Aug
07
2007

I Didn't Mean To Make This A Cliffhanger, I Just Got Tired And Had To Go To Bed

If asked, I will vehemently defend the fact that I believe in ghosts. Part of me thinks this has less to do with a unwavering faith in the supernatural and more to do with the fact that if a ghost somehow, I don't know, hears me saying I don't believe in him, he might show up at my bedside at 3am, chains clanking, all OH REALLY?

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Aug
09
2007

Curiouser And Curiouser: A Possible Ghost Story

When we first moved to Charleston, which was at the very beginning of 2003, we moved into the ground floor of a large grey house downtown, a house with a wrought-iron gate that made up for the fact that the kitchen was essentially just a countertop and an oven in the living room, and that the only electrical sockets in the whole apartment were, bizarrely, halfway up the wall.

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Aug
10
2007

Set the Tivo

If, for some reason, you find yourself up and awake at 7:50am tomorrow---and, really, I don't think there's any excuse for that on a Saturday, except maybe if you have a small child, in which case you'll probably have been up for, like, four hours already, OR MAYBE SINCE IT WAS BORN---you should turn on the CBS Early Show to watch my televisual debut.

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Aug
15
2007

When Ice Cream Pales In Comparison

Wow, that's crazy, I had no idea you all had such strong opinions about Secret Bachelor Tuesday! Thank you for all your comments and votes. I really like the idea of a modified SBT---a Secret Bachelor Tuesday Lite, if you will, just one calorie!---so a millions thanks for that idea. And I certainly know who to go to the next time I need to make a decision. Do you think you'd all be this good with shoes?

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Aug
21
2007

Fond And Familiar

I've figured out how to get things done around here: you just invite people over. Seriously, the only reason we got our act together and drove to IKEA and picked a coffee table a few months ago was because I spontaneously decided to host a dinner party, and Sean, sweetheart though he is, couldn't abide the thought of people sitting around on our new sofa with magazines piled up around their knees on the floor. Actually, I lie, Sean could totally abide the thought of that.

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Aug
23
2007

Why Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Hey, remember when I was having my earlobe sewn shut and the plastic surgeon said "God, I'm so out of it"? And then I was having a cavity filled and the dentist was talking about how he'd got someone "all messed up" the night before? Well, apparently those guys went to medical school with the guy who was taking my blood this morning, and they all took the same elective called Things You Just Really, Seriously, Honestly Just Shouldn't Say To A Patient While They're In Your Care.

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Aug
27
2007

Get Shorty

More New Hair Here are a few things that will always happen: you will always wake up on the morning of your hair appointment and be having a good hair day for a change. You will always think "crap, do I really want to do this?" You will always arrive early to the salon and flip through some of those hair magazines and change your mind a hundred times.

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Aug
28
2007

Our Timing Has Always Been Impeccable

We leave for Ecuador at the end of the week, and while I'm sure our vacation will be glorious, I'd like to register my disappointment at what I'll be missing while we're gone. We seem to have picked The Best Week In San Francisco Ever to be away, and I'm really starting to hope these volcanoes are going to be worth it.

To wit, here's what I won't be doing next week:

1. Hanging out with Heather B, as she sets out on the San Francisco leg of what has somehow become her Blogging Tour Of World Domination.

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