Archives: July 2010

Food Friday! The Quest for Cupcakes

Every so often, I do something silly. A cousin of TheBoy’s has a baby shower at the end of this month, and I volunteered to make cupcakes, mini-quiches and ice cream. For how many people? We aren’t sure yet. But it’s looking like it could be a lot. So this week I started my search

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To those going to Comic-Con

One, I am jealous. The timing just didn’t work out, so we’re going to Vegas a little later instead. Next time (I hope). That isn’t what I wanted to say. I wanted to warn you- Westboro Baptist Church will be there. If you aren’t familiar with the name, you probably know the name of their

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It’s too darn hot

I was going to post some more ad geekery. If you’re unaware, I worked for an ad agency for almost 5 years. 5 years! While I was one of the few people there who study marketing in school, I do pay attention to ad campaigns and the writing and so on. So I understood how

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Part of the BlogHer Network

I tweeted that I had some fairly exciting news, but that I couldn’t talk about it just yet. I’m now part of the BlogHer network of blogs! So I do have ads on my site now. I’ve tried not to include anything that would offend people, but if anything pops up, I’ll see what I

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@OldSpice guy, I salute you!

It’s no secret that one of my favorite ad campaigns as of late are the Isaiah Mustafa Old Spice ads. The banter is clever, it’s intriguing… and oh, that voice! So far we’re up to four separate spots (I don’t know the actual names, but they are: “I’m on a horse”, Riding Backwards, Motorcycle in

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Lovely weekend, but a horrible day

I had a lovely weekend, and a lovely morning. Even with Sunday morning’s wicked migraine (so bad that I stumbled downstairs with my eyes closed to get some medicine), it was a lovely weekend. The boys were relatively well-behaved, and we didn’t do much of anything. However, things changed almost as soon as TheBoy left

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Wrapping my brain around the double standard…

This is a short one. More of a wondering why than trying to look into it. Today, I’ve seen no less than 4 tweets about how Jessica Simpson is wrong for dating a married man. Nice way to spin the story, people. This week’s US Weekly tried the same thing. The fact is, Eric Johnson

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Why I’m in favor of anonymity

[Picture placeholder here] I know, it seems ridiculous for me to say that I back internet anonymity when I blog under my maiden name and tweet with a derivation of it. Part of the reason that I use it for my blog is that it is my maiden name. I don’t have my address under

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Is the Daily Show sexist?

Jezebel seems to think so. Citing its frequent turnover with female correspondants, Jezebel alleges that it’s a boy’s club and girls just aren’t welcome– unless you’re really hot, because who cares if you’re funny if you’re hot? The women of the Daily Show fired back with a note that essentially blames the story on disgruntled

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Cherry ice cream

I am in love with my ice cream machine. If it were possibly to marry an inanimate object, I might become a polygamist. Making your own ice cream is easy, and the end product you get is just as luxurious as Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen-Daaz, but at a fraction of the price. For the

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