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
- It's Just a Truck (Or Why I
Don't Like Michael Stipe)
July 07, 2013 11:27AM
- You and your Dumb Mental
April 07, 2013 10:12AM
- Mentors I Haven't Met
July 31, 2012 10:25AM
- How Drug Busts Mean Big Money
for Law Enforcement
July 26, 2012 05:30PM
- Life, Not Like the
July 15, 2012 06:06PM
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
- “Alysa, your news
(announced on Facebook) is the
that made me crawl
November 15, 2013 06:14PM
- “Oh friend...you have
been a blessing to so many of
August 05, 2013 08:34AM
- “Thank you for this. Just
July 26, 2013 12:02PM
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(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 »
“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 »
The Only New Year’s Resolution that Stuck
Ready for the best (and easiest) New Year’s resolution? It doesn’t require fasting, gym memberships or less porn (shew). It’s simple, right at your fingertips and you can totally borrow it from me.
The… Read full post »
You’re arguing with one of your closest friends and you never argue. After 15 years of… Read full post »
I watched a video by the White Stripes a few days ago at a friend's house. Some hotshot director made it. Lots of fast cuts and random images and money behind it…a very busy video. I couldn’t even hear the song, the visuals were trying so hard to dazzle me. It… Read full post »
I stood there, in full fighting stance, watching my brother intently. If he took one more step toward me, I’d hit him. After years of martial arts training, I had no intention of letting my 58-year old brother, who is my size, lay one bloody hand on me.
Funny, the thoughts… Read full post »
I don’t have the movie star hots for Tom Cruise. I don’t even like him much as actor. He seems like a shiny little alien on Scientology overdrive. But while in a crowded line at the grocery store, I read about his controlling, obsessive behavior toward his wife Katie Holmes and… Read full post »
I tried to keep it simple today. Feeling low, I knew it
wasn't a day to ask too much of myself (throwing a surprise party
for a friend would definitely be out of the question, for instance)
but doing nothing can drive the nail deeper.
If you keep it… Read full post »
It's midwinter, you're at the desolate Jersey shore and you're
quietly slipping into toothlessness.
It all starts with a missed shower or two. Its just too cold to take off all those layers of clothes. Besides, you're not going to see anyone anyway.
Then shaving your legs strikes you as just silly. I… Read full post »