Archive for the ‘vanity’ Category

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I used to never drink red wine but now I only drink red wine. I’ve gone from merlot to cabernet and chianti, and next must be shiraz.

We bought our cat a water fountain. She likes to drink the …

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Posted in domestic, fantasies, Halloween, lookism, parenting, photos, sexism, vanity, venting on 09/20/2007 12:57 am

Monday, September 17, 2007

Disappointing Phoned In Performance

So I went to this event Friday night, and the mayor of Houston was supposed to take part in the same “opening ceremony” that I took part in. He showed up very late, first of all. …

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Posted in pop culture, vanity, venting on 09/17/2007 11:06 am

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I feel simultaneously old, proud, and broke.

My son wants an electric guitar for his 15th birthday.

Maybe I’ll dig up my old Led Zeppelin chord charts for him, while I’m at it. Ah, youth. Ah, memories. Ah, wasted lessons! …

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Posted in Houston, parenting, vanity, venting on 08/16/2007 04:57 pm

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Plant Whisperer

If you give me an office plant that’s been neglected, I will bring it back to life. On my desk, that plant will flourish.

You know why?

Not because I water it more than you did. No. …

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Posted in domestic, parenting, vanity, venting on 08/08/2007 05:06 pm

Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Nurturing Kind of Love

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been losing weight, via the magic process of burning more calories than I take in (TM physics).

My boyfriend Tad hasn’t said much about my weight loss, either …

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Posted in domestic, meta, my sex life, parenting, vanity, work on 06/28/2007 10:42 pm

Thursday, June 21, 2007

My Stylist. Let me show you her.

Pardon my lolcat-speak above. I can’t seem to stop doing it.

I’m very pleased with my stylist right now. Her name is Linh, and she owns a salon in Houston’s Chinatown/Vietnamtown area.

Half …

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Posted in vanity on 06/21/2007 10:31 am

Monday, June 18, 2007

Where are you, little pants?

Like most women in the US, I normally have whole wardrobes in 3 or 4 sizes, stockpiled in my closets.

Now I’ve lost a little weight, and that’s good. However, the pants that I had …

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Posted in vanity on 06/18/2007 09:30 pm

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Weighing In

Okay, so, remember how I said I was going to lose 60 pounds? (I said 70 if you click that link, but then later I amended it to sixty, because I didn’t weigh as much as I thought …

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Posted in vanity on 12/19/2006 03:32 am

Monday, November 6, 2006

Better Styling Through Chemistry

Some of you may remember that, a few weeks ago, my hair suddenly changed from blonde-ish to fire-engine red. Since then, of course, it’s faded to medium auburn with chunks of blonde peeking through. Even though …

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Posted in vanity on 11/06/2006 07:03 pm

Wednesday, November 1, 2006


Today I accidentally dressed like Alice in Wonderland. I put on a pleated skirt to minimize ironing time, then added tights to keep from having to shave my legs, then the flat Mary Janes that that hurt my corn …

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Posted in health, psychobabble, stories, vanity on 11/01/2006 07:14 pm