Controlled Data

Hi Darling Ones, Before I begin I have to tell you that by sheer coincidence Paul Simon’s “Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard” is coming in over the cans as I type. The song is part of an algorithmically-determined Happy Mix playlist. The Happy Mix is one of my standard go-tos when I got a lot of work to do and don’t want to put thought into what is…

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Olivia Newton-John & The 5 Songs that Existed in 1981

Darling Ones, Olivia Newton-John died. I was surprised at the swiftness of the tears and sadness upon reading the news. Her death has thrown me back into the very early 80s of my mind and my very first rumblings of pop culture awareness. Chronologically, Grease came first (1978) but in my world, “Physical” came first. As far as I was concerned only five songs existed in 1981/1982: “I Love a…

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Comfort Books

Hi Darling Ones, This week I read Hanif Abdurraqib’s A Little Devil in America again. For the third time. Since October 2021. I love this book because it makes my synapses feel like they’ve been eating Pop Rocks. This is a smart, beautiful book and every time I read it I feel an eensy bit smarter. It has become one of my comfort books, which is a little bit like…

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The Perfect Adult Tasks Storm

Buckle up, Darling Ones, Or maybe ducking is in order? I’m in the midst of weathering a perfect storm of responsible humaning and I’m very cranky about. I usually try to the spread out the bullshit tasks that come with being an adult grown up who wants to function on some level. For instance, I never empty the dishwasher the same day I must fold laundry. Because I excel at…

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22 Years of Coloring Myself Impressed

Hello Darling Ones, i think i might have finally caught on to this. color me impressed. That is the entirety of my very first post on this very blog. July 31, 2000. That means today is the 22nd anniversary of I Will Dare dot com. If this blog were anything like me at 22 she would have spent last night getting shit-faced drunk at all the bars on Water St…

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Easily Influenced

Hi Darling Ones, I hold great disdain for influencer culture. Just hearing or reading the term “social media influencer” instantly activates my sneer reaction. One of my favorite pastimes is judging influencers and the ding-dongs influenced by them. I love to do this while sitting on my throne up here on Mount Haughty in my glass house. For real though, my most recent resolution is to stop listing to anything…

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Back on My Bullshit, This Time With New Glasses

So, Darling Ones, it’s confession time. One of my unwritten about (I think) goals for 2022 was to get my food hoarding under control. I don’t know the scale of severity when it comes to hoarding food. All my food is contained in the kitchen. I don’t need extra racks in my garage for boxes of pasta. Hell, I don’t even have an extra refrigerator or freezer in my garage…

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