chips ahoy

I get an email or text like this maybe once a month:

[readermail]DEAR PAMIE:

Please tell me the name of those chips you gave me that you said would change my life. You were right. I woke up the other day thinking about them and I am craving them like a pregnant lady. I need them now. I need them yesterday. WHERE ARE THOSE CHIPS?! CHIIIIIIIIPS![/readermail]

At this point, the Have’A Corn Chip people should send me so many free bags to thank me for the addictions I’ve created. I’ve even sent these things to other cities, after one friend was like, “How good could a bag of chips really be?” And then I sent them and she was like, “YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE.” Continue reading

still coming clean.

Amazing that we’re still, still, still talking about The Soap.

I remember the day AB and I found The Soap’s website (oh, my golly, four and a half years ago!), completely written in Japanese. We tried desperately to get that soap on this continent. I’m happy to see Arsoa’s gone ahead and made an English website, where they attempt to explain to us not just how their ridiculously pricey, yet fantastically perfect soap works, but how skin works, too: Continue reading

“It says repeat, but YOU DON’T HAVE TO.”

Remember when all I could talk about was how much I needed that soap? Well, I got it. A distributor found me through a Google search, and shipped me a bar from Taiwan. Are you looking for Arsoa as well? You can email Lawrence and he’ll send it to you. Please tell him I sent you, and don’t scoff when it costs thirty bucks. That’s just what it costs. You want to be pretty? Pay the price!
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Coming Up for Breath

It’s like I’m coming up for air.

I’ve been going non-stop for a couple of weeks now, and I think right now at this moment I’m having my first second of silent, spare time. The fact that I’m filling it with writing an entry instead of finishing my book (I’m reading A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, a wonderful story that I wouldn’t have appreciated if I’d read it when I was younger), or practicing piano (A life-long goal of mine is to learn the piano. I am just now getting a chance to fulfill it. Yesterday I earned a gold star when I completed “Old Woman” without having to look at my hands), shows that I’m filled with guilt over neglecting this site this month. It’s just been pretty crazy around here.

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