Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cookin' With Cougars

For the record, I do my own laundry. It's best I start the story there.

I knew what I signed up for when registering for a cooking class in the city. Intended to facilitate new connections among Chicagoans, the gourmet cooking party attracted about 20 people into a room outfitted with gourmet kitchen equipment on the lower level of the Belden-Stratford hotel in Lincoln Park. The crowd was markedly divided. Most of the men were in their late-20s and the women easily in their mid-30s. While I was watching Saved by the Bell after school, these women were unwinding after work with episodes of Murphy Brown.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Milk Would've Been Nice

Frosted Shredded Wheat
Largely based on the lack of soy milk this morning, I discovered its necessity when consuming my morning bowl 'o cereal. Crunchy cereal just isn't the same as racing the sog monster. I like to keep it juvenile and motor through a bowl of cereal every morning.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shared: The Yay Scale! - Feministing

But how is this calibrated?!

The Yay Scale! - Feministing

A Peek Into Netflix Queues -

Really cool visualization of Netflix rentals.
A Peek Into Netflix Queues -

Facebook's sexy bra stunt - THE WEEK

Men Unite! Tomorrow--what color are your socks? Foot fungus awareness.
Facebook's sexy bra stunt - THE WEEK:
"This weekend, Facebook newsfeeds exploded with a rainbow of terse but colorful updates — 'blue,' 'pink,' 'black and lacy' — mystifying social networkers. The culprit: A message chain urging women to post their bra colors in the name of breast cancer awareness: 'Write the color, nothing else,' the anonymous call-to-action read. 'It will be fun to see how long it takes before the men will wonder why all the girls have a color in their status.' Did the stunt, unsupported by the Breast Cancer Association, do any good — or was it just flirty 'slacktivism'?"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Northwestern kicker Stefan Demos doesn't let Outback Bowl nightmare get him down -

Still hurts.
Northwestern kicker Stefan Demos doesn't let Outback Bowl nightmare get him down -

He walked around Welsh-Ryan Arena the other night as if he were running for mayor of Evanston.

Outfitted prominently in a walking boot and black shirt with a purple "N" logo, he chatted with university President Morton Schapiro and sat at halfcourt for an interview with WGN-AM 720.

You might have envisioned Stefan Demos entering the Witness Security Program after missing that game-winner in the Outback Bowl, but he has taken the opposite tact since returning to campus.