Friday: Other Dino
Sunday: Dogs, then Monkey, then Lots of Teddy Bears (it was a messy day)
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This is a popular women's blog topic that has always fascinated me. The things the average woman carries around in her purse says a lot about her. I tend to carry a gigantic tote bag with me that doubles as a black hole, so I figured I'd bare myself to the world and let you peek inside my purse to see what are "my essentials." Don't judge me! I haven't cleaned it out in awhile.
The novel examines the insular life of a little boy who has to grapple with the knowledge that the millions of people who love him have no idea who he his while coming of age as he's being raised by a tough mom-ager. Wayne is a frequent contributor to other publications (including The New Yorker) and is also the author of the novel Kapitoil. You can learn a lot more about him here.
How did you ensure a level of believability for an 11-year-old kid (aside from marketing speak?) What changes did you make throughout the process to make sure that it was accurate?
So this is a new one: Thursday evening I will be interviewed while getting my hair cut live in front of an audience. It's Monique Madrid's show "B*tch, I'll Cut You" and I am the b in question this week. As I get snipped and interviewed, hilarious commentary will be provided by Kelsie Huff, Justin Kaufmann and Corey Rittmaster, plus enjoy a performance from She's Crafty, an all-female Beastie Boys tribute band. You can find out more here.
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2. Everybody uses a different voice when addressing a baby. Everybody. If you think you don't, you just haven't spoken to a baby lately.
3. I probably don't need to remove the stickers from my avocado before slicing it.
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Last week I was dancing to my friend Nora’s mix at Dance Dance Party Party and had to marvel that I’ve been listening to her music for over 20 years. I’ve known Nora since second grade, and once we were old enough to appreciate and make mix tapes, her tapes were especially influential because she had something I didn’t: older siblings. I’ll never regret the fun I had dancing to Milli Vanilli or singing to En Vogue, all the B-96-style pop that was cool as we came of age, but thanks to Nora plumbing her siblings’ tapes and CDs, I also learned about groups like R.E.M. and the B-52’s and enhanced my musical horizons.
After DDPP I went home to my tape stash, which I keep in a Marshall Field’s box in my basement. Sadly I don’t have all the tapes Nora gave me anymore (or if I do, I haven’t found them yet) but I was able to dig up one, although the liner notes were long gone.