birthdays & blog themes & bourbon

by meanlouise March 9, 2014 true life 2014

I don’t know the original source of the image or any of the important things one should know before posting an image publicly, so I’ll take all blame for sharing it here. My pal Sal made me this hilarious rendition of the party he’d throw me if he could invite monkeys, manatees, and gators to […]

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Sweet 16: presents & possum pedicures

by meanlouise July 22, 2013 true life 2013

(Happy-Birthday-Chimp-Note-Card-C117, originally uploaded by Z F Soo & made available under a creative commons license) The oldest restored post from my archives is dated July 22, 1997 so I’m declaring this my blog’s birthday. I hate the word blogiversary. After littering my drafts file with post ideas for today, I scrapped them all and decided […]

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Charles Addams 100th Birthday

by meanlouise January 7, 2012 art

Today’s the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charles Addams. [embedded video: Addam’s Family theme song] You can stream the original tv show on Netflix (but not on Hulu). Needless to say, when we bought a house I spent a lot of time tracking down a wicker peacock chair like Morticia’s. I haven’t seen The […]

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happy birthday, EvilAgent!

by meanlouise January 24, 2011 true life 2011

Since it’s Evil Agent’s birthday, I figured this a good time to post this draft from December. Husband, Evil and I were at brunch at our favorite local restaurant. The ubiquitous tin ceilings in most old buildings in our neighborhood are pretty, but they contribute to some loud dining adventures when the house is full. […]

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Happy birthday to me

by meanlouise March 9, 2010 true life 2010

Disney World is an excellent place to spend your birthday. I’m not sure I was in my right mind when I decided we should get up at 5 a.m. on my 40th birthday to go run the Princess and the Frog 5K around Epcot, but it was really fun and I’m glad we did it. […]

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Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!

by meanlouise March 2, 2009 books + libraries

Today is the 105th anniversary of the birth of Dr Seuss. Celebrate accordingly. (google is)

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Happy birthday, Linkmeister!

by meanlouise November 4, 2008 linkage

After you vote, take a moment to hop over and say Happy Birthday to the Linkmeister!

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Royalty, or maybe just a royal pain in the ass

by meanlouise July 9, 2008 true life 2008

This morning, someone referred to my “confidence, strength and intelligence” as well as my “extraordinary talent, charisma, athleticism, wit, unfailing good judgment, sexiness, grace, beauty, and mad skateboarding skillz.” Okay, only the first three were actually suggested by another human being, it’s not outside the realm of possibility (read: entirely true) that the others were […]

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