Archive for August 2014

7 more ways children can have fun at the shooting range

7 more ways children can have fun at the shooting range
Shooting ranges have gotten a bad rap lately, what with the whole “letting young girls loose with Uzis” situation. It’s unfair, really. Shooting ranges are safe, wholesome places the whole family can enjoy. They’re like Chuck E. Cheese, but they replace the scary, mechanical animal band with scary, mechanical weaponry. The NRA knows this, and... Read more »

13 Sexiest Halloween Costumes for 2014

Nothing says "sexy" like Ralphie's bunny costume from A Christmas Story.
It’s that time of year again. It’s time to start thinking about all the sexy things you can be for sexy Halloween. I scoured BuyCostumes.com to see what’s new for 2014 (i.e. I did my research). Ketchup bottles are So Out. Humanoid turtles are So In. Don’t even think about showing up in last year’s... Read more »

My kids are starting school and I'm terrified

My kids are starting school and I'm terrified
I’m losing my identity this week. For the past six years I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. Yes, I’ve done other things as well. I’ve written blogs and books and whatnot, but, as much as I’m loath to admit it to people I’ve just met, “mom” has been my main identifier. “Mom” is the reason my... Read more »
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2014 Summer Movie Season Superlatives

2014 Summer Movie Season Superlatives
Well, folks, that’s a wrap.  Oh sure, this weekend marks the official end of the summer movie season, but when the only new releases are a stale Pierce Brosnan spy caper (The November Man) and a cheapie horror flick (As Above So Below), you know we’ve reached the end of the line.  Now seems like... Read more »

All the posts Facebook has hidden from me in the past 24 hours

I check Facebook regularly. When I’m on my laptop at home, I keep it set to “recent stories.” When I hop back on Facebook from whatever I’ve been doing, I start at the top and basically scroll down until I start to see posts I’ve already seen before. I figured, heck, I check this shit... Read more »

Kids, meet The Simpsons

Kids, meet The Simpsons
The Simpsons will be playing non-stop for the next twelve eleven days on FXX (one F, two X-es). Since my son already spent the first week of his summer vacation building Mommy her Lego Simpsons house, I figured this marathon was the perfect opportunity to introduce him (and the girl one) to Homer, Marge, Bart,... Read more »
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Celebrities doing the ALS Challenge right

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5Hh9NrOPppU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br>Ben Affleck<br><br>I love how natural this video feels. I love how, at least in this moment, Affleck and Jennifer Garner seem to generally have a good time together. I love how their kids are obviously cracking up in the background. If Ben Affleck ever finds himself having public image issues, he needs to make sure this video is rereleased.
I’ve mostly been a casual observer of the ALS Challenge. John did it, and I shot the video. If you’re someone I know and you’re in my Facebook feed, chances are I skimmed past your post without a second glance. But I have been drawn in by some of the celebrity videos. This is such... Read more »

Delayed Gratification: Which Movie Sequels Are Worth the Wait?

Delayed Gratification: Which Movie Sequels Are Worth the Wait?
This Friday, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits theaters as the last big “hurrah” of summer 2014.  I say “hurrah” with a heap of sarcasm, however, because it feels like ages since the first Sin City came out.  It’s almost an idea past its prime.  Oh sure, I was as big a fan... Read more »

Fantasy League Loser Makes Calendar. World Laughs.

Fantasy League Loser Makes Calendar. World Laughs.
This one dude lost his fantasy league. I don’t know what sport. As loser of the league, he had to make a calendar of himself in various famous poses, photoshopped into various famous pictures, his less-than-perfect physique on full display. And it’s hilarious. It really is funny and creative. Kudos to him and his friends... Read more »
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Dear universe, your girl stuff is garbage

Dear universe, your girl stuff is garbage
I took the kids to McDonald’s for dinner yesterday. They know I’m not a big fan, so it’s always super exciting when I deign to take them there. “Mom must really love us if she’s willing to buy us Happy Meals.” It’s what advertisers have been hinting at since the era of Mad Men. We... Read more »