Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Grosses Me Out!”

My long-term boyfriend is a wonderful person. My only issue is that he’s a little lax about personal cleanliness. For example, last weekend he admitted that he’d had a nosebleed and cleared it out by blowing his nose in the shower. He told me this as an explanation for why I might see red flecks on the shower wall, as he’d cleaned up a bit while he was in the shower, but hadn’t gotten to everything. I got snippy/grossed out about why he’d told me this instead of just cleaning up the rest himself, but he just laughed it off before turning back to his video game and I calmed down after replacing my loofah, which had been in the line of fire. (This is gross, right? Or am I alone in this?) Another example is that I’ve been noticing for months that after he uses the bathroom at home, he barely runs the tap water — probably not long enough to use soap. I finally brought it up on our way to work today, and he explained that he only bothers with soap after #2 since he doesn’t “need” it after #1. I don’t want to start a fight over something trivial and sound like a nag, but I also don’t want to spend my days cleaning up his bodily fluids and cringing every time he touches our future children. How can I encourage him to up his standards a bit without sounding like his micromanaging ex? — Grossed Out

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Get Your Soda Jerk

I know that water’s really good for you, but seriously, I hate drinking straight water. As a Jew, I was raised not with glasses of water or milk at the dinner table, but with seltzer — delicious glasses of carbonated water — that is somehow the best thirst quencher known to man. I love seltzer, but I hate buying bottles of it at the store, because it seems foolish to cart around tubs of water, and also wasteful. Enter the Sodastream Jet Starter Kit, which allows you to make your own seltzer — or cola, or Italian sodas — at home. It may have a high initial price, but it’s worth its weight in refreshing carbonated water, for sure.

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Naked Mariah Carey Poses Pregnant For Life & Style

Will someone explain to me the impulse of pregnant celebs to pose naked? Mariah Carey posed nude for the cover of Life & Style, flaunting her pregnant belly carrying the twins — a boy and a girl — she’s expecting with hubby Nick Cannon. “I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Mimi told Life & Style. “My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.” I’d love to be there, 1,000 years from now, when archeologists unearth these mags and wonder why, at one point in time, our society photographed our richest pregnant women naked. Should be fascinating. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

20+ Super Random Celebrity Godparents

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New papa Elton John waxed philosophical about parenthood this weekend during his opening monologue on “Saturday Night Live.” “For those of you concerned that [David Furnish and I] are unusual parents, don’t worry,” said John. “It’s not like we are the only two people involved in the child’s life. His godmother is Lady Gaga. That is true. It’s not a joke. Lady Gaga is his actual godmother, which is ironic, because I’ve always said that Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids. And Gaga loves Mars. She says Mars has good schools and great discos.”

It was pretty surprising for him to reveal this information since just a week earlier, Gaga herself said, “I’m too much of a lady to talk about that on the air,” when asked whether she was in fact the baby’s godmother.

Ahh, but Lady Gaga is far from the only celebrity godparent out there. After the jump, many more. Some of them splendidly weird.

Tasteful Or Tacky Tribute? Jared Leto Channels Kurt Cobain


Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain‘s death/suicide and Jared Leto marked the sad occasion by releasing this bizarre video in which the actor and 30 Seconds to Mars singer performs Nirvana‘s “Pennyroyal Tea.” Um, dressed as Cobain. Apparently, he made the video awhile ago, when he was hoping to be cast in a rumored biopic about the rock star, but decided yesterday was the appropriate day to post it on the web for the masses to enjoy. (He never actually submitted it as an audition tape.) I’m not sure I agree that career-furthering, self-indulgent cosplay is the best way of paying tribute to one of rock’s most brilliant and tragic figures. What do you think? [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Ke$ha Wants To Throw A Skinny Dipping Party For Britney Spears

“Skinny dipping. It would be a dress-up-like-Ke$ha-or-Britney party. I have a small, salt-water pool that has laser beams in it and a stereo so you can be under water listening to music. It’s really magical. I hope people are ready to come and take their clothes off.”

Ke$ha describes her dream party to celebrate the release of Britney SpearsFemme Fatale, which contains several tunes Ke$ha penned like “Till the World Ends.” Hey, if people sleep over they can always brush their teeth with Jack Daniels in the morning. [People] Keep reading »

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