Yesterday I learned that a friend of mine has started dating a guy with blonde hair. Which really doesn’t make any sense to me, because her last boyfriend had brown hair. When I asked her why she doesn’t find any brunette guys attractive anymore, she told me she thinks either hair color can look good if it’s on the right person. What the fuck? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m totally cool with people being attracted to whichever hair color they want, but pick a side, you know? I think she’s probably just doing this for the attention, or maybe she’s going through a transitional period where she figures out what she really wants. But either way, it’s creeping me out. I wonder if she’s gonna try to have a three-way with a blonde and a brunette or something. I don’t know. She’s never struck me as promiscuous before, but I guess I didn’t know her as well as I thought I did.
You sneaky, clever son of a bitch. xxoo
Praise be to Ellie Kemper.
We all knew this day was coming.
The day when too much of my face broke the internet.
“Sad Cat Diary”
This John Krasinski/Jimmy Fallon lip sync battle is worth your time.
I think I heard an egg drop at 7:16.
Communication is key.
Billie Jean Got Lucky - Daft Punk vs Michael Jackson
I wanted this to be too much, but it works. I dig it. Academically.
Don’t Tell Your Graduate She’s Beautiful
Graduation season has triggered some memories for me, memories of sitting in my friend’s backyards as their parents toasted their futures and we lavished well wishes upon each other.
But specifically, I remember hearing time and again my female friends being complimented thusly: “You are such a beautiful, smart, talented young woman, and I couldn’t be more proud.”
I have one request for anyone with a graduating daughter/sister/friend—do not praise her appearance as the first thing in your toast. Don’t mention her appearance at all.
Teaching young women that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. By telling her that she is “beautiful, smart, talented” (and believe me, it is almost always said in that order), you are suggesting—if unconsciously—that it’s most important she not lose her looks. You are prizing her face and body above her accomplishments and hard work. In a world where over 50% of young women say they’d rather be hit by a truck than be fat, this mindset isn’t something that should be encouraged, especially at such memorable events.
Yes, I’m reblogging myself. Because it’s important this year, too.
WE *CAN* HAVE IT ALL!