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About A Serious Girl

My name is Patricia but you can call me Trish, even though it makes me sound like a gum-snapping vacant-eyed valley girl. Which I’m totally, like, not. At all. Whatever.  I’m married to a handsome micro-biology student named Michael who finds much of what I write on this website to be mildly embarrassing.  We live in the suburbs of Los Angeles with two dogs, two cats, two frogs, two fish tanks, and a pet python named after the devil. In our free time we are building an ark.  This is our family portrait:

Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography

Despite my blog title, I don’t actually take myself that seriously.  Except when I do. But I try not to. By day I am an office mouse, but by every other waking hour on earth I study law.  I earned my BFA from a university-accredited art conservatory where I spent four years rolling around on the floor in white body make-up, watching my tongue in a hand mirror, and trying to breathe through my anus. (It’s weird. You should try it!) My college transcripts include Yoga, Tai Chi, Punk Writing, Queer Books, and Singing For Actors. My husband thinks I should have studied science because I’ve always liked looking at the insides of things. I love toilet humor, malls, beer, nail polish, vintage things, and dead things. I’m super awkward at parties, super shy around strangers, and super loud around people I love.

In May of 2007, just three months after moving (with my husband and all the beasts) from my home town of sunny Los Angeles to the concrete jungle of New York City, I started writing  Frosty-licious, my first blog. I’d left everything and everyone (almost) I loved on a whim and was paying the price in homesickness and culture shock. At first I used blogging as a way to whine about how awful my first-world problems were. After a while I started writing instead of whining and before I knew it writing became my sanctuary. This blog is my sanctuary. Thank you for reading.

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  • Kim

    You know, after all this time, I never knew about your family law past. I think that’s pretty neat. It makes sense, because you are an unstoppable force of a woman. I think you’re just great, and I’m proud of you for spreading your wings in to a new writing adventure.

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  • ‘Cita

    Whoo Hoo!!!

  • Bro

    Love it 🙂

  • Becc Horton

    Hey, it’s Becc from CalArts. Just read all of your entries – I laughed out loud, had some aha moments, and got ideas to use in my own marriage. So far, you’re doing great, and I can’t wait to read more. Well done!

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  • Cindy Im

    I love this! I can’t wait to read all your entries. I’m so glad to hear you’re doing well, and I miss you!!

  • Barb Kutz

    Serious Girl: I want to read more and more… this is so cool, it’s life in real action, we all can relate to pain, beauty, and honesty.. glad you wear your heart on your sleeve..

  • I’m coming to you via Kim… so far I love everything I’ve read. Can’t wait to dig into the archives. 🙂

  • Srivastavbablu

    Girl: I want to read more and more… this is so cool, it’s life in real action, we all can relate to pain, beauty, and honesty.. glad you wear your heart on your sleeve.

  • very nice

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  • Mikkelgrumbovin

    you are a
    Serious ,
    Serious girl! I like it.

  • Anonymous

    So, do you know why poop is tapered?  I happed across your blog while browsing around the net researching techy stuff from to where Kim Weisberg, disgus’ office manager, has a link to the Mount Wilson part of your blog.  Curious (as usual), I perused around your blog for a while finding your writings to be rather entertaining.  You remind me somewhat of myself as you and I think in very similar ways.  Fun!  Answer: So your butthole don’t slam shut!  BTW, I don’t have many dead things pictures (love the idea though), but I do have some pictures of a crispy dead horse that a friend of mine and I found at Rabbit Lake out in the California desert in June of 2009.  I’ve attached them for you to see.  Looks like the horse got a little tooo close to the power cables….. uh…. somehow, or perhaps a power cable came down and zapped the poor thing, killing it in a ball of flames.  Not fun!  Totally fascinated with the scorched remains of its carcass, I snapped a few photos with my iPhone.  Enjoy!  -Bren

    • Wow. Poor horsey. I hope it went fast. Those are amazing pictures. I wonder if the skull was stable enough that you could have kept it? We found a horse skull in the desert in Utah and we have it on display in our office. LOVE it. Don’t know how it died, though.

  • Anonymous

    Hello Mr. Helper,

    I want to contact you, can u plz mail me at ?

  • Anonymous

    i like it

  • Mhd59

    stupidity at his best here

  • Naveen

    only Girls ?

  • Jilliansmckee

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?

  • Deb

    Are you still blogging? Can’t find anything new:(

  • Konate Gaoussou