- “Wave Chasers” on Travel at 9:00 a.m.
- “Mr. Holland’s Opus” on Showtime 2 at 10:00 a.m.
- “This Old House Hour” on PBS at 11:00 a.m.
- “G.I. Jane” on TNT at 12:00 p.m.
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Winter sucks. It’s officially over now, I know, but I’ve found myself thinking about its long dark days now that I’ve been enjoying my comfortable outdoor freedom. I’ve been stopping to smell the flowers (magnolias and not roses yet, it’s true, but the point of the saying remains!). I read a book on my porch, about Shakespeare’s post-mortem rise to fame! Suddenly, I find myself slipping out of grumpy carbohydrate hibernation and building up plans and goals. Which got me thinking … what’s with New Year’s resolutions anyway? You make them at the coldest and unfriendliest time of the year. No sooner have you resolved to run a mile then the skies dump a blizzard on you — so back inside you go. I propose a revolution. A springtime resolutions revolution! Keep reading »
Truth to tell, that lipstick survey — the one that says lipstick is, well, over — has been bumming me out. I love the stuff. But this wasn’t always the case. When I was a little girl in the ’80s watching my mother slather bright pinks across her cheeks and perky blues over her lids, I hassled her. “Moo-o-o-oom,” I’d whine, “I like your face the way it is.” But she didn’t leave the house without putting her face on first. I carried my staunch anti-makeup stance almost entirely through high school, only breaking down occasionally for a little goth-inspired black eyeliner and mascara. Makeup was part of “The Man.” It was the enemy, keeping women down and stuff, by convincing them they’d never be good or pretty enough without another bottle of goopy stuff.
Then I got married. Keep reading »
Of course we all know fast food is gross. There’s the greasiness, the saturated fat, the unholy mass of calories just waiting to glom onto your thighs and live there forever and ever having little fat babies. Plus, what is that stuff even made of? We don’t know. But we do know it’s far worse than we ever imagined. Joanne Bruso, the author of Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater, has been documenting the life of a Happy Meal. She bought it last year. It’s turned one. And it is still doing fine. Look at it! It still looks the same! The french fries are as perfectly formed as the little plastic toy! That is wrong, wrong, wrong. Thinking back over the Happy Meals I happily ate as a child, I am afraid. [BoingBoing] Keep reading »