Alisa Spitzberg's special place in cyberspace

A hodgepodge of a blog-- with more hodge than podge


had to flee Los Angeles, s.o.s, Disgruntled state of Dystopia as the kids say
May 24
miss fernsy if you're nasty. fernsy mae- if you behave
Loooooooooooong story. If compelled to contact, my email is

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MAY 5, 2010 5:54PM


Too much to say today so I'll just say this: WARNING

 There is a double (and even triple posting) fiend in the computers. I have been lucky it just repeated what I said. What if I had tinkered with a comment in some pretty labor intensive way? What if I'd done… Read full post »


I just wrote a post that cracked me up. I was pleased to knock the weird hybrid of a post( half comments referring to undeleted, half not, half something else) off the update list. I was pleased to reassert myself as the silly and simple woman I consider myself to be.… Read full post »

MAY 1, 2010 12:36PM

emboldened blogging

Sorry sweet folks. Made me feel like a naked wretch.

APRIL 30, 2010 12:31PM

Mo meta blues

A perfect post and run opportunity has presented itself,and so this screen will get some attention.

 I've been thinking for some time about writing vs. blogging vs. flogging.

 Just ignore the flogging thing as it is a manifestation of nerves and foolishness.

Blogging vs. Writing was someth… Read full post »

APRIL 28, 2010 12:13PM

Three sentences


An  open call  now exists wherein we use three sentences, I see.

 The challenge,I'm supposing,  is to encapsulate some truth about  me?

I suffer from verbosity, so  this won't be.

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I won't turn blue now!

Don't like to depress, but it seems that this story should be discussed. Hmmm, any cheery souls willing  to give this story some spin.

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APRIL 23, 2010 10:35AM

Fiction Friday and Jennifer Lopez


 Had the awesomest of days, yesterday. I went to see the "Back up plan " with a an old friend( someone I just met, but who is 88 years old etc) and Jennifer Lopez, not unlike like Stella in that Terry Mcmillan masterpiece- has gotten her groove back.


This… Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2010 9:15AM

Strippers and stuff

APRIL 22, 2010 1:24AM

For my OS pals

APRIL 21, 2010 11:55AM

A primer to my story

Hello OSer's,

I'm working on presenting a travesty that I've recently experienced. I get verklempt and ADDed out and I haven't yet accomplished what needs to be acomplished. I need to educate many on a reality they will find hard to accept. I sure had no idea just two years ago… Read full post »

APRIL 20, 2010 6:48PM

OS Alice Waters inspired rant

So, I'm  swinging around and land on Steella's blog.  There, smoke comes out my ears and the nostrils flare: Alice Waters and 6 dollar eggs!
As readers of the very early entries in this blog may know: I've tried and failed to foment a few revolutions. I'll try a
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It's all so odd: Disparate souls in cyberspace -- communicating in these new fangled ways. Comments, the occassional "PM," sometimes a phone number and then phone calls to said disparate souls. Friendships- failed or otherwise.  So strange to me, and so unresolved. I won't even get into Facebook… Read full post »

APRIL 18, 2010 9:54AM

GNS- It's not Saturday

Good news Sunday is upon us yet again.

  This Sunday has resulted in Joan H. finally ceasing  the raising of  her fist and the narrowing of her eyes  when she hears, Miley Ray Cyrus, sing any refrain from the "The Climb" . 

This Sunday has… Read full post »

APRIL 17, 2010 12:57AM

Friday night frolics

Cotton now has a catchy tune. Caley Cabre-( I think that's her name) is singing a catchy tune to promote cotton on a commercial. It would be a hit if it wasnt' about cotton.

Cotton needs promotion? Tough times. 

Out and about tonight ,and so many things to note. A… Read full post »

APRIL 15, 2010 9:54PM

Obituary open call

After a life of imagination and proscrastination-- she faced a cremation. According to Jewish Law, she needs to be buried whole, but that didn't sound as good as the first sentence, and she could care less what happened to her corpse etc.

She was overwhelmed and underwhelmed,  all at once. … Read full post »

APRIL 14, 2010 7:07PM

Keep reading for the meat

I always like to write a post when I know I'll be away from the computer. I find that sometime I am clicking the refresh "button'  in a way that brings to mind Glen Close clicking on the light switch in that movie with Michael Douglas and a cooked rabbit. I… Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2010 9:02PM

Dreams, reality, and nightmares

  I recently  commented on  one of my favorite OSers(Bellwether Vance- cliche choice- it's probably so common) comments.

It was  quick comment on how she managed to make a dream sound interesting. As a storyteller type, I've learned long ago that:

 " So...Read full post »

 asbody     as3   reading the latest 101 word open call

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Insprired by Aim's telling me she was putting up an Aerosmith story, and instead she wrote about quilts.

My aerosmith concert story:

I remember the exact age I knew me and my sister were mother obsessed messes. I remember the exact place too, but not the exact time or exact date.Read full post »

APRIL 11, 2010 5:23PM

101 words

Holy Moses.
forty years till the promised land
 oasis’s are a part of the desert’s lore
a month and 13 days before it’s overdue-
 reaching the desert’s shore.
promises make an ass out of us
or is that assumptions?
dear you, oh dear, I fear,
I not only missed the train
I miss… Read full post »

Good News Sunday is upon us again. It's not hard for silly types like me- to find good news or twist ambiguous news into good. This Sunday, I'm struggling with the latter.

According to Google, and other sources -- I am one lucky lady. That seems a tortured conclusion. You see,Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2010 12:20PM

Holocaust hilarity... hopefully

I really just wanted to write about humor and the Holocaust. For the record, I loathed "Life is Beautiful,"  I wanted to strangle that spastic little Benigni  and I do a whole peice where I imitate him and go off on him etc.  If I was a movie exec I would surelyRead full post »

If I had to pick the one constant in a life of inconstants I'd have to say: Humor.  Yet, much of my life was shaped by the Holocaust or more exactly- the survivors response to said Holocaust.

  My mother is a Hungarian Holocaust survivor. The Hugarian Jews are known for their… Read full post »