Recovering, Real Talk, and a Thin Vein of Nihilism

Hi Darling Ones, Whenever I take a little break from blogging it’s hard to get back on the horse. It doesn’t help that the thin vein of nihilism that runs through my soul is growing ever wider. It widened a bunch during the first eighteen months of COVID and as the Delta Boogaloo continues that vein grows. The fucking abortion nonsense in Texas added another…

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Thirty Years of Pearl Jam

What is going on, Darling Ones? Happy 30th Anniversary of Pearl Jam’s Ten to all of you who celebrate. This is a momentous occasion for many reasons. Top of that list of reasons is how goddamn pleasurable it has been to see my GenX brethren celebrating. It’s delighted me endlessly reading all the memories people have of this record in particular and Pearl Jam in…

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Hate With the Same Level of Intensity

Hey Darling Ones, As foretold in the ancient scrolls of yesterday, Sister #2 is here from Portland with Walter Hobbes. Fun Fact: Did you know I gave Walter his name? I’ve picked a lot of names for most of my family’s pets: Mabel, Sully, Franklin, and Wendell (before he was even mine). I’m very good at naming things. Right now, it’s only me and my…

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It Makes a Slinkety Sound

Dear Darling Ones, A long, long time ago at the dawn of the internet age I worked as a copywriter at a software company. It was my first grown-up job and I took it very seriously as a grown up would. Even with all the seriousness I still found time to update my personal blog seven times a day, illegally download songs from Audio Galaxy,…

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It’s Sunday & I’m Boring: Some Thoughts from the Well-Rested

Hi Darling Ones, Added: I am slowly recovering from my stupid, self-inflicted emotional upheaval, which is good, but has left me a little scattered. So for today you get a listicle of random nonsense, the way the goddesses of the Internet intended when Al Gore invented this shit. I’ve listened to Eddie Vedder’s cover of R.E.M.’s “Drive” roughly twelveteen floppity jillion times. The original song…

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Tapped Into the Universe

Hi Darling Ones, I’m not saying that I’m hooked into the pulse of the universe, but I’m not not saying that either. Exhibit A: On August 10th, I wrote about my dream all-female tribute to The Replacements. On August 11th, those same Replacements announced the 40th Anniversary release of “Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash.” Exhibit B: On August 19th, I wrote about…

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Everyday Almost Famous

Dear Darling Ones, Not long ago I confessed to how many of The Replacements’ lyrics I use in my every day life. It’s an embarrassing amount. Lest you think I am a one-trick 6’5″ Spinster Goddess, I decided to share with you the everyday “Almost Famous” quotes that have become part of my personal vernacular. In case you live under a rock, “Almost Famous” is…

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