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postcards from my momma
this is my momma. and i love her.
Blogs to books blah blah blah
doree: So Newsweek ran a story in their print edition this week about this crazy new phenomenon—perhaps you’ve heard of it? Apparently people called “bloggers” can sometimes get deals for their “blogs,” but some of these “blogger books” (at least they didn’t call them “blooks”) haven’t sold a lot of copies so maybe all blog books will FAIL. The author, Jessica Bennett (who didn’t contact me or...
the world is burning.
I cannot form the words to even comment on this. Read and be disgusted.
letter to senior citizens
Dear 60 Minutes, Last night I watched your program for the first time in probably fifteen years. I wasn’t planning on it, but you had these teasers about what millennials want out of our job experiences, so I had to tune in (note: Erica, they define “millennials” as people being born after 1980, so you’re golden.) I’ll admit that I went to show with my own skepticism. What are anchors almost as...
does it make me a bad person
… that i just want McCain to break his hip? I dont want him to die, or to get more cancer (well, a little more cancer, but not, like, A LOT of cancer) or lose a limb. I just want him to break a hip. And then, like, need to get a new one. Like a metal one. And walk with a cane. A grandma cane. Not a lot to ask for, I think.
New Yorker did a piece on the fall of conservatism. Its long but its juicy ;) Consider it your Memorial Day reading assignment from me.
open letter to my friends
Dear lovelies, Since this seems to be the week of over-sharing, I thought I’d take a little turn at it. I have amazing friends. I don’t mean the people who friend me on facebook, but the real, true-blue, “people you take with you” types of friends. I am really lucky to have you all in my life. I know that I can be totally inane and I over think everything, but through it all you’re all there...
Dear Tim Russert: Remember when I was in high school and applied for an internship with you and you TURNED ME DOWN. Therefore cutting off my chances to become a journalist? As your intern I totally would have brought you some gas x. Well, who is laughing now, punk. Me. That’s who’s laughing. You? You’re just passing gas on air. xoxo Joy
just respect the integrity of my IM flow
Spencer: if I was a lichtensteinian archduke, I would totally run this guy’s play. I’d get my uncle or whatever to assign me a diplomatic post in the US and then find Midwestern girls and be like, “yo girl, you should come to my castle, spend the week.” Because what’s that to me? Like a month’s salary? And then, you know, lather, rinse, repeat. Joy: I would totally sleep with...
I fought you, I lost, I had a drink, I took a shower. ‘Cause that’s...– Amy Gardner
pretty much stolen from radar
Dear Generation X, I am really sorry that you are starting to feel threatened by me and my generation. As your friend I want to be there for you, see you through this dark time. But, as part of the Millennial Generation, I just don’t have the time to hold your hand. You see the rest of the millennials and I are out getting. shit. done. We’re electing people president. We’re taking jobs that...
even his employees are walking away
John McCain’s Chief Media Advisor stepped down this week because “sending Obama to the White House would send a great message to the country and the world.” I’d like to think it also has something to do with the fact that Mark McKinnon realized the cant work for a sexist, anti-choice, war monger, but that’s because I believe in Hope. (thanks, mike, for the tip!)
my friends are awesome
erica: I love your post, and I didn’t even watch buffy Joy: thanks :) erica: although — my sister and I have the original movie – the one from the 80’s — memorized Joy: me too erica: we still do the how funky is your chicken cheer Joy: how loose is your goose erica: so common all you hog fans Joy: and shake you’re caboose erica: !!!! Joy: i love us
real girls fight back
I was a huge fan of Buffy. I remember in high school my mom and I used to make popcorn and sit and watch each episode together. When I went to college, we’d “watch” together via phone. Totally amazing momma-joy moments. During the finale of the show, the power of the slayer was given to all of these women and young girls. These women were then shown standing up for themselves and against their...
did anyone else see...
… the “vote for change in 08” sticker on last night’s episode of House? It was on screen for at least 2 minutes. What a HUGE thing for a Fox show!
someone isnt from new england...
Jenna: omg ted Kennedy has a brain tumor
Jenna: Edward Kennedy, not ted Kennedy
Joy: I know
Jenna: oh. How did you know? Bad time to be a Kennedy I guess, with both of them sick.
Joy: It’s the same person. Ted is a nickname for Edward
Jenna: Oh. Tell no one about this IM
Joy: Yeah, that’s not going to happen.
I am a girl. And, well, I don’t know a lot about… boy parts. Well, I know enough to get the job done, but nothing really more than that. So, this weekend I came face to face with lots of boy parts at San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers race. (I get the fact that I live in San Francisco now and I should be accepting of things like public nakedness. But why is it always the old, ugly people who get...
Spencer: OMG OMG Joy: what? what? Spencer: middle aged woman sitting next to me at the terminal has the sex & the city theme as her ringtone Joy: no. she. does. not. Spencer: listen: i’ve had enough annoying girlfriends to know what that awful thing sounds like Joy: ha ha ha. no, I believe you. I am just sad for her, for you, for Middle America. She is totally from, like, Wisconsin...
looking into the future...
