Friday, August 25, 2006

Movin' On Up

The coast that is...Yes, Ida was right in her last comment to me, it is time for a new blog name. I'm moving this weekend to Santa Barbara. I'm very psyched.

It's an exquisitely beautiful city, much like a west coast version of Charleston but with mountains as well as ocean and only 25 minutes from the Santa Ynez Valley (where they filmed the movied "Sideways" so you know what I'll be doing on weekends.

During the week, I'll be designing lifestyle pages for the Santa Barbara News-Press and eventually doing some feature writing as well.

And don't worry, SB is only 90 miles from LA (I made it back to La La Land in an hour and fifteen this morning) so I will see my abfab niece, nephew and my brother ALL the time!

So here's to my new chapter...I'll keep ya posted!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Rings on her Fingers and Bracelets on Her Wrists

So, for those of you who know me, you know that I wear a lot of bracelets on both of my wrists.

For years I've been wearing these bracelets that are handmade by my cousin Nancy who lives in Ann Arbor. Each time I see her, which unfortunately isn't often, I add to my bracelet collection and each time I see her, Nancy's jewelry gets fabulouser and fabulouser (yes, I know that's not a real word.)

And for all these years that I've been adding to my collection on both of my wrists, I've received a myriad of compliments from friends and strangers alike. And inevitably I get the question "Where did you get those?"

Until recently, my only response was a kinda of regrettable shrug and a "She lives in Ann Arbor."

But now, drumroll please, I have a new answer. Original Nancy Melet designs can be had by all who have coveted my collection over the years. Nancy has launched her website.

And get this...there is a collection named after me. Check it out. Here's the description. "Mindy - Copper pearls, vintage brass from Ethiopia, interlocking silver, brass and copper." It's gorgeous.

I don't even have that one myself...Next trip. Which as a matter of fact, will be to Nancy's wedding in October!
Huh? Huh?

I'm speechless.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Just a Thought

I was thinking last night as I was drifting to sleep listening to the BBC news on NPR "I wonder if George Bush knows he's the worst President ever in the history of this country AND I wonder if he feels bad about it?"

I mean, he's gotta know. Everybody knows and now pundits and historians and academics and political scientists have finally gotten up the nerve to say it aloud.

And while he doesn't admit it in public and may not admit it even to Laura, he's gotta think about how he is going to go down in history as the worst President of all time. I mean, even he isn't that dumb that he can't look back at these last 5.5 years and see that everything he has tried to do has turned to crap and that everyone thinks he's done a piss poor job.

So while I'm drifting off to sleep thinking these thoughts, I wonder if George Bush is drifting off to sleep thinking, "Damn. I'm the worst President in the history of the world. Damn."

Friday, August 04, 2006


Can you tell I just discovered this? I promise I won't post videos everyday but I found this on a friend's site and fell in love with it. Treadmill choreography - whodda thunk it? I would fall and break my nose for sure.

Is There Nothing Sacred?

Am I the last to find out that stardom's coolest, way coolest, super coolest, couple is no more? I know, I know, old news but it's new to me and I'm devastated.

I was shocked to find out that my favorite crooner, Ryan Adams, and favorite Indie starlet, Parker Posey, are splitsville. I thought they were a match made in famous people heaven.

Last summer when Adams played at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, I remember he mentioned his relationship with Posey and it just warmed the cockels of my heart.

But alas, it seems that "Love is Hell" and Adams is indeed a "Heartbreaker" and has moved on to redder pastures.

I'm not worried about Posey, though. She's the bomb. I'm just sad to see such an awesome coupling come undone.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Sarcasm at its Sweetest

I finally found this video clip that had me howling and falling out of bed when I saw it a couple of weeks ago on "The Daily Show."

It is some of the best tongue-in-cheek work I've ever seen.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Blogger's Block

I have, Blogger's Block.

There is so much going on in the world that has me:
a) upset
b) frightened
c) confused
d) angry
e) ambivalent
f) irritated
g) amused

and in my own life I'm:
a) overwhelmed
b) excited
c) pressured
d) happy
e) energetic
f) anxious
g) anticipatory

that I'm finding it hard to put everything I'm thinking and feeling into words and cohesive thoughts.

I find myself coming to this blog to put down some of these thoughts and ideas that are whirling around in my head at breakneck speed but it's too much and I am unable to write in a cohesive manner. So I close the page.

I have Blogger's Block.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

What's New Pussycat??

Overheard in the Ladies Room at the Tom Jones concert Saturday Night at the Hollywood Bowl...

"God Dammit. I've held it for two hours and it figures I'd have to piss during 'Pussycat'"

Some things only make sense at a Tom Jones concert!