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I love my grown children, miss all the dogs I ever had, and I cry at the drop of a hat, I believe in true love, destiny, fairness, and compassion. If I could be anywhere right now, it would be the ocean. My favorite city is New York, but I am always longing for London and craving more time in Copenhagen. I'm drawn to desolate places, deserted buildings, and unknown byways. I don't care how society perceives me as long as my gut tells me that what I'm doing is right. I am interested in paranormal things, spiritual things, historical things, and things that glow at night. I like to drink, I smoke when I write, I can't stand small talk, and despite my quick temper, I would rather kiss than fight. I'm selfish with my writing time, a spendthrift with my love. My heart has been broken so many times that it's held together with super glue and duct tape. The upside is that, next time, I won't be tempted to give away what I no longer have to give. But I will let you buy me a Pink Squirrel.
MY SHALLOW MISSION STATEMENT

MY SHALLOW MISSION STATEMENT

MY SHALLOW MISSION STATEMENT
Not that there's any weight to it...
IN A WORLD FILLED WITH COMPLEX POLITICAL ISSUES, SOCIAL INEQUALITY, AND FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTY, I CONSIDER IT MY GIFT TO YOU, MY READER, TO OFFER THIS SHALLOW LITTLE HAVEN, WHERE NOTHING IS TOO SHALLOW, TOO INSIGNIFICANT, OR TOO RIDICULOUS TO JUSTIFY OUR ATTENTION. IN OTHER WORDS, IF IT'S NOT IMPORTANT....SO WHAT? NEITHER WAS MARILYN MONROE'S BRA SIZE. AND THAT STILL SELLS MAGAZINES, DOESN'T IT?
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

EUROVISION UPDATE: SWEDEN'S SONG SOARS SUPREME!


As you may have already heard, Sweden took top prize in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest last night. Loreen, a 28-year-old Swedish songstress, beat out all comers with a dance song called "Euphoria", garnering a total of 372 points overall, which constitutes a pretty hefty nod in her favor. Sentimental favorites Buranovskiye Babushki ("Grannies from Buranovo") won second place with 259 points, followed by Zeljko Joksimovic of Serbia, who was awarded 214 points. Thousands of Eurovision fans crowded Baku's "Crystal Palace", built especially for the occasion (to the chagrin of many residents of Baku, who have claimed that friends and relatives were unfairly routed from their homes by city officials so that the property could be used as the construction site for the new building), to watch the competition, which was, as always, more than a little cheesy, unapologetically kitsch, and undeniably fun.

LOREEN OF SWEDEN SHOWS OFF HER PATRIOTIC SPIRIT AT THIS YEAR'S EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Loreen's victory gives Sweden its first win since 1999, a fact not lost on Swedish fans, especially those in Stockholm, many of whom celebrated by splashing around in their underwear in a downtown fountain where sports fans engage in similar behavior to celebrate the victorious outcomes of sporting events. Sweden's win was the result of voting by judges, which constituted 50 percent of the overall score, and phoned-in and SMS votes from fans, who were not allowed to vote for singers from their own country. Asked how she felt after her win, Loreen gushed, "Time has stopped." And as for concerns that this years's competition might be marred by protesters angry about the state of human rights in Azerbaijan, they turned out to be a non-issue, with things going as smoothly as they ever have. In fact, the only unusual occurrence at tonight's competition was, arguably, the fact that Loreen performed her winning song while barefoot. In keeping with tradition, next year's competition will be hosted by Sweden. And once again, this Eurovision fan will be watching...and reveling in the cheese.


Skol! xoxoxxoxoxxoxoxo

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