When I was younger, I always thought hiding in folding couches was super stealth, but now I might be developing a foldout couch phobia. A woman in St. Petersburg, Russia, got in a fight with her drunken husband, and when he wouldn’t get off the couch, she hit a lever and it folded up, leaving him stuck between the mattress and the back of the couch. The woman walked out of the room, and when she came back three hours later, she thought he was sleeping quietly, only he was dead. [Reuters] Keep reading »
The unholy trinity of Photoshop, spell check and the Internet mean that even the most illiterate, personality-deficient, hideous troll can land a first date, much to a lady’s disappointment. Landing a second date is the tricky bit, so when you realize you’d like to never see this guy again, there are some tried and true strategies to assure that he decides the first date is also the last. Keep reading »
Sometimes all you need to make a t-shirt and jeans fancy is a sparkly ring, especially one in the shape of a flower. I saw these rings and was like, “Sigh, I bet they are out of my price range” but ACTUALLY they are only $25! Dope sauce. [Carolee via Coveiter] Keep reading »
The other day, I was telling some stupid story about something ridiculous that happened in college and since my ex-boyfriend was integral to the story, I mentioned that he was there. It gave me some pause because I realized that my exes come up a lot. I don’t think I’m unnaturally obsessed with them, but I’m also not going to sacrifice the punchline to a good story just because I’m scared it’s going to upset my current beau. (Also, I know he’s going to be okay with these mentions, because, duh, he realizes that I’m totally not hung up on these dudes.) Funny thing, though. My boy Andy rarely mentioned his ex-girlfriends. At most, he’ll be like, “Yeah, I’ve been to North Carolina. Asheville’s amazing.” And I have to say, “Who were you with, [insert name of one of his exes]?” Which he either confirms or denies, depending on his mood.
We’ve both hit the point that we know what’s in the past is in the past and not necessarily affecting what we have. But I do wonder if I should be more prudent about my hilarious ex-boyfriend stories. Because even though he doesn’t care, I’m sure he also doesn’t really want to know. Keep reading »
And The Bachelorette enters the digital age! New couple DeAnna Pappas and Jesse “Snowboarder McGee” Csincsak have a website, DeAnnaAndJesse.com. So super duper LAME. Keep reading »
Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep is one of my favorite books that is kinda, sorta in the “chick lit” genre. But that’s only one of the reasons why I am so on-the-edge-of-my-damn seat over her upcoming novel American Wife (due out in September) — the book is being so closely guarded by Random House that only a few manuscripts have been released to members of the media. Why all the secrecy? American Wife is said to be a thinly-veiled piece of “speculative fiction” about First Lady Laura Bush and is filled with lesbianism, a car accident (nothing fiction about that!), abortions, and lots and lots of humping. Radar got a hold of one of the manuscripts — describing it as “the story of Alice Blackwell, a quiet librarian whose husband Charlie becomes the bumbling president of the United States” — and ran some of the racier bits on its website…a few of the sexier quotes, after the jump… Keep reading »
The teen idol films a scene for her TV show, Hannah Montana. [Los Angeles, 7/9/08] Keep reading »