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Writer Vixen
Northern California
I'm Deborah Hymes, a writer, entrepreneur & media maven living on a small island in San Francisco Bay.
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Now the AARP has co-opted George Takei's internet celebrity . . . which means we're NEVER going to get rid of them!
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2013 on AARP pisses me off at Web Ink Now
@David: WORD. Thanks for a great post! And I've been getting mail from AARP since I turned 40. Seriously, AARP -- WTF?! @Tammy: You rock. Thanks for joining the convo. I've emailed a request for mail suppression, as you suggested. Many thanks for the ip! @JeffMarhafer: I think you missed the point, dude. Just a hunch. ;)
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2013 on AARP pisses me off at Web Ink Now
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Aug 21, 2012
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Jun 22, 2012
Estimated 22 / Actual 34. Hmmm . . .
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May 24, 2012
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May 17, 2012
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May 9, 2012
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May 8, 2012
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Oct 31, 2011
Redditor JonXP made this wicked "Princess Vader" costume at his five year old daughter's request: "I painted the helmet, and sewed the cape (my first sewing project ever). It was fun to put together." -- via Boing Boing Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Random (A)Musings
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently." Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Writer Vixen Explains It All
I also love that she was already pissed off before she got there, because they made her wear heels! Nice to see you. ;) Composed on my BlackBerry's teeny, tiny keyboard.
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I know, right?! She's like the Lauren Bacall of her generation. A cool broad, nobody's babe. ;) Composed on my BlackBerry's teeny, tiny keyboard.
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In the course of her interview with Michael Kors for the September issue of Interview magazine, Lauren Hutton shares the story of how she was sexually harassed by a bunch of Mad Men at a 1965 casting call: KORS: I know you’re not a television person at all, Lauren, but have you ever seen Mad Men? HUTTON: Yes! KORS: What’s your reaction? It’s set around when you started modeling. HUTTON: It’s like when I very first started going to ad agencies and things in ’65. They’ve done a very good job of capturing that moment with that show. Everyone was that square. And that male-dominant madness . . . I remember one time going on an appointment at an agency and I went into this conference room, and there were 35 or 40 men and 2 women lined up all around this long table. So I walk in and one of the guys says, “We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Writer Vixen Explains It All
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Aug 19, 2011
Look at those little faces! They're adorable!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2011 on "Dog Town." at Humor Me
Done! Thanks for stopping by, Dan. I think I saw your pants on the beach . . .
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Writer Vixen is now following Dan Fry
Aug 17, 2011
Done! Thanks for reading Writer Vixen, Julia. ;) Deborah
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OMG. Where to start? One of the (many) reasons I enjoy reading your blogs is that I find you so relatable -- it often seems like you've been inside my head and then written about it. But now it's feeling a bit like parallel lives! I just this minute finished watching the latest episode of "Being Erica" on Hulu! I'm totally addicted. But then, I've always been a sucker for those "road not taken" movies. I'm embarrassed to say how many times I've seen "Sliding Doors" and "Me Myself I!" And of course, it's because of the regrets thing. Like you, I was in a pre-IPO pre-millionaire situation in 1999-2000. Like you, I was emotionally unavailable, and -- of course -- in a relationship with a guy who lived across the country. Like you, I unexpectedly fell in love and had to make a choice. I chose love. Sounds noble, right? Except, uh, NOT. Ask me how many times I've looked at my finances and thought: "Damn. You just had to follow your heart instead of being smart! If I only had it to do over!" But here's what (I think) I've learned: We can't make balanced decisions from an unbalanced place. Recognizing that we have intimacy issues doesn't automatically make us emotionally available, or mature enough to responsibly handle a committed relationship. Which means that it almost doesn't matter which choice we make. Because here's the thing: the purpose of life isn't "getting it right." It's not about avoiding mistakes, or following a script, or even living without regrets. In the end, we both followed our hearts and deliberately made decisions that were right for us at the time. Here's what I believe right now: That when I'm 104, all the things that didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped will probably be some of the highlights of my life -- the moments when I lived intensely, listened to my inner wisdom (such as it was!), and played my own game instead of the one everyone else was playing. And speaking of Eric Stolz -- "Caprica" is my new favorite SciFy show, also (fortunately) on Hulu.
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P.S. You should put a "Follow Me on Typepad" link on your blog. So we can, you know, follow you on Typepad. ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2010 on Raise My Child at Ozma Links
Wow! What's you've got in Lucinda is your basic narcissist. It can be confusing! They are strangely compelling, yet very damaged, and can leave massive damage in their wake. You got lucky, I think. Wonderful article. I found you through Roger Ebert, as well. ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2010 on Raise My Child at Ozma Links