I may have mentioned (more than once) that my first cup of coffee is the only thing that can get me out of bed in the morning. Add a cute mug to the mix and I’m practically jumping out of bed when my alarm goes off. Well, maybe not. But this Morning Mug will be the extra incentive I need to get going. When it’s cold, the mug displays a sleepy face. As you warms it with the heat of your coffee and you start to warm up to the day, so does its face. What a brilliant way to begin your morning. Just you and your mug waking up together.
I know I’m a few days late to the party, but the other night I saw a rerun of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” where she visited Steven Tyler at his Sunapee, New Hampshire home. The interview was chock full of redonkulous moments — like when he takes Oprah to visit the sacred place where he discovered his spirituality and they listen to the stillness. Or the moment he removes his socks to reveal his severely mangled feet. Yes, he is wearing a toe condom. And yes, he continues to play with it casually, while he answers O’s probing questions. These are just the hazards of being a rock star, I suppose — having feet that look like hooves. But this is nothing. The most incredible moment of incredible moments, is when Steven talks about conceiving his four children. “When we made love we cried — and after that we had a kid,” he says. WHATTTTTT? Did I hear him correctly? Steven believes that tears shed during sex signifies the conception of a baby? Please tell me I misunderstood him. Please. Whatever the hell that crazy coot meant, I think it’s safe to say that Oprah’s baaaccckkk.
Model Agyness Deyn may have just gotten her big acting break. Sure, she had a cameo in “Clash of the Titans,” but soon we’re going to get to see more of her on the big screen. A lot more. She’s landed the role of Flo, a “strong-minded stripper” in a remake of the the cult classic “Pusher.” Here is the first pic of Deyn rocking a red nipple tassel and trashy lingerie. It may not be the couture she’s used to, but she’s working it. Deyn is not the first to get on the pole for a role. Click through to see some more actresses who’ve played strippers. [Telegraph UK]
In Dominique Browning’s New York Times piece “Alone Again, Naturally“, she explores why being alone after a divorce or breakup seems to be more unbearable for men than it is for women:
“Judging by statistics, to say nothing of the glaring evidence around me, men do not have any problem remarrying. In fact, most men seem unable to live alone for longer than, say, at the outside … three months.”
I had always assumed that it was the other way around, but reading her piece made me question whether or not my perception was a faulty gender stereotype. I decided to canvas some men I know and get their thoughts. Keep reading »
In a completely unofficial and gross experiment, one brave (or bored?) Redditor put McDonald’s and KFC fries in airtight jars for three years just to see how they would age. Well, no doubt Mickey D’s fries have better genes. Or do they? The French fry researcher points out that “this test is meaningless [because] too many variables are unknown to make any sort of call.” Fry guy goes on to say, “If anything, I’d be more afraid of the KFC fries because this indicates they might have been contaminated with bacteria or mold or were improperly cooked.” But wait, does the lack of mold fur on the Mickey D’s batch mean that there was some kind of crazy synthetic chemical that they’re treated with? Never mind. I don’t want to know. It doesn’t matter. I’m never eating fast food French fries again. [The Daily What]
My main goal for self-improvement this year is simply to be kinder to myself. I’ve realized that my stringent standards, constant self-criticism, and inability to say “no” have done nothing but suck the life out of me. Lately, I’ve been too exhausted to do anything at all. And I know that’s not good. I don’t want to stop being driven. I don’t want to stop growing as a person. But I need to learn how to ease up on myself so I have space to grow and achieve. This year, I’m endeavoring to cultivate more balance in my approach to my life. After the jump, some ways I plan on being kinder to myself. Keep reading »