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Archive | July, 2010

Uh, said the lady to the lady

28 Jul

Uh, said the lady to the lady

Earlier this week, upon looking at my dingy white bath towels, it occurred to me that they may be sending the wrong message. Most people, upon seeing big brown streaks muddying up the white cotton, would probably not think, “Ah, I bet Annie had a clumsy mishap with self-tanner, and her towels are stained as a result.” Instead, they probably think, “That Annie sure does have a big ass. Just look at the size of those skid marks.” Which is ludicrous, because as everybody knows, girls don’t poop. (more…)

The verbal urban dictionary

22 Jul

The verbal urban dictionary

As you know, Betty is a pretty hip mom. The last time I went home, we were in the basement when she let out an excited gasp. “Annie, I have something to show you,” she crowed. She then rifled through a small stack of CDs and plucked out a best-of compilation. “I bought an album by Joy Division,” she proudly announced. I find this endearing, especially because this is a logical musical progression for her. It comes on the heels of her Ramones fandom. (She still doesn’t get “hey ho, let’s go” in the proper order. Instead, it’s a variant on the phrase, like “Ha! Hey! Ho go!”)

Reality check: My mom probably has more scene points than I do, and she qualifies for AARP discounts.

Anyway, a while ago, we had this conversation: (more…)

Baileys to like

13 Jul

Baileys to like

Sometimes for work I get to go to events. Today I was looking forward to interviewing Christopher Bailey, the creative director of Burberry. I like how the English say it: Buhr-burr-y. And I like the classic simplicity of their trenchcoats, though I will probably never own one because A) they’re too expensive for my budget; and B) without fail, if I am wearing something remotely expensive, I will spill food on it.

So anyway, Christopher Bailey. Some fashion designers are just as awful as the stereotypical caricature of a fashion designer; they are mean, snobby, exclusionary. Christopher was the opposite: warm, charming, genuine, looks people in the eye and listens. Smart, thoughtful, humble. I liked him immediately. (more…)

Five (very) random musings

10 Jul

Five (very) random musings

1. There’s a lot to love about San Francisco, but its summer is not one of them. “This is bullshit,” I keep thinking as the gray sky weighs the city down. It’s JULY. I should sweat when I go outside! I live in the warmer part of the city, and still I wore a hooded sweatshirt while running errands today. In all fairness, my body is perpetually cold, but still. I miss Midwest and East Coast summers and the feeling of limitless possibility within them. (more…)

Heavy vegetable

7 Jul

Heavy vegetable

Longtime readers (hi T, P, C!) know that when it comes to being suave, few people can top my smooth operatin’. Examples: this, this, this, this, and this. And now, a new entry in the annals of awesomeness: (more…)