Live From The Grayish Carpet

Life on the Other Side of Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll

Newsflash (Not): Donald Trump is a Pig (No Offense to Pigs)

I was tired of being enraged every time I logged on to Twitter, so in November, I blocked Donald Trump. Whenever his Tweets made it into my feed — usually … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 8 Comments

Ex’s, Oh’s, and Zero Fucks Given

  I was irritated by the relentless use of Zero Fucks Given before I even knew it was a thing.  Zero+Fucks on Google returns a million hits; it’s a movement, a … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Cigarettes, Alcohol and Everything Else

Cigarettes and alcohol, 1983 (Photo by Katy Lyle used w/o permission)  I didn’t plan to quit smoking.   I planned to go get another pack of cigarettes when I was down … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 20 Comments

Blood, Locusts, Boils, Dicks: Paragraph 9 Will Blow You Away!

It was Passover last Friday, and my friend Janet invited me to a Seder.   The timing was perfect.   I’d just published “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads” and my blog was getting crazy … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Life, Death, and Facebook

I wasn’t too excited when Facebook launched “On This Day,” which they  describe as “a new way to look back” and I describe as “an irritating souvenir of every mistake … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

OK, Stupid

I reactivated my OK Cupid account last week. It may be because I’m bored, or it could be that I need something to think about other than how much I … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 9 Comments

She’s Like 50

When I was working at E!, my boss, John,  emailed me for contact information for a publicist.   Rather than go to the database and look up her email,  I … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 10 Comments

Everybody Hurts

I missed my flight to Boston yesterday. It was accidentally on purpose. I think I convinced myself that if I missed my flight, I wouldn’t have to go to Boston, … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Sexual Healing

I haven’t blogged in a while.  I want to appear cheery and well-adjusted, and I’ve been irritated, annoyed, disgruntled and exasperated.  Until today, the only thing I’d written since July was … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 10 Comments

Crazy in Love

    On Valentine’s Day 2014, I did the unfathomable and had dinner with my cousin Rick and his then-fiance, Annie. I knew it wasn’t a great idea. Unabashed in … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Cringe, Therefore I Am

Back in the punk rock days of early 80s Boston, there was always a reason to go out. There were shows, parties, and after-parties, and if nothing else was going … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Here Comes the Regular

I thought that since I posted about aging a few months ago,  it was too soon to write about it again. But then I checked my archives and found out … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 1 Comment
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