Archive for July, 2009
July 31st, 2009

In their way, these people, all of them, are saddening, bewildering, and, in a curious way, frightening. I do not even pretend to understand their drives or what motivates them or what makes it possible for them to separate so keenly the physical from the spiritual. Nor do I understand their willingness to risk the […]

July 30th, 2009

Being an enormous sex nerd, I chose for my honeymoon reading not the latest beach-worthy, bestselling novel (le gag) but Michael Leigh’s The Velvet Underground. Originally published in 1967 as Bizarre Sex Underground, the pseudo exposé from which Lou Reed and co. drew the name for their aptly perverse early 70’s rock, Leigh’s book purports […]

July 29th, 2009

Since I’m headed back to Europe, and to Edinburgh at the height of the Fringe festival no less, I thought I’d try out Couch Surfing. The gist: you sleep on strangers’ (new friends?) sofas for free, in exchange for conversation and good karma. I know people who’ve done it before. Some have great stories; some […]

July 28th, 2009

On a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles a few weeks back, I was amazed to find that Virgin America has installed, in addition to wireless internet and charging stations, passenger to passenger inflight digital chat. The screen on the back of your chair can now be used for, in addition to watching movies […]

July 27th, 2009

As a newlywed, I’ve been writing a lot of thank you notes. In addition to buying official “Bonnie & Scott” stationary for the occasion, we crazy married kids also purchased books of “love” stamps, some version of which is almost always available for just such emotional occasions. When we sent out our invites back in […]

July 24th, 2009

Remember last month when the world frantically scrambled to their grab their respective Facebook usernames/URLs? I for one had not just the date but the exact time the name free-for-all would start written down. It wasn’t that I was worried I wouldn’t get facebook.com/bonnieruberg (seeing as how the only other Bonnie Ruberg I’ve ever been […]

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