Monthly Archives: May 2015

Help me remodel this house #ToTheEdge [14 BEFORE PICS]

May 30, 2015
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We finally got keys yesterday! You may recall my family of five moved across the country to L.A. from Chicago about five months ago. It meant renting at first and I lamented, loudly, with tears like a toddler, having to pay someone else’s mortgage. I got over it. It turned out I really liked our […]


Every defense of Josh Duggar, debunked

May 25, 2015
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The Josh Duggar incest molestation scandal is the height of the American hypocrisy, isn’t it? Rich, white, conservative male shielded from legal consequences of his actions and afforded prime real estate in the social landscape of America while a black kid can’t wear a hoodie in a good neighborhood without asking to die. Let’s examine […]


How craigslist graffiti artists are making my (new!) house a home

May 20, 2015
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Fun news! In a turn of events too odd and yet too banal to describe, we are getting out of our lease and into a house we’re buying. Bye, other people’s mortgages! Anyway, we happen to be buying said house from a set of tiny people with giant hearts. They built the place half a […]


Sorry, Anne Lamott, you are wrong about Mother’s Day

May 9, 2015
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Anne Lamott can stop. She wrote a big old diatribe about Mother’s Day yesterday with two basic points: motherhood isn’t special and we should include all women on this day. Normally the more inclusive route is the high road, but let’s take a closer look. “Mother’s Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of […]


It’s really hard to move to L.A. and not become a stalker

May 4, 2015
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___ Hi, I’m creepy. I did a thing today that if someone did it to me, I’d move. When you live in Illinois and watch a show or hear some new music, you might pop on over to the ole interwebz and look up some facts. If I wanted to see any stars in person, […]


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