Deb Elise Visits an Ancient Site

There are a ridiculous number of sites I love and visit regularly, but there’s one I find myself going back to all the time. Encyclopedia Mythica Here’s the description from the home page: Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia,…

Monday, February 21, 2011
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Deb Elise’s Cheese-Filled Valentine’s Day!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!!!! In honor of the great occasion, I’m going to share my favorite cheesy love songs!  I am a HUGE cheese-meister, and the only thing that makes me slightly less self-conscious about the bulk of these songs is that several of them have already been re-done by Glee.  And if Will Schuester loves these songs enough to choose them for New Directions, how can they be bad?…

Monday, February 14, 2011
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The Muse Amuses Deb Elise

“Musings on the Muse?”  Well, if that’s the topic, there’s clearly only one thing to write about this week. Oh hell yes.  Xanadu.  The best bad movie ever made.  And it’s about The Muses. Did I have the soundtrack on 8-Track Tape?  Oh yes I did.  Did I play it in my 2X-L and dance around my basement?  Oh yes I did.  Do I still know every single word on…

Monday, February 7, 2011
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Deb Elise’s Most Loathed Teacher Ever

I loathed everything about Emmett Woodshanks (not his real name — his real name was far less Dickensian.  He also didn’t look like Alan Rickman. I probably would have liked him a lot more if he had). I loathed his nearly-bald head, with its wreath of orange hair.  I loathed his close-cropped beard and mustache.  I loathed his wire-rimmed circular glasses.  I loathed the way he licked his upper lip…

Monday, January 31, 2011
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Deb Elise Does a Spit Take

Seriously?  “In the Kitchen?”  That’s our theme this week? Let me look again… Yep, it’s for real.  “In the Kitchen.” Do the Debs not realize that if it weren’t for the fact that I have a kid, I’d never be In the Kitchen? I mean, I do have my lunchbox collection there, including a sweet metal Knight Rider one, so I might stop in to gawk now and again, but…

Monday, January 24, 2011
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The Post Deb E Feels She Should Write in Verse

Yes, yes, I know “Deb E” could be Deb Eleanor as well as Deb Elise, but I wanted the title of the post to be in iambic pentameter, and that’s how I made it scan. Believe me, I totally want to geek out and write this whole post in iambic pentameter, and it’s only in the interest of time that I won’t. Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters comes out this…

Monday, January 17, 2011
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Deb Elise’s Twisted Road to Her Super-Fab Book Agent

I was e-chatting with Deb Sarah the other day, and we were saying we both believe things tend to happen for a reason.  I can point to a million seemingly random twists of fate in my life (I landed a role as a Witch in Macbeth with a teeny tiny theater company), that led to earth-shattering changes (the stage manager of that show fixed me up on a blind date……

Monday, January 10, 2011
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Sherry Yard!

The Debs’ mouths have been watering since we learned Chef Sherry Yard would be taking a spin at the Ball!  Not only has Sherry come to share her thoughts about New Beginnings, but she has also offered two delicious giveaways: a signed copy of her recipe book-cum-autobiography, Desserts by the Yard — From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills: Recipes From the Sweetest Life Ever; and a two hundred dollar gift card…

Saturday, January 8, 2011
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Deb Elise’s Wild Terror of New Beginnings

Creatively, there’s not much that’s more daunting than a totally blank page waiting for you to spin it into either gold… or crap.  Those are of course the only options — each blank page will either catapult your career to that coveted next level, or reveal you for the fraud you truly are. Know what helps me?  Writing freelance, and having all kinds of deadlines. Since I still have all…

Monday, January 3, 2011
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Deb Elise Posts From the Happiest Place on Earth!

Happy Holidays from Disneyland! Yep, I’m here, in the middle of a mini-vacation with my husband and daughter.  We live only about forty minutes away (without traffic), and we’re Annual Passholders, so we come ALL the time — to the point of glorious ridiculousness. Can’t help it — I’ve been a Disney geek forever.  Long before I had a kid, long before I was married, I still had an Annual…

Monday, December 27, 2010
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