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2008 Stories by Courtney Clenney

Archives: 2008
  • A Little Of This, A Little Of That

    published December 25, 2008

    I never understand art. I'm the girl that looks at a piece of art and says, "Oh, pretty" or stupidly remarks "Hell, I could have done that." But,... More >>

  • Spiked With Run

    published December 18, 2008

    Nine miles is a short distance relative to oh, say, the distance to the moon. However, I can think of a couple of times when traveling nine miles... More >>

  • Code-A-Doodle-Do

    published December 18, 2008

    Holiday time stresses me the crap out. It seems the holidays come at the worst time of the year...every year. Why aren't the holidays right after... More >>

  • Five-Alarm Hotness

    published December 11, 2008

    The notion that women have a thing for firefighters is debatable, and opinions tend to range from the stereotypical "They're all good-looking," to... More >>

  • Big Texmas

    published December 11, 2008

    I don't know what twinkling, multi-colored bulbs have to do with the holiday season, except that our culture has strung them together from, say,... More >>

  • World Matters

    published December 4, 2008

    When a discussion of foreign policy commences, I get sort of nervous and make a point not to make eye contact. The North-South Divide is the... More >>

  • Paper Creeps

    published December 4, 2008

    Maybe it's because most horror movies have an element of cheese, or maybe it's because when you read a horror story it allows for your own vivid... More >>

  • The Boiled Tortugas

    published November 27, 2008

    "Is it good turtle soup or merely the mock?" That's a line from Cole Porter's "At Long Last Love," written in 1938. Well to be sure, I had to... More >>

  • Ice-Cold Merchandising

    published November 27, 2008

    I remember a lot about my one and only Disney on Ice event...except for distinct details about the actual performance. It was Aladdin: On... More >>

  • Is Expanding the Dallas Smoking Ordinance a Commie Plot?

    published November 27, 2008

    It might seem that the battle lines between those supporting the expansion of the Dallas smoking ban to bars, taverns and pool halls would be... More >>

  • Oh So Swank

    published November 20, 2008

    I've never liked slapstick humor, and I realize this puts me in a category with about only 1 percent of the rest of the world. Even still, I feel... More >>

  • Wood Work

    published November 20, 2008

    I was always told those little white bumps you get on your tongue that hurt really bad were from telling a lie. That thought used to scare the... More >>

  • Instant Gratification

    published November 20, 2008

    Star-y garland halo's that had 15 different colors of curling ribbon draping off of them to create the most perfect princess/angel head gear,... More >>

  • Home Sweet Homes

    published November 13, 2008

    This year marks the 32nd annual Lakewood Home Festival, which provides an opportune time to see what the Jones' have, even if keeping up... More >>

  • Metroplex Motorcade

    published November 13, 2008

    I moved to Dallas from a line of little bitty Oklahoma and Texas towns where presidential candidates were often talked about but never seen up... More >>

  • Under The Sea

    published November 6, 2008

    If I were a cow, purely metaphorically speaking, I would have my head strategically placed through the barbed-wire fence, straining my neck and... More >>

  • Strangers In The Night

    published October 30, 2008

    Do you dream about two-headed monsters with hands for eyeballs even when it's not Halloween season? Talk about a nightmare--but apparently those... More >>

  • Trick Or Tits

    published October 30, 2008

    Once a year females turn into half-naked sex-pots and males turn into dead creepsters. Sorry, guys, that's stereotyping: Sometimes the attached... More >>

  • The Hotel Café Tour featuring Ingrid Michaelson, Meiko, Priscilla Ahn, Erin McCarley and Brooke Fraser

    published October 16, 2008

    Ingrid Michaelson's tunes have been featured on Grey's Anatomy so often the singer might as well be considered a cast member at this... More >>

  • Bust A Move

    published October 16, 2008

    Question: What entertaining event offers a hodgepodge of twirling, toe pointing and feet shuffling? I'll give you a hint: It's not So You... More >>

  • Big D This Way Comes

    published October 16, 2008

    The Dallas Producers Association is celebrating the "weird and wild" with a toast to and roast of Dallas- and North Texas-produced flicks for the... More >>

  • Girls, Girls, Girls

    published October 16, 2008

    The soundtrack of my girl's nights circa 2002 involves a lot of Britney Spears, Prince's "Pussy Control" and a little JT. Britney knew how to make... More >>

  • American Anthem

    published October 9, 2008

    I don't care who you are--if you watched the Olympic gymnastic competition you wanted to squash He Kexin like a bug when Nastia Liukin got silver... More >>

  • Jogging Awareness

    published October 2, 2008

    We all want a scientific cure for AIDS and HIV, but that seems to be a long time coming. The realistic cure is awareness, and with Dallas leading... More >>

  • Sex and the Big D

    published October 2, 2008

    Walking through Neiman Marcus I inevitably end up in the menagerie of wonder that is the shoe section. As my fingers run over the Manolos and... More >>

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