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In Memoriam

4 Jan

 

Pomchi pistol Mary Poppins VanDyke Brown (age 10-ish) crossed over on January 3, 2017. She battled congestive heart failure for a year, and her tiny body was tired. It was a perfectly peaceful transition; she was in my arms.

From her hard-knock beginnings as an injured country stray to an anxious, long-term shelter resident to a lady of leisure and style with an editorial side job, Mary’s life ran the gamut. Loyal, loving, saucy, and cantankerous, Mary was straight fire, and we’re lucky she came our way. 

Godspeed, lil’ red sass. Immense love to you. 

And now, the gargantuan photo retrospective … 

Please adopt, don’t shop. We’re grateful to Judy Babcock and Quixote Humane, Inc. for connecting us with Mary. 

Thanks to the incredible Dr. Karol Baughman and the kind, compassionate staff at Blue Cross Animal Clinic

We love you, Mary! See you on the other side, little lady.

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Brownie Holidays

13 Dec

Happy holidays from the Brownies, a.k.a. Pearl Mae and Séamus. Clearly, they handled this year’s Santa visit much better than the nightmare of 2014.

(Previously undisclosed fun fact about the 2014 photo: Look closely at Séamus’s pants and you’ll notice a dark spot. He totally peed on Santa.)  

We wish you a lovely holiday season, and a new year filled with good health, abundance and love. Cheers!

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.)

R.I.P.

6 Dec

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“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? 

Acceptable?

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. 

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