Marry Me, J. Nettles!

A note to Mr. Brown: I'm running away with J. Nettles and there's nothing you can do to stop me. He is my new favorite person. Call me Lisa Nettles and call it a day.

 j._nettles

j._nettles

 Please click on that graphic to learn about J. Nettles. 

In a nutshell, he writes about editing with gusto. Best part ever: Everything---beginning right at his review title---about his otherwise-honest op-ed regarding the industry is bad... and then it gets worse. I love it so much.  It's among the things that make this country great. 

Call me, J. Nettles! Call me! 

Posted on April 23, 2013 and filed under Editing, Faux Pas, WTF?!?.

Happy Earth Day

meatless monday earth day The Meatless Monday campaign sent this graphic. Food for thought. No pun intended.

Some of you may recall that I totally failed at Meatless Mondays---seriously went down in flames. However, I'm pleased to report that I've drastically reduced my red meat consumption. So I've got that goin' for me. 

Not only is it Meatless Monday, it's Earth Day, dahling! Love your mother. 

This year's theme: The Face of Climate Change.

Here is Shea and Pearl's contribution to The Face of Climate Change Wall

Earth Day Brownies

Please review this brief video to see how you can help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s1cG_T0s280

Um... WTF?!?

You might want to click HERE Then again, you might not. 

It's cringeworthy without being gross or lewd. 

Aw, c'mon. You know you want to. 

Just do it. Click HERE

Posted on April 10, 2013 and filed under WTF?!?.

Credo

SS Hope

Every single person on the planet and every single Consciousness in the Universe has the same experience of being here and having a desire to be there. In other words, it is the promise of this eternal Universe. You're always, always, always going to be on your way to something more—always. And when you relax and accept that, and stop beating up on yourself for not being someplace that you're not, and instead, start embracing where you are while you keep your eye on where you're going—now life becomes really, really, really fun.

Abraham

Posted on March 25, 2013 and filed under Credo.

Um... Fab Alert?

death wish coffee

Personally, this wouldn't make me feel fabulous. Far from it. It would likely make me run into the street, screeching and tearing my hair out in clumps.

Some people, however, might find it fabulous. You go, jitterbugs.

Behold: Death Wish Coffee, which bills itself as "the world's strongest coffee."

Your basic cup of joe containes about 320 milligrams of caffeine. Sixteen ounces of Death Wish: about 660 milligrams.

According to the company's website:  "Death Wish Coffee is the most highly caffeinated premium dark roast organic coffee in the world. This is extreme coffee, not for the weak. Consider yourself warned."

Note to my premium dark roast organic coffee-loving husband: Please don't try it. I'm high-strung enough for both of us, dahling.

Posted on March 22, 2013 and filed under Fab Alert, Products, WTF?!?.

Credo x 3

stress

"If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched." -Adabella Radici

"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it." -George Burns

"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'" -Sydney Harris

Deep sigh. Deep, deeeeep, sigh. 

What a day. 

I was an absolute stress monster today, dahling. 

Everything was fine until—horror of horrors!—I misplaced my cell phone. 

I totally came unglued. It wasn't cute.

It was all downhill from there. My ultrastressed ass couldn't handle anything. I was a five-star mess. 

My sister put things in perspective after I screeched "F**k my liiiife!" in the Target parking lot. 

"What's the big deal?!" she said. "Things are good. You had some retail therapy, found cute clothes for the babies, and finished your errands. Why freak out?" 

"Arrrrgharrgharrblebarrggh!!!" I replied. 

A few minutes after we got home, I found my phone. It was in a fairly obvious place. Big surprise. Woo. 

Pearl and I took a long nap. She woke up crabby. I feel better... embarrassed, but better. I don't think I'll stress so much next time something doesn't go my way—especially if it's something that ridiculously non-serious. There are far bigger and more serious things happening in this world. Stopping to smell the roses is a far better idea than stomping to tell-off the... something that rhymes with roses. 

A Roberta Flack song, "Compared to What", has been stuck in my head throughout this post draft. I just realized it's due to the third quote up there, by Sydney Harris ("When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'"). Let's listen to the song and feel good. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG_RvYTfDk8

stress kit

Posted on March 20, 2013 and filed under Uncategorized.

Beware!

caesar Happy Ides of March, dahling.

It wasn't so happy for Caesar, but it can be for you. Please do something that brings you joy. Thanks in advance. 

soothsayer

Posted on March 15, 2013 and filed under Uncategorized.

Test Time!

Please pause and take Ze Frank's "Human Test" (Volume 1 and Volume 2). You'll find lots of great "have you ever...?" questions, designed to cover the scope of human weirdness. You might be surprised by how many questions you answer yes to.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sMkTeHAorY8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-kRPlbFeask

Posted on March 13, 2013 and filed under Videos.

Friday Flashback

Friday Fabü has been on hiatus for a while. My apologies, dahling. Still adjusting to life with the twinsies. Fear not, fabulista---the column resumes next month. In the meantime. I deem this post Friday Flashback because this damn song won't get out of my head. Don't remember it? Silence of the Lambs. The infamous tucking scene. Yeah, that song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_DVS_303kQ

Posted on March 8, 2013 and filed under Music.

The Devil Wears Ice Skates

frozen hell

I'm on Facebook. 

You may gasp now. 

Please like me

God, I feel so vulnerable. 

Don't worry, you won't have to look at gobs of baby pics---it's my business page. But please like it anyway. 

I feel so vulnerable again

This "like me" stuff is challenging. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl_NpdAy3WY

Posted on March 8, 2013 and filed under Announcements, Editing.

Happy National Grammar Day!

grammar time Though every day is a great day to write and speak well, today, March 4, be sure to bask in the wonder of words. 

Please don't use this day solely for error hunting or to bash others for their writing weaknesses. Instead, learn something new about English... share some killer grammar tips... geek out, man! 

drive slowly

Posted on March 4, 2013 and filed under Editing.