Friday, June 20, 2008

Fishy Google ads

Where is the best chowder in Boston? wants to help you find it, and wants your suggestions.

But Google Ads thinks you might actually be looking for something else...

Oh, those wags in Mountain View. Who knew their content matching was so sensitive to subtleties?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Those Brits sure know their bait and tackle, don't they, Becks?

From BANG!, our British gossip feed
David Beckham was left with red hot genitals because of a faulty car heater.

The English soccer star ran into trouble when the heated seats of his 4x4 car malfunctioned in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Galaxy player was driving when the setting jammed on heat, forcing him to pull over and find something to cushion his scorched manhood.

An onlooker told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “One minute he was tearing across Los Angeles, the next, he was rolling down his windows, panting and staring down at his crotch in horror. There were lots of fans and paparazzi following him, making it even more difficult for him to sort out his boiling bits. He was gutted to be caught cushioning his seat from the hot leather.”

David recently showed the world his seemingly impressive tackle in a series of new adverts for Emporio Armani. The 33-year-old sports superstar models the fashion house’s autumn and winter 2009 underwear collection.

Meanwhile, Will Smith revealed at the premiere of his latest film ‘Hancock’ last night (18.06.08) that David is going to give him soccer lessons. Smith said: “David Beckham is one of the best soccer players in the world. I begged him to teach me how to play and he promises he will. I can't wait.”
Sorry, I just could not resist

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Not so retro, after all

This has been bouncing around for a few weeks, but now it's been made into a handy intarweb-style quiz with auto-scoring.


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

B of course scored 99 = Very Superior. Mind you, when we tested on paper, I was a 23 and he was an 81. I was still totally undeserving of his goodness, but there seems to be a bit of grade inflation going on with the online edition.

I quizzed my parents on Father's Day. Oh how fun when we got to the "marital congress" questions, let me tell you.

How did you (and your sweeties) do?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Get on that treadmill!

My roommate has joined my gym, and has also joined Weight Watchers online. He's promised to try to drag me to the gym with him, and it will be easier than ever to eat healthy with someone to share the joy and pain.

Then, this morning my inbox contained the best motivation ever to drop some serious poundage (better even than my upcoming high school reunion):
Will airlines charge by weight? -

Time to hit the gym!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Runaway Grain

Make something healthy and tasty for dinner tonight. I haven't tried this recipe yet myself, but it sure is popular. People are raving about it on Chowhound and in the letters section of the Globe Magazine, and someone just wrote me asking for the recipe (PS: there's a search box at the top of, if you're ever looking for a back article).

Looks tasty to me! If you try it, please tell me how you like it.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

My husband the free man

So Clooney is single again because "Sarah Said Too Much"? George, dear, let's review the facts:

  • You are private, and shield yourself from the intrusions of fame behind a wall of humor
  • I shield myself behind a fake blog identity
  • You don't want your girlfriend using you to advance her career
  • I have my own career, thanks.
  • You have a house in Italy
  • I have a house in Italy. Also, I speak Italian.

Darling, I wouldn't even want to walk the red carpet. You can go to those events on your own.