My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

“I’m just not used to wearing pants!”

So said I backstage at a performance of Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque (otherwise known as, You Can’t Make This Shit Up). That night I was Han Solo, who in our show is played by a broad in a bra. And really tight, ass-flattering pants that I was struggling to get over my high-heeled boots. Because other than workout clothes, pj’s and costumes, I haven’t worn pants in over a year. Read More My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

Deus ex MacIntosh: Our Daughters, Ourselves

Dear Selena: My wonderful, amazing. beautiful teenager told me the other day that she thinks she’s “not pretty.” This is objectively untrue, but like most teenagers, she can’t see through her own insecurities. What, Oh TV Guru, would the great sitcoms of the past do to help a teenager improve their self image?

Signed,

Frustrated with archaic, ridiculous beauty standards Read More Deus ex MacIntosh: Our Daughters, Ourselves

LTP: 5/9 is Colortastic

Welcome to another exciting and non-stop week of wordiness coming to you from Persephone Magazine.  How were your weekends, readers? We’re gearing up for the best part of spring in the hypothetical Persephone offices; the part where it’s too warm for a jacket but not yet armpit hot.  Read More LTP: 5/9 is Colortastic

TDG: 3/24

Some days, it’s easy as pie to think of a good TDG.  Others, not so much.  Today is one of those days.  I seriously just searched for unicorn pictures on all our stock photo sites, I’m so lost this morning.  So I’m going to cheat a little, and just post pictures of pie.  Read More TDG: 3/24

Visual Greenery and Open Thread

Good evening, everyone. I thought the theme for tonight’s last post should showcase my favorite color: green. There’s no real reason for it. I just wanted to share some pretty pretty pictures to get your juices flowing. Read More Visual Greenery and Open Thread

TDG: Good Morning!

Inspired by the fact that I woke up before the sun this morning to work on Perseph, I thought I’d kick start everyone’s day with some beautiful sunrises. This way, those of you with good time-management skills don’t have to miss out on the splendor. Read More TDG: Good Morning!

Pantone Chip Cookies

Editor’s Note – I saw pictures of these floating around tumblr, so I contacted the original artist, Kim Neill, to see if she would let us crosspost her original blog post here.  She said yes! Join me in giving her a warm welcome, and maybe we can convince her to come back and write for us again.  This post may be found in its original context here: Pantone Cookies! Read More Pantone Chip Cookies

Learning by Looking: Infographics to increase your chances on Jeopardy

Luci posted the Alex Trebek special for the daily goodie this morning because she knows it’s my secret life wish to be a Jeopardy champion.  Also, I had a dream recently where I was playing Jeopardy against other ladybloggers while naked.   I was naked, everyone else, including Trebek, was clothed. Read More Learning by Looking: Infographics to increase your chances on Jeopardy