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2010
Apr
Mar
30
29
Progress On The Santa Monica Bee Rescue!
“The Santa Monica Daily Press published an article today that hopefully will be the first ...”
27
DONE!: #60
“I sold three sets of vintage rhinestones for $12 at a garage sale today. Which ...”
25
Miss Roman Apartment Has A Shocking Revelation
“I've been working with some friends on a really crazy project this week. On Monday, ...”
24
It's Like Finding $1525 In The Sofa Cushions
“Well, almost. This morning I received a check for $1525 for my one share of ...”
20
Add This To The List Of Things That Suck: Regicide
“I'd been planning the assassination for three weeks. I didn't really want her dead, but ...”
19
Huffing Paint
“I just don't understand why people would ever do this on purpose. For me, there ...”
Feb
18
The Log Bees Swarm!
“I was outside, drinking red Kool-Aid, sorting the recycling, when I noticed that the air ...”
17
The Only Time I Will Ever Have Anything Good To Say About Junk Mail
“I'm on every opt-out list in the Solar System against junk mail, so it's a ...”
16
The BBQ Bees Trap-out: The Next Buzzy Chapter
“For The Third Day Straight I Smell Like A Campfire Girl. For those of you too ...”
15
07
Friends Don't Let Friends Buy Aloe Vera
“So, more trading today. I'm trying to start a "gardener's guild" in my area made ...”
04
Cash Is A Boring Currency
“One of my almost new year's resolutions is to use more "alternate currencies" instead of ...”
Jan
28
27
My Evil Scheming Ways
“How do you get your boyfriend to finally sort out the garage in preparation for ...”
20
I'm Suffering Separation Anxiety...
“...from my long-distance carrier. I've been using Vonage for the last five years. I love ...”
16
10
An Idiot's Guide For Something Smart!
“This just in off the Organic Beekeepers Yahoo group: Bee Culture Posted by: "deknow" Sat Jan ...”
05
The Master List
“As my 2010 Resolution is to "fix my life," I thought it might be a ...”
04
03
02
01022010
“I can't believe that I didn't figure out that today's date is a palindrome. Now ...”
01
2010: The Year I Fix My Life
“People who know me even slightly, know that I love a good resolution. My OCD ...”
2009
Dec
31
About
“Miss Roman Apartment is an alias for Special Agent Lotus. She works undercover in Los ...”
Nov
30
Cute Makes Everything Yummier
“As an early Christmas present, I gave Mr. Foxypants a penguin shaped seltzer machine to ...”
Oct
30
Wise Bread Post #3 Is Published!
“I was so excited when another $10 credit showed up in my Amazon Account last ...”
24
Mail Order Catalogs=The Devil
“Okay. This is sad. I bought a lightly used black and white striped sweater on ...”
15
13
If Only Every Wikipedia Page Were This Funny
“In an effort to become a honey tycoon, I've been reading a lot of obscure ...”
Aug
29
I'm A Guest Blogger On Wise Bread Today!
“Go here: Last week Wise Bread, one of my favorite frugality/personal finance sites, posted an ...”
May
Apr
21
I Hate To Be One Of Those Lame People
“who blog about their appliances. But I admit it:I'm an appliance whore. The only major disagreement ...”
02
Channeling My Inner-1950's Housewife, Who, By The Way, Is Awesome
“I needed to replace the gorgeous vintage Wedgewood stove in my old house (which I ...”
Feb
13
Abe's Birthday, and about pennies
“It's (still) Feb 12, which used to be Abe Lincoln's birthday (still is) but no ...”
04
Julia's January Savings
“(Hi, it's me -- popping in to post, per Miss Moneybags' request) OK, so I may ...”
Jan
22
Spending Money Left, Right and Center
“Wow, wasn't the inaugeration great? What an exciting end to a historic election! I'm so ...”
11
The Hateful House
“Q: Why is it that your house never looks as good as it does when ...”
07
Please Don't Tell My Mother
“I learned at an early age that I cannot have a sane conversation with my ...”
02
Why 100k?
“A: It's my favorite candy bar.B: Doesn't it sound flashier and more exciting than trying ...”
01
Hollywood Ending
“It's New Years' Eve and I can't find anyone to be nice to. No one ...”
2008
“So far so good!”
Dec
29
The Umbrellas of East LA
“She looked miserable. Selling fruit as a curbside vendor in this city has to be ...”
28
Cinnamon
“I found a random rubber stamp in the garage that says "cinnamon." Where did this ...”
27
I Wish I Had Thought of This!
“In addition to a rash of people leaving presents and thank you cards on the ...”
20
Pablov
“Today I ran into Helen, a really old friend who I haven’t seen in years, ...”
19
Paying (The Difference) Forward
“I'm splitting the cost three ways on a $100 gift certificate for a journalist who ...”
17
Do Nice Gestures Make Up For Mean Thoughts?
“I know I sound like a jerk when I say this, but Margaret is dumb. ...”
15
Doing the Happy Dance of Schadenfreude
“Today I heard the most delicious gossip. The Fat One, a producer who has been ...”
