That's it. I'm packing it in. I'm gonna buy one of those 500-square-foot portable huts I read about recently and find a quiet place in the middle of nowhere. I can't take it anymore. What pushed me over the edge?
One of the hottest crazes in jewelry (as reported this weekend in the business section of the L.A. Times, no less) is the new "roach brooch," a live, hissing, 3-inch crystal-studded cockroach that one wears by chain or pin.
They sell for $40 at the store in Salt Lake City where they were introduced, or one can buy them on the internet for $80. But you should know there is a waiting list.
One buyer, a 4th grade teacher, said, "I love all animals."
By the way, the designer uses only male cockroaches because the females bite. I'll leave it at that.