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Christmastime MCI to LGA

Someone suggested that perhaps I rename the blog Bald & Sporadic. Since I like B&E as an abbreviation, Bald & Elusive may work better. We’re Christmas celebrators in our family, so Merry Christmas to the B&E readers who also celebrate Jesus/Santa-style. To those who don’t do the Christmas, I offer a general Happy Holidays. And [...]

My Mom’s in LA!–Part 2

Look out, B&E readers! My mom’s going on studio tours now! And she’s stalking stars better than Gawker Stalker. I have once again changed the names of everyone but the famous people, so for the purposes of this one, I’ll change my step-dad’s name to “Hoss” (because it’s as good a nickname as any other). [...]

My Mom’s in LA! — Part 1

I’m in a lull in the B&E posting, but my mother is in Los Angeles. You see, I have this step-niece who I’ll call Karen for this post. Because her name is Karen. (Her name isn’t Karen.) Anyway, “Karen” is 16 and living in LA for a few months to audition and take classes and [...]

Careful With Your Delicates

I just spent a couple hours at the Genius Bar, hanging with the geniuses, mostly because I’m a genius. Oh, and because I had another issue with my Mac. I swear to god I’m the only person in the world who’s had more Mac issues than I ever had PC issues. I made an appointment [...]

Nashville What?

My sister and her friends have been wondering why none of their family or out-of-town friends have been calling to check up on them. After all, they’re in a major city that finds itself under water. We’re talking about massive amounts of damage. Many homes have been destroyed throughout the city. Many of the archives [...]


So I’m not really sure what to say about The Big Day tomorrow, a.k.a. Barack Obama’s Inauguration, a.k.a. Goodbye Dubya, a.k.a. History. Perhaps you’re asking, Why the hell are you writing about it? The only answer I can think of is that I have to. It’s been eight years of unmitigated disaster, the last three-plus [...]