Archives for February 2013

Leaving Gender at the Door

Interviewer:  So, why do you write these strong female characters?Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  Because you’re still asking me that question.So, Marissa Mayer banned working from home for her Yahoo! employees. Hilarity ensued.  Not really. More like polarization between women has intensified.  I have a vague sense male CEOs and workers are sitting down with popcorn to watch the catfight and go "Rawr."I worry that our reactions, no matter how well-intended and … [Read more...]

Brave New World of Parenting

I am so proud of my kids.  Most people are proud of their kids, but this week, I feel especially proud.My husband and I did something very scary this weekend.  We left the kids home by themselves overnight.  It was my daughter's idea.Now, those of you who have declared us delusional and insane, please allow me to explain how this situation evolved.My parents, incredibly generous souls that they are, have in the last few years taken a new approach to birthdays and anniversaries.  Once … [Read more...]

Go Daddy Inspires This Go Mommy to Go BYE-BYE.

Maybe I joined them because I had heard from others more experienced that their product really was the best available at the time.  Maybe I stayed with them because I had already paid for 2 years of my domain name.  Maybe I stayed because I had actually had very good customer service help from them, and had never experienced any difficulties with my site.  I've often gagged at their aggressively sexist advertising, but I am a technophobe, and the less I have to deal with the mechanics of my do … [Read more...]

Smoove Moves

If you're not a Curb Your Enthusiasm fan, I totally understand - it doesn't exactly have a wholesome, universal appeal.  However, we in the Worthington household are HUGE fans.  On that show, JB Smoove plays what might be the funniest and most outrageous recurring character in any comedy series, hands down.  Meet Leon Black, in this EXTREMELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR CHILDREN scene, passing himself off as a Jewish accountant named Danny Duberstein, who overcame (fictional) Groat's Di … [Read more...]