- Oakland, California, USA
- April 30
- I'm a writer, a reader, a bike wife, a mom, and a music fan. And they don't call me Aunt Blabby for nothing.
I figure if half of you are laughing WITH me and the other half AT me, we're all still laughing. I look forward to finding out which side you're on.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Hats Off to You, Winter
March 11, 2014 11:08AM
- Midlife Mixtape Concert
Review: Lord Huron
February 28, 2014 11:08AM
- Midlife Mixtape Concert
Review: The Pixies
February 25, 2014 11:18AM
- An Open Letter to the
February 21, 2014 11:11AM
- A Trio of Terrible Dates
February 14, 2014 11:44AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Hey Koshersalaami,
February 04, 2014 05:00PM
- “You are telling me there
is already pumpkin wine? Game,
match. Prepare to
October 22, 2013 01:59PM
- “Clay that's a good
question - I did always reuse
bags for trash and
April 16, 2013 03:43PM
- “Gerald, I fear you're
right. Oh well, it's not like
planning to leave the
February 25, 2013 07:30PM
- “Aww thanks guys. Yes,
Just Thinking, if I had made
careen up the
October 20, 2012 04:40PM
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I remember, back before I moved to the Bay Area, that I asked a friend who was a San Francisco native if she felt lucky she lived elsewhere during the Loma Prieta quake of ’89. “Not at all,” she answered. “I felt like I missed out, to be… Read full post »
The Band: Lord Huron, February 25 2014. Founded by lead singer Ben Schneider in 2010, this LA-based indie rock band comprises three guitars, a bassist, and a drummer who create a lush wall of sound that somehow manages to balance country sensibilities with hints of world/… Read full post »
The Band: The Pixies, February 21 2014. A seminal alternative rock band formed in 1986, the Pixies broke up in ’93. That means that their reunion tour, which kicked off in 2003, has actually run three years longer than their original inception. Black Francis,/… Read full post »
Dear Handybook App:
Hi, how are you? See, that first sentence is what we humans like to call, “being friendly.” Sure, it’s got a tinge of insincerity – I mean, if you’re buggy, if you’re running slow, if you have any of the other minor problems that I’m… Read full post »
Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays where it’s very easy to believe that you are the only person not celebrating the day with Belgian chocolates, wispy lingerie, and adoring pronouncements by those you love. The relentless media onslaught creates a perfect storm for roman… Read full post »
I’m not sure if the news has spread much beyond Cali yet, but as a region, we are apparently plunging into the Drought to End All Droughts. After two dry years and with no relief on the horizon, we are soon going to be engaged… Read full post »
I was so excited when I realized that on the Chinese calendar, we are now in The Year of the Horse. That’s my year! I’m a horse! (Something I probably shouldn’t yell at parties.) Shouldn’t it bode extra well for the 8.3333% of the world’s population… Read full post »
Are you tired out from reading about the Grammys thus far (Part 1 and Part 2 here)? Then that’s the perfect state of mind to get through just one more post, about the After Party. Because even if the clock only said 8:45 pm, we were feeling a… Read full post »
In Part 1 of my 2014 Grammy recap, I talked pre Grammy festivities, from backstage tour to paparazzi scrum. Now it’s Game Day.
In keeping with the blistering pace of over-the-top hospitality extended to us by the Beverly Hilton, we were due at a swanky rooftop brunch in our… Read full post »
The challenge of summarizing our weekend at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, which I won in an essay contest sponsored by the Hilton Hotels a year ago, feels a little like swallowing a watermelon whole and then spitting back ten perfect seeds. I could do four complete… Read full post »
A quick recap for new readers of the blog: last January I won an essay contest sponsored by Hilton Hotels, and as a result my husband and I are going to the 56th Grammy Awards in LA this weekend. Did you ever wonder what it would be… Read full post »
To my fellow members of Generation X: we were famous in our youth for being cynical, disdainful, averse to groupthink and phoniness. But even that hasn’t protected us from making a rendezvous with capital-N Nostalgia as we pass through middle age. The temptation to wallow in the… Read full post »
As gleaned from my unsuccessful attempt to slog through the new book, Autobiography, by the lead singer of the Smiths, Steven Patrick Morrissey.
Favorite childhood television programs!
You: remember them fondly.
Morrissey: devotes five straight pages to listing them, alongside i… Read full post »
I just wish my latest ailment came with a better back story.
Almost a year ago, I won a contest sponsored by Hilton Hotels and as a result, my husband and I are going to the Grammys in exactly one month. THE GRAMMYS, PEOPLE. Even after all these months it still hasn’t quite sunk in.
At first it was fun… Read full post »
Here’s how I came to own my one and only Rolling Stones album. A cute, trouble making, athletic guy in my high school (he was the closest thing we had to Tim Riggins, in case anyone’s a Friday Night Light fan) asked me out of the blue/… Read full post »
For civilians, the first strains of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet started leaking out of store Muzak and into your consciousness the day after Thanksgiving. For ballet parents like me, it’s been in constant rotation since September, when the two underage dancers in my house star… Read full post »
There’s a new meme on Facebook this week: Things You Don’t Know About Me. People use their status update to list hidden talents, unexpected language fluency, surprising back stories, awards you never knew they earned.
Me? I’m an open book: I’m a blogger. There are p… Read full post »
At the risk of incurring the wrath of my readers on the East Coast or in the Midwest, I’m going to tell you that there is something that I pity my kids for, and it is this: They will never know the glory that is… Read full post »
I watch a lot of video during the day, because sometimes when I’m writing something, I need to remind myself of the exact lyrics of a Hoodoo Gurus song, and then I’m going down a lyric video rabbit hole and clicking “play” left, right and center. And… Read full post »
Number of Times Heard Per Season vs. Reaction
1-15: “Oh! My favorite holiday song! I’m going to go dig out a wooly cardigan and make some cocoa.”
16-25: “Dean Martin could pour me just another drink more. I just looked at the calendar for December and th… Read full post »
As our daughters pick up Maturation Momentum and hurtle toward adulthood, I’ve grown increasingly panicky. That’s why I follow my husband around the house every weekend saying, “What’s Our Thing going to be?”
You know, the Thing? The Thing you did together with your p… Read full post »
A weird thing happened during the summer between having 6th/9th graders and having 7th/10th graders. I became prematurely obsolete.
Oh, my two daughters still need me to drive, and pay for things, and sign permission slips. There are still things that only I can do for them –… Read full post »
I recently received the October Trader Joe’s print circular, the one that is for some reason illustrated with drawings of Edwardian shoppers telling jokes. The pamphlet’s main purpose is to inform shoppers about all the latest additions to the grocery store’s shelves and… Read full post »
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