When the east coast gets weeks of snow, followed by freezing rain, followed by icy temperatures, you will find yourself deterred from running the most basic errands. You’ll consider putting on a pair of snow shoes for your morning commute or riding a homemade sled to pick up a few essentials. Anne Decker, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, found herself in similar predicament to many of us on Wednesday night: dying for a glass of wine and too snowed in to go anywhere on foot or by car. Instead of rolling around on the living room floor and groaning like the rest of us did, Decker was of the mindset that “you gotta find a way to make humor out of any situation.” So, she strapped on her cross-country skis and made the one mile trek to her local Kroger, put her skis in her shopping cart and got that dang bottle of wine. The manager told her she was the first customer to ever ski into the store and took the opportunity for a photo op. Wow. I’m seriously impressed. [NBC12]
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new favorite Olympic athlete: Gus Kenworthy. Not only is the 22-year-old skier super talented on the slopes (and in possession of a pair of adorable pink cheeks that I kind of want to pinch — does that make me old?), he’s also a lifelong animal lover who has been using his downtime in Sochi to rescue stray puppies. Total dreamboat status, right? Kenworthy lost his beloved dog Mack just last year, so when a friend in Sochi texted him about a litter of strays living underneath a media tent, Kenworthy rushed over to see how he could help. After locating the puppies and tweeting some seriously cute photos, Kenworthy set to work figuring out how to bring the homeless pups back to the states with him. Keep reading »
According to Lacey T, the a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader who filed an unfair labor practices lawsuit on behalf of all the Raiderettes, there are some majorly screwed up and “illegal” demands placed on NFL cheerleaders. The fact that Cincinnati Ben-Gal Alexa Brenneman has filed a similar lawsuit against her team for violating federal employment laws only seems to confirm that treating cheerleaders like underpaid (the lawsuit says cheerleaders in Cincinnati make $900 a season), undervalued objects is a common practice in the NFL. Below, some of the “rules” Brenneman claims she was forced to abide by — including mandates about “no panties, “slouchy breasts” and “scale weight.” Be prepared to be outraged. Keep reading »
Holy crap, you guys. It looks like Jack Frost’s wet dream outside.
Here in New York, the snowstorm is so bad that I’m pretty sure even the Dunkin’ Donuts near my apartment is closed. If you know anything about Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s that those guys would power through an apocalypse with gas masks and Dunkaccinos in hand if it meant they might sell one box of Munchkins. Keep reading »
A breast cancer survivor in Australia posted powerful, naked photos on Facebook to show the hidden effects of breast cancer on a woman’s body, which is something that goes largely unmentioned when we think about breast cancer. Her goal is to raise awareness about cancer prevention, and expose the reality of the disease, as opposed to the pink ribbons we normally associate with breast cancer. See Beth Whaanga’s photos on The Gloss…
Yesterday, Will Ferrell’s company, Gary Sanchez Productions, announced that it is launching a female-focused film and television department called Gloria Sanchez Productions. The idea came from Jessica Elbaum, an exec at Gary Sanchez, who will head the division.
This is exciting news, but I think they missed a major point. I believe people are at their funniest, smartest, most moral and most complete when they exist together. Gary Sanchez Productions is like an apartment with no living room. Yes, it’s vital and sanity-saving to have your own room, but all the best stuff happens in the living room, where people congregate and everyone feels like they belong. While I love the new Girls Room of Gary Sanchez Productions, it doesn’t improve what has been going on in the Boys Room at all. Keep reading »
I love a good pun. In fact, just last night I was watching “Modern Family,” and smiled the widest of smiles when Cam had to choose between his two favorite flower shops, Floral And Hardy and Florist Gump. (Fun Fact: They’re both actual florists.) Cute, right?
Then I signed on Facebook this morning, only to see that a friend of mine, who lives in South Carolina, posted this photo of a truck she saw advertising a business called LaborPanes. No, LaborPanes is not a company of mobile midwives or OB-GYNs. According to the truck, LaborPanes specializes in window cleaning, pressure washing, dryer vent cleaning and gutter cleaning and repair.
Here are my thoughts (in no particular order) about this business name… Keep reading »
In a perfect world, an athlete coming out as gay wouldn’t even be considered news. But in the world we live in, college football player Michael Sam’s decision to come out of the closet before the NFL draft is headline-making and controversial. Sam — who, if drafted, would be the first openly gay player in the NFL — has received a lot of support from all over, but it’s especially moving to see him defended and championed by someone like Texas sportscaster Dale Hansen. Especially since Hansen, an older white man from Texas, quotes Audre Lorde while doing so. Awesome. [Twenty Two Words]