Posted in February 2012

The No Skip Project: Songs 1-20

The No Skip Project: Songs 1-20

I always put together mixes of the songs I’m currently into, and then I end up skipping track after track as I try to figure out what I feel like hearing. So ultimately my time putting together the mix is wasted! Not anymore, though, because I’m forcing myself to listen – in order – to … Continue reading

I Do Not Feel Betrayed When A Plus Size Model Loses Weight

I Do Not Feel Betrayed When A Plus Size Model Loses Weight

UPDATE: Madeline Jones comments, explains that Radar.com misquoted her. See my new post (“Madeline Jones Responds, Radar.com Article Misleading“) for further info! Here’s her comment: Hi Corina, Radar Online absolutely misquoted me in this piece. When I was asked what types of comments we have received from our readers about Crystal Renn’s weight loss, I … Continue reading

Just As Ready To Have It Held

Just As Ready To Have It Held

I did not have the tiny hand you read about in books – it did not disappear between the two of his – but I was just as ready to have it held. -Jane Smiley, The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

Rory Cat Loves Teddy Bear

Rory Cat Loves Teddy Bear

This is my kitty Rory O’Malley (shown here cuddling with her mousie) – she’s a dilute calico and basically adorable. She recently bonded with a Christmas gift from Grandma Lois – a polar bear stuffed animal from Kohl’s. She doesn’t appreciate me spying on their bonding sessions, though, so I might not be able to … Continue reading

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest: The soul, uneasy and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. – Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man

You Know @MayanRocks Is Your Friend When:

You Know @MayanRocks Is Your Friend When:

You see a fortune on the ground and your first thought isn’t “cool, free fortune!” Instead, you think “oh hyphenation that’s no good…also what’s with the kerning and alignment?!” Lord only knows what design sensibilities I would have ended up with (or without) had I not spent years working with Marion. Someday I will pay … Continue reading

Scenes From Next Week’s HIMYM: Karma

Scenes From Next Week’s HIMYM: Karma

Here’s how I think it will go: Barney takes Ted to a strip club to mend his broken heart. This may done by trickery or just good old-fashioned Barney being annoying until he gets his way. Ted is unimpressed with the ladies and as usual not interested in a lap dance despite Barney’s best efforts. … Continue reading

HIMYM Review: No Pressure & No Shit

HIMYM Review: No Pressure & No Shit

Last night’s episode was much better than weeks prior! Still not great compared to earlier seasons, but it did feel more like old times with gang. The Barney storyline was great – just what we would expect from him. Marshall and Lily’s long-term bets are perfect for their relationship, and Robin did the right thing. … Continue reading

Like a Really Good Game of MASH

Like a Really Good Game of MASH

I don’t know! My life turned out like a really good game of MASH. -Nick Cannon, Mr. Showbiz stand up comedy special, answering the question “How in the hell did you get Mariah Carey?” This makes me happy. Nick Cannon married Mariah Carey, had 2 kids (twins!), lives in a mansion, and drives a sports … Continue reading

Breathe, Just Breathe

Breathe, Just Breathe

2 AM and I’m still awake writing this song If I get it all down on paper It’s no longer inside of me Threatening the life it belongs to. And I feel like I’m naked in front of a crowd Cause these words are my diary Screamin’ out loud And I know that you’ll use … Continue reading

Hey Lil’ Mama

Hey Lil’ Mama

This lovely lady and her babies have taken up residence juuuuust out of reach for the kitties. They do not appreciate being trapped inside while this pretty birdy flaunts her presence right in their faces!

Are You Happy?

Are You Happy?

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route. -Charles Caleb Colton (That being said, the above flow chart offers a bit of a shortcut through the mazes and meandering)

V-Day Almost Got Real Weird Over Here

V-Day Almost Got Real Weird Over Here

My mom came home from work, handed me a box of chocolates, and tossed this thing next to me on the couch as she said “Have a great Valentine’s Day sweetie!” Further inspection reveals that it is a gel keyboard pad that she bought me because typing makes my wrist hurt. I wish I could … Continue reading

Slut Shamin’ to the Oldies!

Slut Shamin’ to the Oldies!

This is only like 50 years late, so hell, I’m going to say something. Specifically, WTF Dion? I know these songs were originally intended to be performed by two different groups, but Dion ended up singing “Runaround Sue” and “Wanderer”. So he’s gonna get the heat for it! I know, watch out, right?  First, let’s … Continue reading

HIMYM: Does Barney Marry Robin?

HIMYM: Does Barney Marry Robin?

Click here for a compilation of all the clues and theories about The Mother! I had to stop using percentages in my blog post titles, because they have about as much accuracy as Barney’s 83% for every “true story” statistic. When I started writing this, I was nearly POSITIVE that Robin was Barney’s future wife. … Continue reading

If You Like Clouds, Make Them Your Friends

If You Like Clouds, Make Them Your Friends

I enjoyed pretty much everything about SNL this weekend, even though some parts dragged a bit. I wasn’t really into the “Crabs” skit, but the way Kristen Wiig and Zooey Deschanel kept saying “Cray-abs” eventually wore me down. “Bein’ Quirky with Zooey Deschanel” was easily my favorite skit, although the new episode of “Les Jeunes … Continue reading