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Lost Holiday in Chicago

Mousybabe has been temporarily defunct! Em and I have been home in Chicago hanging with our mom. I’ve charged up for a week but not quite sure if I’m ready to go back out and face the big foul world just yet. I spent my time catching up on my Google Reader feeds, seeing ‘Kooza’… Read more »

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Farmer’s Market at Courthouse

Farmer’s markets are joyful. Seeing colorful little fresh fruits being sold by the very people who dropped their seedlings in the ground and willed them to grow into something that can nourish us — if that doesn’t make you happy then you best go dig your own grave because it doesn’t get any better than… Read more »

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Folksay: What good wind blew you in?

It must be the summertime but every weekend lately has been pretty nonstop. I need a second to just chill at home with a glass of pomegranate white tea, some champagne mangos (my fruit of choice of late) and my computer. For all the hullabaloo I made about Folksay, I meant to follow up on… Read more »

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The Adele Show at Sixth & I

At the last minute I was called to help out with a promotional event for the sold-out Adele show at the Historic Sixth & I Synagogue. I hadn’t heard much about Adele, but I knew Laura Burhenn was opening. If Laura was going to be playing her solo material, I could use the opportunity to… Read more »

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‘Baby, I’m sweating all over you!’

my job isn’t particularly hard but damned if it isn’t interesting. there’s this woman who places her skeezy ads every week and she’s one of those customers who thinks she’s the best advertiser that ever happened to our company and that she’s entitled to discounts for being a ‘good customer’. the only problem is that… Read more »

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The Tree Project

A creepy life-size figurine in the lobby at Clark Street Playhouse. I was there to see a small production called The Tree Project that I’d heard about, mostly because the art in the lobby featured Tina Seamonster and Kristina Bilonick and other artists. The website for the play was intriguingly cryptic. I kept trying to… Read more »

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baby’s in nagasaki

oh dear i just nuked a little bug. and on purpose too that was why it was so horrifying. i’m a monster. my decision was made within a span of a nanosecond or two so there was no time for rationality to really stop me. i had opened the microwave to heat something up and… Read more »

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Bizarre Shopping for Your Viewing Pleasure

Eew! (You can get this at your local National Wholesale Liquidators branch. Just $3.99) Eew! again. Asian groceries are the best kind but they can be such a trip. This is an unidentified blob/organ mysteriously labeled “SEAFOOD DEPARTMENT.” just try to look away. I bet you can’t resist clicking on it for a better look…. Read more »

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Lil Kim Rides the Metrobus

There’s this homeless lady who always hangs out at the 42 bus stop for in Adams Morgan around 5 or 6pm. She’s pretty nice and harmless but she looks hella scary and has big googly eyes that make it hard to make eye contact with her when she asks for change. So obviously she appears… Read more »

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new bolt bus the real deal

So this new BoltBus bizness is pretty slick… I’m aboard it right now, on a sold out trip to NYC to see my sweetheart.  It was about 10 minutes late in arriving, but I think everyone was too curious and excited to care. The bus is abuzz with excitement right now, a lot of people… Read more »