The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

If you are on Facebook, and are even the slightest bit liberal, chances are you’ve seen videos by Randy Rainbow. He’s like the Weird Al Yankovic of our time. Not only does he sing much better than Al, but his messages are practically vital for one’s sanity in the Trump era. He shines a light …

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If you were told that someone had a talent that only a handful of people on the entire planet had, wouldn’t you be impressed? Wouldn’t you be even more impressed if you knew that person was also a free speech advocate, had been in a few films, organizes for street performers, is a storyteller and …

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I just love crunchy food. My latest thing is Trader Joe’s Giant Peruvian Inca Corn. It’s salty, it’s filling, and you can almost convince yourself that it’s a serving of vegetables. But it’s the crunch that does it for me. I feel like Godzilla destroying a metropolis when I eat it. It’s very satisfying. I’ve …

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Every now and then I can’t sleep, and rather than toss and turn and get frustrated as the clock ticks past 4 a.m., I log on to Youtube and watch videos by Ze Frank. Not that they put me to sleep, mind you. Far from it. They make me laugh hysterically and forget whatever I …

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I’ve been watching a BBC series called Tribal Wives on Youtube lately. The premise is that they have a British woman live with a remote tribe for a month and take on the role of a Tribal Wife. Women have been sent to Thailand, Gabon, Mexico, and Namibia, to name a few locations. It’s really …

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