October 2011

Happy Halloween!

I found another reason why it's awesome being a dark-skinned gal: No need to use questionable triangular-shaped white make-up sold for $1.99 in the drugstore. Just use Foundation #1. Ivory. Done.   p.s. I supplied my own dark circles. Kind of sad really... p.p.s. Yes, I did the same thing last year. Hey, why fix what [...]

Thanks for the Memories

I saw Duran Duran's live concert on Friday. I have been excited and nervous about this for several months now. When I announced to my boss and my coworker that I was one of the lucky people with tickets to the sold out show, they said, "That's embarrassing." I LOL'ed. "No. We mean it. Don't [...]

These boots are made for…

When it comes to all these flash sale websites, I am a marketer's dream girl. I think I give people in advertising like Don Draper wet dreams. I click on every email that MyHabit.com and Gilt.com sends me every day. This undying support for people like Don Draper + the promise of free shipping and [...]

How to Care For Introverts

  I first discovered this instruction and posted it in 2009. I just recently found the original article where this set of "rules" came from: The American dream is to be extraverted. We want our children to be "people who need people." We want them to have lots of friends, to like parties, to prefer to [...]

Old Soul

My 8 year old, Mr. Monk, is on a "Back to the Future" kind of mission lately. He's acquired two rotary phones earlier this year for a buck each at a garage sale. Probably my fault for I might have explained to him, with too much excitement, how we used to hate folks' phone numbers [...]

A Beautiful Mind

  Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things [...]

Fly your freak flag high

or maybe this is not such a good advice. Sigh. I have had a draft of this post for a couple of days now. I was going to write about how we should all let our hair down, show our true colors, and let our freak flags fly high. Way high. To mix the cliches, [...]