Dirty Girl: A Worm Poops In My Palm (And Tips On Feeding Your Worm Bin)
December 7, 2009, 12:16 pm
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eisenia fetida vermicomposting on my palm

Caught in the act! It pinches a petite loaf.

Man oh man. With the recession, the weather, my broken heater, and this unyielding cough, lately it feels like everything is shizzing on me, every last thing. Yesterday, I try to take solace in the one act that brings me peace: feeding my worm bins. And then what?

This homie drops a stinky kid off at My Hand Lake. Continue reading

Freestyle Fever 2009 at Webster Hall: WEPA!!!
December 2, 2009, 1:29 pm
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TKA, Judy Torres, Cover Girls, Sugar Hill Gang and more at Webster Hall

Back in Queens during the 80s and 90s, freestyle music was to my ears as Aqua Net was to my perm, la vida, ¿sabes? I would listen to those nasal, synthesized, nasal, repetitive, nasal jams on my red Sony walkman, falling asleep to Exposé and pre-pop Lisa Lisa as I pondered Menudo, Ralph Macchio, and Corey Haim.

Due to a freakish, unrelenting glitch in the space time continuum, 80s/90s freestyle never dies. Instead, it lives on in throwback shows that draw a nostalgic party crowd. How hot does it get? I spent Thanksgiving Eve at Webster Hall with Freestyle Fever… Continue reading

Freebie Jeebies: SCORE! Pop-Up Swap at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn
November 27, 2009, 5:46 pm
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SCORE! Pop-Up Swap Dummy

SCORE! — for more than dummies.

OMG, you missed it? Boo hoo! Go cry your emo eyes out over the spilt organic soy milk of your freecycling soul!

Last week’s  SCORE! Pop-Up Swap at 3rd Ward basically ruled, besting the Mormons who clearly need a latter day style saint to help curate.

With a DJ, drinks, and mounds of delectable donations, the lively scene had hipsters hauling carts of clothes and kitstch out the door.

I lugged 4 bags of books, baubles and clothes to this Fun-raiser, which donated leftovers to charity and $3 door fees to my very fave do-gooders City Harvest.

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Ham Hits Paula Deen, A Ragin’ Roo Drowns Rocky The Dog
November 24, 2009, 1:35 pm
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Paula Deen gets Attacked by A Ham

How do them pig knuckles feel, Paula?

Food Network celebu-chef Paula Deen got clocked in the face by an airborne ham yesterday while unloading charity meat in Atlanta. In a game of pass the piggie. she tossed a ham to a guy who tossed it back…at her head. Don’t whip your lard into a froth though, she tweets “I haven’t met the ham that could stop me yet!” Continue reading

Calaveras! Skulls! Mexico City and The Day Of the Dead, A Photo Essay!
November 23, 2009, 12:48 pm
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The Blue House In Coyoacan, Freida Kahlo's Home and Atlar on Day of the Dead

While the rest of you Halloweenies were  doing the Monster Mash, I hit up Mexico’s real graveyard smash: Day of the Dead. This happy holiday comes decked in altars and ofrendas full of skeletal dopplegangers of homies gone by. Peep The Apopcalypse’s Skulleton Crew of our favorite calaveras!

Above: This is from the altar at The Blue House of Frida Kahlo, shared with hubby Diego Rivera, in the neighborhood of Coyoacán…

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The Older Woman Files: My Younger Boyfriend Just Turned 25
November 19, 2009, 4:58 pm
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I'm dating a younger man. Yes, I'm The Older Woman.

Boy, oh boy. As in, I am dating one.

My Younger Boyfriend recently turned 25, narrowing our age gap to 7, vs. 8, years. I feel slightly less dirty when I tell people our ages (and they always seem to ask), you know, the subtle difference between saying “I maimed your mother” vs “I killed her.”

My Younger Boyfriend is sort of freaking out about his age. “I’m sooooo ooooooold,” he’ll moan.

I either roll my eyes or kiss him.

When I turned 25, I had a rollerskating party at The Roxy.  Mr. Cheeks’ “Lights, Camera, Action” was my Bday jam. Since then, The Roxy has closed and Cheeks has fallen off the face of pop. My Younger Boyfriend doesn’t miss ’em. He’s never heard of them. Continue reading

Freebie Jeebies: A Mormon Clothing Swap (But Sigh, No Full-Body Undies)
November 16, 2009, 2:45 pm
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Swap Meet, Inwood

No Big Love for Mormon Clothes Swap.

Really, I was just jonesing for this coming weekend’s SCORE! Pop Up Swap at 3rd Ward, a freebie-for-all orgy of unwashed hair and hipster haul I kind of can’t wait for. But lo! While scouring the New York City Freecycle site, I came across an uptown, a very very uptown, an Inwood-may-as-well-be-the-North Pole uptown clothing/goods exchange at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Here’s a review of the scene… Continue reading