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pillow talk

Me: I once introduced someone to Remington saying, "this is Remington, the legend!" and Remington said, "no, I'm a myth!"
Misuba: What am I, baby, a legend or a myth? -- a rumour!
Me: A filthy lie!
Misuba: Yeah.
Me: A limerick!
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Create your own performance

My friend (and accomplished choreographer/dancer/actor/producer) Jessica Wallenfels is holding a workshop here in Portland, July 26/27. Develop your own performance art show from start to finish in one weekend! It's a great opportunity - she's a fantastic, friendly, high-energy artist, and also a seasoned professional. Her rates are very reasonable.

Check it out!
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July issue of Vogue Italia will feature only black models

"Maybe in our country it is not the best idea. But I don't care. I think it is not my problem if they don't like it – it's their problem." - Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief

Apparently, non-lily-white models and stylists in the fashion industry can barely get work, because advertisers routinely request "non-ethnics" saying that only white models can sell their products. Sozzani seems remarkably focused on what's right rather than what her advertisers ask for. Will her bold move make a difference?

Vogue Italia is, by the way, a world apart from the American edition - less commercial, more daring, more high fashion, fewer obligatory Hollywood celebs. (That said, the current American-edition issue features really lovely shots of Nicole Kidman from the set of upcoming "epic" Australia, including one that is *totally* Agatha Heterodyne.)
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Me: Why don't you on your errand now? I'll make breakfast while you're gone.
Misuba: I don't want to go yet. I'm still morninging! I'm in a morninging period.
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Smoke 'em out

Right now, thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes in Northern Mendocino county due to raging wild fires. As they evacuate, hauling everything they can manage to save from their properties, they get stopped by federal agents hoping to bust them for pot. Apparently, my home region just north of the fires is being occupied by over 400 federal agents on a major drug bust effort.

Yeah. Great job, America. Get them while their homes are burning.

My sister gets to find out this morning if her house is still standing.