Dear Genetics, I understand that due to your unyielding control over my body, I am destined to do certain things as I age: turn grey at an early age and carry extra weight on my hips, perhaps develop high blood pressure. I am, however, begging you that I never become so divorced from reason that I use a plot from an episode of Boston Legal as my sole rationale as to why I should not receive a...
UM, YOU GUYS. My awesome friend John, who shares...
World Pillow Fight Day →
I remember going to this in 2006. It was all fun and games until some guy hit me as hard as he could in the face with a couch cushion and I thought my nose was broken. Meeeeemorieeeees… in the corner of my miiiiiiind….
Yay vs Boo: Shopping Edition
YAY: Banana Republic is having sales for up to 70% off! BOO: Most of the selections are hideous. Also, $99 for a muumuu is not a sale.
The Bad Decision Blocker →
staceym: The new iPhone app that keeps you away from those phone numbers that seem so tempting to dial after having a few. Downloading… now.
“People don’t want marketing messages in social networks or when they are having a dinner party,” Calacanis said, neglecting to mention that he couldn’t remember the last time he was invited to a dinner party.
Miltner Nails It. →
charitini: “Being called a blowhard because you are an obnoxious pompous gasbag is legitimate criticism; being called a stupid ugly slut because you are an obnoxious pompous gasbag is not.” There. Done. I can go home now. Brevity is the soul of gender-related commentary?
charitini: What struck me immediately, as it often does: No women. Is this because women are not blowhards? Or is because there are so few of them in comprable positions of prominence? On behalf of all female blowhards, I’m gonna go with the latter. Personally, I think that there are no women on that chart because any woman aggressive and verbal (or aggressively verbal) enough to qualifiy for...
So I got some pizza for lunch. When the warming process was finished, I grabbed what I thought was a metal can filled with black pepper, gave it a shake, and out came… Cinnamon. With one shake, my pizza was covered in cinnamon. I had already paid for my slice, and I was really hungry, so I ate it anyway. It wasn’t too bad. Sort of southeast asian-y. Seriously though, who puts...
Like I’m going to tote myself down to Starbucks to pick a guy up…and...– My mother, on my joking suggestion that she take her computer to Starbucks to pick up hot dudes
Ken Burns loses financial backing →
editorlisa: miltnr: moderation: rach: OK recession, now I’m pissed. worst news I’ve heard… Seriously, people? Christopher, you are a lovely individual. But Ken Burns losing his funding is the worst news you’ve heard in regards to the recession? I hate to say this, but I’m going to anyway. PERSPECTIVE FAIL. When you make your living in film and television, and big media and production...
Ken Burns loses financial backing →
moderation: rach: OK recession, now I’m pissed. worst news I’ve heard… Seriously, people? Christopher, you are a lovely individual. But Ken Burns losing his funding is the worst news you’ve heard in regards to the recession? I hate to say this, but I’m going to anyway. PERSPECTIVE FAIL.
My New Job: Day 1
The Awesome: - Official work hours start at 10 am - Open, airy office - Fun lunch with new boss - Random discovery that I already know two people at the company (out of 30) - Many awesome projects on the horizon The Not Awesome: - Working on a PC for the first time in 2 years and forgetting all the keyboard shortcuts
Plots and Tots
foureleven: There were some 1-year-olds in the theater when I saw Coraline, which confused me. The parents must have thought, “Oh, it has Dakota Fanning in it, it must be for kiddies and tots!” Fail. And it’s not like a baby can comprehend a movie anyway. I saw Sleepers when I was in high school, and there was a 6 year old sitting with his father in the row in front of me. I dunno whether the...
Kate: So, what about that song I sent you?
Vince: I haven't wiped the DRM yet, I got some Special K instead
Kate: The cereal and not the drug, I hope
Vince: Hell yeah, the cereal! That shit tastes like ice cream.
Kate: You never know with you.
smashley: is there a way to tell that a mattress doesn’t have bedbugs? I’m not disgusting and dirty, I just want to buy a “new” bed and it comes with a mattress and I hate wasting If a mattress has bedbugs, you will be able to tell because there will be little black specks all over it. Those marks are the excreted blood that the bugs have sucked from your body. Harder to find are their eggs,...
What a charming child.
katiebakes: Her mom was played by Chica Barnfell (our first arrival!) Her parents were in Monte Carlo. They didn’t mean to forget her birthday! Neverfear, Rosa’s here… with a birthday burrito (at least, I think that’s what that is).
peterfeld: And one last time, the Dodgeball song from T.A.N. “The mobile menace from Alex and Dennis/When the IPO blows it may trump the Apprentice.” So long old friend, see you tonight! I have T.A.N to thank for me signing up for Dodgeball in the first place. Back in 2006, when I was a relative newbie to blogworld, I met Patrice at a happy hour. Before we parted ways, he asked me, “Do...