“How easy is mono to get from brief sexual contact?” — Curious About The Kissing Disease, via email
Mono, short for mononucleosis, is known as “the kissing disease,” and is easily transmitted through saliva. So unless you’re not making out during sex (who are you, Julia Roberts?), then you’re able to get it through sexual contact…even the very brief kind. (FYI, he might want to get that checked out.)
As a matter of fact, I can tell you I’ve had mono three times. The first two times I got it I hadn’t even HAD sex yet, and was not making out with anybody (blame braces and red eyeglasses). I just happened to share a beverage or two with people at some high school parties. If I had known my entire Spring Break would have been ruined that one year, I would have saved my six-pack of Zima for myself. Keep reading »
Parts of this outfit I think I could pull off: chunky necklace, red belt, striped skirt. Parts of this outfit I do not think I could pull off: super-cropped top, green see-through overlay. [Marni fashion show; Milan Fashion Week; 9/24/2008] Keep reading »
The biggest entertainment news to break this week is Clay Aiken’s revelation that he is indeed gay. This news really wasn’t surprising to me because my gaydar started beeping the second I first laid eyes on the former “American Idol” contestant. Since many of Clay’s fans didn’t have my intuition and have vehemently denied his homosexuality in the past, I thought it would be interesting to find out exactly what his fans think now. I hope they still remain supportive because it would be really messed up if they shun him for his sexuality. Keep reading »
Now that it’s getting colder, pants and tights are coming out of hibernation. The choice is cover your legs or freeze, really. Over on Refinery 29, there have been a bunch of two-toned leg spottings, including one girl wearing an awesome pair of jeans with one black leg and one white leg. The most readily available (and cheapest) products out there if you want to try two-toned legs are these American Apparel tights. We’re feeling the ’60s-mod look of the fluorescent yellow/coral pair, but we’d like to know whether you’d ever wear two-toned tights. Keep reading »
I’m on a dating hiatus right now, but for those of you who enjoy activities for two, the change in seasons brings with it a whole new set of activity options. Lucky for me, they’re also fun with a group of friends, though not quite as romantic.
1. Pick Produce
Apples are all ripe and delicious right now, so find an orchard in your area, gather some fruit, and bake a pie together — he better help. Keep reading »
Girl Talk is a DJ with a misleading name — there’s nothing feminine or cutesy about him. He does, however, happen to be a handsome lad by the name of Gregg Gillis. Gillis’ songs are no less than genius. He manages to sample dozens of artists in a single track. On his latest album, “Feed the Animals”, you can hear Phil Collins mixed with Busta Rhymes and The Police in a way that first blows your mind and then makes you want to dance. We’ve had a bit of a crush on Gregg for the past few years, and his playlist (after the jump) gives us a ray of hope that there’s still a 2 percent chance that we’ll get married.
[MySpace: Girl Talk]
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Growing up, my mom and dad shared the responsibility of bringing home the bacon…well, the proverbial bacon — we’re Jewish. Anyway, my mom was a realtor and good at her job, but I’ll never forget her main competitor. His wife didn’t work and he was a jerk, the kind of guy who used too much hair grease and put his cheesy head shot up at bus stops. While my mother kept me in enriching after school programs, this other slick Realtor dude would scam his clients for sympathy by dragging his son around to meetings. One particular prospective female client even told my mother she was going to go with this guy because he was really his family’s breadwinner. Puke — that’s some serious girl-on-girl crime! I was always proud of my mama for Mary Tyler Moore-ing it up in the face of sexist foolishness, but apparently this chauvinist realtor isn’t the only man who has cashed in on close-mindedness.
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CNN’s Campbell Brown totally tore the McCain camp a new you-know-what for banning reporters from questioning Sarah Palin while she was in New York yesterday meeting with world leaders at the United Nations. Don’t have the patience to watch the vid? Transcript after the jump… Keep reading »