What makes a person look older?
Grey hair? Mom jeans? A few extra pounds?
According to the announcers calling the UK-Florida basketball game —
The announcer actually called them ‘cheaters’ when he spied them in the crowd on UK superfan and actress Ashley Judd. You could hear his disbelief, his teenage fantasies becoming as blurry as the words on her game day program.
She had aged before his very eyes.
One word: progressives.
Posted in Basketball, College, Commentary, Design, Fashion, Health, Humor, Life, Sports, Television
Tagged age, announcers, Ashley Judd, basketball, cheater glasses, college, commentary, design, eyes, Fashion, Florida, glasses, Health, Humor, life, looking old, progressives, reader glasses, Sports, superfan, Television, UK Wildcats
I just discovered something better than sliced bread —
A toast press — shaped here like a teddy bear — makes your morning slice or lunch sandwich an event.
This is the first I have seen these…and they come in all kinds of designs.
That’s what I get for not watching Food Network anymore.
Posted in Cooking, Design, Food, Home, Humor, Life
Tagged bread, cooking, design, food, Food Network, home, Humor, life, sandwich, slice, sliced bread, teddy bear, toast, toast press
It’s hard to believe that it has been
three and a half four years since I first saw The Book of Mormon in previews on Broadway.
I was in the audience twice in the first two weeks (in case it closed)…but luckily the critics and New York audiences agreed.
It was the “musical of the century.”
front-row orchestra tickets on Twitter for last night’s show. The faces have changed, and possibly some nuances of the staging, but it was just like seeing it for the first time.
I made eye contact with the cast, said hello to the conductor and got spit on.
I got to take my friend Derek for his first-ever viewing.
This blog was created with a little help from my post last August, when I won the BOM Twitter lottery the first time.
Posted in Broadway, Entertainment, Friends, Humor, Life
Tagged audience, blog, BOM, Broadway, critics, deja vu, entertainment, friends, life, lottery, musical, musical of the centure, New York, orchestra, post, previews, staging, The Book of Mormon, theatre, tickets, Twitter
I have become a bit of an HGTV addict since a visit to a good friend last August.
Now the channel is the background noise in my apartment. Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and Love It or List It are major distractions. And I hear this tired cliche from homeowners all the time —
Perhaps I should be thrilled that the woman is ‘winning’ in this scenario, but instead it kinda pisses me off.
I’ve never been married, but I envision a partnership of sorts where decisions are made together and compromise is key. This credo makes it sound like the wife is some crabby curmudgeon who holds every outcome over her husband’s head. If its doesn’t go her way, grudges will commence! Sex will be withheld! Pain will be inflicted!
Geez — where’s the love?
And where’s the husband equivalent of this saying? Is there one?
An unmarried woman wants to know.
Posted in Commentary, Design, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Love, Relationships, Television
Tagged cliche, commentary, compromise, crabby, credo, curmudgeon, decisionmaking, design, distractions, family, Fixer Upper, grudges, Happy wife happy life, HGTV, home, home improvement, homeowners, Humor, life, love, Love It or List It, marriage, pain, partnership, Property Brothers, Relationships, Television, unmarried woman, winning, woman
I am watching ESPN, and a commercial for Cheez-Its just aired.
You’ve probably seen it.
Scientists are testing cheese to make sure it is mature…because only aged cheddar goes into Cheez-Its.
I don’t know. The immature cheese sounds like a lot more fun. I think it would taste better, too.
These are the important issues that occupy my big brain.
Posted in Advertising, Basketball, Commentary, Foods, Humor, Life, Sports, Television
Tagged advertising, cheddar, cheese, Cheez-Its, commentary, commercials, ESPN, Foods, Humor, issues, life, snacks, Sports, Television
What does the term ‘boyfriend jeans’ mean to you?
Loose jeans? Distressed jeans? Or…
Super sexy jeans?
Old Navy is now selling this popular style to girls and babies, and continuing to call them boyfriend jeans. Some parents and psychologists argue that this name is inappropriate for such a young clientele, who shouldn’t be thinking about wearing their boyfriend’s jeans or even have a boyfriend at all.
In the words of Seth and Amy at the SNL Weekend Update desk — “Really?”
I’d argue that the ‘highly sexualized nature’ of the name lies in the minds of these doctors and parents. Jeans shoppers have heard it in the marketplace for years; it simply means ‘loose fitting.’ Any babies and little girls made aware of the name will define it in terms of their own innocent friendships (unless their parents attempt to explain it in an adult context and scar them forever).
Keep calm and carry on, parents. There are far bigger boogie men out there to fight.
Posted in Children, Family, Fashion, Humor, Life, Relationships
Tagged acid wash, Amy Poehler, babies, blue jeans, boogie men, boyfriend jeans, children, clientele, commentary, distressed jeans, Fashion, girls, Humor, keep calm and carry on, life, loose jeans, marketplace, Old Navy, Relationships, Seth Meyers, sex, sexy, shoppers, SNL, Weekend Update
Everyone is talking about the weather.
It doesn’t matter where you live — it’s snowing or icing, and the temps are dangerously low. Everyone is being told to stay indoors.
It’s for our own protection.
Yet in the midst of all this cold, a few bulbs can flourish in just a few inches of water.
In three days, I have watched them go from simple green stems to three visible blooms (and a hint of more to come).
Makes me believe that spring is more than just a groundhog’s shadowy promise.
Posted in gardening, Green, Humor, Life, Weather
Tagged blooms, garden, green, hope, Humor, ice, life, promise, snow, spring, stems, temperatures, tulip bulbs, tulips, water, weather