Archive for the ‘materialism’ Category

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

for Trasherati

Do you do this:
1. Get an unexpected day off,
2. say you’re going to spend it crafting or doing art,
3. but first, you need to go buy one or two supplies, so
4. you go …

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Posted in consumerism, materialism, vanity on 02/17/2009 11:45 pm

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

bus story 1

It’s always cold on the bus. For that reason, I kind of hate riding it in the mornings, especially when I’m wearing a skirt without hose or tights or leg warmers, as is sometimes mandated by fashion …

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Posted in Catholicism, Houston, materialism, music, pop culture, stories, superstition, the bus on 07/30/2008 12:22 am

Friday, July 25, 2008

girl clothes

It’s good for women who care about their image to be friends with women who also care about their image and who have a similar taste level.

Because you know how shallow people ask if women dress for …

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Posted in materialism, vanity, venting, work on 07/25/2008 03:48 am

Monday, July 7, 2008

I love to spend money, because I am American.

Not even going to lie or feel ashamed: I am a straight-up consumerist. It makes me happy to spend money on random stuff that I probably don’t need. It makes me …

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Posted in Houston, materialism on 07/07/2008 12:35 am

Sunday, June 29, 2008

recent food obsessions


There’s this place in Rice Village, in Houston, called Istanbul. They make Turkish food, which I guess is kind of like Greek food but not exactly. Case in point: their dolmas taste like the ones I’ve …

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Posted in gluttony, Houston, materialism, obessions on 06/29/2008 12:44 am

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Toby update

Toby spent the night in my oldest son’s room. Starbuck spent the night in the living room, instead of on my bed like she normally does. Was she guarding the whole house from Toby? I don’t know. After …

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Posted in cats, materialism, vanity, venting on 01/29/2008 11:30 am

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Oh, here’s a good cliched post topic — New Year’s resolutions!

1. Write a bunch of stuff.

I have so much stuff to write, I feel guilty sitting here writing this blog entry. I have so much stuff I’m contractually …

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Posted in materialism, vanity, writing on 01/17/2008 06:11 pm

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I went to Flickr, was disappointed that no one’s posted many xmas photos, then reminded myself that I haven’t posted any, either.

Our Christmas went really well. Hope yours did, too. We baked. A while back, my youngest son …

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Posted in Christmas, dreams, fantasies, materialism on 12/26/2007 06:00 pm

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sad News

My middle son is going to live with his father for a semester.

I’m sad about it. But it’s not about me. It’s about him, trying something new and hoping for certain improvements in his life. So I …

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Posted in domestic, materialism, parenting, writing on 12/05/2007 12:06 pm

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Possible Reasons to Get Into Shape
Not my reasons, necessarily. Just hypothetical ones.

1. To fit into better clothing.

2. To wear a certain Halloween costume that you didn’t feel comfortable wearing before.

3. To participate in activities you were …

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Posted in Halloween, materialism, parenting, vanity on 10/16/2007 11:25 am