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BLOG: Tales Of The Grade-School Occult

My oldest daughter is currently obsessed with what I call “The Grade-School Occult.” If it involves seances, ghost stories or saying “Bloody Mary” into a darkened bathroom mirror, then Emma’s all over it. I haven’t discouraged her either because I also loved that stuff as a kid. I was always the first to chant “Light as a feather, stiff as a board,” or Ding-Dong-Ditch the supposed devil-worshippers house. That’s why I shouldn’t have been surprised when Emma said, “I want to use my birthday money to buy a Ouija Board.” Continue reading →


PODCAST: The BOOZY MOVIE Film Critics Are PUMPED About “Ex Machina”

The band was back together this week! Richie Whitt, Sybil Summers, Rebekah Black and I saw “Ex Machina” and WOW! We were so inspired by this one that we waxed poetic like real Film Critics. Well, the Jamesons helped. Listen to the podcast and sorry about all the pubic-hair talk.


The Splash Effect: Movies From My Youth Are NOT OK For My Kids

It all started with Splash.

My kids were on a mermaid kick a few years ago so I decided to record the Daryl Hannah-Tom Hanks classic for them. What could be sweeter than a Disney flick about a lonely guy who falls in love with a mermaid? It just happened to be playing on HBO at the time so I taped it to show to my daughters. THANK GOD I was up late one night and decided to watch it without them. Do you remember what “Allen” and “Madison” did when they first met? Let’s just say that she was the horinest mermaid to ever grow legs. Continue reading →


PODCAST: My Review of “The Longest Ride” with Bernie Mack

The movie version of Nicholas Sparks’ best seller “The Longest Ride,” is NOW in theaters. It stars Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood as young lovers who are struggling to make their relationship work. Along the way, they meet an elderly man (played by Alan Alda), who tells them all about the love of his life. That love story stars Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin, which makes me wonder WHY IS EVERYONE FREAKING OUT ABOUT SCOTT EASTWOOD WHEN JACK HUSTON IS EVEN BETTER? Seriously, it’s Richard from Boardwalk Empire before he got his face blown off! That guy is beautiful! So take a listen to my chat with Bernie Mack on Westwood One and while you’re at it, let’s all gaze longingly at the gorgeous Jack Huston. Because Scott Eastwood seems like a meathead anyway.

Click the link below Jack to hear the review and click the link below THAT to purchase tickets.


“The Longest Ride” Review with Bernie Mack
Click HERE tickets to see “The Longest Ride”

Me & Emma

BLOG: I Didn’t Become a Mom the Day I Had a Baby

Today is my daughter Emma’s 11th birthday. We prepared for it last night the same way we do every year, by telling her the story of her birth. My husband did the honors this time, telling Emma all about the cheeseburgers he made for dinner that night and how it was storming when we drove to the hospital. I was thinking about a different day though. I thought about the day 4 weeks before Emma’s birth when my doctor said, “This baby is coming ANY minute now!”

I burst into tears when he said that. Continue reading →


BLOG: Is It Bad Luck or Stupidity? (aka “Farting In Front of Blythe Danner”)

I’ve had a remarkable string of bad luck this week. Sure, we all have the occasional stubbed toe or traffic jam, but when the bad incidents string themselves together over several days you’re left wondering, “What is the DEAL?”

Fortunately, nothing REALLY bad has happened (hope I didn’t just jinx myself) but I’ve broken my favorite lasagna pan, stomped on my cat, ruined dinner, gotten lost in the woods (see previous blog) and had a TV movie-segment (that I was PUMPED about) get canceled. Just last night, I showed up for a movie screening a whole week early. Even worse, I had friends driving in from McKinney to join me. When I got home from that last fiasco, I said to my husband, “Well, this doesn’t bode well for my interview tomorrow.” Continue reading →


CITY HIKES: The Oak Cliff Nature Preserve- A Serial Killer’s Paradise

I’ve read several good things about the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve and was excited to hike it. I had also read some disconcerting comments about stray dogs on the trails and didn’t want to walk it alone. That’s why I asked my friend Regan to join me. She was enthusiastic but also worried about the dogs so she asked her brother-in-law if he had seen any. He bikes there often and said that the OCNP dogs are a known issue but he hadn’t seen them in a while. He also told us to carry big stick, just in case. Here we are looking really tough with ours. Continue reading →


BEAUTY LIVE this Weekend at the Galleria Dallas

One of my favorite memories of Steve Kemble is when I walked in the Dallas Pride Parade with him last year. Steve was wearing a bright pink wig and a long white coat that would be perfect on a Mardia Gras Grand Marshall. He looked STUNNING and people stopped him on the street just to take pictures with him. Steve Kemble ALWAYS looks incredible, which is why I dressed as him for Halloween this year. You can imagine how ticked off I was when he showed up dressed as Elsa and was STILL prettier than me. Continue reading →

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BLOG: The Bigfoot Birthday Party

Emma’s 11th birthday is this weekend and since she’s obviously MY daughter, she wants to have a Bigfoot Party.

“We could take my friends on a hike and go look for Bigfoot. Didn’t you say your friend could make a Bigfoot cake for me?”

Yes, I did and since I was actually jazzed about this idea, I took it a step further. Continue reading →