Beth Mann's Blog
- Long Beach Island, New Jersey, USA
- November 11
- Hot Buttered Media
- I'm a writer and creative consultant. I have years of experimental comedy and strange theater under my belt. I surf. I cook. I love wine, men and song.
And puppies. I effin' love puppies.
MY RECENT POSTS
- 20 or 21 Netflix Streaming
Suggestions for a Cold Night
December 15, 2013 08:13PM
- It's Just a Truck (Or Why I
Don't Like Michael Stipe)
July 07, 2013 11:27AM
- 10 Screaming, Streaming,
Steaming Netflix Suggestions
June 02, 2013 05:19PM
- You and your Dumb Mental
April 07, 2013 10:12AM
- 10 Rainy Day Streaming Netflix
September 28, 2012 12:41PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Lovely piece! Validating
and touching. (And thanks for
February 14, 2014 12:39PM
- “Well look at all the
activity at ol' OS. Kudos
are all the
December 28, 2013 06:34PM
- “This is a powerful org.
Well-organized with wide
December 17, 2013 09:46PM
- “I'm with
You can also be
a daily virtual thorn in
December 17, 2013 09:34PM
- “Okay, I've included
everyone's suggestions. (You
really write this
December 16, 2013 01:45PM
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Being “set up” with someone has unnerved me since my dating life began in kindergarten. I’ve never been open to matchmaking and probably never will. Perhaps it shows a real closed-mindedness on my behalf. More likely, I just find it distasteful and patronizing.
Undoubtedly (an… Read full post »
From 1999 - 2006, a group of friends and I worked on an experimental comedy show called Thrush TV. It was very lo-fi, guerrilla style videomaking. We were mainly performers, not filmmakers! Most of… Read full post »
I haven't spoken with you in so long. Things are such a mess. And I need your help.
I seem to be crying too much, feeling overwhelmed and broken. I don't really think anyone cares about me. Everyone will say they do...but they don't. Not…
I have been surfing for about 7 years now. Taught
It's a very difficult sport to master and I'm not even close to where I want to be. But I work on it, constantly. I surf because it maintains my sanity. Without it, I'm left swimming in a sea of dark… Read full post »
As I watched Law & Order, Criminal Intent, last night, I thought long and hard about Vincent Donofrio. He's a fine actor. More than fine - he's a very good actor. But he's a little annoying, with his over the top mannerisms and twitchy idiosyncrasies.
I fantasized about directing him… Read full post »
(As 14 of you may know from my previous post, I magically created actor/singer Jared Leto out of thin air with my supernatural abilities, only to send him running because of my rudeness and general lack of caring. Well, last week, Jared forgave me and asked me out to dinner. I… Read full post »
(Let me just say, this post may be just a flimsy excuse to post videos and photos of Jared Leto. Just look at the photos if you're feeling lazy.)
I believe in magic. I have since I watched…
Have you cried today? This week? This lifetime?… Read full post »
The Brothers are a rag tag crew of 3 young guys at the end of the street that have adopted me into their family. While I’m grateful to get a sense of what real brothers feel like, they often try my patience with their sheer idiocy…I mean, youthful ramblings.… Read full post »
(Dakini Dancer, dance on.)
Perhaps you will recall this photo. It's from a post a few weeks
"I Miss Shoplifting":
This playful photo almost lead to my arrest. The threat of arrest is good fun, akin to swallowing a handful of straight pins. I suggest being surrounded by angry… Read full post »
Because of all the negative feedback I received from my last blog entry, I have decided to write a sweet, innocuous one that no one can complain about.
I like vanilla pudding. Do you like vanilla pudding? I like it because not only does it taste good, it makes… Read full post »
1. Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam started a movement of self-serious, white guy rock that has been dismal and morose and needlessly melodramatic. Because of Pearl Jam, we’ve been forced to listen to the likes of Creed, Puddle of Mudd, Staind, Three Doors Down… Read full post »
(Play music video at the bottom of post before reading for full soundtrack experience.)
Even though I have a mild crush on the cop up the street, I know it can never be. First off, he reminds me of Father Karras… Read full post »
“Me? But why would you choose me?”
“Your therapist suggested you. You’re an artist and she thought you really needed an opportunity like this. She thought it would be really healing for you.”
“Wow, I don’t know what to say. It sounds wonderful. What do I… Read full post »
Feeling a little under the weather last Sunday, I decided not to
forgo surfing and shoot some photos of The
Brothers on their long boards instead. I quickly realized that
shooting surfers is not only difficult but slightly boring.
But here are two prerequisite shots of Kurt and Kyle surfing anyway:
%IM… Read full post »
So I’m in the midst of April 1, 2009,…
Shut up. Just shut up.
You hear them everyday. And perhaps you utter a few yourself. But they're annoying and need to be stopped.
This is a campaign. Climb onboard or be left to the sharks.
… Read full post »
Funny, death. Even when it strikes people you don't
know, it can still break you up a little. Dan Seals died a few days
ago. England Dan and John Ford Coley - that Dan. (Not to be
confused with the Seals of Seals and Crofts fame. That's his
brother, Jim Seals.)
Anyway,… Read full post »
“I didn’t call you a slut. I’m just
saying you might want to…to tone it down a bit," Clint
mumbles into the phone.
He’s referring to my photos on MySpace and Facebook. I take them myself, of myself. They are only slightly scandalous. A solid PG-13, in my opinion.
&… Read full post »
Good wine is a necessity of life
… Read full post »
My friend Dea says she has an addictive personality and I smile slightly. Because she doesn’t. Only people with real addictive personalities know that wild, sick, consumptive burn that emanates from some fiery pit in your soul and wants to eat your charred skin for dinner.
Addictions are… Read full post »
Oh yes, baby…yes!!
These acts seem like a good idea at the time. Until someone
loses an eye. Not so sexy anymore, is it?
So think twice and think hard before you attempt the following:
1. Sex on the Beach
Sure it looks great… Read full post »
The sign of a good movie? It changes your life. It changes the very fabric of who you are. The Wizard of Oz did that for me. It still does. It's a classic feminine myth that instills in me hope, innocence and belief in pure, raw magic. It guides… Read full post »
I’ll never be in Godspell again. I’m sitting
here, on a rainy afternoon at the Jersey shore, listening to
Day by Day from the
1970’s musical Godspell and crying when I really should be
working. I’m on my 5th listen.
I was in Godspell in college. It was my second or third… Read full post »