally or risk possible destruction.  No one will handle your most precious baubles as tenderly. 1)      Get plenty of sleep and take time to eat.  Once you arrive to your new home unpack as quickly and completely as possible.  Don’t stop working on your new home until everything has a special place.  If you just shove things in drawers and closets without care the place will remain an unorganized mess.  Arrange everything carefully from the start and maintain a tidy home with ease.

Resort 2013: mean, lean Alexander McQueen

if you were wondering about Bethenny…

After coming out the gate strong ratings-wise, viewership for Bethenny’s talk show is on the decline and inconsistent among the various test markets according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Does that mean the show won’t get picked up for the fall?  That remains to be seen, since even though the ratings are softening, they are still stiffer than that of her lead-in Wendy Williams.  Though I suspect there’s some whitewash skewing in those numbers.  Ever notice how the stations always run their annoying “weekly test” beep during Wendy.  Coincidence or racially motivated disruption?  You be the judge.  Back to Bethenny.Apparently, Bethenny also had rats in her L.A. abode and cockroaches in her hotel room.  Welcome to the A-List hunny.If you were curious how that major lawsuit between B and her former manager resolved, she recently settled the case.  Despite her “mo’ money, mo’ problems” rhetoric over the last year, the case apparently had enough merit to withstand summary judgement.  She threw some money at the problem and now this one has gone away.  While she’ll probably choke writing the sizable check, she must be relieved that potentially expensive dispute is over.  What is next for Bethenny?  Are the rumors of another baby true?  Will she and Jason make it?  Will her talk show go nationwide?  More specifically, is she still ascending or has she begun her descent?  Just when she looks poised for a fall, she claws her way back to surer footing.  Even if you hate her, you have to admit she’s a scrappy bitch.

Finish Line

As I prepare for this move, I am appalled by the number of partially used beauty products on my shelves.  I usually do really well until I get 75% through the product, then I tend to move on to a new one and lose interest in the original before I get to the bottom of the jar.Disgusted with this wasteful habit, I vow to finish this hodge-podge collection of halflings before I purchase anything new.  I’ll throw out any potion outdated or past its prime, but otherwise it is time to steward the responsibility of the investment through to its natural conclusion.

In the ultimate and on-going quest to simplify and clarify my daily routine, I first must decide what I love and what can go.  We have to make room for results, right?  Let’s see how long it takes me to run out of the last quarter inch of at least three dozen products, and how difficult it is to withstand the temptation of adding another pony to the herd.

Sunday with Hope Sandoval

Resort 2013 Marc Jacobs ~ Still, I’ll be always laughing like a clown

Fire Friday: the planet’s hottest peppers <

Thai ChiliScotch BonnetRed Savina HabaneroBhut JolokiaMorunga Trinidad ScorpionChili peppers = dietary air conditioning.  Too hot?  Eat extra spicy.