Hello, lovelies. Quite a few readers have joined us in the last couple of months, so in case their binge-reading time was limited (and to amuse myself), I thought I’d post a few self-styled greatest hits.
My most popular post (by a wide margin) was the piece I wrote about my friend’s son, the 6-year-old Broadway critic, Iain Armitage. “The Other Angry Inch” has had over 3,000 views! This is thanks in large part to the fact that even at 6, he knows more people than I do . . .
I have published hundreds of other posts about art and music and fashion and performance and design that I absolutely love, but I found myself unable to choose between them, so I went with my favorite personal posts instead!
Coming in 2034: Mayhem Designs My very first post! While it took me a while to get the confidence to write longer posts and include more than one or two pictures, I still stand by my first post as a solid choice!
Dear Virginia Slims, A final love letter to my favorite ciggies on the second anniversary of my quitting smoking.
I Would Do Anything For Love (But Why Didn’t I Do That?) A story about a good friend who had cancer and how I wish I had supported her.
Best Joke Ever Perpetrated By a Dog The real-life story of the funniest thing that ever happened to me.
The 10-Month Pregnancy About body image and my second daughter’s birth story!
Gorgeous Grief About coping with the loss of a parent and a bit about my darling Mom’s passing, too.
On Breasts and Martinis and Why I Should Shut Up About a great offensive joke and what inspired me to stop telling it.
Stormé Weather A belated love letter and OBiT for my friend, gay rights activist and icon, Stormé DeLarverie.
Disobedient Women My post dedicated to my fellow curvy girls.
Getting Our Drag On This one is all about our drag adventures on July 4 in Fire Island! This year, we were the Sons of Anarchy! Sort of.
Rock N Roll Bride (and Groom!) My friends got married and didn’t invite me!
The Real Glitteratti Our adventures at the Annual Miss Fire Island Pageant.
Loss and Gratitude On the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy that changed us forever.
Requiem for an Unlived Life The first fiction piece I’ve written in decades.
The Art of (Small) Gift Giving – Stocking Stuffers, Hanukkah Gifts, and Hostess Presents I know this seems like an odd choice for this list, but I put quite a bit of myself into this guide.
And, of course, of all the writing I’ve done this year, I’m most proud of my Etsomnia™ series!
I hope everyone has a fun, safe, anecdote-filled New Year’s Eve! See you in 2015!