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J’s 43rd Birthday Pictures and 3.5 Days (And Counting) 100% Smoke-Free!

I want to get to the club for a longish swim while it’s still cloudy (I’m too sore and tight for weights today), but wanted to report that it’s been 3.5 days since my last cigarette and that I have … Continue reading

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Great Santa Barbara Happy Hours: Why I Don’t Cook/Inaugural Victorian Chick Blog for the Palisades Patch/SB Symphony with State Street Ballet at the Granada and Geffen Wine Down Sunday for “The Gift” on Last CA Weekend pre-NYC

I realize it is perverse, if not downright cruel–when CT is buried under 26 inches of snow and the rest of New England is reeling from Blizzard Nemo–to post this picture of me on a warm, sunny February Monday in … Continue reading

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Rainy Day for Opening Night of SB International Film Festival, Victorian Chick on YouTube (VictorianChickBlog), Flurry of Errands Including Repair of “Like” Button

It’s quite ridiculous that even after I recovered from the decade of death, I never participated in the SB Film Festival’s various social functions or private parties. Mom bought me a few tickets when I moved to SB in 1996 … Continue reading

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Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Week Blog: Victorian Chick Enters the 21st Century with an iPhone 5!

I’m at Enterprise Fish Company on a sleepy, cloudy Sunday in SB, eagerly anticipating my chicken club (minus bacon) with avocado and aioli after having eaten nothing all day except superlative vanilla birthday cake at T’s 9th birthday party at … Continue reading

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The Vulgar Charm of Mob Wives: A Rare and Oddly Human Reality Show (Posted en Route to the Cape on Bus)

  Ed Note: I have a backup of blogs on Ben Vereen at 54 Below, the end of Luigi Jazz Dance Intensive and the traditional galavanting of Victorian Chick in the city but will leave those for the weekend at … Continue reading

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A Detour with a Happy Ending (Minus Wi-Fi): Santa Barbara to Denver to La Guardia Flight Reflections on Private School Culture, Single-Sex Education for Girls

Ed. note: I am just posting this before I head out. I will insert pictures but it is more like a memoir chapter combined with social commentary on the topics listed in the title. I am late but will post … Continue reading

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Thank You, Readers of Victorian Chick on Its First Anniversary! Preview of Royal Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Wall Street Journal’s Berkovitz on CA Colleges’ Indoctrination and a Fabulous Day in Hollywood Monday at Roosevelt Hotel

  I knew today was the first anniversary of Victorian Chick because I looked back a couple weeks ago. A few blogs appear in archives prior to that but those were included (accurately) as earlier blogs on the short-lived Random … Continue reading

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Happy Saturday! Amy Chua (aka Tiger Mom) at 3PM at UCSB Arts and Lectures: Going with Open Mind

J and I are going to hear Yale Law professor Amy Chua discuss her bestseller,¬†Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. I have blogged about Tiger Mom before, once at some length from the perspective of¬† daughter … Continue reading

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The Best Year of My Life Since College: Victorian Chick’s Photographic 2011 Year in Review (Unfinished, Sept to December Posted New Years Day)

My morning ritual (in Santa Barbara) goes like this: 1) wake up and snuggle next to my warm boyfriend with big strong shoulders as he snoozes away, 2) snuggle with Emma, whose tail wags as I approach her doggie bed … Continue reading

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Last Morning in the City: Wondrous Trip, Tough to Leave my New Life, Meeting Legendary Jazz Dancer Luigi in Class

Well, I’m a bit out of it. I had a hell of a nightmare at 4 AM and another at 7 AM but I’m fine. I want to vacuum and pack and get a set of duplicates for the apartment … Continue reading

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