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Because I Seriously Doubt Many Bunny Rabbits Have Under-Eye Dryness Problems


Amalah- I’m not much of a make-up type person. I’ve pretty much struggled with bad acne most of my life (like since age 9) but that’s for another blog. Anyway, I’ve finally found a moisturizer I like and things are going grand. Except is still seems like I’m getting a lot of dryness right around […]


The Man in the Machine


During the pre-release press frenzy of Mission Impossible: III I watched an interview with the director, J.J. Abrams, wherein he said that he had wanted to set out not to make a movie about a spy but instead a movie about a man who was a spy. Interestingly, Tom Cruise, the actor who would be […]

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Because There is Nothing More Important Than Shoes, Except Maybe Dogs. Or Babies.


Long time lurker here. Just popping in to see if that picture in the banner for the Smackdown, is really your toes. Because they’re great toes. And great floors too. So if it really is you, in your own home… what kind of flooring is that? Did you install it yourself? Thanks! Chronic Lurker and […]


Because Babies & Purses Are Pretty Much the Only Things I Know Stuff About


Hi Amy, I had a baby about four months ago. Now I’m stuck in the “I can’t wear my old clothes except for a few stretchy sweat pants and one pair of cords and one pair of my pre-five-month maternity pants that I won’t give up” place. What can you do? I don’t want to […]

Describing the Indescribable: Sigur Rós in Concert

Describing the Indescribable: Sigur Rós in Concert


In April of 2001 I attended the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, a few hours drive from where I was living in Los Angeles. Coachella is considered by some to be the greatest indie-rock festival in the country, and for me it was like a religious journey across the desert to see some of […]


Because Your Friends Don’t Want to Talk About Bikini Waxes


Hi Ames, Some time this year I bought Vicky’s IPEX bra, which was probably overpriced but still, really nice. I liked it a lot. Then, when the IPEX demi came out I was totally stoked and I bought two more. I now have 150 bucks invested in bras WHOSE STRAPS WON’T STAY UP ON MY […]

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