Me, Me, Me, Me, Me


Oct
21
2008

Bittersweet

First of all, thank you all so much for the hundreds of wonderful comments and emails regarding our Big News: it was really so touching to hear so many lovely things from people we've never met but feel sure we would totally have a blast hanging out with were you to ever come over with a six-pack on a Saturday night. Also, I'm really sorry I seem to have made so many people cry. I hope you were all wearing waterproof mascara, at least. Particularly the boys.

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Sep
30
2008

Warning: If You Don't Give a Hoot About Dresses, You Won't Give a Hoot About This Post

Pretty much the main reason we're going to London next week is to see my friend Victoria get married. Victoria and I were at school together in England, and although we didn't become friendly until we were fifteen or sixteen, we've known each other since we were eleven. Which, holy smokes, means we've known each for seventeen years, although I guess that's just as well, actually; knowing someone for seventeen years seems like a pretty good reason to spend a month's rent on a plane ticket.

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Sep
25
2008

Apropos Of Nothing, Some Things I'd Like To Discuss

1. Is it just me or has flying become a little more.....informal than it used to be? I'm not so much talking about the preponderance of sweatsuits and bonafide, no-kidding, $11.99-at-Old-Navy plaid pajama pants in the security line---though Sarah Brown's airport observation that "America is terrified that it might for one minute be uncomfortable" is bang-on---but rather about the rather jocular flight attendant on my plane from Dallas to Denve

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Sep
20
2008

On Doing The Thing You, Uh, Didn't Mean To Do

So here is what happens when you're staying in Salinas, California, and it's 9:30 at night and you've already eaten the town's best Mexican food, and the only other possibility the evening holds is heading back to your soulless room at the Marriott Residence Inn, making some peppermint tea at the 24-hour tea-making station in the hotel lobby, breaking open one of those 100-calorie bags of Swedish fish, and watching two straight hours of Ballot Bowl on CNN.

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Sep
18
2008

On Doing The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

I guess I never really told you that much about scuba diving, did I? And yes, I know I’m supposed to capitalize SCUBA---it’s actually an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus; did you know that? Because if you ever decide to get certified, IT’S ON THE TEST, YOU’RE WELCOME—but I hope you'll bear with me if I decide not to. As you can see, I already make far too much use of the Caps Lock button.

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Aug
26
2008

Other Places

Did I tell you I'm an editor over at Beauty Hacks? It's BlogHer's new space for everything fashion and beauty-related and today I wrote about self-tanner. Specifically, I wrote about the world's second-greatest self-tanner---that is, the world's greatest self-tanner that you can buy in a drugstore for ten bucks---and if you've ever wanted to hit the bottle (um, the self-tanning bottle) but weren't sure which one to pick out to avoid Oompa Lo

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