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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle
Location
Where ever I go, there I am, District of Columbia,
Birthday
January 12
Bio
Lucille Ball meets Bridget Jones, add some political salt and pepper, and that's me. I am progressive, love the arts, and got moxie! Please, don't be tacky and plagiarize.

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DECEMBER 1, 2010 10:05AM

Happy Holidays (Longdo style), OS!

 December 1, 2010
 
Dear Open Salon Bloggers,
 
I wanted to take a moment and wish you a wonderful Holiday Season, Happy Hanukkah, a Joyous Muharram, Virgin of Guadalupe Day (M), Ashura, Winter Solstice, Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day (C).  
 
May your jobless benef… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 30, 2010 2:30PM

I really don't like being a bitch.

I swear.  I don't.  I don't, but that may not seem to be the case when I'm on the phone with Verizon.  I called to cancel a work request and instead of canceling the work request, they canceled my account.  Yeah, that's right.  Not only was my internet not working, but… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 23, 2010 1:27PM

Hormones for the Holiday

As I prepare to pack up and head out of town for the Holiday, in the safety of a family member's car where no one needs to grope me or my cat before we board, or look at my cat's naked body via radiation therapy, I am fighting the insane urge… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 23, 2010 10:56AM

RDP, 2nd Installment

Week Two of the RDP!  Now, there is one blogger who was chosen last week, and no, I'm not playing favorites - promise! 

Flylooper's post on Mahler and Ruckert is dear to my heart because I've performed selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn.  Mahler raised me to a level of… Read full post »

Just two of the absurd and disturbing things I have seen in the news this morning.  #1: a report from the AP that "Nuclear weapon drivers sometimes got drunk."  They would park their trucks, leave them in "'safe harbor' status" and kick back a couple drinky drinks in the hotel bar… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2010 11:05AM

Hey, POTUS, get YOUR crotch felt up.

I emailed the White House yesterday.  More specifically, the President.  In my email, I challenged the President and the First Lady to experience the new TSA pat down on National Television. 

I told him that I find it deplorable that we, the innocent, must now be violated because the… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2010 12:50PM

Forget the EP, here's the RDP!

No offense to those who have been chosen as Editor's Picks - I've been there a scant few times myself.  But, I, like so many others, feel there are some posts that should be EPd, but aren't.  So, here's the first installment - the maiden voyage - of the RDP!  (Some… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 15, 2010 6:09PM

I don't know how to let you go.

I'm afraid to stop missing you because missing you is all I have left.

You're the only one I've wanted to talk to when something happens or when I have an important decision to make.  But, this is life.  I remember your embrace, but not your smell, vaguely your voice, somewhat… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2010 2:55PM

My first visit with the psychotherapist.

"I, at the age of 29, have become that 60 year old crazy lady that stands on her front porch and yells at the kids as they walk by.  Except that I don't have a front porch and I don't yell at kids, but, I have become that lady.  At least… Read full post »

My favorite prom memory is from my Junior After Prom Party.  This party was held at the oh-so-appropriate Wagon Wheel Saloon in the bustling metropolis of Marion, VA, where every Thursday night, you could play bingo and do shots of Jack chased by Budweiser with all of the other rednecks while… Read full post »

We do not have a right to vote.  We have a responsibility to vote.

Two years ago, the majority of us chose a President and a Congress to move us forward into progress demanded for survival in the 21st Century.  Now, it is time for us, even though we are still… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 31, 2010 10:22AM

Rallying to Restore Sanity - F Yeah!

My friends picked me up at 8:30 yesterday morning and we headed downtown for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.  We had originally planned to have breakfast before heading over to the Mall, but upon arrival and seeing the masses of people, decided to skip it and go directly to… Read full post »

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If you haven't seen it by now, look at it: the footage of 23 year old Lauren Valle being forced onto the ground, and while being held down by men with her head and shoulders on a curb, is stomped on the head by a Rand Paul campaign coordinator.

 

OCTOBER 26, 2010 1:04PM

Thanks a lot, Feminism.

[*Note: I write this with the understanding that it is a generalization of both sexes and does not wholly apply to all men or all women.]

How do I begin to discuss my frustration with the state of our society in relation to equality of the sexes?  What equality?  I… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2010 9:55AM

I am one lucky lady!

After years of being perpetually single, I have finally been approached by someone I think may have real, and I mean real, potential.  I signed into my email to see that 'soukayna' had PMd me here at OS.  "I have no idea who this person is, but that's cool,"… Read full post »

Cupcake Rehab that is.  (See, I've broken free of denial!  No intervention necessary!)

I have a serious jonesing for cupcakes right now, and this usually occurs in conjunction with the waxing moon and my needing to have a little fun.  Cupcakes make me happy.  They're perfectly ind… Read full post »

OCTOBER 12, 2010 9:25PM

Happy Belated Columbus/Genocide Day!

Well, one day after Columbus Day, and I am surprised that no one paid it much heed.  This day should be more celebrated than any other.  It is the historical acknowledgement of the discovery of our country, isn't it?  Shouldn't we be proud of this?  Shouldn't we be going to parade… Read full post »

Hi, you've reached Razz's voicemail.  Sorry, I can't take your call right now (Who am I kidding? I'm a chronic screener), but I'm currently avoiding my life due to my presently experiencing the early-life or quarter-life crisis.  If I don't completely fade into oblivion and have to cancel m… Read full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2010 9:12PM

OMG My Mom Found My Old Blog!

How many of you have Yahoo accounts that come with complimentary blogs on Shine?

Yep, I do.  My mom, who has a new Yahoo email account, sent me some email today and informs me on the phone a few minutes ago that after she sent the email, the confirmation page saying… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2010 10:34AM

"I'd rather get laid well and often."

My heroine of the month is this lady.

 
Need I say more?
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SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 10:19AM

No, coffee won't help.

6:00 am:  Mr. Masculinity starts his suped-up GMC Sonoma under my window.  chug chug chug chug chug vrooom vroooom chug chug chug chug vrooom vrooooooom.  Starts to pull out of the parking lot.  vroooooooooooooooooommm.  Comes to a stop sign.  chug chug chug chug. … Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 2:43PM

MoveOn House Party in the Twilight Zone

I signed up to participate in a MoveOn phone bank last Monday.  For those who may not be MoveOn members, it was a "house party" where members who signed up would go to the host's home and would receive all the lists of people to call and do so on our… Read full post »

I'm in the "I have no idea what the hell I'm doing with my life.  I'm not where I want to be.  Should I change career path?" phase of being 29.  I decided before I even left Italy in July that I didn't want to pursue a career in classical singing. … Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 10:36PM

I shouldn't look at Huffington Post

especially before going to bed or eating a meal.  I end up with nightmares, nauseau, indigestion, a clenched jaw, tight shoulders.

God, it's depressing.  I feel like shit until I peruse their comedy section.  That is until I view John Stewart and Stephen Colbert clips.  Then, all… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 8:47PM

The closest I came to suicide.

I almost commited suicide when I was fourteen.  I was sitting in the bathtub, shaving my legs, completely miserable and desperate - for something, I don't know exactly what - and I almost slit my wrists.  I actually put the razor to my wrists and contemplated it.  The only thing that… Read full post »