America's Most Stressful Cities →
I’m surprised Boston didn’t make it into the top 10. Then again I think about my life in Boston/Cambridge which most consists of eating, sleeping, reading, writing, and wearing ugly clothing because no one cares looking nice around here, and I think, it’s not so bad.
Food Marketers Cook Up 'Value' Campaigns →
Now that the economy has gone to hell, we’ll probably change our grocery shopping strategy and food companies will be taking advantage of our new found poverty. (via gawker)
The previous post brings me to 23andMe which is a company started by Sergey Brin’s wifey Anne Wojcicki. If I had $399 to spare, I would order one of their nifty Spit Kits and have half a million points in my DNA analyzed and turned into digital data which I would then be able to access through the Internet. Very cool. Although it reminds me of Gattaca. Scary.
Sergey Brin has a blog! One step closer to understanding the mind of one of Google’s founders.
Strongbad's 200th Email!!! →
Issue Is Payback, Not Bailout →
Some perspective on the issue.
My Paparazzo: Hiring a Stalker Is Easy →
Sonia Zjawinski of Wired hired a paparazzo to stalk her for a day. Conclusion: “For days, I’m afraid to look at the disc that Rony burns for me — 60 images in all. But surprisingly, I end up liking them. I actually look like my authentic self. They may not be worthy of the cover of Us Weekly, but they are perfect for posting on MySpace. I can only hope that people who visit my...
Although I’ve all about the aesthetics of a phone, I definitely value functionality and in fact, sometimes function will override form in some of my decisions. Unfortunately, the T-Mobile G1 Google phone looks hideous and lacks some basic components like a headphone jack (?!?). CNET did a nice short 2-minute video review of it…that was all the time I wanted to devote.
It’s like they tried to make the iphone and the blackberry have a kid, but...– Steph on the new T-Mobile G1 phone
I stumbled upon a pair of jeans from the college days this morning and decided to give them a whirl. Result: My thighs feel like they’ve been stuffed into sausage casing due to my post-college weight gain. Benefit: Butt definition.
Sarah Palin has been JUDGED.
Stephanie: is it weird that i don't judge sarah palin for the contents of her emails, but for the fact that she uses a yahoo account?
8 Simple Tools for Better Bookmarking →
NJ Hall of Fame →
Shamefully as a former resident of NJ, I had no idea that the state had so many famous citizens. I know people think NJ is the armpit of America (I think these people need to get out more) and that it should be broken up into pieces and integrated into Pennsylvania and New York, but think about this. If NJ didn’t exist, where would all those colleges in MA find their students (although I...
Palin: wrong woman, wrong message →
Usually, I hate long-winded ranty articles, but I would not mind reading more of Gloria Steinem explaining why Sarah Palin is wrong, wrong, wrong. (via LAT)
A lot of moms like neurotic.
steph explains nom nom nom to me.
me: question, what does NOM mean?
like nom nom nom
it's just the sound for eating
so if i was like ooh, popsicle nom nom nom
Stephanie: it'd be like i was making the nom nom as i was eating
let me see if i can find some examples
me: what a bizarre word
Stephanie: [sends picture of two kittens nom nom nomming each other]
flipping through breaking dawn
stepliana: tsuk: george: what’s with all these italics? me: i do not want to answer that question. george: do it. me: that’s when the werewolves are reading each other’s minds. THIS RIGHT HERE. OH MY GOD. Here, I will now post a chat that Rose and I had the other day. Rose: wonder what holy water and crosses do to the glitter vampires Step: i’m sure we’ll never find out, since smeyer is...
The Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Bailout Explained →
This is a good read if you don’t quite understand what is going on with that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailout. (@ radar)
Microsoft to Copy Apple's Geniuses with Gurus →
“The Gurus will be placed in stores to help potential customers select Microsoft solutions and to offer pre-sale support. They will not, however, be available for post-sale support, unlike the Genius Bar staff, potentially limiting their usefulness to new Microsoft customers.” So what’s the point?
What I ate over Labor Day weekend. Brace...
Popeye’s fried chicken (i really just wanted a biscuit, but i had to get the chicken to get the biscuit.) chicken skewers grilled veggies hamburger (it was determined that the burger was only 10% lean and that is why it tasted so good.) blueberry pancakes bacon kielbasa cooked on a stick (if i could cook all my meals over an open fire on the beach, i would be all over that shit.) ...
The Best Part of the Palin Speech
It wasn’t anything Palin said. It was her little daughter Piper licking her hand and matting down Trig’s hair with her saliva.