The Shelfie Project

This summer, I have been thinking of embarking on a reading quest that I would call The Shelfie Project. It took a while for me to get the courage to proceed. By the time I had, it turns out, I was not the only one with the idea. The ARTnews has begun their own Shelfie…

Shopping Blues (with Stripes)

I hate shopping. There are a number of reasons, but here is the one that struck me today. My purse broke, so I went looking for a new one. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, but I did hope to find something that I might like. I went from store to store,…

Fat Girl’s Lament

It was inevitable. And I probably didn’t make things any better for myself by not having had anything to eat all day but a Nissin Cup of Soup. So, when I went to the mall to pick up a few things, I might not have been in the best of moods. After shopping in the…

There’s a fine line…

Recently, a friend of mine referred to his mother as an asshole. I was astonished. I have never even thought that about my mother, and I can hardly imagine someone thinking such a thing. You might think your dad is an asshole, but your mom? That was really beyond me, so I questioned my friend…

The Ins and Outs of a Burger

I love a good burger, but I am really confused about the hoopla surrounding the opening of In-n-Out Burger in the DFW area. Every time one of these places opens, it is inundated with frantic California transplants looking to relive some earlier glory of late night highs jonesing for cheap food—I guess. Now, I don’t like waiting…

No such thing as a free lunch?

I have lunch with a good friend once a week, and we have started a new challenge. We are going to try to eat for free every week. Now, that doesn’t mean getting the whole meal for free, but we need to get some kind of freebie every week. To that end, we have been…