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Aug08

Well Aware I Can’t Dance

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My older sister inherited completely different parts of our parents’ DNA than I did, and consequently we look nothing alike. She got my mother’s curves and body-type, womanly in every line and shape, whereas my appearance is much like my father’s in that my only curve is the tip of my pointy chin. My sister […]

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Aug01
Because My Laptop Battery is About to Die ThisVerySecondWhoops

Because My Laptop Battery is About to Die ThisVerySecondWhoops

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I am writing this week’s column on the plane, while on my way to BlogHer. Whooo! Dedication! Multi-tasking! The guy in the seat next to me repeatedly whacking my elbows and reading over my shoulder! (HI. WHAT. STOP LOOKING AT MY BOOBS.) This also means, however, that I had to select questions that I could […]

Jul25

On becoming an Anglophile

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Because I began my freshman year of college toward the beginning of the nineties, my music collection was filled with what you might expect for a white kid who, while living away from home for the first time, decided that she was the first person in the history of the world who ever had to […]

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Jul18
Because Handbags and Babies and Panties, Oh My!

Because Handbags and Babies and Panties, Oh My!

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Dear Almighty Amalah, I love your blog and I share your love for Coach handbags. Luckily I have received two over the years as gifts. However, that was several years ago and they are showing signs of wear, particularly in the bindings. A friend told me that Coach will recondition and rebind its bags, but […]

Jul12

Waiting for Superman to return

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Growing up the youngest of three children I had my taste in everything from music to movies to clothing influenced by the field-testing my brother and sister had done before me. Both of them were larger than life to me, who I wanted to become when I grew up, and the fact that my sister […]

Jul11
Because I Was Just Feeling Particularly Talky

Because I Was Just Feeling Particularly Talky

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Dear Amalah, Recently you said that one of the best ways to look like you have it all together, is to get your eyebrows done. I gulped when I read that, for while I spend hundreds of dollars on my hair, I have the worst eyebrows ever. I have naturally dark hair and I bleach […]

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