13
Ex-Deadbeat
“Yep. That's me!Today, Chase restored my $100,000 line of credit. Ah! It's so nice to ...”
12
Happy Holidays! You're Fired.
“My friend Elle called this morning to ask me for help on getting fired. No. ...”
10
Not So Secret Santa: Part 2 a.k.a NSSS:2
“December 8, 2008My friend from Bakersfield emailed me today. She's decided to take me up ...”
05
The Producer As Future Decamillionaire
“Thomas J. Stanley, the best selling author of THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR was interviewed about ...”
02
Maureen 2: Electric Boogaloo
“The son-in-law of my recently departed neighbor called me this morning. I have a ridiculously ...”
Nov
30
Competitive Niceness (A New Low)
“I just got a thank you email from my pal in Bakersfield for the SISTER ...”
29
I Don't Believe in Santa Claus
“I'm not Christian, so a fat guy delivering presents for Jesus was alway a difficult ...”
21
There Are Three Kinds Of Life Experiences...
“1. Good experiences2. Bad experiences3. Screenplay materialI have been struggling with one of our projects. ...”
19
Napoleon and Josephine and Josephine
“I met Josephine in a supremely American fashion: she bought stuff from me at a ...”
16
Get a Free Lunch on Me (cough) I Mean Kinkos
“It's official. I have now been cleaning my office for an entire month. And it's ...”
15
That Sinking Feeling: 2
“My friend the Prop Master came over today to replace my disgusting kitchen sink with ...”
13
Gifts in the Mail
“I recently sent some of my online buddies gifts for no good reason. For example, ...”
11
A Minion of the Devil Doll
“My friend ]] is going on tour next Wednesday. She called me today about doing ...”
04
Live Long and Prosper
“Do you feel the rift in the Time/Space continuum? You should, because you are reading ...”
Oct
31
That Linking Feeling
“Everyone is so mean online these days. Even people on my do-gooder, stinky treehugging sites ...”
29
Ick!
“I've managed to break another printer. Which is really easy to do. At least this ...”
27
Part-time Privateer
“Today Mr. Foxypants told me his theory on how people organize their homes. He believes ...”
18
Tea House
“My friend Laura just opened a tea house that serves organic, fair trade tea and ...”
17
Caffeine Achiever
“I don't remember when I started drinking coffee. I was that young. No. Really. I ...”
16
Yelp!
“Today I registered on Yelp! so I could start being one of those know-it-alls who ...”
15
The Terrible Pawnshop
“I am a trash picker. I confess. And if I weren't so worried about running ...”
10
Taxes
“I finally filed my income taxes for 2007 today. I'm getting $400 back from the ...”
Pirates!
“My friend Sandy is a yacht captain. Back in 2004, while sailing off the coast ...”
07
Bacon, Like Ninjas, Improves Everything
“Mr. Foxypants and I returned to The Nickle Cafe--site of our Sunday brunch last week, ...”
06
A Brush Stroke of Genius
“I am a fickle, fickle woman. Yesterday, I decided that no shade of green was ...”
05
Not Necessarily The Lesson I Should Be Learning?
“I walked over to my friends house to walk his dogs for him. I get ...”
04
Piles of Sh...I Mean Files
“One of my goals of this week is to file every single shred of paper ...”
Sep
27
CMJ melody fair
“My friend Michelle has been nominated by The College Music Journal as one of the ...”
25
My Friend's Band...
“Miss Freecycle, who took about 50 moving boxes off my hands back in July, stopped ...”
22
My New Computer
“This is the maiden document of my new computer. I hadn't replaced my laptop until ...”
19
Hollywood is a Bad Dad
“This week was shaping up to be a great week. I had a fantastic meeting ...”
18
Feeding Cats
“While Mr. and Mrs. TNT are vacationing, I'm feeding their old neighbor's cat, Yellowtail. I'm ...”
17
Who Moved the Cheese?
“I had a disturbing phone call with one of my girlfriends today. Her stalker is ...”
11
So Help Me
“I wouldn't call myself a particularly self-aware person. I admit: I am deeply shallow. One ...”
07
Jam-Tastic!
“Today I got my Psychic Friend a job helping me out today at my friend's ...”
01
Downsizing the DVD Shelf
“The production designer for one of my films emailed me out of the blue today. ...”
Aug
31
Astrid's Maiden Voyage
“I took the huge shipping crate containing Astrid, my new ]] (Yay! My bike) to ...”
30
My Fig Tree is a Fica
“Fica means fig in Italian. It's also an Italian slang term for women who look ...”
29
Can You Dig It?
“A woman named Ellen from The Compact emailed me off-list today. She wanted my expert ...”
27
Recycling Old Eyeglasses
“Today I mailed my old eyeglasses to the Lions Club who will forward my very ...”
20
Stick With Your Day Job
“I spent the day writing notes on a script written by a friend who used ...”
19
If I'm Gloating, It's Probably Not Nice
“Mr. Foxypants just announced that he will be taking the entire month of October off ...”
