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Gabrielle Giffords Loves Riding Her Motorcycle, Eating Pie

For the past two weeks, many of you, like myself, have probably clicked on numerous stories about Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Congresswoman who was shot in the head, along with six others, in a supermarket parking lot earlier this month. Many of the headlines sound encouraging, though we all know that recovery will be a very long road. The latest is that Giffords was able to stand up with assistance, and will be leaving the intensive care unit and moving to a rehabilitation hospital tomorrow. [AZ Central]

I was especially struck by the New York Post‘s headline on this today. The large type at the top of the page read, “Gabby Stands,” as if talking about someone we all know personally. Because yesterday evening, I read an essay at CNN.com written by someone who does actually know Giffords well, journalist and author Tom Zoellner. Keep reading »

I Will Not Be Having A Funeral Wedding

According to USA Today, the new “it” wedding venues are funeral homes. Why? Well, because as we all know, the economy sucks, and funeral homes can offer a more readily available, less expensive, yet equally beautiful setting for the budget wedding. According to a recent survey, about 10 percent of funeral homes currently offer wedding services. “A lot of (traditional wedding facilities) are shutting down because of the economy, while we (funeral homes) aren’t going anywhere,” said the spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. “In our community, two banquet halls closed because of the economy.” Can’t stop death, huh? “A banquet hall is a banquet hall, and a chapel is a chapel. If you can get past the cemetery [in the driveway], it’s going to be beautiful,” said the national chairwoman of the National Association of Wedding Professionals. OK, stop right there. I’ve heard enough. Keep reading »

Drunk Woman Slips Into Unsuspecting Man’s Bed

File this under really bad things that can happen when you drink too much. Picture this: You are fast asleep one night, minding your own business, catching up on your REM, when suddenly you are awoken by a strange woman who somehow managed to get into your apartment, take all of her clothes off, slip into bed next to you, and pass out. This actually happened to one unfortunate Canadian man. Around 3 a.m. this past weekend, a woman, who happened to live in his building on a different floor, managed to open his door using her key. She was so intoxicated that she didn’t notice she was in the wrong apartment crashing in the wrong bed. The terrified dude called the cops and she was escorted upstairs to her actual bed to sleep it off. I don’t even want to know what her hangover was like. [UPI] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Bill O’Reilly Sees No Media “Gender Bias” Against Sarah Palin

  • Bill O’Reilly said on “The O’Reilly Factor” last Thursday that he did not see any gender bias in the media’s coverage of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Palin herself has said the media’s treatment of her has been sexist at times. You know, this actually makes me feel a little bad for these two women: it must suck to have a man from your side of the aisle be dismissive of the B.S. you go through. [Daily Caller]
  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords may be out of the hospital on Friday, her husband has said. Her next stop will be a rehabilitation center in Texas to overcome injuries from the gunshot wound to the head she sustained during the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, two weeks ago. We wish her a swift recovery. [MSNBC]
  • George Bronk, 23, of California, has plead guilty to breaking into 3,200 women’s email accounts and searching for nude photos of them, which he then posted to the Internet. Bronk allegedly read Facebook profiles looking for answers to Yahoo’s standard security questions. He was able to find nude or semi-nude photos from 172 women. Creeps: they walk among us. [PC World]

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O.B. Tampons Go Missing From NYC Shelves!

This morning, a former (male) colleague of mine posted a link to a New York Daily News news story on my Facebook wall. “Right up your alley sister…” said this friend of mine. “Women searching far and wide for o.b. tampons after they mysteriously disappear from store shelves,” read the headline. I am so pleased that I am the first person people think of when reading breaking news blurbs about missing tampons. Anyway, this story is actually a fascinating one, even though I am not on Team O.B. Keep reading »

Rich Lady’s Jokes About Cutting Back Turn Out Not To Be So Funny To Not-Rich People

Rich people are having a hard time, y’all! Cutting back on helicopter rides. Re-soling shoes instead of buying new pairs. No new clothes, handbags or makeup. It utter cruelty is what it is! These are the tongue-in-cheek gripes of Lisa Unwin, who blogged anonymously at a blog called Austerity Mum about cutting back on expenses with her husband, Ashley Unwin, a honcho at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. The 44-year-old former Deloitte communications director, who now is a stay-at-home mom, blogged jokingly about downgrading the family vacation from the Maldives to Morocco and her hubby’s disdain for Prada shirts. According to the blog This Is London, Lisa Unwin referred also to her two children as “the diva in waiting” and “the smallest man with the biggest attitude” — charming! — and told readers the Unwin’s new Georgian-style home in east London cost “squillions.” Keep reading »

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