Men’s Health finally writes a decent article…

4 04 2007

50 Things She wishes you knew…

Universal truths that all men should–but don’t–understand

Illustrations by: Juliette Borda, By: Lisa Jones

1. Saying “I love you” immediately before, during, or following sex doesn’t count.

2. Real men drive stick shift.

3. I will leave if you lie.

4. You are cute in raglan-sleeved T-shirts (two-toned baseball undershirts).

5. I’m convinced I’m pregnant and obsess about it for a minimum of 24 to 48 hours before my period, even when I have no rational reason to think so.

6. I love it when you hug me from behind and whisper in my ear.

7. “Fine” is never an appropriate response when I ask you how I look.

8. Most of the time when I fantasize, it’s about you.

9. I’m terrified of becoming my mother, even though I admire her.

10. I get turned on simply seeing that I have an e-mail from you.

11. I expect you to call me.

12. Only rock stars are allowed to wear leather pants.

13. I’m scared of losing my independence.

14. I’m more forgiving of you than I really should be.

15. Oral sex is your get-out-of-the-doghouse-free card. Manolo Blahnik shoes also do the trick.

16. You did something bad. I seem cool with it. I’m not. (See directly above.)

17. If I’m not having sex with you, I’m… a. …having a fat day. b. …not feeling “connected” to you. c. …blackmailing you to get something I want.

18. Shoes determine whether you’re fashionable or not.

19. I own a Debbie Gibson CD, and I’m not afraid to use it.

20. When I compare my flabby tummy to a kangaroo pouch, say nothing.

21. A man I love plans the occasional fancy-schmancy dress-up date and impromptu weekend getaways, and he buys my favorite candy in advance when we’re just going to the movies.

22. You look hot in hooded clothing items.

23. You should never tell me what to do.

24. If I slept over, you owe me breakfast.

25. My breasts love much licking and sucking.

26. If you ask me out directly, I will say yes.

27. I’m very impressed when you ask for my advice.

28. I’m unimpressed with a man who doesn’t take the lead.

29. When in doubt, go with the shirt that matches your eye color.

30. I want to be Madonna.

31. Women get urinary-tract infections easily, so watch (and wash) your fingers.

32. I’m in heaven when you hold my hand.

33. You’re sexy when you’re shaving, fixing things, wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, driving, eating a peach, holding a baby.

34. I need to hear how you feel about me. Often. Tell me now.

35. Surprises, especially gifts for moi = more loving.

36. I want to be the best thing that ever happened to you–and for you to recognize this.

37. If I’m not feeling loved, I will start looking….

38. Discussion of ex-gf’s and ex-bf’s should be avoided at all times.

39. I like it when you tell me what you’re thinking, even if you don’t know yourself.

40. Celebrating our anniversary, even if it’s only been a few months, earns major bonus points.

41. I love it when you’re sweaty.

42. It’s best to consult your gal pals for gift ideas.

43. A lady should always be greeted with kisses.

44. I like porn.

45. I love holding your bum in the palms of my hands.

46. Even nice girls like hushed dirty talk in public.

47. It’s cheating as soon as you’re doing something with her that you wouldn’t want me to see, hear, read…

48. For the record: I’d rather you break up with me than cheat.

49. I remember everything about our relationship.

50. You should know all this and more with-out my telling you.





Welcome 2007!

9 01 2007

Yeah, I know…it’s January 9th…I’ve been a little busy lately, ok?

2007…wow. It seems like 2006 didn’t even exist. It just flew right through me like a supersonic jet filled with questionable acts, drunken hazes, love struggles and meaningless relationships. I’m not bitter though.

But I really don’t have any clue what happened to 2006. One day I’m celebrating 24 and the next, I’m dreading 25. 25. Wow. Now I think 28 is the new 21, but turning 25 does have a significant meaning to it. Your auto insurance lowers, you’ve learned all the ins and outs of bar ettiquette (and hopefully by this point have acquired enough connections to drink for considerably less than you normally would), you’ve filtered out all the insignificant acquantances and found your real friends, and by now you’re starting to be a lot more judgemental of the people you date. I mean after all, this is the time to start finding that special someone isn’t it? Is it? Who knows nowadays. Relationships are so incredibly different from the norm to which I’ve been accustomed. I feel sorry for those that haven’t truly loved, but at the same time, I envy their zest for seeking it out.

