I am the Razzle and the 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!
Yes, it's all Copyrighted - so don't even think about it!
MY RECENT POSTS
- Long Time, No Post, OS
February 25, 2013 09:49PM
- Aurora? What Aurora?
July 24, 2012 03:19PM
- Using some discretion.
June 29, 2012 02:19PM
- Creativity, Please.
June 12, 2012 04:42PM
- Bullying did not make me
May 20, 2012 12:59PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks, everyone. I have
plenty of time to make
decisions, and thank you
February 27, 2013 12:25AM
July 25, 2012 11:35AM
July 25, 2012 11:28AM
- “What an incredibly old
tree. I always feel sad when a
cut down for
July 25, 2012 11:02AM
- “Well, funny, Joan, I'll
tell you who I've become. I've
July 25, 2012 10:47AM
Razzle Dazzle's Links
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 »
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 »
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."
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 so… Read full post »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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… Read full post »
I read an article on NPR this morning about men in hotel rooms and their interactions with the house keeping staff. At the end of this article, the author notes that people behave in hotels as if they are at home and that maybe they should be more aware of boundaries… Read full post »
After much frustration in using this site, I've begun to set myself up at a different one so that I can blog using the latest in blogging technology - at least it seems that way. For a short while, I did the RDP - Razzle Dazzle Picks - because I thought… Read full post »
One of my friends married her fiance/love today. I didn't go to the wedding. I love her, but am sick of weddings and think they are a ridiculous waste of money. Bottom line, they're social statements proclaiming that said man and said woman are no longer publically available for cou… Read full post »
Yes, I fell down when I went to step off the curb and cross the street to the bus stop yesterday morning. My left ankle rolled and down I went onto the pavement. The only casualty: my black patent leather shoe (kitten heal, completely reasonable). A hunk was taken out of… Read full post »