Category Archives: UCSB

Happy Friday from Uptown Lounge in SB: Great Dance Day Monday and Comedy at Hollywood Improv Tuesday (Jay Mohr and Jason Lawhead)

  In anticipation of a day of organization—my least favorite sort of day—I decided I needed fortification in the form of Brioche French toast and many cups of Peerless Coffee. The San Francisco coffee is the closest thing to blow … Continue reading

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Happy Friday and First Day of February! George Eliot Letters, Shine Blowdry Bar Pedicure and Fun Weekend in LA with Play at the Geffen and Time with Florida Friends

  It’s what everyone says but there’s a reason for this: I can’t believe today is the first day of February! Where did January go? For me it went to dance, the symphony, LA, Dad’s bronchitis, the SBAC pool and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Relationships and the Relinquishment of One’s Own High and Pop Cultural Investments, or The Challenges of Living a Life of Ideas Outside the Academy

  Usually Ollie prefers the ottoman on which I’ve photographed him numerous times but the sun is so brilliant and warm streaming through the window, he decided to lounge about on the hardwood floor. He often sunbathes on the upper … Continue reading

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Happy Monday! Wonderful LA Weekend of Dance, Food, and Old Pictures I Never Knew Existed

Jerry Evans teaches a 1:30 lyrical jazz dance class at Hama Dance Center in Studio City which is too advanced for me but which I love to watch if I’m in town. I had an outstanding and heartwarming class Saturday … Continue reading

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New Years Eve Pops Concert Booked, Silver Linings Playbook at 7PM, Oct 4 Park Avenue Armory Pictures

Intending to pick up Christopher Beha’s wonderful What Happened to Sophie Wilder after a few months’ intermission, I realized it was in LA and elected to laze around rather than begin Katherine Alcott’s The Danger of Proverbial Alphabets, highly recommended … Continue reading

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Victorian Chick Is Now on Video! Whirlwhind First Week in NYC (and New Haven Overnight) [Four Videos]

  With each passing day, writing a blog to do justice to the wonderment of New York at Christmas while galavanting, dancing, visiting, dining and just being in the city I am blessed to call home three months a year … Continue reading

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Fun at the Garden Street Academy Holiday Boutique, Donald Marguiles’ Coney Island Christmas at the Geffen Tonight, and Reading Ambitions for 2013

Another rainy day in Santa Barbara but I don’t mind a bit. After a banner Saturday (minus swim) which began with the first professional cleaning of my apartment since February and a warm, wonderful afternoon at Garden Street Academy’s Holiday … Continue reading

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Lunch at Opal Pre-Mani/Pedi and Gratitude for my Choice of Disastrous but Free and Prestigious Predoctoral Fellowship at UCSB

  I’m an idiot. I never ate breakfast and decided to get a grilled cheese sandwich at Xanadu Bakery in Montecito, just next to Vons. Voluntarily entering a supermarket if you aren’t cooking Thursday (even on a Monday before the … Continue reading

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Post-Sandy, Election Eve Blog: Closing Day of Circle Bar B Season (“Any Wednesday”), Seagrass Dinner With J (Travelzoo) and CALM (Child Abuse Learning Mediation) Wine, Jewelry Chocolate Event at Montecito Country Club

I don’t know that I have ever gone 10 days without a blog but if I have it’s rare. I’ve been posting as usual on Facebook Victorian Chick and my personal page and written half of four blogs I chose … Continue reading

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Why Posing Nude and Doing Porn Aren’t Equivalent: Amy Biviano’s “Women of the Ivy League” 1995 Playboy Shoot vs. Duke Student’s Porn Career (with Thoughts on Feminism and Feminist Scholarship)

Ed. Note: This is a revised blog from 16 months ago. I was moved to rewrite it in part because my last blog from CA about Gloria Steinem, like the blog about that nitwit feminist writer in Oregon, did surprisingly … Continue reading

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