See how I just run the gamut, like that? It’s a gift! Emotions just run thither and yon, more quickly than you can say, “Hey, where the heck IS ‘yon,’ anyway?”
Hope: You may have read about it elsewhere, and as usual I’m a day late (and probably a dollar short, but here, have this penny I just found in the couch). Swiffer is hosting the Amazing Women of the Year contest and nominations are open through March 6th. I have “met” some incredible women in the blogosphere and I am certainly hoping for one of my favorites to make the finals. I read on another blog where someone was annoyed that the prize is $5000 donated to the charity of the winner’s choice, but personally I find that a really cool prize. I mean, yeah, $5000 worth of ice cream and shoes would be nifty, too; but given the spirit of the contest, I think charity is probably the better choice.
Flattery: Imagine my surprise upon discovering that Woulda Coulda Shoulda is listed in the newly-released Blogosphere: Best of Blogs in the single mom category. I’m of course pleased to be considered worthy of inclusion, and it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if the authors wanted to send me a copy, either. (Hint, hint.) Heh. I have no idea if the book is any good, or if the entire world is listed, or what. Heck, I didn’t know I was listed until today. (See also: Late, day and Dollar, short.)
Loathing: I’m sorry, but this has been bothering me for a very long time and I just can’t keep it to myself anymore. Have you seen the commercials for K-Y 2-in-1 Warming? It’s a body massage oil AND a personal lubricant! (I heard that and immediately thought: It’s a floor wax AND a dessert topping!) Setting aside, for a moment, the fact that I want to pummel the couple in this ad for being simultaneously terrible actors and completely insipid, let’s just back the truck up. Body massage. Personal lubricant. I don’t know about YOU. But I certainly wouldn’t want anyone rubbing vaginal secretions all over my back. Nor would I want a perfectly lovely massage oil in my crotch. So. The product is horrifying. The commercial is worse–going so far as to show little cartoon hearts rising up from where Hopeful Husband is rubbing Suggestive Wife’s shoulders. I decree that everyone from K-Y take a time out to really think about what they’ve done.
I am SO GLAD to get that off my chest. Phew.