Morris Street Project: May 21, 2011

Happy Memorial weekend, or as we American’s like to think of it: Another weekend for us to light things on fire, drink copious amounts of bad beer and strut our painfully overweight bodies in clothing three sizes too small. TheHusband and I are getting ready to head out for own hedonistic fun, but wanted toContinue reading “Morris Street Project: May 21, 2011”

Le mie passioni, parte 2: Penguin Books

(Le Mie passioni,  Italian translation of “my passions,” is a an occasional series of things I really, really love.) Penguin Books This is not a librarian thing, an English major thing or an archivist or design thing: It’s simply just a Lisa-thing. The lust began in my youth but became personified in 2005 when Amazon.com started selling theContinue reading “Le mie passioni, parte 2: Penguin Books”

Patron Saint of Piercings

My dear friend, Carrie-Anne over at Little Big posted today about SEO for Gangsters, which prompted me to take a look at my own keyword searches and see the haps. Here is what I found: To be fair, the “MLIS series porn” kind of makes sense because I recently wrote about the influx of erotica fiction in whichContinue reading “Patron Saint of Piercings”

Le mie passioni, parte I: European dream

(Le Mie passioni, Italian translation of “my passions,” is a an occasional series of things I really, really love.) I have been working on the Conversations about Mother cycle these past few weeks, only to find that I am emotionally drowning. The entries are all over the place, heavily bloated and I’m finding it difficultContinue reading “Le mie passioni, parte I: European dream”

Morris Street Project: May 14, 2011

Morris Street Project, Week 9 Nothing earth shattering to report in the world of our gardens this week other than everything is blooming within an inch of its life after the recent rains, including all the fucking ivy and creepers that keep coming back though I seem to spend a gazillion hours pulling, chopping andContinue reading “Morris Street Project: May 14, 2011”

Morris Street Project: May 7, 2011

Morris Street Project, Week 8 At first I was going to comment that I wish I had some torrid or interesting tale to tell to accompany this entry when I realised that I already forgotten about Conversations With My Mother (part i), which events occurred over the weekend. Forgotten is probably not a good word,Continue reading “Morris Street Project: May 7, 2011”

Conversations About Mother (part i)

My brother and I are not on cordial enough speaking terms to the effect that we do not meet up, speak/text or are even Facebook BFFs. Our only connection is in regards to our mother, and even then contact is either brief moments filled with monosyllabic conversations or heated arguments that result in a lotContinue reading “Conversations About Mother (part i)”

Rough Sketch

Some long needed admin stuff: I’m still toying with domain name/branding/etc bullshit, which I’ve been mulling over since I published A blog with an identity crisis. Some concrete decisions: I’m letting modgirl.net expire, I will be consolidating and creating eBooks of the back entries, volumized by year (I’ve not gotten this plotted out as ofContinue reading “Rough Sketch”

Morris Street Project: April 30, 2011

Morris Street Project, Week 7 My mother-in-law and her sister came to visit us this last weekend of April to get the garden kicked into gear (because ultimately, TheHusband and I are lazy sumbitches). Of the photos I’ve been releasing onto the world of Throbbing Manor, you may have noticed we have no goddamned grassContinue reading “Morris Street Project: April 30, 2011”