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Happy Fourth of July from Santa Barbara! WWII Re-Enactors on State Street [250th Victorian Chick Blog Too!]

Happy Fourth of July to Victorian Chick readers and friends! I’m in Santa Barbara after four days in LA. Dad–my favorite WWII veteran of course–was in the hospital again with light pneumonia exacerbated by extreme sleep deprivation but is feeling … 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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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 Sunday From NYC: DC Photo Blog (Angela Gheorghiu at Kennedy Center, Ali Wentworth Signing Four Seasons, Michel Richard, Library of Congress, Atlas District/H Street)

I have been remiss with blogging as I sometimes am on the East Coast, where the majority of my friends live and I have a constant stream of social engagements. Also, as I observed on Facebook, I tend to write … 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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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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Merry Christmas Eve to Victorian Chick Readers and Facebook Friends: Twilight on Montecito Beach

J and I are sitting by the tree I made him get and paid for myself but which he now loves, listening to the Christopher West instrumental album–“Christmas Spirit”– by the fire with our lab Emma. Here is a picture … Continue reading

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Happy Friday Night! Unproductive Sick Day at Car Dealer and Starting Grey’s Anatomy, Season 6 after Wasting Time on Bristol Palin on Facebook Today

As I posted when I stopped back into my apartment to hang out while my boyfriend and his son grab dinner, my brother dated a great Tri Delt at UCLA who used to say that “going to the car dealer … Continue reading

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“Ponzi is not a Jewish Name!”: Review of Abe Foxman’s “Jews and Money, Story of a Stereotype”

Note: This appeared on Gregg Hilton’s FB page. As you know, I owe half my FB friends to him directly, or indirectly, and while I rarely venture into political or historical waters, I read this book in March and learned … Continue reading

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