Filed Under “Can we Get More Degrading”

July 22, 2007 at 2:41 pm (News)

SERIOUSLY! We wonder why women are objectified … this is why … or rather just one example.

Bikini-clad mowers offer lawn care with a twist

‘You get the attention but you also get a tan,’ employee says of business

You really gotta read the whole story. I loved this part… "Some customers sit in lawn chairs and have a beer while watching, he said."

I don’t get what would make a young woman want this job. Do you???


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Blogging Tribute for 9/11

July 1, 2006 at 12:11 pm (News)

This year will be the 5th anniversary of
September 11.   A  blogger named D.C. Roe is organizing an online blogging memorial for each of the 2,996 victims on September
11, 2006.  The effort is named, appropriately, 2,996.  D.C. writes

2,996 is an effort to bring together 2,996 bloggers in a massive memorial to the victims of 9/11.

September 11, 2006, the 5th anniversary of the attacks, 2,996 bloggers
will each post a memorial to one victim. We will remember the innocent
victims of that day–we will not remember the murderers.

It’s simple to participate–all you need is a blog.  You sign up by leaving a comment at DC’s blog, or by e-mailing him at
(remember to replace the "at" with the @ sign).  He will assign you a
victim to memorialize on September 11, 2006, and he’ll give you a link
with information about that person.

I was thrilled to be able to request and receive a particular victim, my friend’s cousin-in-law, Joshua Piver. I’m hoping to gather some even more personal information from the family.

I hope you’ll stop by and join the effort.

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Why Does Hollywood Do That?

June 10, 2006 at 2:58 pm (News)

Have you ever been to a movie and walked away going "Wow, that so wasn’t what I thought it was going to be." Well from all the previews and articles I had seen/read I thought
"The Breakup" (w/ jennifer anniston and vince vaughn) was going to be a hysterical comedy. Had it not been for the warning of a friend I would have been really caught unaware. But just before Stacey and I left for the movie she said "Oh, it’s sad." At first we thought she was joking, but she wasn’t.

Now, granted, the first 30 minutes were pretty funny, and there were some humorous points beyond that but overall you basically were watching a relationship implode and it was not pretty.

I had to laugh out loud at the fight they had (that started it all). Part of it went something like this (after a dinner party)

"I want you to help with the dishes."
"Okay, fine, I’ll help with the dishes."
"No, not if you’re going to be like that."
"So you don’t want me to help with the dishes?"
"It’s not about the dishes."
"You just said it was about the dishes."
"I just want you to WANT to do the dishes."
"You want me to WANT to do the dishes?"

I have had that EXACT conversation with my husband many years ago. It took me umpteen years before I realized that I did not marry a man that would ever WANT to do the dishes. So I actually have to say "Honey, will you please do the dishes tonight." And he complies. And life is much better.

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