The Niceness Project

Maureen 2: Electric Boogaloo

Maureen 2: Electric Boogaloo

The son-in-law of my recently departed neighbor called me this morning. I have a ridiculously productive kiwi vine that has overtaken my front porch and he was calling for permission to pick some for himself. I was actually really happy that he called me about this. His mother-in-law, bless her, had been a crazy food […]

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Competitive Niceness (A New Low)

Competitive Niceness (A New Low)

I just got a thank you email from my pal in Bakersfield for the SISTER WENDY videos that arrived today! Those guys at the post office are on it. Unfortunately, her VCR now appears to be broken so she won’t be able to watch the videos. And because she’s a nice person and a good […]

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Napoleon and Josephine and Josephine

Napoleon and Josephine and Josephine

I met Josephine in a supremely American fashion: she bought stuff from me at a garage sale. She happened to be jogging by our sale and stopped in just to look around. She bought a vintage silk dress and my grandmother’s red, white and blue Skyway luggage set. She told us that the set looked […]

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A Minion of the Devil Doll

A Minion of the Devil Doll

My friend Devil Doll is going on tour next Wednesday. She called me today about doing some prep work for her tour. And by prep work I mean washing all of her dishes because she currently has no clean silverware and picking up her leather pants from the dry cleaner. Ah, the joys of running […]

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Caffeine Achiever

Caffeine Achiever

I don’t remember when I started drinking coffee. I was that young. No. Really. I spent my grade school breakfasts hunched over the funny papers, drinking cafe au lait from 16 ounce mugs my parents purchased at the local craft fair. When I was little, one of my father’s chores was to buy coffee for […]

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Yelp!

Yelp!

Today I registered on Yelp! so I could start being one of those know-it-alls who reviews local businesses. I decided to register after noticing that three restaurants that I really love all had some snotty remarks made about them. I spent an hour writing up reviews under my new Yelp! pseudonym. Thirty minutes later I […]

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CMJ melody fair

CMJ melody fair

My friend Michelle has been nominated by The College Music Journal as one of the top 5 programmers of the year! Yay for cool and successful friends! She sent out a mass emailing today asking everyone to go to her website and click on her “Follow Me” button to help her win a trip to […]

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