17th Parallel, SPF 50, Jealousy 100


Well, loyal readers, it is Aruba, Jamaica, ooh-I-wanna-take-ya time for me and the Rafferwood clan. Seven whole days in the Southern Caribbean, just us, the sea, and the sunscreen. Big changes are afoot for this space upon our return, but for now I leave you with the podcast and links (or archives, if you’re really […]

January 23, 2009

Please don’t hate me, Jasper Fforde.


First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde rating: 2 of 5 stars The Jar-Jar Binks of the Thursday Next series. Far too much telling instead of showing, and egregious overuse of meta references (Thursday has copies of all her previous books and runs into fictionalized versions of herself constantly). This book deviates from the tone of […]

January 22, 2009

Shiksa Mistress

Blog, Essays

TBT that time Jackie and I wrote a blog celebrating our married Jewish celebrity boyfriends. Well, one, anyway. Before The Daily Show, there was a little-known movie called Playing by Heart. Its cast ran the gamut of uber-famous (Gena Rowlands and Sean Connery) to newly-famous (Angelina Jolie, Ryan Phillippe), where even the third tier gave […]

January 14, 2009

Wasting Time


A week into the new year and I have already slowed down considerably. The only creative endeavors I have taken on lately have been making tons of obscene jewelry for The Cruise (WOOT!) and updating my Facebook with drunken holiday photos. I am only posting today because the alternative is to start on a huge […]

January 9, 2009

As Seen on TV


Sarah: The more they play this commercial, the more I object to it. AJ: Because they’re anthropomorphizing giraffes? Sarah: No, because giraffes can’t talk. Libby: Well, obviously— Sarah: No, I mean they don’t have voices at all, not they don’t speak English. Libby: They also don’t get married or eat cough drops. Sarah: But given […]

January 7, 2009