I will hold on strongly to my values, while still recognizing and respecting...– My newest mantra. Thanks, family dinner, for letting my thought process lead me here.
Fake IDs made with under-21years old birthdays.... →
SAT test impersonators, of course! This makes me sad on SO many levels. Kids, don’t be this stupid and pathetic. Parents, temper your expectations for the real abilities of your teen. And test centers… Really?!
I want WAN!
The product is funny; the pictures on the website (including below) are funnier. WAN (a Wrap-a-Nap) is a pillow, a blindfold, and an earmuff all in one. This is something my mom would like for sure, but something I can’t really imagine anyone sincerely owning. But hey, it has fans! I suppose I can’t knock it til I try it!
Anderson ate spinach for the first time, and I clearly found it hilarious / sad / adorable / everything in between. (about 1 minute in…. even better than the last time, which was pretty awesome)
Thanks, Karen →
Karen, my two friends and I learned well tonight. Thank you very much for helping us to reach this domestic milestone. We feel not only empowered but totally wowed. The art of the blind hem is excellent.
2011 State Soda Tax Map →
Higher! Higher! [Yes, I know, slippery slope with taxing sugary food/beverage. But I still support it.]
Interactive Map - 2010 Poverty Data →
All I can say is OY.
I like the man-smell of a hardware store: odors of old leather, fresh cut...– An untitled, unattributed poem hanging in the back of Moody’s Hardware Store in Montgomery, Alabama. The poem and story of Moody’s was really a gem to stumble upon, because Boston Hardware in Uncasville, Connecticut was our family’s pride for more than 40 years. It’s amazing...
The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the...– Troy Davis I’m so saddened by how our justice system failed. There was far too much doubt for his execution to be justified, and the onus is now on us, the American public, to either change the judicial process with respect to the death penalty or to legislatively get rid of it all together....
Nonprofit Board Variance by City →
Interesting study, and I’d love to see some of the raw data. Also, nonprofits, given this data, do you think it will influence your Board governance in any way? Thanks Taproot!
Low Line Park!
Yes please! Love the idea always of converting dumpy, unused, publicly-owned space to something amazing and rejuvenating in the form of a park. This old subway tunnel (below) is currently under the control of the MTA, so we’ll see if they can make a good decision (for once). Check out more on this project at inhabit.
This was the 90s:
I want to say things have changed, and I hope they have, but have they? Also, College is a career? Really Parker Brothers? [editor’s note: I most certainly do not have a problem with any of these professions. I am just commenting on the scope represented, the packaging, the total whiteness and girliness!, etc.]
Sperm bank catalyzing redhead extinction →
Cyros International, the world’s biggest sperm bank, doesn’t want redheaded donors anymore. The demand is too low, they stated. I suppose there’s still a chance that the ever-popular brown hair brown eyed donor is a carrier of the recessive mutated MC1R gene, but my completely scientific theory is that even less redheaded babies are going to enter this twisted world. What a...
DIY: Host a clothing swap
On September 11, the National Day of Service and also a National Day of Remembrance, I wanted to do both without gratuitously doing either. So, what better than hosting a fun event and celebration of girlfriends with a charity component? In the end, 15 girls each went home with some fun new finds and also donated more than 120 items to Housing Works. Here’s how it went down: ...
Reason #857 why I love NYC
Me: What country is this music from? It's beautiful.
Cab Driver: Oh, it's not music, it's the Koran.
Me: Wow, really? On the radio?
Cab Driver: Yes, it's New York! They have everything on the radio!
Me: I guess so! It sounds so lovely anyway.
Cab Driver: It's in Aramaic you know. It's been passed down for hundreds of centuries.
Me: Sure. It sounds somewhat like Hebrew but not quite. I should read it sometime.
Cab Driver: *laughing* You should! Why not!
Me: Everyone else does!
Cab Driver: I bet it's even all online!
Me: I bet you're right! I'll look into that!
Cab Driver: No, I know it is. sacred-texts.com. Cheaper that way.
I work for Google now! →
A podcast for your Thursday morning pleasure. Can’t promise that it’s hilarious, but I know how much you all love my voice. And it’s not really me, it’s Jeanine Stottlemeyer. If you like this interview, there are more funny interviews with surprised guests from me and from others at Pre-Recorded Late Night’s website.
Programming games without knowing programming?!... →
This looks awesome. Can’t wait to test it soon. Kids, if you’re reading my blog, let me know how it works for you, too.