About

Hi, I’m Joelle… but you’ve probably figured that out already.

I’ve been blogging on tenth-muse.com since January 2003 and while I tried out a few other domains along the way (yetupbeat.com and snappyhour.com), I returned home to roost in 2007. Tenth Muse just fits.

I am the owner of Moxie Design Studios, founded by my favorite blonde and bestie, Kathy of Safemama.com and me just two weeks after I started this blog in February 2003. I design fabulous, yet functional websites, and provide brand and social media consultation for small businesses, authors, professional bloggers and all around cool people.

I love what I do, but I also have lots of other interests, including but not limited to assorted cheeses, LGBT issues and support of my local gay community, cocktails (making them and drinking them), mid-century everything, teen TV melodrama, local history and an endless quest for the right moisturizer.

Random Things About Me

  • I’m a proud San Diegan. It’s the best city ever.
  • Here’s an A-Z of me, if you’re so inclined.
  • I have a bunny, Lulu, who is kind of a diva.
  • I like the way a dishwasher smells after you run a cycle.
  • My blog won a Bloggie for Best Tagline in 2004.
  • I prefer my magazines unscathed when I read them for the first time.
  • But I’m not as high maintenance as that sounds.
  • I have a bad habit of leaving egg shells in the sink.
  • I’m a hopeful agnostic, but don’t subscribe to the dude in the clouds.
  • I heart science.
  • The Cure is my band. I mean, not my band, but you know, my band.
  • But I sing jazz standards… Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, that kind of thing.
  • I never put the new toilet paper back on the roll. It’s a quirk.
  • I don’t feel 39, but that’s what they tell me.

All and Sundry