What happens when you try to take away your 22-month old's Wubanub to take a picture, and it turns out she was prepared for you? Something like this:I'm pretty sure that's the toddler version of gangsta.
Well, I Guess Sleepovers Are Out Now…
As you may have heard by now, on Monday, two boys, ages 4 and 6, died at a sleepover when they were crushed by a 14-foot, 100-pound python. When the story first began hitting the news, my friends and I immediately got suspicious of what really happened. None of the earlier reported details made any … Continue reading Well, I Guess Sleepovers Are Out Now…
Abigail Fisher and Their Ilk Need a Lesson in Humility
I have made no secret over the years how I feel about entitled, self-important teens and "adults." The Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas has just brought all those old feelings to the surface.What I think about affirmative action is irrelevant to my feelings about Fisher. The bottom line is that the … Continue reading Abigail Fisher and Their Ilk Need a Lesson in Humility
Making Others’ Bad Grammar Work for You
I am one of those people who is a freak (and probably a pain) about good grammar. Sure, I make allowances for auto-correct or (in a casual or personal setting) mindless errors made by quick action and/or lack of proofreading. Heck, I'm not perfect; I realize (sometimes too late) that I make grammatical mistakes that … Continue reading Making Others’ Bad Grammar Work for You
What is a "Real Woman", Really?
This afternoon, The Huffington Post angered a number of fans on its Facebook page when it posted the following:The commentary contained a link to this article, which showcased a slideshow of real Huffington Post readers in bikinis. The angry commenters' problem was that they believed HuffPost's characterization of the women in the slideshow as "real … Continue reading What is a "Real Woman", Really?