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Member since July 18, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. Badass.

My favorite story of all time is:
My favorite stories of all time have always been those my kids tell me about their day, especially since my daughter is in college 3,000 miles away from me!

In bed I like to read:
Non-fiction/memoirs/biographies, Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire, In Style magazine. Surfing the internet, usually for dumb stuff like shoes or t-shirts on sale, is a great sedative. I put items in shopping carts, then chicken out before I buy or, better yet,I fall asleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
www.thebroad.life, Lunch Ticket

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
The best things happen when I'm not trying so hard.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
EVERYONE does not have to like you (I still tell myself that today).

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Dream On" by Aerosmith

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?

BigMammaPetunia’s Latest Memoir of 240

“I am sick of being sick.”

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