Deb Kim: I’ve Never Given Up Imaginary Friends

I sat down to write about my friends for this week’s “friendship” theme, and decided to take different approach. Sure, we all have friends. Casual acquaintances, lifelong friends, the nice lady who baristas up my venti coffee so that I can get on with my day. All friends. Many of my best friends aren’t real. They are characters in books. I turn to them for company, comfort, a quick visit down memory lane…

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Deb Eleanor on Friendships, Lost and Found

Okay, so you know how cool it is on Facebook when you run into someone you haven’t heard from in ages? Like ages ages, like you went to 2nd grade with them and you always remembered them because of some particular incident, like maybe it was the boy you had a big crush on until he PUNCHED YOU IN THE STOMACH because you got OUT in a stupid KICKBALL GAME….

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Deb Elise Blogs on Friendship, Courts Death

Good friends are the ultimate external hard drives: they enhance your memory. I remember a lot, but there’s also way too much that’s slipped through the cracks over the years.  Yet when I’m with the friends who really shared my life at various points, everything comes rushing back like no time passed at all. For 6th grade through high school reminiscing, there’s no one like Temperance.  Our friendship started rocky,…

Monday, September 13, 2010

News Flash: September 12

From the 2011 Debs… Anyone got Barbie-loving kids?  Deb Elise’s latest Barbie DVD, Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale, will be released September 14th.  Word on the street is it includes a fashion show featuring pets in beautifully plussed-out outfits.  Deb Elise’s dog Riley has issued a statement telling the world this does not come from real life, and he would never be caught dead in crinolines. Past Deb Updates… Deb Sarah…

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Travis Sentell and Tchicaya Missamou

We’re super honored to have Travis Sentell guest blogging with us this week! A Los Angeles-based writer, Travis is one half of the duo responsible for the critically acclaimed book In the Shadow of Freedom. The book details the true story of Tchicaya Missamou, a child soldier from the Congo who dares to stand up against tribal expectations of death and violence. His escape to America and transformation into a…

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Deb Tawna’s pets have cooler hobbies than she does

My hobbies are not interesting. Hiking, biking, traveling, cooking, reading…I just fell asleep typing that and now I have drool seeping between the spacebar and the comma. My pets have cooler hobbies than I do. Here’s evidence: Blue Cat has a shoe fetish. He indulges this hobby at every opportunity, paying no mind to the style of the shoe or the hygiene of its owner. Monday it was my jewel-encrusted…

Friday, September 10, 2010

Deb Sarah’s Hobbies (and Others She Wishes She Had)

Before I get to the topic at hand, I want to share two bits of news from my world–both super fun. First: The ultrasound results are in, and we’re having … another boy! This makes three boys for us. Deb Sarah Pekkanen tells me that life with three males (four, if you count the hubs) is perfectly wonderful. And because Sarah seems to be a.) honest, b.) super fun, and…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hobbies Deb Eleanor Does Not Have

I’ve tried to be a hobby kind of person.  I really have.  But ultimately I think I’m just not cut out for it.  I envy people who do have hobbies, and I love to hear about them – listening to people talk about something that brings them joy and peace makes me tremendously happy.  It’s just the actual doing that I’m not so good at.  For example… Scrapbooking:  My mother…

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Deb Elise’s Weird Compulsion for Self-Torture… a.k.a. Deb Elise’s Hobby

Consider this my 12-Step Group intro: Hi. I’m Deb Elise, and I have a sick penchant for running marathons. All together now: Hi, Deb Elise. I know for many people, running isn’t strange at all. There are people who love running, gazelle-like people built for speed who float out the door and glide along for miles without a care in the world. I am not one of these people. I…

Monday, September 6, 2010