Category Archives: Pop Culture

Channeling My Inner Cyndi Lauper and Putting the Religious Right on Notice

The subject of birth control should be far from controversial. To many women, the only thing controversial about it is that we’re still fighting this battle. I’ve loved Cyndi Lauper since I first watched her video, Girls Just Want To Have Fun. This was back in the eighties, and she was the most outrageous person… Continue Reading

Waiting for Godot (Lauryn Hill), Part I

Last night, I had the chance to be cool.  This is very unusual for me since I have lived a life of ultimate un-coolness.  My best friend emailed me a few weeks ago and said she could get tickets to the Lauryn Hill show.  Was I in?  Let me think.  I like Lauryn Hill’s music… Continue Reading

A Dilly from Wasilly–er, Wasilla

By now, you probably have read/heard that Governor Palin has resigned her position in Alaska, in effect, giving her two weeks notice.  When I first saw the news on AKM’s FB page, I couldn’t believe what I was reading.  Some of the friends I’ve made through the Mudflats started posting it in their statuses as… Continue Reading

Stop. Please. No. Really. Just Stop.

Ed. Note: I started this last night. So, I met two really cool women tonight who generously allowed me the use of their pool (thanks, gex), and permitted me to love up their gorgeous Alaskan Eskimo.  In addition, their beautiful and elderly Siamese deigned to grant me the privilege of caressing him a few times.… Continue Reading

I Left My Heart in the 80s

As you probably know, Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett have both died today.  They were both iconic in their days in their own ways, and, apparently, the whole country is mourning.  I say this with minimal snark because death is sobering.  However, I question the reaction of everyday people to these deaths, especially to Jackson’s.… Continue Reading

A New Woman

It’s funny what a twenty-five degree drop in the weather will do for you.  Ok, maybe not for you, but for me, certainly.  It puts a spring in my step and a smile in my heart. Or not.  Let’s not get too carried away.  It does, however, dial the crankiness down a few dozen notches,… Continue Reading

More Political Potluck (‘Coz I’m Asian)

Ok.  More political mishmash today.  First up, words/phrases I NEVER want to hear again.  Number one:  earmarks.  If I hear that one more time, especially from the lips of Grumpy McCain, I’m going to rip said lips off his face.  It’s all posturing, especially when the so-called earmarks equal approximately one percent of the omnibus… Continue Reading

A Potpourri of Politics

Ok.  I have a bunch of shit running through my mind as usual.  I don’t feel like separating it into separate entries, so I’m just going to mash them all into one.  Let’s start with Meghan McCain.  Apparently, she is fashioning herself to following in the footsteps of her father, though she claims she will… Continue Reading