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