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Day 223 — Peek-a-boo

Monday, November 30, 2009

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Day 223 — Peek-a-boo

Hiding things begins at an early age and carries through to adulthood. Take the game of peek-a-boo. As a child, you hide your eyes, and if you’re really annoying pop up in front of a stranger’s airline seat and say, “Peek-a-boo.” The other person is supposed to smile and engage with you, when in reality […]

Day 222 — The New Best of Girl On the Brink

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Day 222 — The New Best of Girl On the Brink

Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation in the midst of one of the worst economic downturns. I’m taking the rest of the week off and plan to return Monday. While my turkey’s being cooked today, I’m going to serve up some of my sauciest posts, determined by you all. In order of their popularity, […]

Day 221 — Purse-Dialing Your Ex

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Day 221 — Purse-Dialing Your Ex

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you’re purse dialing your ex. He won’t titillate me with what he heard. I asked. And, I can’t, won’t, provide a rundown of the possible details. Purse dialing is akin to “butt dialing.” Maybe you’ve seen the commercials: Boy sits on couch with his Blackberry mobile phone […]

Day 220 — When Seconds Count

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Day 220 — When Seconds Count

Everything in Las Vegas is big. Big hair, big eyes and big attitude. Since I’m here, I’ve decided to go big. Big hair, big eyes and big attitude. Although I didn’t get a chance to become a 30-second girl (a sponsor at last Saturday’s EnduroCross supplied them), I did get to hold up the 30-second […]

Day 219 — Marketing Moves

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Day 219 — Marketing Moves

The knuckleheads at Southwest Airlines lost my luggage to Las Vegas last night—on a direct flight. Oh, the minor inconveniences of a girl on the brink. Traveling to Vegas has inspired new marketing ideas in Ann. All the better to nab that marketing dream job that’s going to strike her like a boxer’s left punch. […]

Day 218 — Bad Is the New Good

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Day 218 — Bad Is the New Good

The one time of month I hate more than my period is when I have to sort through the monthly bills with my ex. You’d think that the mortgage, utilities and school tuition would top the list of high-priority bills. But he always tries to maneuver the conversation to other things, such as my travel, […]

Day 217 — The D-List for Unemployment

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Day 217 — The D-List for Unemployment

I’ve never been a big fan of comedian Kathy Griffin, but my opinion is beginning to change. Griffin stars in the The D-List, which refers to her self-proclaimed celebrity status, not her cup size. Griffin is beginning to grow on me because of her honesty with where she stands in life. She knows—and admits—that she […]

Day 216 — The Skin I’m In

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Day 216 — The Skin I’m In

Okay, who was it? A woman, no doubt. Someone blew the whistle on my online dating profile for posting a fetching photo that showed a halo of a nipple. It was barely showing. You can’t decide for yourself (see photo below). The consequence: The dating site deleted my picture and sent me a scathing email […]

Day 215 — Sound Appeal

Monday, November 16, 2009

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Day 215 — Sound Appeal

I don’t know about you, but I love total sensory experiences. The moving escalators at the Tenleytown-AU Metro station sound like whales mating. The only thing missing is the whales and a good salty ocean. I hope the maintenance folk leave them as is. Sound imagery—particularly the sounds of labor (work) and love (making)—help me […]

Day 214 — What’s That Smell?

Friday, November 13, 2009

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Day 214 — What’s That Smell?

Generally, offices smell benign, compared to men. Exception: A restaurant. Its smell defines its business. You expect to smell fried food in a diner but not in a pizza place. Men also define themselves by their smell. Unfortunately, few men know how to choose such an important first-impression element. I once dated a man who […]

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