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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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Winterpearls Jewelry Trunk Show Score and a Dodgers Game with Brother (Second Ballgame of my Life)

I’m going to the second professional baseball game of my life today. Baseball isn’t my thing, but I did have fun in 2012 when saw the Dodgers play the Mets at the gorgeous and newly renovated Dodger stadium. ¬†Well, play … Continue reading

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Dull Blog about the Dullest Week I Can Remember: The Flu Sucks But I Saw Four Episodes of Gilmore Girls I Missed in 2009 and Learned How to Work a TiVo

J just ran home from the office to pick up Afrin. I asked him why he didn’t just buy a new Afrin at CVS and save the 15 minutes walking to car and driving home. He said he needed to … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Meditations on Forgiveness: My Difficult Relationship and Complete Reconciliation with Dad

Happy Father’s Day to all my friends and readers in real life and cyberspace. Dad and I celebrated Father’s Day for three days last weekend because this weekend is UCSB graduation. I explain the second weekend of June to people … Continue reading

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Writing Day at SB Apartment on Martin Luther King Holiday: SB Symphony Recap, Fun with Caulking Gun (Sort Of), Patriots Defeat and a Cheeseburger Sans Ketchup

  I’m in my cold Santa Barbara apartment for the first time in almost a week. I remembered to turn the new heater off when I left for LA, which doesn’t sound impressive but after 3 years with no heat, … Continue reading

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First Blog of 2013: Victorian Chick’s Reflections on Happiness, Social Media and Elizabeth Wurtzel

  “Happy is good. I’ve always been a fan of happiness.” –Marsha Mason to James Caan in Neil Simon’s Chapter Two. It’s been two weeks since my pre-NYE blog as I have intermittently been working on my monster blog for … Continue reading

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How Diamond Nexus Fulfilled the Dreams of a Lifelong Jewelry Lover

  I was not a little girl who played dress-up in her mother’s things. This is odd, given I am the quintessential girly girl who derives profound joy from designer resale and consignment stores both on the East and West … 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 dear woman is having an orgasm over a bracelet: Get her a man!” [Meditation on Money, Inheritance Tax, and the Deeper Aesthetic Pleasures of Jewelry]

My eccentric, literary, retired lawyer/economist FB friend, sailing around the world and currently cruising the American Samoa, does not understand many things in life. He has done everything from climbing tall mountains to biking long distances to riding champion dressage … Continue reading

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Happy Fiesta Weekend from Santa Barbara! (Plus Preview of “To Rome, With Love” Rave and Reflections on Victorian Chick’s “Rarefied” Life)

I am back from New York (and the Cape/Barrington, Rhode Island), happily ensconced with J and the animals on a stunning, sunny Saturday after a morning of clouds and drizzle. I didn’t plan to return on Thursday, August 2nd because … Continue reading

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