Link city! Because I am kind of out of it and thus am sitting here reading things for a bit.
First, because it made me laugh, this post
, written by a woman who decided to spend one week (IIRC) living by the advice of womens' magazines (inspired to do so by a self-helpish book written by a woman who claims to have changed her life and become a whole and happy person by doing the same)."...immediately I see a list of impossible demands. Take your Brain Shopping! Linger over Love Time! Say Goodbye to Fungi! Stop Stress Making you Fat! Think Yourself Happy! Wear a Romper Suit! Decode Your Sex Dreams! Feng-shui Your Arsehole! (OK, I made the last one up.)
And the more I stare at the pages, the more surreal the advice becomes. Cosmo suggests I stop emotionally dumping on my cat: "Is Your Cat Your Counsellor?" Prima suggests that, when tidying, "gather up items left downstairs and take them all up in one go". Thanks Prima! There is, according to Company, a correct way to board a plane. Step 4 is to "eat an avocado"."
WTF YO.This, just because I never thought I'd see Young Jeezy and John McCain discussed in the same article
, and because this made me laugh:"But there's another story here. You see, the love goes both ways: McCain's been telling people that he dug the music he saw Usher and Jeezy rehearsing on SNL that night. "Very talented. Very good," he's said. "I was very impressed." The song that impressed him so deeply, of course, was none other than "Love in This Club" — a smooth, catchy ode to having sex in public spaces. Scandal! So it's time to come clean. Does Sen. McCain now want, or has he ever wanted, to make love in this club? Moreover, has he ever made love, to a thug, in a club, with his ice on? The people want answers."
John McCain enjoys "Love in This Club". I love it! I also totally love that Jeezy made a whole video explaining to us that he REALLY TRULY DOES NOT SUPPORT MCCAIN, he just...found him inoffensive to be in a room with? They hung out that one time? "I fucked with that guy" is not generally how I would put that, personally, but sure.
Meanwhile, you can check out the Top 10 Songs lists
submitted by McCain and Obama to Blender magazine. Because these tracks will totally tell you what kind of leader each would be and thus make you a smarter voter. Or because I don't know whether it's cool or lame that Obama put "Yes We Can" by will.i.am on his list. Either way!
I found out about Dirty Librarian Chains
the other day. Too bad they are way out of the price range affordable by a real live librarian. ;)
I also found out that Burlington participates in the Bicycle Benefits
program. I went and bought a sticker for each of our bike helmets, so now I can get discounts from participating local businesses when I bike there. 15% off Ben and Jerry's! The Twilight Manifesto
is wanktacular fabulousness that might make you point and laugh even if you don't know a darn thing about the Stephanie Meyer teen novels in question. These are fans who seem to be attempting to argue that the 4th novel in the series is legitimate canon (yeah, duh) but they are doing so in a fashion that vaguely suggests that they believe the books ARE ACTUALLY REAL, and that really lends itself to two word capital letter freakouts with 3 exclamation points after them. And this, my friends, is what this LJer has done for us. For example:
"Jacob Black continues to be a great character. He is not a pedophile.
CONTINUES TO BE GREAT!!! NOT A PEDOPHILE!!!"
PS - I would be happy to give public statements for any of you, stating that you continue to be great (if this is so) and are not a pedophile (presumably true of all of you :)).
Lastly, a ad campaign that belongs in that "Killing Us Softly" documentary about women in advertising: Wrangler - WE ARE ANIMALS
. The ads are creepy and might be triggering, because I guess Wrangler thinks their jeans look great on wet, dead-looking women.
Okay that's no fun as a last item. Let's see what I've got...oh right, the Halloweenie BPAL update!
I was doing okay until I got to the Sleepy Hollow inspired oils, and then oh dear. Time to sell off some decants like I threatened to before, so I can get a bottle or two. Not that all other BPALers in the world aren't doing that right now too, but...:)
Time to go. Ryan is on his way home a bit early and we're going to hang out.