Archive for July 2014

The Best TV Show on Each Network

ABC: Grey's Anatomy<br><br>I will get shit for this, and I don't even care. Grey's is ten seasons old and it has become comfortable in its own skin. This show is the TV version of your most luxe, cushy loafers.
I saw an article on TV.com this morning that listed the “best” TV show currently airing (or currently in production) on each network. The article showed me exactly how little TV I really do watch, which is a really positive thing for me as a person and a really negative thing for me as a... Read more »

7 ways to make sure your baby makes you money

7 ways to make sure your baby makes you money
I was at BlogHer 2014 this weekend. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s a massive conference whose purpose is to celebrate, support, and inform women (and some men) who blog. I had a great time at BlogHer. I heard Kerry Washington and Arianna Huffington speak. I danced like a fool while Rev... Read more »

All the shoes I need for BlogHer 2014

All the shoes I need for BlogHer 2014
Consider this my foray into travel blogging. I’ve never been to BlogHer before, but I have been out of town once or twice. So I know what I need to bring in order to keep my feet happy and my toes tapping all weekend long. Enjoy this post? Click like on the Hammervision Facebook page... Read more »
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Perverse: A Hammervision lifestyle blog

Perverse: A Hammervision lifestyle blog
If you haven’t yet checked out Blake Lively’s lifestyle blog, Preserve.us, then you are missing something. Missing what exactly? A lot of adjectives, from what I’ve seen. She had some interesting thoughts about ice cream, and so do I. Sex on top of Sundaes Sex on ice cream is an act of violent, sugary insurrection.... Read more »

Back-to-School Plan for the Stay-at-Home Mom

Back-to-School Plan for the Stay-at-Home Mom
When school starts at the end of August, I will officially enter the Gwyneth Paltrow realm of “STFU, lady. You are so out of touch, you don’t even know it.” Because when school starts this year, both of my kids will be going. All day. Boy Child will be in first grade, and the girl... Read more »

It's Opposite Day...or is it?

My six-year-old blew my mind on Saturday night. We were out at dinner when he said, “Mom, tell me you don’t like me.” “No,” I said. “I love you. You are one of the best people I know. Whoever doesn’t like you is a darn fool.” “But it’s Opposite Day.” “Well, in that case, you’re... Read more »
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How to give your kids a '50s summer

How to give your kids a '50s summer
I witnessed something yesterday that warmed the cockles of my cold, dead heart. I took the kids to a park out in the suburbs, doesn’t matter which one. The park was big and rambling and had a large pond right in the center of it. We’d been to this park several times; but during our... Read more »

10 celebrities who'd write a better lifestyle blog than Blake Lively

10 celebrities who'd write a better lifestyle blog than Blake Lively
Blake Lively is starting a lifestyle brand, because, well, I don’t know why. To teach us how to share one pair of pants with your friends of varying sizes and having them look good on all of you? To share her secrets of acting without facial expression? Emma Fraser has come up with a fabulous... Read more »

Hammering Out... Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Hammering Out... Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. JOHN: Three years ago, I was hugely surprised by how much I enjoyed the Apes reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Having been burned so... Read more »
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2014 Primetime Emmy Nominees

Lead Actor in a Drama Series Matthew McConaughey, True Detective Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Woody Harrelson, True Detective Kevin Spacey, House of Cards No complaints here. Cranston should win, but will Emmy voters be able to resist giving the award to a newly-crowned Oscar winner? Lead Actress in a Drama Series Lizzie Caplan, Masters... Read more »