Joy: I really want a prius. And a job that pays me more and stresses me less. And an end to the war Boy: I will buy you a new life Joy: Really? I feel like you’d cheat on me Boy: eh, probably. But you’d have a new life Joy: Awesome. That’s a good deal Boy: yup, I feel like it’s not a bad cut. You’d cheat on me anyway. everybody wins. Joy: Totally. Don’t be mad...
Furthermore, in contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an...– The California Supreme Court
come on, california
It saddens me that I live in a nation — and a state — where many citizens are denied the basic right to marry the person they love. People who are willing to declare their love for another human being and their commitment to spend the rest of their life with that person is something that should be celebrated and encouraged. In about 10 minutes the California Supreme Court is going to announce...
In defense of prostitution
ericasavestheday: In case you’ve been living under a state-controlled media dictatorship for the past few days or something and haven’t heard, Temeka Rachelle Lewis, the woman who worked as a booker at the prostitution service that Elliot Spitzer was a fan of, just plead guilty to charges of money laundering and promoting prostitution yesterday. Now I’m totally anti-exploitation. And I’m...
How Spencer watched this video: Spencer: holyshit, I am just seeing this now Joy: its really funny Spencer: im crying Spencer: and slightly drooling Spencer: i just drooled Spencer: “petstore tragedy” holy crap Spencer: HAHAHAHA Spencer: RICHMOND FUCKING CAPITOL VA Spencer: hahahaha the fake turtleneck Spencer: truly the maraschino cherry in this...
john edwards reads this
That’s why he decided to do his part to unite the party by endorsing Obamara
ellen malcolm doesnt read this
… or else she wouldnt have released the following statement in reaction to NARAL’s endorsement of Obama: “I think it is tremendously disrespectful to Sen. Clinton — who held up the nomination of a FDA commissioner in order to force approval of Plan B and who spoke so eloquently during the Supreme Court nomination about the importance of protecting Roe vs. Wade — to...
HRC reads this
And that is why she went on CNN to talk about how Obama is better than McCain. And how all Democrats should vote for him (if she drops out of the race). If she can say that, so can you.
a different kind of democratic appeal
Over the last few weeks I have become more and more annoyed with my party and its affiliates. While Obama and Clinton are doing a relatively good job of not shit talking each other (eh, they aren’t really, but I am feeling generous), supporters of the party are going ape shit. The other night I noticed that my former employer had a really nasty fb status message about Obama being unelectable...
Just rambling at this point. I should have slept...
alexbalk: In my darker moments I occasionally think that this administration has fucked up the country so badly that it might be better if the Republicans actually win again this year. A Democratic president would have to spend so much time digging out from the rubble that at best—at best—all he could do (and, yes, he) is hold the line against things getting worse. I’m well aware that there’s a...
because she wont market herself
My internet soulmate and one day husband wrote a really good op-ed that is in today’s LA Times. Read it.
Old man walking.
ericasavestheday: File under not new but new to me: Things Younger Than McCain Highlights from the list of things that are younger than McCain? McDonalds, Bugs Bunny, Spam and Scientology. And don’t forget about his wife! Oh, and you know who else was younger than McCain? Ronald Reagan. When he took office. Was younger than McCain is now. And we all know how that turned out. Honestly, I...
I wanted to write a nice little recap for you all about last night’s Gossip Girl. But…. daily intel did it better. And I am on deadline. There are, however three things I think they missed: Dan is really f-ing annoying/judgy and I dont know if I can deal with it anymore. Vanessa is still annoying, even if she has finally started playing for the “non-judgy breakfast club” ...
Dear Facebook, Please say it isn’t so! The main thing I like about you is that you let me stalk people behind the veil of them never knowing how much I look at their profile/judge them. Please-oh-please take it back! xoxo Joy
old people and the internets
Aww, look! Slate is trying to be all cute and down with modern technology! They thought of this new fangled tool of getting candidates/Rev. Wright’s voice on a ringtone! THE INTERNETS ARE AMAZING! How very adorable and so very 2006 of them! I just love it when y’all try and be relevant. Honestly, though, I kind of do want to hear Rev. Wright saying “Goddamn America” every time my phone rings....
gay or a douche?
Joy: How was the rest of your Sunday? Erica: Lazy but good. Oh! And I saw a free show at UCB with Amy Poehler, Seth Myers, Kenneth from 30 Rock and a bunch of other hot folks. Seth Meyers’ pants were so tight you could see his underwear line AND his package. AND his parents were in the audience. Joy: Really? I have a crush on him but worry that he is gay. Erica: Seth Meyers? Pretty...
on internet etiquette
A survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project back in 2006 estimated that 57 million Americans participate in the blogosphere (I hate that word, btw) in some fashion. This growing trend has everyone in “old media” all in a tizzy about “new media.” And, well, they have a right to be. One of the major criticisms about the “blogosphere” (ugh) is that without the accountability...
Joy: Remember at smart kid camp when I made out with Adam? Kate: yes-ish Joy: He is being profiled on crap ____ from a dude. This might be further proof that there is something wrong with me. I like, attract the crappy ones. Kate: nah, can’t be you. You’re perfect. I checked Joy: thanks. That’s…. reassuring? Kate: that’s how I get through it, its not that he didn’t call, it’s that he was...