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A Diva Walks Into a Bar…

A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. — Jim Bishop There are two kinds of women: those who don’t mind

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The Little One

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. — Ed Howe The gestation period had only been three months — from the date I conceived my little one to the moment she

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My Kryptonite

For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. — Friedrich Nietzsche It was a cruel thing to do, but I don’t blame him. I doubt he understood the ramifications of typing those

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Shore Stop

Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting. — Dave Barry The way my friend Jen tells it, her boyfriend Rob arrived home from work an hour before sunset on

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Conceptual Cuisine

I call it performance art, but my friend Ariel calls it wasting time. History will decide. — Steve Martin as Harris in L.A. Story To me, the word “chocolate” is the penultimate attention-grabber, second only to “There’s

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Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung A ladybug ambled across my absentee ballot and paused, seemingly undecided between YES and NO on one of the Indian gaming propositions. As the tiny

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Party Tricks

When the wine goes in, strange things come out. — Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller David opened a second bottle of wine and circled the room refilling glasses. Our guests were neighbors from the building next

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Guys Gone Wild

I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists. — Brigitte Bardot W e told our friends we were going for the food, but that was a partial truth. Despite

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Bad Santa

Love looks forward hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head. — Mignon McLaughlin Everything had been going so well. The Seattle sky was uncommonly clear for December. The overall atmosphere was festive and

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Non Capisco

I speak two languages, Body and English. — Mae West Exposed as I was to the elements, I was relieved it wasn’t raining, but I was thankful for the clouds, which muted the sun’s glare just enough

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