I can honestly say I’ve been in love and ok, ok…I still am. But it’s real kick in the balls sometimes. But, being 25 and embracing whatever comes your way is what it’s all about, right? Who wants to be stuck in the past? It’s hard not to dwell on previous events that have led you to where you are now, but sometimes you just have to let go and move forward.
So, even though I have refused to come up with a resolution for this year, I will say that my “aim” for 2007 is to start learning to let go. (Notice I didn’t say resolution.) I wish you all the best in 2007 and I would hope that if there is anything still lingering from a rocky past, maybe you don’t have to completely close your eyes to it, but start learning to live with it.
Afterall, it’s not going away.





Modern art…

9 11 2006

I personally don’t think I would have the patience to do this every single day, but somebody did and will be doing it for the rest of their lives. His name is Noah Kalina and he’s been taking a picture of himself everyday for the past six years and will continue to do so until the day he dies. I love this piece and I think it’s very indicative of the new forms of art we are going to start seeing with the rise of technology. Everyday, ordinary people being creative because they posses the tools to do so.





Get heard…

8 11 2006

With the exception of P. Diddy’s (or whatever he’s called nowadays) ridiculous “Vote or Die” campaign aimed at faddy apparel and threatening billboard ads, really only doing harm to the entire cause, the movement to vote has become a prolific element in my young adult life. My father was an enormous history enthusiast and teacher and if he taught me anything about democracy in history, it has been that the power of the people is an incredibly daunting capacity to withhold. But it’s still ours. We have yet to make ourselves heard. We tolerate these ridiculous lies and blatant twistings of truths, and why? Because we as Americans don’t truly feel we’re being lied to. We’re so wrapped up in all the other distractions and all the other vices that are available to us, we forget that our President is the most inept, unjust, uneducated and unworthy person to ever hold that position. But, alas. He’ll be gone soon and whoever steps up to the plate will truly be batting “clean-up”. There is going to be such a mess left over, that the next incumbent will do very little to seal his or her own legacy in American history and will probably only be known as “The President after Bush”. I never think it’s too late to change. I think America will recover, but it will require many years, many honest and prolific people and many well-placed and monumental events. So, what can we do? What little part can we play? Let’s face it, not a lot of people have the passion, let alone the time to be revolutionaries. But we can vote. For the normal, everyday, non-Superhero-esque personnel of America, it’s our most available option. So, do it with pride. It’s our wonderful privilege as Americans to do so. Often, people of other countries wait in lines for hours at the risk of being shot just so they can say “Yay” or “Nay”. I would hope that America wouldn’t have to come to that point to bring our poll visits up to a decent number. I challenge my generation to take a severe interest in our future and the future of our children. It’s time for radical change. It’s time for our own Bastille Day of sorts. It’s time to start asking the questions that matter and asking them of the people in charge. Where are our answers Mr. Bush? You have yet to apologize for what you’ve done to this country and the world as a whole. By instilling the idea of being conquered by terrorists, you sir, have been ruling by terror. And what a terrible President you are. I ask wholeheartedly as an American and as a human that we stand together and make ourselves heard. Voting is one of the most important things you will ever do as an American citizen. Be proud, be wise and above all, be heard.





Get your self a del.icio.us account…

3 11 2006

Seriously, this is so cool…I started thinking about this today…Our collection(s) of regularly visited web pages really paint a very detailed picture of who we are…so, why not try connecting with others with similar taste?

The thing I love about del.icio.us is that it’s so incredibly bare…there’s no fancy advertisements, no shiny link buttons (althought those are cool) and nothing to get in your way of finding exactly what you need…

So, mosey on down to del.icio.us and start yourself up and account and start adding your favorite bookmarks…You can check out my bookmarks (still building it) here.





Be gentle, it’s my first time…

3 11 2006

So here I am…Officially blogging! So, is this what it feels like? I guess everyone’s disappointed their first time, right?

It’s very strange…you hear about blogging, you read about blogging, you see blogs all over…it always seemed reserved for those elite internet freaks that were using the internet before Bill Gates even knew what it was…But here I am! Sitting at my computer blogging…it’s somewhat empowering. How many people are going to read this again?!