#inFOXication

FoxNationThe only thing that’s more dangerous than Brett Kavanaugh’s drunken past is the fog that half of our country is in, thanks to Fox News. I’m dubbing it “inFOXication.”

It’s a huge problem. Its mistruths and far-right-wing agenda continually infoxicate swaths of the populace, and then circle back to the Oval Office itself (or the Presidential bedroom, but let’s not go there).

Other than a catchy hashtag, I doubt I’m offering anything new here. But I can’t sleep.

In the wee hours of the morning, I wake up to the feeling of chemicals (cortisol?) coursing through my body, especially my legs. Some of that is normal — the cortisone hormone, produced by the adrenal glands, peaks in the morning to help us wake up. But this partial list of symptoms definitely nails my cortisol overload:

  • depression
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • weight gain
  • thin skin (dunno if this is literal or metaphoric, but the latter applies to moi)
  • decreased concentration
  • low libido
  • acne (do canker sores count? I had a brutally painful one last week that even made my bottom front teeth hurt)
  • impaired memory (especially short-term memory)
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • blood sugar dysregulation . . .

I have all but one of those, but I ain’t saying which. Read More…

Advertising Is Garbage

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Part of the Earth Day campaign. (Before I proofread it, obvs.) More below.

So a lot has happened since I was here last. Michael Cohen. Rudy Giuliani. Scott Pruitt’s hearing. Eric Schneiderman’s bitch-slapping. And a porn star’s lawyer who makes more sense than any of ’em.

In better news, California (where I am currently, hanging out with my parents) will now require all new homes to have solar power. I just did a quick search for other good news, but it’s mostly boring stuff. Donald Glover’s (aka Childish Gambino) This Is America video is pretty cool.

Oh, I also did a couple of fun performances. (Here’s one of them.)

And Earth Day happened. Dunno who besides me really cares about that, but I had to get away from my computer, and into the woods . . .

ForestPark

Plant-based hike.

So I went to Queens. Where I “hiked” with two Columbia friends through Forest Park, to the soothing sounds of the Jackie Robinson Parkway, after we’d eaten the vegan quiche I’d made, and pounded a few Bloody Marys around my friend’s kitchen table.

Because it had been a crazy coupl’a weeks.

Remember the Earth Day pitch I made to the CEO? (Refresh your memory HERE.)

quiche

Plant-based brunch.

Did I mention it was for one of the top ad agencies in the world? Pretty sure I didn’t. When I last wrote about it, the CEO of said ad agency had just referred me to the CFO and the building architecture person (the latter is the one who oversaw getting the place LEED-certified when the agency moved into it; dunno who besides me [and her] cares about that). Public Relations was at the meeting, too. They all loved it.

Then things got a little . . . weird. Read More…

A Little Video for Ya

While I’m finishing up the next post, you might enjoy this performance I did a few weeks ago at Barbés. I was asked to write a song for an uber-cool Bushwick Book Club performance — inspired by their book of the month, Schwinn: The Best Present Ever.

It includes my improvised tech-delay chit-chat.

You will soon discover that I’d never written a song before. But I did have a Schwinn growing up. So I think I nailed it.

xo,
Deb