true life 2015

Dancing Albatrosses

by meanlouise March 14, 2016 true life 2015

This video of dancing albatrosses is all you need today: Courtesy of the live Kauai Laysan Albatross Cam and the Cornell Ornithology Lab, which has a variety of live bird cams guaranteed to destroy your productivity for hours on end. Also: Here’s the Cornell Ornithology Lab’s YouTube Channel. I was only joking last week that […]

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Mortifying moments: ostrich edition

by meanlouise November 17, 2015 true life 2015

A few weeks ago, while on tour promoting her brilliant new book, Furiously Happy (which I did not steal), the Bloggess tweeted a moment of mortification, and her tweeps responded by sharing their own mortifying moments. Ever since, she’s been rounding up her favorites and posting them on her blog. My childhood friend Kara and […]

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Monster Jokes and Riddles

by meanlouise October 18, 2015 books + libraries

Recently, my favorite contrarian, Casey Rae, mentioned that he was running out of jokebooks with bad puns and corny riddles suitable for precocious little girls. Being raised by such eclectically gothy parents, and being whip-smart, I knew exactly the book their kid needed, because I adored it myself: Normal Bridwell’s Monster Jokes and Riddles. It […]

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The (Pumpkin Spice) Singularity

by meanlouise October 4, 2015 true life 2015

Would ya like a pumpkin spice latte to go with that fragrant fall-scented litter box? A photo posted by Rebecca (@meanlouise) on Sep 14, 2015 at 8:40am PDT Mocking pumpkin spice is the new black. And what’s the new black? That’s right, kids, burlap! Okay. Maybe not, so let’s get back on topic. I was […]

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Horrorstör ruined my laundry rack

by meanlouise October 3, 2015 books + libraries

Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstör is clever in all the right ways, but it’s also quite creepy. You can’t ask for much more from a high-concept horror novel. It’s a little too creepy and clever, honestly. I used to love our IKEA clothes drying rack. It folds flat and stores neatly in a nook in the laundry […]

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Our monkey butler made me do it

by meanlouise September 21, 2015 hell (other people)

I was out at the local coffeeshop not caulking the bathtub in our guest bathroom when I ran into a friend who asked me why I wasn’t at home re-caulking the bathtub like I said I was going to be. I’ve been avoiding re-caulking that bathtub for 6 weeks. I’ve spent more time talking about […]

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