Smart Girls Who Do Stupid Things


Victims and Conquerers

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1) I’m loving how previously reputable blogs have turned into mechanisms to attempt to get more ad sales, along the lines of lovely publications such asUs or Life and Style. The latest? The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. Observe:

Why is this filed under entertainment.

My least favorite term.

2) Awesome Covers I Have Discovered As Of Late

Disclaimer: This does not mean they are new, only that they are new to me, something that Beverly Cleary once told me was very popular to say during the Great Depression. I’ve tried to get it to catch on in the New Recession, to no avail.*

Birthday Sex — jj

Is This Love — Corinne Bailey Rae

Electric Feel — Katy Perry

* “Claudine was more fortunate. Mrs. Klum solved her wardrobe problem by buying her three knit dresses, at five dollars a piece. Three new dresses, none hand-me-downs, and all at one time; the Miles girls, passing their clothes to one another, and I were awed by such luxury. We began admiring one another’s clothes by saying, ‘Is it new, or new to you?'” (228)

I’m Sure The Pro-Marriage People Will Love This

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Because their site isn’t busy enough, The Huffington Post is planning a section dedicated to the subject of “Divorce,” to be edited by Nora Ephron. Arianna Huffington told Webnewser that “The premise behind it, as Nora puts it, is that marriage is for some time but divorce is forever…[Ephron] is sort of the creative spirit behind it, and is going to work on the different categories the different areas that the section will cover as well as the shape of the section.” The actually exciting news to come out of this project is that it is timed to the release of her new book, I Remember Nothing, which should be an interesting follow-up to her book I Feel Bad About My Neck, if the excerpt I read last month in the waiting room of my doctor in whatever magazine it was, I can’t remember don’t judge me I read a lot of stuff and google is not helping, was anything to show for it.

But perhaps the Ephron-advocated site is unnecessary, this interview in the Telegraph with Susan Sarandon might be the only advice one ever needs about divorce ever. On her recent separation from long-time partner Tim Robbins, Sarandon says:

“I thought that if you didn’t get married you wouldn’t take each other for granted as easily. I don’t know if after twentysomething years that was still true…People were coming up to me in the street and saying ‘I cried and cried when I heard.’ Well, I was sadder! I didn’t think it would ever happen, either…You bring people into your life at certain times. Maybe you have a relationship to have children and you realise that it’s fulfilled after that point…What I’ve realised in my old age is that your relationship with people or with your job has to be a growing organism…It’s not something where you reach a certain point and then you start preserving it. You have to nurture it, you have to stay curious and hungry and foolish. Once you stop doing that you get satisfied and you get stuck.”

The Huffington Post Launching a ‘Divorce’ Vertical [MediaBistro]

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