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This dance if from a Russian ... with love

January 25th, 2011

When people guess my heritage, it's usual somewhere in Eastern Europe. So why fight it?

  • I worked on Monday for many reasons, mostly because of a bad weekend of soul-searching.

  • I fidgeted with my bottoms. I re-tied my top. I tried to impress during this rare Las Vegas audition.

  • It would have been good to turn to B, but he hates to be reminded that my work is dirty and illegal. Disappointment all around.

  • Black Bird is a picky eater and is not drinking, but her mom -- she eats everything.

  • The reservation doesn't allow non-natives, but one of us was a card-carrying American Indian with health-care needs.

  • Before the pregnancy, we used to be great drinking buddies. Maybe it was because of her heritage?

  • A breakup with B is necessary. Why stay with someone who doesn't appreciate passion and loyalty?

  • "Space" gave way to "camping trip" after an unexpected tryst with "B" in a motel room.

  • My head spinning, I probed further for explanation as to what I'd stumbled on. The outcome was not as planned.

  • In Alaska, there is no 3-for-$100 lap dance area. There are only $20. And, we go nude. Totally.

  • I had to explain jokes to a curious kid, and eventually dozed off. It's just as well.

  • Face-melting Turkey Day meals, carols with Liberace and a drive to the North Pole (Experience)—it's time to shake your holiday season up!

  • Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

  • The most common mistake they make is thinking bigger equals better.

  • The program places local youth from single-parent and low-income homes on skate teams, pairing them with adult skate mentors.

  • "That seemed to be the right thing to do. Let’s do an album dedicated to all of our drunk, dead friends."

  • Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band handed out pizza. #MetaMoment

  • Plus David Sedaris at Smith Center and secret pot stickers.

  • Black celebrates his first EP with a release party on November 21.

  • And there's still time to donate! But seriously, check out her donation reminder videos. You won't be disappointed.

  • The stars align and just when you think it’s never going to happen, it happens ... to someone else.

  • The gaming machines of the future are built by teams of video-game caliber animators and artists—and they’re hitting casino floors today.

  • Also, Hot Water Music at Fremont Country Club and Death From Above 1979 at Brooklyn Bowl. Find all the details here!

  • From Pleasantville to I Love You Phillip Morris, a look back at the strongest work from Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

  • TV and star chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey (“Top Chef,” “The Taste” and “Guy’s Grocery Games”) is bringing Searsucker to Caesars Palace in the spring. “Las Vegas is the big stage,” the animated Malarkey says.

  • Whatever you do can and will be used against you in a court of public opinion.

  • It’s similar to the magic trick where the woman is sawed in half, except in this trick, she is known as the Zig-Zag Girl.

  • "It took me 20 years to finally 'get' Kate Bush, so maybe one day I’ll truly, actually like Twin Peaks."