I have to admit, way back in 2008 when I had my first dose of Crystal Castle's against my will at a dimly lit local watering hole I was more than a little skeptical. Abundant dance beats, standard new wave synths, androgynous haircuts, and generous amounts of distorted femme roaring all played their appropriate roles. All these things are of course mandatory ingredients to an ever so hip soundtrack to looking for romance in all the wrong places. I thought to ... Read More
So what are you guys gonna be for Halloween???  We want to hear about your costumes! Okay I will start with the BUST crew...I am gonna be a ninja master!  Some of the other planned costume shout-outs included but were not limited to: an ass hat, a hot dog, Mommy Dearest and Nancy Drew. YAY for Halloween 2010!!!!!!!photo credits: the lovely artist, valerie pensworth - www.valeriepensworth.com, ... Read More
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together.  They are currently all about their REFUSE campaign regarding the Great Pacific garbage patch disaster.  It's so easy to just throw our plastic bags away, throw anything away really and not think about where the stuff is going.  We NEED to think about it!  Our trash is killing everything. ARGHHHH!!!In the past few years, the world has taken notice of the Garbage ... Read More
I am unapologetically fat. In this new age of weight-loss everywhere, of low-fat, low-carb, no-carb food, I refuse to stoop to the level everyone else seems to want me to. Fat is the last acceptable form of discrimination in American society. "Thin" has a connotation of beautiful, gorgeous, and successful, "fat" signals lazy, undisciplined, and ugly. Maybe some of the criticism of fat people comes from a "good place," and maybe I'm unhealthy in my fatness. But why ... Read More
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