Month: June 2005

An Oddity

Ever since Johnny Depp first appeared to me in a dream (in which we hung out at his parents’ house, who were Mormon, and he was the oldest of ten brothers and sisters all of whom named Fawn, and I…

Blugh

The kindly professor thought he was being clever with his “freak Lauren out by pretending to not freak her out” fish eggs thing, but Melanie takes the cake for inadvertenly scaring the crap out of me. Literally. I mean, I’m…

Hard Science

Good news, men! Most men who think they have small penises don’t. via Pandagon UPDATE: For a visual representation, here is a penis size bell curve. I have no idea if this chart is accurate or not, but it ain’t…

Naming

Halley Suitt has a common story on Misbehaving about changing or keeping a former husband’s name after a divorce. A male friend (who’s divorced) asked me what I thought about asking your ex to change her married name BACK to…

Tagged Again

Elise tagged me with this questionnaire and since I’m not feeling so hot, I hope it will satisfy some sort of bodily discomfort I’ve been feeling lately.

Slanguage

These are the last results I expected to get. Your Slanguage Profile Aussie Slang: 75% British Slang: 50% Victorian Slang: 50% Canadian Slang: 25% Prison Slang: 25% Southern Slang: 25% New England Slang: 0% What Slanguage Do You Speak? via…

Love, CWA-style

Thanks to World o’ Crap for directing me to this poignant piece from Concerned Women for America. Here’s the premise: Janice is pissed because she realizes that she’s been mopping with a foam mop for 20 years when, really, she…

Blaming “the culture”

What caused the rampant sexual abuse in the Catholic church? Why, academics, liberals, and “the culture,” of course! That’s according to Sen. Rick Santorum, at least. It is startling that those in the media and academia appear most disturbed by…

Reading, Writing, Retailing

Dave Eggers (who I have a huge lit-crush on) co-authors a great op/ed in the New York Times about the teaching profession. It is completely ridiculous, he asserts, that teachers are so under-paid that they often have to take on…

Stupid Oracle

I don’t drink Starbucks. We have too many little coffee shops in town that I love to support to submit myself to Starbucks coffee. Nonetheless, as per my usual order of a grande soy latte with Irish Creme, the Starbucks…