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Is Prince Freaking Out Right Now?

20 Mar

If you believe that life doesn’t end after this round, then Prince and Chuck Berry could be chatting right now, if Prince hasn’t stopped doing this yet because he’s so excited that Chuck showed up…

From middle-class beginnings to doing reformatory time for armed robbery to working janitor and auto assembly plant jobs to siring rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry did a lot. Stellar run, Chuck. We bow and smile.

If you need any more reasons to love the hell outta Chuck Berry, here are five of them…

1. If you tried to give rock ‘n’ roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry. — John Lennon

2. I never liked blues and I really didn’t like jazz. I liked Chuck Berry. — Johnny Ramone

3. Of all the early breakthrough rock and roll artists, none is more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry. — Cub Koda

4. There’s only one true king of rock ‘n’ roll. His name is Chuck Berry. — Stevie Wonder

5. [My mama] said, ‘You and Elvis are good, son—but you’re no Chuck Berry. Chuck Berry is rock ‘n’ roll from his head to his toes’. — Jerry Lee Lewis


Best. Flower girl. Ever.

11 Aug

Flower Girl Pearl

That gown. That scowl. That finger. 

Congratulations to my daughter, Pearl Mae, on her first flower girl gig. 

She sobbed and refused to walk down the aisle. 

Pearl has everything it takes to win. 

I’ve always said I’d rather die than be a pageant mom, but if anyone knows of any shade-throwing pageants, kindly let me know, because we’re all in. 

(P.S. Pearl’s gesture is totally unintentional. Fab fluke.)


6 Dec


“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” — Nelson Mandela

Wig-Snatch of the Day

5 Nov

Behold: Aliaya, the best The Price is Right contestant ever! She wig-snatched HERSELF! Fabulous incarnate! She also wins for her airbrushed “Chocolate Chicks” shirt.

Naturally, this leaves me jonesing for more wig-snatching. Let’s watch Miss Gay Brazil 2009 get wig-snatched by a very sore loser.

More snatching! MORE, I SAY!

Ahhhhh… I feel so satisfied. Was it good for you? 


31 Jan

I got a haircut. Just for kicks, I went even shorter than last time. Yes, I am totally in the throes of curly pixie fever. 

My beloved husband came home from work. I hid around the corner. “It’s way shorter,” I warned. “Be prepared.”

He looked at my ‘do, hugged me, then declared, “It’s cute… Harpo.” He then shared a good laugh with himself over his witty quip. 

Why I oughta. 

Head Shave of the Day

18 Nov

DJB shaved Meghan’s head today. Meghan returns to Austin tomorrow. Cali turns 40 tomorrow… in Austin. Meghan is his present. Bon voyage, Meghan. Thanks for holding down the fort.

Somebody here looks like Jeremy Piven, and it isn’t Meghan. Just sayin’. 

40th Birthday “Tune-Up” at Bair Medical Spa

29 Sep

AFTER (photo: Wes Naman)

As promised in the new Fabü, here are the action shots from my 40th birthday visit with Dr. Dean Bair at Bair Medical Spa.


The inviting treatment room at Bair Medical Spa

Dr. Bair used injectables (such as Botox) and fillers (like Juvederm) with a very subtle hand, which granted a refreshed, more youthful appearance. Results last anywhere from three months to over a year, depending on the product used. Prices vary, but are widely affordable.

Dr. Dean Bair injects filler in the under-eye hollows. This made a very positive difference.

Dr. Bair used fillers to restore my vermillion roll (the border on ridges of the lips). Looks fantastic!

I highly recommend fillers and injectables for anyone who wants to soften wrinkles, creases and fine lines, augment the lips, enhance shallow contours or improve the appearance of recessed scars. 

Dr. Bair expertly erases the divots above my lips, due to a long, old smoking habit. This was most worrisome area. Now, it's a thing of the past. HUGE relief!

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, anyone? Dr. Bair used filler to sculpt away the dreaded "VanDyke hump," the bump the plagues the noses of many in my family.

Sayonara, VanDyke hump! I am an instant, life-long fan of Dr. Bair's non-surgical rhinoplasty. I will gladly return annually for the "fill-up" necessary to maintain this look.

Bottom line: If you want to get rid of your wrinkles and/or freshen your look, but aren’t ready for surgery, this is the treatment for you. It’s nearly pain-free (and if I say it is, it IS — I’m a huge wimp) and has zero down time. Stop hesitating and just DO IT. You’ll be so glad you did.

Thanks to Dr. Dean Bair and the friendly, helpful staff at Bair Medical Spa. Thanks to you, forty is, indeed, fabulous!

Treatment photos by Kim Barela
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