Monthly Archives: January 2012

Slavery Ruins Everything

Now that I’ve learned about cocoa harvesting, I can’t buy chocolate that isn’t Fair Trade Certified.   Knowing  that everything we buy is tainted with injustice somewhere along the line is troubling. You can’t give up everything; but child slavery is a … Continue reading

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The Eyebrow Lady

Today I went to my favorite beauty supply shop, on a street in a wealthy community where everyone is too thin and the people sitting outside Peete’s Coffee are  talking  to their agents on their iPhones. It’s a great shop that carries … Continue reading

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It’s All About Amy

I knew immediately that Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s spring 2012 couture collection was a tribute to Amy because I did the math. Behive + eyeliner+”Marilyn” stud = Amy Winehouse. What a wonderful feast of crazy hives and mish-mash of retro vampy girly … Continue reading

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Mood Swings

Earlier tonight, I got my hair trimmed and felt pretty smug. I asked my husband to take a picture of me. I’m not sure whether this look says “groupie” or “hooker,” but I was pleased either way. Hours later, I … Continue reading

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Nun Fashion!

Finally, you can dress like a nun without being one. This is a big deal. If you’re like me, and I know you are, you know that Nun’s habits can’t just be found on eBay. That’s because they’re sacraments or … Continue reading

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Golden Globes 2012 Exegesis

God it was boring but I must uphold the tradition so here it is: Johnny Depp has finally jumped the shark, hotness-wise, but Ewan McGregor and Colin Firth were very do-able. Madonna tried to get back at Ricky Gervaise for … Continue reading

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Bed, Bath & Way Beyond

Bed, Bath & Beyond is recalling its Dual Ridge Metal Boutique tissue holders, which were found to be contaminated with radioactive material. The contamination was first discovered in California when two packages bound for stores in Santa Clara and San … Continue reading

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because I want you to know him

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Parsing the Hate

If you’ve been following the Republican debates, you have been amused, nauseated, and enraged. You have probably shifted in your ranking of which candidate is the stupidest or most repugnant. It’s almost like watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: … Continue reading

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Michael Disfarmer

The eccentric photographer known as Disfarmer (1884-1959) seemed to be a man determined to shroud himself in mystery. Born Mike Meyers, the sixth of seven children in a German immigrant family, Disfarmer rejected the Arkansas farming world and the family … Continue reading

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