05
Be Prepared To Be Nice
“August 11, 2008I'm bummed out to discover that my recycle-mania wasn't as fully successful as ...”
01
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
“Not me. At least this is what I told my friend the casting agent today ...”
Jul
21
Follow up on Boy Wonder's Script
“Today I received this email from my literary manager friend about my intrepid assistant's script:This ...”
17
Love Thy Neighbors
“I am so lucky to have neighbors who I can also call my friends. Today ...”
16
Driving
“Today I drove my psychic friend to a meeting she had to attend. As a ...”
15
Not Working At Hollywood But At Least My House Is Clean
“I had like the nastiest fun fur style yarn in "rainbow sherbert" and a bunch ...”
14
My New (Insane) Bastille Day Resolution
“Today I wrote several long posts to The Compact list about my insanity. I've written ...”
13
A Dog Day (Rescheduled) Afternoon
“Today Rose called me to tell me that she has to reschedule her dog's charity ...”
12
Ahoy Matey!
“Mr. Foxypants is obsessed with having a home orchard. In the past month he's brought ...”
11
Boxing Day
“Mr. Foxypants asked me to try and go through some boxes today. With what ...”
10
Small House Envy
“I'm obsessed with the home of one of my neighbors. It's tiny. Maybe 400 feet ...”
09
Elizabeth
“Elizabeth likes to refer to me as her surrogate daughter. And even though she makes ...”
08
Cell Phones Are The Devil
“I hate cell phones. Yes. I know. The fact that you can be walking anywhere ...”
06
Resolutions
“I'm big on resolve. Some of my best experiences have come from resolutions. For example, ...”
05
California Wildlife Center
“My dog died 2 years ago. I hung on to her very expensive dog drugs ...”
04
Porn on the 4th of July
“I was reintroduced to Michelle when she called me out of the blue. The last ...”
03
Greentastic!
“Hooray! My friend Laura called this morning to tell me that she is going to ...”
02
My Psychic Friends Network
“Today I put my psychic friend Carol Ann up for a job reading tarot cards ...”
Rose--June 30, 2008
“Today I opened an email from my friend Rose. It was a desperate plea for ...”
Jun
26
Linda
“My cousin Linda is a cypher. She is one of the great beauties of my ...”
20
Life Support
“I've been thinking (and talking) a lot about death recently. My favorite uncle passed away ...”
May
20
May 19th ** Sue
“Today I agreed to help Sue, a secondary character in my best friend's documentary about ...”
Caller ID is the Devil
“Today I slipped into an old habit--I avoided answering the phone. Back in the old ...”
03
NYFA Pitch Fest--May 1, 2008
“I really believe that you can't complain about the state of the industry if you ...”
01
As a memoirist I'm chopped liver
“Okay, I haven't posted anything since March 19th. I've been very busy1. Moving into my ...”
Feb
29
A Letter of Recommendation
“Two weeks ago I recommended three friends for the new Sundance Film Institute producing program. ...”
22
An Unfortunate Gift
“The High School Boyfriend calls me about the old yearbooks. He leaves a long message ...”
20
Good Photographs Make Good Neighbors
“It took me all day yesterday to get over my irritation about having to write ...”
19
Bad Pie
“And you thought I was make a sexual reference didn't you? Whatever, perv.I met Mel ...”
17
No Blood for Oil
“I'm having an OUT OF THE PAST moment. Alas, it does not involve Robert Mitchum. ...”
11
Fallen Fruit
“"When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way ...”
09
Does Any Dream Involving the 405 Freeway End Well?
“I had the dream again. I've been having the same dream a lot lately. Last ...”
Oh. My. God.
“I got a letter today from (redacted charity organization) thanking me for my generous donation. ...”
Jan
31
Birthday Wishes
“I wished for my boyfriend, Mr. Foxypants, and he came true. No really. It happened. ...”
29
Don't Ever Change
“My high school boyfriend is my favorite ex-boyfriend. He is the only ex-boyfriend I'd ever ...”
27
Coffee for Parking
“Let me just start out by saying that I'm so grateful for the DJ gig. ...”
26
Pictures of Lily
“Today, while cleaning out a cabinet, I discovered an envelope full of negatives and test ...”
09
Feeding the Homeless
“I am $21,273.47 in debt. Yes, today I borrowed $3000 from my little sister so ...”
08
Crispy Needs a Lawyer
“My former assistant Crispy called me today to ask for help finding an entertainment lawyer ...”
07
No Sex Please, We're Army
“I'm still feeling annoyed over the fact that I still have a huge box of ...”
05
The Dub Club
“I think I am the only person in the history of Hollywood to return directing ...”
04
It's January 4th and Already I'm Behind Schedule
“On New Year's day I hosted a book exchange party at the my home. I ...”
02
A Bad Beginning
“Yesterday, as my first good deed of the year, I allowed some family friends to ...”
Striking out in the new year
“It's the start of a new year and, once again, I'm broke. Actually, that statement ...”
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