Archives: June 2011

Sorry for the silence!

BIL graduated from college, we’re having a party here tonight. Between that and the first week of the Kidlet’s summer school (the preschool version of day camp), it’s been a little crazy. I’ll have regular posts resuming Monday. I wasn’t a fan of Jackass, but it’s pretty shocking to hear about Ryan Dunn. Not so

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Still catching my breath.

It never ceases to amaze me what big jerks people can be on the road. On our way back from school, we pulled off the freeway to begin the street portion of the commute. Now, I got a ticket for speeding not that long ago, so I’ve been more aware of speed limits- I definitely

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Down with Pirate Princesses!

I am a connoisseur of all things piratey, and have been since I was a kid. Nothing new to readers of this blog. Of course, pirates weren’t trendy, so I had to work extra hard to get my hands on books about pirates. Nowawdays, pirates are everywhere- even in kid’s television. The boys love Disney

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Girls & Comics: writing.

Last night, Gail Simone (the comic book writer/creator) tweeted the following statements. “DC, we need more female creators, stat. Really. Let’s make this happen.” (In the reboot era, there will be two. Gail and… trying to find the other name. Sorry!) “We all still want comics to be a meritocracy. But there are more than

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Unfair or within reason?

SoCal restaurant Gjelina in Venice has a no substitutions policy, which they state on their menu. There are a number of small places that do this, but for the most part nobody talks about them. Except that they refused to make a change to a dish for Victoria Beckham who was dining with Gordon Ramsey.

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The DC Reboot & Magic Breasts.

For any of these pictures, click on them and you can see them full-sized. I’ve tweeted about the DC Reboot, which for those non-comic types was the recent announcement that DC will be restarting all of its major series numerically and content-wise. Origin stories, and chances for fresh starts for characters. I will say this

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Imagination.

(Yes, I was thinking of the start of Fantasmic! when I typed that) My little guy is growing up! As I’ve mentioned here, he’s three and a child of few words. Well, up until recently he was. Now he talks up a storm and definitely has an opinion on everything. He’s also developing quite the

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Sex Scandals, Weiner… time for a new approach.

As everyone’s heard, Anthony Weiner was caught sending lewd images to women that he’d flirted with online. When the first image went up, he made some comment about being hacked, then said something about how it was his picture but his phone had sent it accidentally (which as anyone who has purse dialed, emailed, or

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#YASaves

In the WSJ, Meghan Cox Gurdon, wrote a piece about the current state of Young Adult (YA) Fiction. She points that YA is filled with supernatural novels, violence, rape, drugs, and vile language. This might be true, but she’s completely wrong in saying that these books don’t belong in teenager’s hands. I find it distressing

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