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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Fashion victim

In my recent fashion explorations, I’ve noticed something: you can wear almost anything if you are willing to spend way too much money on it. Designer labels have all kinds of awesomeness that I would totally wear, but if I spent that much money on one item of clothing I would have to stab myself. … Continue reading »

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Fun in Port Costa

We had Gene’s 30th birthday party at the Warehouse Cafe in Port Costa on Saturday. I had a great time, and learned some things about myself, just like a sitcom character would have. For example: even when not drunk, I will cheerfully talk to just about anyone about my new bra. I also learned I … Continue reading »

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At 12:01 this morning

The conversation we ought to have had: Gene: Am I not sensitive, clever, well-mannered, considerate, passionate, charming, as kind as I’m handsome and heir to a throne? Kris: You are everything maidens could wish for! The conversation we actually had: Kris: Happy birthday! Gene: Thanks. Kris: Man, I haven’t dated a guy in his thirties … Continue reading »

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It starts with socks

On Christine’s recommendation, I bought and read The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own. Christine posted a really helpful and entertaining distillation of this and a few other how-to-dress books here, and I’m not going to repeat that. This post is for women like me, who really despise the … Continue reading »

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Om Shanti Om

This weekend, Michele and I attended a Bollywood film at the Castro called Om Shanti Om, part of the South Asian Film Festival. I don’t know whether you’ve ever seen Bollywood, but for me, this is the pinnacle of filmmaking. The Bollywood films I’ve seen have everything I like — musical numbers, bright colors and … Continue reading »

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And so the long, spotted career of George W. Bush is ending with a bang, like a leopard’s tail caught in a bear trap. In my neighborhood the parties went on into the wee hours: they blocked off the streets, showed Obama’s speech on an enormous screen, set off fireworks. I’m guessing they had all … Continue reading »

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Gene realized he hasn’t really seen much in London itself, so rather than the mini-break outside London, I think we’re going to stay in town to see things, and take a few day trips as well. I’ve been looking at all the stuff we can do in London proper — a lot of which I’ve … Continue reading »

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