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LA Haiku

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My Vision Board Mocks Me

I recently finished Oliver Burkeman’s lovely “The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking” and feel newly liberated. I’ve embraced anti-positivity for a while, but it became doctrine when I realized that my 2016 Vision Board contained a picture of Hillary … Continue reading

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How To Do A Fancy LA Art Event

Enough with the fascist dictator perv about to set foot in the White House, let’s talk about something really important: event parties.  It took me twenty years to learn that I need not be rich or successful to attend  “fancy” … Continue reading

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Woohoo for “Lady Dynamite”!

Netflix (finally!) set free into the world my pal Maria Bamford’s wonderful new show “Lady Dynamite.” While it’s nothing new to feel this way about Maria’s work, I’m so proud and excited you’d think I’d done more than just background artistry, (albeit … Continue reading

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“Narcos” and Other Misogynist Subcultures

I got sucked into the binge vacuum of Netflix’ new quasi-historical series, “Narcos,” about Colombian narcotraficante Pablo Escobar, aka “The King Of Cocaine” or “Mustached Guy Who Could Stand To Do Some Sit Ups” depending on who you talk to. … Continue reading

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Ten Tips For Buying A Car

“Let me go talk to the guys in the back and see what they can do for you,” said Ben the Car Sales Rep at The Dealership. (Not his real name). This was the fifth or sixth time Ben had … Continue reading

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Wandering Around Target

I went to Target last week because I needed to stock up on shower liners and S.O.S. pads…Ok, fine, I went because I just like wandering around Target.   It’s disturbing that I relax inside Target, but so very true. There’s … Continue reading

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Hangin’ With The Professional Picnic People

Last night I went to Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s “Taming Of The Shrew” performed by the Independent Shakespeare Co. (which was excellent) with two friends. Lucky for me these friends happen to be Professional Picnic People.  If it were … Continue reading

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Blow It Out

“So, do you live here?” asked the woman volunteering at the homeless shelter. “Well, uh…no. Do I look homeless?” “Well, it could be your first day.” Hmmm, I see. Women arrive at a shelter looking smokin’ hot and put together. … Continue reading

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Not Tired

I decided not to go to my (ENTER HIGH NUMBER-th) college reunion.  Yes, yes…I know…LAME. Mostly, I felt that it’s too far and expensive, but also I just don’t know if I can stand around and talk about kids and … Continue reading

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But Is She HAWT?!

I wrote a play called “Changes In The Mating Strategies Of White People” (opening January 17th at The Lounge Theatre…tickets available in December…please come). The play features a strong female lead, a complicated, independent woman who asks the questions facing … Continue reading

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