I am the Razzle and the Dazzle

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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle
Where ever I go, there I am, District of Columbia,
January 12
Lucille Ball meets Bridget Jones, add some political salt and pepper, and that's me. I am progressive, love the arts, and got moxie! Please, don't be tacky and plagiarize.


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JANUARY 17, 2012 2:15PM

I was going to until...

Well, what a wonderful holiday weekend (yes, a slight tinge of sarcasm, but nothing to worry about).  I went to a friend's birthday party Friday night and learned that I have an innate ability to shoot up shit in the bar game Buck Hunter, which is like Super Mario Bros Duck… Read full post »

JANUARY 12, 2012 4:05PM

Only if you pay me.

The Flylooper sent me a link to an article in the San Francisco Chronicler about the dating website whatsyourprice.com.  Yes, that is correct: What's Your Price.com, where "generous" people can pay someone - I'm sorry - a sexy, beautiful single - for a first date.  The great controversy ove… Read full post »

I believe in giving gifts that people can use.  Therefore, I will be giving German Porn to all of my friends this Christmas...although, would it be best to give my gay friends straight German Porn and my straight friends gay German Porn?  Why German Porn?  Because it's the most infuria… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 3:07PM

It's not a blessing, you idiots.

A Facebook status from one of my Facebook friends:

"Today's 'Thankful' post: I am thankful for the amazing warm weather we are still enjoying here, for the gorgeous green grass I saw on my way into work from the doctor's office, and for the majestic butterfly thatRead full post »

I visited both Stop the Machine and Occupy DC two weeks ago yesterday, and to sum it up: they are wasting their time.  I stepped into the Sunshine from the Archives metro stop with anticipation and excitement and was promptly disappointed.  I visited Stop the Machine first, and it is a… Read full post »

OCTOBER 30, 2011 10:03PM

Are You F*cking Kidding Me?

Dear OS Editors & Owners:

 I just spent an hour writing a post about Occupy DC & Stop the Machine, hit save draft & preview, and was logged out and sent to the home page - my post, nowhere to be found when I logged back in.

Are you f*cking kidding… Read full post »

The panic attacks have begun to rear their ugly heads again.  The anxiety is there first thing when I wake up in the morning.  I'm wanting to eat less and less, so am only buying things that I love to eat so that I will eat them.  About ten years ago,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 19, 2011 11:43AM

So tired of taking care of me.

Well, I'm sick again thanks to the change in the weather.  I'm home from work today and for two days, I've felt like I could cry.  Yes, I'm thankful to have a job, but my job requires that I take care of 100% of my organizations needs from event planning to… Read full post »

"You're a Recycling Nazi who participated in the killing of 6 million Jews, homosexuals, political prisoners, Catholics, Protestants, and undesirables."

"You're a Punctuation Nazi who believes that Aryans are the superior race."

"Obama is Hitler, which is why he labels homosexual men as 'defilers ofRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 3:02PM

The things I hope my mother never finds

I'm preparing to move into some new digs in about a week, and have had the opportunity to review my life as I pack up my apartment.  I have come across some things that have given me pause - as in, I can't believe that used to be me.  I've changed soRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 5:06PM

My End of Summer Song

If you listen to nothing else today, please listen to this.  It is "Beim Schlafengehen" ("While Going to Sleep"), one of Strauss's Der Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs).  Most who listen to "Classical Music" play Vivaldi's Four Seasons when the seasons change, but this song is the soul r… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 2:56PM

I'm voting for BO

I know that the vast majority of those who voted for Barack Obama to be President are pissed off at him - myself included.  We're pissed off that he's eloquent, but that he's not a fighter, as demonstrated at every turn in implementing his agenda.  We're pissed off that he allows… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2011 11:48AM

A bit of a hard day

I'm coming to terms with my creative self, me as an artist - an artist whose medium is the voice, classically trained.  I feel it is a curse a lot of the time, and for many reasons, but the primary reason is that I cannot have what I want.  I cannot… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2011 10:18AM

You were the best I ever had.

The bite of heat is gone from the days, the nights are cooling down, and the sun is rising later and setting earlier.  Gradually, this Summer is fading away into Autumn, even though it still has one month left for us to live in.  It's not over, yet! I keep telling… Read full post »

AUGUST 22, 2011 12:53PM

What is wrong with me?!

I am super f*cking cranky.  Like I could rip off someone's head.  My horoscope said that this influence is "valid for many weeks."  Well, pooey.  I don't like it and I don't want it to be my existence for "many weeks."

Why am I so energetic?  Am I repressing some anger… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2011 12:15PM

Should I go get arrested this weekend?

Bill McKibben, founder of the environmental organization 350, is one of the lead environmentalists protesting the Keystone XL Project for two weeks in front of the White House against the pipeline that is being proposed for construction between Alberta, Canada, and the Gulf of Mexico.  This pipe… Read full post »

AUGUST 19, 2011 3:44PM

Small Joys - Torman's OC

A small joy for me is being able to dance around to this song with my arms wide open... spinning, spinning, spinning... it is a joy for me to dance, to walk, to sing.  How we take these things for granted.  How I love them.  They are no small joys at… Read full post »

I met up with a dear friend (who is gay, and I shall refer to as A) yesterday evening for dinner and he brought one of his friends whom I had not met before (and will refer to as B & he is male).  I just assumed that his friend is… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2011 3:21PM

When Normal Doesn't Equal Elated

I blogged back in February (or March) that I had to have a biopsy of abnormal cells.  So, I did, and it was one of the most horrific experiences of my life.  There was a "complication" and I ended up in the Emergency Room hemorrhaging, was put into the OR, and… Read full post »

JULY 16, 2011 1:11PM

I found my father

I haven't spoken to my father in eight years.  He and my mother divorced eight years ago, and that was that; except for the "that was that" was a long time in coming.  My father has a mental illness for which he refuses to seek psychiatric treatment because of his devotion… Read full post »

JULY 15, 2011 1:24PM

Update on the Hot Rowing Guy Saga

Hi Everyone,

Some of you very thoughtful bloggers have left comments on my other post about my date with Super Hot Rowing Guy, and I thought I'd give a little update.  The update is (drum roll please): ab-so-lute-ly nothing.

Yep.  That's right.  Nothing.  We've emailed, hung out a… Read full post »

JULY 3, 2011 11:43AM

I didn't shag him, ok, Kim?

So, I realized by way of Haley Rose's comment on my last post that I didn't post about my date a week ago this past Friday with Super Hot Rowing Guy.  (Did I mention he's hot?)  We met up at the pre-determined Metro Stop and I was like, "whoa" inside when… Read full post »

JUNE 21, 2011 4:51PM


Wow!  After months of ab-so-lute-ly nothing in the way of an up-tick on the date meter, I got up the courage to ask a man who's been flirting with me if he wanted to join me for happy hour this week.  I met him through my rowing class - he's a… Read full post »

What, oh what has happened to the artform of Opera?  I began studying classical singing when I was 17 years old, and never, I repeat, never was I told that my physical appearance would dictate whether or not I would be cast to sing a role.  Until ten years ago, a… Read full post »

As I was waiting for the bus earlier this week, I grabbed a Washington Post Express tabloid/ yesterday’s news paper from the stand and glanced over the headlines on the cover.  There, in the lower right hand corner, was a picture of Beyoncé

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