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Mallory Is A Rotten Child

The nice thing about taking my time with writing these days is that it leaves time to actually go to my job every day and do some special things like sleep between the hours of midnight and 5 am. Those times are normally reserved for shopping online and word has gotten out about that because BlogHer and Estee Lauder asked me to sample $100 worth of makeup and review it. It also leaves time to listen to my beloved "This American Life" with the hottest host in glasses, Ira Glass. So when I learned he was coming to town during the same month that Santa also comes to town, I couldn't resist purchasing some tickets.

This is my current favorite Ira Glass moment during an interview.

Back when Mallory came home from graduating college she and I began watching "This American Life" together on Showtime and we connected over it instantly. Like we've connected over eating garlic hummus and pita chips in one sitting, debating the best flat irons that actually work on Black Girl Hair, the kickassness of Rufus Wainwright ("Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk") and Lupe Fiasco ("Daydreamin'), and having an unnatural affinity for chunky jewelry that we keep stealing from one another. She has a bratty side to her that should be on public display because, well, I have the keys to the blog and she should have thought of that before she pulled her adolescent prank on me last weekend.

Me: So, one of your presents for Christmas is "time sensitive".

Me in my head: And this better work because, shit, I bought the tickets last night online in a splurge.

Her: Oh, yeah? How so?

Me: I have to know if you're free on December 13th. Do you have plans?

Her: Awww, yeah. I'm sorry. I do. (She pouted here for effect) I was going to see Tiffany in St. Louis before she leaves for San Francisco. What was it?

Me: Really? For real? OHMYGODICAN'TBELIEVEIT. Well, crappity crap crap.

Me in my head: Well, Gramma would LOVE to go. Or maybe I could convince Fluid Pudding to go with me.

Her: Yeah, so what's wrong? What was it?

Me: It was tickets to go see Ira Glass. (I genuinely pouted here because I was sad she would miss it.) Too bad, honey.


She proceeded to do the Happy Dance while I look unamused. I would give her tickets away, but I'm not that Grinchy. Instead, I'm going to do a Christmas giveaway for a dress from Shabby Apple next week (here's a picture of me wearing my favorite purchase from them) and in the meantime will provide you with a 10% off coupon code only for readers of Mocha Momma. Wasn't that Christmasy and Ira Glassy of them?

Coupon Code: MochaMommaBlog

It expires January 3, 2009 (there's free shipping until Christmas right now, too).

Stay tuned for another installment for when I answer more questions that you asked and for the contest rules. Have some hummus while you wait and check out the fabulous Ira Glass. That's pretty much how I've been getting ready for the holidays this year.
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Reader Comments (10)

Hurray for coupon codes! I'll be checking out the Shabby Apple next. Love the dress on you! And love the photos from the previous post...always makes me happy to see kids who look like my own children :)

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSpring @ Forever Spring

OMG, I LOVE This American Life!!! My husband and I are huge fans of the radio/podcast. We are too cheap to get the full cable and so haven't seen the TV version. :-(

I hope you have a wonderful time at the show.


December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaryn

You know, you just don't NEED stress like that in your time you get some tickets for something fun, ask ME! I'm all about making sure you're happy with your gift giving experience.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnissa@Hope4Peyton

I can't imagine where Mallory would learn such treachery and trickery.

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

Oooh, coupon code for clothes! Thanky!

I await the day I get to see Mr. Ira Glass. I have an intense crush. Le sigh. Lucky lady.

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs. T.

I believe Mallory deserves to be punished. In other words, Yes. I would love to see Ira Glass with you. So there! Pbbbbt! (Oh! Mallory can wait out in the parking lot for us. Someone needs to keep the car running, because I can't stand having a cold butt.)

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Thanks for the post. Being "big" cable-less, I had no idea "This American Life" had a TV version. (We still have basic cable, which consists of ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and PBS. Eh, it's okay, but I would like to see stuff like this.)

I so look forward to listening to "This American Life", but I cannot get my wife to sit through more than a few minutes of the show, which is a shame. After all of these years, she doesn't know what she's missing. I sort of like the "radio-only" version, as it leaves a lot to the imagination. I can't really contemplate the TV version.

After watching your favorite Ira Glass moment I now know who Regina Spektor is, too. (Interesting stuff, too. Never saw heard/saw her before now.)

That's a tricky kid ya' got there!!!...

Thanks for all of your blogging through the years. Still a favorite on my rounds 'round cyberspace. :-)

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterA different Ken

brat...oh, wait, I would have done the same thing...I apologize on her behalf

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermommymae

I love Ira Glass and This American Life. Somedays when I make enough $ again to do so, I fully intend to go and see Ira (when he is back in STL).

I also like Rufus. Saw him open for Tori Amos during the "Strange Little Girl" tour and met him between sets. I told him he was beautiful as he was signing my CD and he proceeded to do the faux humility thing gay men pull off so well, "Am I?" He really is beautiful though. My ex-bf has a big crush on Rufus. :)

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGina

[...] and I are attending tonight’s showing of Ira Glass and we’re beside ourselves. This is her Christmas present and the most unselfish thing I [...]

December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMocha Momma » Ira Glass

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