Friday, June 28, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Old Wildcat's Day!

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Laurel's movin' on... :(

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Switching to permanent snow bird status after baby flew the coop.
The Divas threw a send-off pool party (I had snacks and (fake) bronzed legs all ready to go until Dr. Everythingwillbealright's 48-hour flu needed a little tending to - boo hoo, so missed it, but got my fix crashing other Laurel fare-thee-wells this week).

Looks like a good, wet time was had by all, adding to a long, long list of soirees we won't forget.
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Adios, amiga. Cheers (in a big glass) to you!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Lunch and Lit

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No, I'm not cheating on my book club, just ducking in to smoca for a little nooner.

Guess what the Lunch and Lit crowd had for lunch? Arugula! Throw in some local, organic goat cheese, tomatoes, homemade cookies and green iced tea, along with a nice bunch of ladies and a cool curator who paired up the book with a great discussion and slide show of some incredible art which really made it all come to life and you've got a recipe for an awesome book club.

The United States of Arugula

Next up - September 20th

Thursday, June 13, 2013


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Fried - A Chow Bella reading at the oh-so-hip
The McDonald's drive-thru girl, the nudist fest in the Finnish sauna (we're family, no?), the Mallorcan sunburn with Grandma Chai, the middle-of-the-summer lardy tortillas, the white Wonder Bread and American cheese slices, the raw-in-the-center cinnamon rolls and so much more. Makes frying here in Phoenix with a sun-dressed BFF sort of cool.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Watch Girls online for free

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"Mom! Oh my God, don't Google that!"

All I wanted to do was watch the new show Girls.  I'd heard so much about it, it had won tons of awards, and, after walking out of Frances Ha halfway through due to total annoyance,
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my Movie Madness mate, Maddie, told me, "You've got to see Girls. It's so much better than this."

(Here, read this hilarious piece in the The Onion on annoying things about film)

The only problem is, I don't have HBO. I can barely get through my cable bill sans extra movie channels every month as it is without a glass of wine, what with all the pages and pages and pages of fees and taxes and adjustments and HDTV upgrades and paying for hundreds of channels when the only thing I ever seem to watch is the first ten minutes of The Daily Show taped on the DVR (extra charge for that). It's almost as bad as getting the AT & T envelope in the mail. I've given up. Awhile back, thinking it would help, I switched to e bills, but it seemed to just make it worse, injuring my thumb, scrolling down, down, down forever until getting to The Full Monty at the bottom. These days I usually just wait to get a reminder text about my payment due date so I can text back - just charge it. You know my debit card number. It's on file. Take however much you want.

So I tried to find Girls for free. Online. At least I texted Shana first and she stopped me from making a big mistake. My inbox would be full of porn, she said. Plus, what would the NSA think? After looking at a few sites, searching specifically for Girls Lena Dunham, etc., I found nothing. I turned to Shawn for help. Can you find this HBO show for me? We've got apple tv and xBox and Playstation and even some new thing called Plex that has lots of shows and movies for free, even some brand new, still-in-the-theater movies (streaming into our house with varying degrees of legality). But nothing. No Girls for free online for me. I gave in and signed up again for Netflix, vowing to cancel after one month of the little red envelopes. At least those I like to open.

And Girls, The First Season, was awesome.

Home By Nine

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tinkled Pink

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Let's get this birthday party started!
A few toasts at The Blue Moose...
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Bubble Wrap

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One day, Phoenix will be completely covered in a solar-powered, air-conditioned bubble. That's the only way we're going to survive. Until then, there's Scottsdale Fashion Square. Park in shade, dart past screaming, day-care like food court, have lunch, snuggle on a couch, watch. Cool watching.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Fortune Taker

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...unless two out of three of your bathrooms are totally falling apart.

The only depot I'll be going to this summer is The Home Depot.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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