Speech Judge
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This morning, I had the pleasure of judging the Sacramento AAUW speech contest. Five high school students delivered speeches in response to the following prompt: Is it time to pass the Equal Right Amendment? If so, how can this be accomplished? How can organizations such as AAUW help in getting this amendment ratified once and […]

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Charlotte the FBI Agent
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I had an audition in Stockton today for the part of an FBI agent in a short film. If I had realized that was the role I’d be reading, I would have dressed a little more FBI-agent-ish. Instead, I just dressed Kasmira-ish. Jacket, Avanti. Dress, Jovovich Hawk for Target. Shirt, BCBG Max Azria. Leggings, C9. […]

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Smoke ‘Em
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I’m smoking salmon for the second time. The first time, after brining it for 24 hours, we went to turn on the smoker and it didn’t work. It took a week to get the part and I kept the fish in the dry brine the entire seven days and then cold smoked it anyway. Beefy […]

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There aren’t many polka-dotted things in my closet. So, of course, I had to wear the few dotty things I do own, together. Kimono, Carole Little (thrifted). Dress, Jovovich Hawk for Target. Leggings, Express. Boots, Steve Madden. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Earrings, Article. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff. I wore this to our Toastmasters holiday party. The group […]

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Screen Time
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I didn’t go shopping on Black Friday, but I didn’t #optoutside either. Instead, I spent way too much time looking at screens: computer screens, phone screens, movie screens. But I did it in pattern mixing style. Kimono, Carole Little (thrifted). Dress, Express. Belt, Lucky (consignment). Tights, Jockey. Boots, Sofft (consignment). Sunglasses, Earthbound Trading Co. Earrings, […]

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I spent a few hours taking a standardized test, today. Things have come a long way since the Scantron bubble sheets of my childhood. While I was happy to avoid the hand cramps of tediously, but completely, filling in the bubbles with a number two pencil, a computer test doesn’t leave me with the same […]

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Nice Outfit

I felt really good about this outfit because an old man in the produce section of Raley’s said, “Nice outfit!” Granted, I was reaching overhead for a plastic bag at the time and my skirt was probably riding up a bit . . . but I’ll take the compliment. Hat, Nine West. Vest, AC-3998 (cut […]

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