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<a href= ";205475611;28167293;i? "><img src="/i/HE_BlogBanner.jpg" alt="Herbal Essences" width="534" height="200" /></a> <p>As part of their smutty sponsorship, Herbal Essences is dedicating a special section to “personal essence”. To tell you the truth, I was afraid of coming across like that sh*t you read in self-helpy, self-love books and the whole Oprah philosophy. Everyone has their own personal essence; here&#39;s mine. I know that Mischa Barton broke my arm, I love dogs, my mother is a Chinese Squawking Chicken, I gambled away my rent in 4th year, and I’d rather watch shoe porn than Dancing with the Stars. Seriously…why do people waste their time??? And why aren’t more of you watching Friday Night Lights? That pretty much sums up the “essence” you’ll find on this page over the next few weeks.</p>

Sponsored Smut: The Essence of TIFF

August 27, 2008 07:27:00 Posted at August 27, 2008 07:27:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

We are just days away - the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It'll be my third time covering the event for eTalk and the blog and since eTalk is literally festival headquarters with the most exclusive interviews and unprecedented access, needless to say, for 10 days, it's balls to the wall, full on exhilaration and exhaustion. Full Story

The Essence of the Annual Summer Crush

August 21, 2008 08:02:00 Posted at August 21, 2008 08:02:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

It happens every summer. Every summer I develop a sick ass crush – an embarrassing crush for a 15 year old let alone a woman about to turn 35. Like scripted daydreams. Like scripted detailed daydreams about how we meet, what we say to each other, what I’m wearing. Sometimes I change the outfits. Full Story

The Essence of Radiohead

August 15, 2008 07:23:00 Posted at August 15, 2008 07:23:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My husband and I, we were long distance for the first 3 months. Then I packed up my things, gave up my job and my life, to move across the country from Toronto to Vancouver. I was That Girl. Those first days, on the phone, it was all about sleepless nights, that awful rush in the pit of your stomach, and sharing Radiohead when hearing each other breathe on the other line wasn’t possible. Full Story

The Essence of Sisterhood

August 7, 2008 07:59:00 Posted at August 7, 2008 07:59:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I am an only child. This is probably why I’m such a bitch. At the same time, I never missed having a sibling, even when my parents ruined my life by splitting up. And getting back together when I was 16. The reason: my cousin Cat. We fought over everything. We fought over Michael Jackson. Who loved him more? She used to lord it over me because they share the same birthday August 29th. Full Story

The Essence of Beef & Tomato

July 30, 2008 07:50:00 Posted at July 30, 2008 07:50:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My comfort food - mentioned it in an article a while back. Since then, many have written for the recipe. Recipe is below. But not in a Martha Stewart way. My people, we don't learn to cook like that. There were no measuring cups back in the village. And beef and tomato is all about the village. It's village food. Full Story

The Essence of Nelson

July 21, 2008 07:25:15 Posted at July 21, 2008 07:25:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Marcus is my first dog. But I have a dog because of Nelson. I was Nelson’s nanny for the first few weeks after Julie brought him home. He’d come over and we’d hang out. He’d pee all over my floor. He’d sleep in his crate and snore like a volcano erupting. He’d fart like a champion bulldog… because that is what they do. Full Story

The Essence of Mischa Barton…

July 18, 2008 17:18:44 Posted at July 18, 2008 17:18:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Is in my left arm. I broke it in Cannes because she bailed on her professional commitments. As a result, as you can see, there are now 2 rods holding together my elbow. The French surgeons did a great job…only the end of both rods are too close to the point which means I can literally feel them under my skin and worst still, it hurts. Full Story

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