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The Problem with Mannequins Circa 2014: A Rare Note on Body Image and Weight in Middle Age (300th Victorian Chick Blog!)

Ed. Note: Yesterday I wrote the better part of a blog about Robin Williams, genius and mental illness, but because it’s a more academic (that is, allusive and exegetical) blog than usual and my printer is disconnected from my MacBook, … Continue reading

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Happy Friday and First Day of February! George Eliot Letters, Shine Blowdry Bar Pedicure and Fun Weekend in LA with Play at the Geffen and Time with Florida Friends

  It’s what everyone says but there’s a reason for this: I can’t believe today is the first day of February! Where did January go? For me it went to dance, the symphony, LA, Dad’s bronchitis, the SBAC pool and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Relationships and the Relinquishment of One’s Own High and Pop Cultural Investments, or The Challenges of Living a Life of Ideas Outside the Academy

  Usually Ollie prefers the ottoman on which I’ve photographed him numerous times but the sun is so brilliant and warm streaming through the window, he decided to lounge about on the hardwood floor. He often sunbathes on the upper … Continue reading

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Pictures and Video of Emma, the Labrador Retriever Who Does Not Retrieve and Reflection on Fabricated Facebook Lives and the Freedoms of Victorian Chick

  It feels like summer. I’m in a green mermaid sheer maxi-dress I bought as a cover up for the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2010. I hadn’t been out of the country in 17 years and I had … Continue reading

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Gloomy Monday in Santa Barbara Brightened by Lunch at Fresco and Musings on the Literary-Critical Landscape of UCSB English in the 1990s (Another Victorian Chick Ars Critica)

  Gloomy gray days don’t bother me; I find them oddly comforting and generally energizing but not today. I am loving the Trader Joe’s mango Greek Yogurt, 5.5 ounces and 120 calories and will go for a big swim and … Continue reading

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Torrential Rain and Thunder This Friday in LA: Facebook Timeline Rant, the Clare Spark Blog, Life in the Age of Psychoanalysis

I’m at Cafe Vida in Pacific Palisades, my favorite munchkin sighting place in West LA. It’s very loud as the rain and wind have shut down the outdoor dining area and every table is occupied. I’m exhausted, having coughed all … Continue reading

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Heading to LA: Thank You for Reading Me This Week (6 Blogs in 8 Days)/Lighthearted Reflections on Analysis, Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Al-Anon in the 1990s

I’m lollygagging since I awoke at 4 AM with the the bright moon shining like a laser beam through the windows of J’s master bedroom. I was already coughing a bit on and off but once the light pierced me, … Continue reading

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Happy Friday from Santa Barbara! Mishigas with Landlord, Heroic Father Saves the Day and Catch-Up Post NYC/DC Trip

  Well, I’m not going to say anything profound or earth-shattering, having consumed a respectable amount of the Skinny Margarita pictured¬†here (on sale at CVS, 3 bucks off).¬†I had a clusterfuck of a day with landlord who, as my Facebook … Continue reading

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Happy Pre-NYC/DC Trip Friday! Photo Blog from San Francisco and Auburn 40th Birthday Trip with Trip-Inspired Grad School Reflections

Friday, 9:30 AM. I have been up on Facebook and chat since 5:30. I do not usually arise this early but this is the second day in a row up before 6:40, my internal clock’s preferred wake-up time. J and … Continue reading

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Booked NYC/DC Trip (2/27-3/15)! Mark’s Inventive Doctored 2008 Shot, and Victoria vs Can Opener Video

  My Facebook friend, devoted LAX schlepper and superlative chef (German crepes and Bloody Marys pre-flight so “steerage” as Dad refers to it, stings a bit less, though I have only not flown steerage thrice in all my life), took … Continue reading

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