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July 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm (music, pop culture, relationships, science, women's issues) (, , , , , , , , )

More and more people are using technology and Internet memes to propose.  How do I feel about this?  Find out at Lemondrop.

A heart-wrenching account of a woman who grew up fat and is now skinny.  She remembers, and you’ll remember too, as I did.  I’m the girl who started coloring her hair with markers in middle school partially so that people would have a very concrete way to describe me that didn’t involve how Amazonian I was.   (Thanks to Hillary)

A silly little thing I wrote about how to handle it if you ever catch your man…ahem…. saying hello to his little friend.

I don’t know how the Internet led me to this, but I’ve been reading all about Nitrogen Narcosis today, also known as “Rapture of the Deep”.  That’s a term coined by Jacques Cousteau, and it refers to the “alterations in consciousness” that can occur when a human being goes very deep into caves or the ocean. The symptoms start with mild euphoria and can ramp up into “facial disfiguration”, hysteria, a loss of sense of time, and hallucinations.  Amazing stuff.

This week’s Guyspeak/Girlspeak- Panama Jackson and I debate whether a breakup means that you lose your ex’s friends too.

Interpol was on Letterman last night with a new song, but WHERE. THE. FUCK. WAS. CARLOS. D?!?!  I Googled, and it turns out their iconic, floppy haired bassist (who once kissed me on the cheek after a sparsely attended show in NC) left the band in May.  Why wasn’t I informed?  Ugh.  Here’s the video anyway.

A theme of this post (and this week, apparently), a discussion of the issues with plus-sized clothing in NY Times. Leo Tolstoy wrote that all happy families are happy in the same way, whereas unhappy families are all unhappy in their own way.  Apparently this is also true for clothing, because as skinny women are apparently all built about the same, plus-size women can carry their weight in many different places, making designing flattering clothes for them a challenge.  Also, as ever, props to Glamour mag for posting this pic in 2009 and starting this whole debate in earnest.

UPDATE: Here’s my review of the season premiere of Project Runway, for TV.com!

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