Currently Reading/Watching

I’m taking a break from work because my blood pressure is so high. I was dealing with a defendant directly, as opposed to her counsel, as she is unrepresented at the moment. But her attitude problem was ridiculous. After attempting to reason with her, even though she was completely wrong and I could have told her to just f *ck off, she asked to speak … Continue reading Currently Reading/Watching

Elf Cafe

*You’ll have to excuse me for the lack of photos, but the beautiful yet dimly lit space, as well as the intimate environment of the restaurant, did not not allow for them. I don’t want to say that I’m generally disappointed when a friend embarks on a foray into some new diet restriction, but there’s always a little bit of “aghhhh” when I’m making dinner reservations. … Continue reading Elf Cafe

Listen, Watch, Read #12

Even though I had been working feverishly on my book for the last quarter of 2016, 2017 hit my creative trajectory like a wall. I was feeling a bit down on myself until I read The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, which ended up being awesomely inspiring and giving me a much needed dose of grace. The book, which I highly recommend, illuminates the spectrum … Continue reading Listen, Watch, Read #12

Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez

I’ll admit it, even with all my drama and tears and breaking windows and such, I do manage to have ridiculously wonderful birthdays with people who love me. Last year was an extravaganza of a surprise party, lovingly thrown by Evan and Jaimie and Jeff. This year, it was bit more spaced out – with a weekend camping and then an impromptu beer and burger night … Continue reading Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez

Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute

The other night, during a Friday night dinner party, we got in a spirited debate regarding the lack of female narratives in high school literature. Thus, we, as women, are generally more capable for relating to male narratives then the other way around. Men just simple are not exposed in the same way to the varied life experiences of women. I even realized that I … Continue reading Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute