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Poetry Imitating Life

August 30, 2003
Part of: Literati

From "Birthday Letters" by Ted Hughes: Child's Park What did they mean to you, the azaela flowers? Those girls were so happy, rending the branches, Embracing their darling bouquets, their sumptuous trousseaux, The wet, hot-petalled blossoms. Seizing their day, Having...[More]

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Sex and Politics

August 29, 2003
Part of: Politics

From LukeFord.net: The Sex Life Of Political Candidates Kevin Roderick writes on LAobserved.com: "Now that the 1977 Oui story has been revived, there's a lot of commentary, mostly from Arnold friendlies, that a candidate's wild past sex life and drug...[More]

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You Say Cafe Au Lait

August 28, 2003
Part of: NYC

August 26, 2003 –“ WELL-known for his obsession with muted hues (mostly white), Calvin Klein's color concerns spilled over to his company. He dictated that only white calla lilies could be placed in its reception areas and only white orchids...[More]

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Drive Me Crazy

August 27, 2003
Part of: Rant

I will someday be a Zen driver. That day is far off— in some other country, perhaps. Traffic in Los Angeles is awful. My biggest driving pet peeves of late are drivers who talk on their cell phones without headsets...[More]

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Don't Google Script Reader

August 27, 2003
Part of: Literati

**This is an example of a real e-mail I got from a, um, (I don't think he is necessarily a fan of my writing) guy. I've gotten many of these. If people just straight out ask for advice and don't...[More]

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Ethics and Politics

August 26, 2003
Part of: Politics

Listening to NPR's Day to Day today proved to make me emotional, as usual. The ethical question was brought up: should a doctor in Israel give equal amount of medical attention to a Palestinian suicide bomber as his victims? The...[More]

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Artsy Video Store--Take 3

August 26, 2003
Part of: Seinfeld-esque , Slice of Life

I thought I would finally get out of the video store without incident. Artsy Clerk #2 was smiling at me through his curled up moustache, "Hey, you know there is a dollar late fee on the account." "Okay, I'll just...[More]

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Porn Star

August 25, 2003
Part of: NYC , Seinfeld-esque , Slice of Life

A clerk at my local "artsy" video store said, “Tiffany sounds like a James Bond girl.” Most unoriginal men have said it sounded like a porn star's name. When I told "artsy" clerk that, he gave me a sly look,...[More]

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I Know Nothing

August 25, 2003
Part of: Seinfeld-esque , Slice of Life

My hipster balloon was recently popped. I went to my local “artsy” video store to rent two movies. I had called my movie in, so I went straight to checkout. I was in an okay mood and decided to be...[More]

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Home Alone

August 24, 2003
Part of: Food

My parents are out of town this weekend. The dog and cat are with them, so I can hang at their house with no responsibilities. Doing my parents’ house solo gives me great pleasure. The first thing I do is...[More]

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Dirty Vegas

August 24, 2003
Part of: Travel

Vegas Tips From a friend: ”i have two strange things you should do. or three actually. one is find the place where you can do the skydiving, indoors. it's like a big fan that pushes you off the ground and...[More]

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Childhood Trauma

August 22, 2003
Part of: LA , Slice of Life

My mother dropped off some things from Costco for me. I don’t know if Costco exists outside of California. They have things in bulk—mostly food. It’s like Target or Wal-Mart—you’ll always find unnecessary items you must have. You can’t leave...[More]

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Know a Poe?

August 22, 2003
Part of: Literati

This word is my new favorite, but I don't think I'll ever use it: poetaster POH-uh-tass-ter (noun) : an inferior poet Example sentence: "Germaine Greer, Chair Of Judges For The National Poetry Competition 2000, Invites Entries From Readers, But Be...[More]

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I'm A Unique

August 21, 2003
Part of: Random

I always knew I was different. Check yourself out at The Kiersey Temperament Website. The Counselor Idealists are abstract thought and speech, cooperative in reaching their goals, and directive and introverted in their interpersonal roles. Counselors focus on human potentials,...[More]

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I Was Not A Leader

August 20, 2003
Part of: Seinfeld-esque

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt Yeah, I am feeling guilty for not standing up for the homeless...[More]

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Sex and The City part deux

August 20, 2003
Part of: NYC , Television

I was nice and watched Sex and The City again with my friend who hadn't seen it. She made me dinner (homemade pasta sauce with linguine). I closed my eyes during all the naked Harry (Evan Handler)scenes. Sarah Jessica Parker...[More]

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Renee Zellweger’s secret

August 20, 2003
Part of: Gossip , Hollywood

Zellweger Paid by the Pound Renee Zellweger is reportedly being paid a $3.2 million bonus to pack on the pounds for her reprised role as Bridget Jones, reports IMDB.com. The petite Chicago star is already on a high-fat diet to...[More]

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Post Office Drama

August 18, 2003
Part of: Seinfeld-esque , Slice of Life

I just went to the post office and stood unnecessarily in line for fifteen minutes. My box had overflowed and I needed to collect a very large package-so large it didn’t fit into the bigger boxes! I thought to myself,...[More]

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Gymnastics

August 17, 2003
Part of: Random

I’ve been feeling like doing a handstand all day, but haven’t. I will when I am up to it, though....[More]

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Suede with your electricity?

August 15, 2003
Part of: NYC

Disclaimer: I am still on my anorexic fast (My stomach is messed up). Let's see how well I can write. It appears there is a village of people in my stomach that are having a nuclear war. No Power? Just...[More]

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I Promise

August 10, 2003
Part of: Random

...to write more soon. I've been feeling under the weather. I am going to the doctor today. I have some kind of weird stomach flu thing that isn't getting better. I never go to the doctor because they always say,...[More]

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Red Hot Chile Yuppie

August 08, 2003
Part of: Gossip , LA

I saw Flea driving a new black Range Rover yesterday. I was disappointed because I consider the Range Rover to be a nerdy yuppie car. These nerds usually start out with a Saab as their trainer cars. I thought Flea...[More]

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Ethically Yours

August 08, 2003
Part of: Literati

I am reprinting some of my faves from my old journal... Ethically Yours *Edit: I said Judith Thurman wrote this biography, but that's not true. I have also been reading Thurman's Collette bio. I have been having difficulties getting through...[More]

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Grilled Cheese

August 08, 2003
Part of: Food

I have always loved grilled cheese sandwiches. I remember when I was 5, and my friend's mom, Sharon, made us grilled jack cheese on dark wheat bread. I was used to having the classic Kraft singles on some kind of...[More]

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I've Outed Myself

August 07, 2003
Part of: Random

Hi all. I am finally coming out with my real name. Some of you will figure out who I am from my writing style. I deleted my old journal a few weeks ago. Anyone have any ideas? I will write...[More]

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