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Attack of the Weird Dog Vomit Mold

Attack of the Weird Dog Vomit Mold

That title needs a bit of clarification. This is not a post about vomit from a weird dog. It is about mold that looks like dog vomit. It is weird. And it attacked me.This has been a very odd winter for California. It rained early. Then it didn't rain a...

Alison Toon
Flying again… oh my ears!

Apr 6, 2014
Flying again… oh my ears!

Flying across the USA in daylight, never failing surprise at the vast, enormous areas of uninhabited wilderness. Desert, mountain, forest, snowfield, lake. It's beautiful and its wild and its crazy how people cram into tiny city apartments and traffic ...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays and 24 Hours of Happy

#100HappyDays and 24 Hours of Happy

Image from 24 Hours of Happy.He snoozed his loud alarm twice. Then he flopped over on my stomach. Then he took a phone call. Then brushed his teeth over me. When he started playing something noisy on my phone, I was ready to fly out of bed in...

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The Blue Muse
5 things I hated about the movie Gravity

5 things I hated about the movie Gravity

Accurate description of Gravity: A 90 minuteanxiety attack. Thank you "Funny or Die" for thesealternate title movie posters.I won the Oscar party pool by voting Gravity across the board (except Best Actress, there was no chance, Sandy). After actually ...

The Blue Muse
Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: On drugs, emotions, and "corrupted learning"

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: On drugs, emotions, and "corrupted learning"

A couple months ago when Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose, I cried a little. Just like I did when Heath Ledger died. And Michael Jackson. And I cringed when, predictably, people got high and mighty, and holier-than-thou about addiction,...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Book Update

After the Pop Culture conference in ABQ in February, I decided to write an almanac after all. The summer season of travel is coming up. Basically I decided to take my BrBa pages and condense them into a book. At first, I intended on getting a publisher (McFarland Press seemed the...

Alison Toon
Istanbul: art and music and memories

Apr 4, 2014
Istanbul: art and music and memories

A few years back, my daughter and I were sitting on the beach in Dahab, on the Red Sea, and hearing some very haunting music. That music was B-Tribe, and for me, it's synonymous with Dahab, with sitting under shade at a waterside cafe, eating Fuul Mesd...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Vote For "Auburn Road"!

Over the last year, I appreciated the energy boost a group of teen girls added by attending "Get Fierce Funk" aerobics at Step One Dance and Fitness, but it wasn't until tonight I learned they aren't just friends, but together form a singing group call...

Chronicles of Nothing
The Great Chillow Debacle

The Great Chillow Debacle

Back in the early 2000s, my best friend, Maria and I saw an ad for a Chillow. It sounded like a miracle!  Who hasn’t woken up sweating because their body warmed up too much while sleeping? Just me? I’m a … Continue reading 

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Rubys Musings
New Discoveries and Revisiting Favorites

image via google search for vintage road trip Yesterday hubby and myself decided to go explore and make new discoveries for our daycation road trip. We got up early, got ready, filled the gas tank and headed to San Francisco's Golden Gate Par...

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