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2006 Stories by Lyssa Oberkreser

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  • Look to the Laser

    published December 28, 2006

    The socks suck, the new pants are too short, and you really didn’t need another copy of Seven Habits for Highly Boring People. But... More >>

  • Too Much of a Good Thing

    published December 28, 2006

    Oops ... you did it again. No, I’m not talking about forgetting to wear panties under your really short skirt. And no, I’m not even... More >>

  • A Thriller for Your Man-Hands

    published December 28, 2006

    It’s almost midnight, and there is something evil-looking about your hands. Is it the chipped, cheap, hooker-red nail polish? The scraggly,... More >>

  • Baby, It’s Cold Inside

    published December 21, 2006

    A winter wonderland this is not, but you can still bust out the mittens and scarves and sit around a cool hunk of ice if you choose to cheer on... More >>

  • Drink, Drink, and Be Merry

    published December 21, 2006

    My call for festive libations went unanswered, so I have decided to use my mad Martha skills to mix up some of my favorite holiday beverages and... More >>

  • Santa’s Little Helper

    published December 21, 2006

    You really should be done with your holiday shopping by now, but you keep stuffing your own stocking instead. This is the season for... More >>

  • Sure Beats Manischewitz

    published December 21, 2006

    Just like your neighbor’s light-saber-wielding toddler, the Pinot Noir grape can be difficult. It is tough to grow and has a reputation for... More >>

  • Lazing in Red

    published December 21, 2006

    Since you like to do your holiday shopping the old-fashioned way -- you know, by trudging through the malls while schlepping heavy bags –... More >>

  • Shoe Buy, Don’t Bother Me

    published December 21, 2006

    You have the idea in your mind -- the perfect shoe to go with your New Year’s Eve ensemble -- but you can’t find it anywhere, and you... More >>

  • Angels and Demons

    published December 14, 2006

    Wim Wender’s Wings of Desire is one of those films you have to see. Seriously. Ask anyone who has seen it, and they will... More >>

  • Faire Enough

    published December 14, 2006

    Get into the spirit of the season – the winter solstice, Earth-loving season – at this weekend’s Moonfaire. Hosted by the... More >>

  • We Heart Football!

    published December 14, 2006

    It is never too early to get your wee ones interested in football. Go ahead, strap little Sawyer or Maddox into a helmet and some pads, and send... More >>

  • Just an Illusion

    published December 14, 2006

    Just as the tie-dyed hippie-magic-man Doug Henning eschewed the stereotypical top hat, tuxedo, and porn-star mustache for his stage productions,... More >>

  • It’s a Wonderful Dog’s Life

    published December 7, 2006

    We know how stressful the holidays can be for us, but can you imagine how your dogs must feel? C’mon, you bring a tree into the house and... More >>

  • How His Garden Blows

    published December 7, 2006

    Seattle comedian Brad Upton recently said, “You’d think the world’s greatest glass artist would make himself an eye.”... More >>

  • Save Room for Dessert

    published December 7, 2006

    I never would have thought that a sports bar could serve a tasty specialty martini. But after downing countless beers and bloody marys at the... More >>

  • One Tight Aperture

    published December 7, 2006

    Like most photographers, Jeremiah Jenner received his first camera at a young age and fell in love with the process of capturing an object... More >>

  • Easy as Pumpkin Pie

    published November 30, 2006

    You strive to be the hostess with the mostest, but you always end up spending the entire evening in the kitchen, and your guests never get to see... More >>

  • Get Loaded to the Gunwales

    published November 30, 2006

    Arrrrrgh! We’ve been pillaging and plundering for hundreds of years, and now everyone wants to be a pirate. (Arrr! That damn... More >>

  • Stocking Shelves

    published November 30, 2006

    Guys, you might think it is cute to have your favorite childhood books filling the bookcase in your living room, but if Eric Carle, Shel... More >>

  • The Long and Short of It

    published November 23, 2006

    Fifteen minutes. It can feel like a lifetime or no time at all. Waiting at the doctor’s office? It seems like forever. Making out with your... More >>

  • Cosmo Girl

    published November 23, 2006

    Ever since I saw Carrie Bradshaw sip her signature cosmo for the first time, I scratched that cocktail from my list. It just became so... More >>

  • The Name of the Game

    published November 23, 2006

    There is an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm in which Larry David visits his dad in a nursing home and joins him for a game of bingo. Larry... More >>

  • Anything but Heckling

    published November 23, 2006

    Your parents probably remember him for his alcohol-soaked stand-up in the Eighties, or his will-they-just-kiss-already sitcom with Jamie Lee... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published November 16, 2006

    King Lear: Aaron Spelling certainly injected Shakespearean ambition into his glittering prime-time soap operas — Melrose... More >>

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