Men don’t understand cravings.

The Bloggess

Conversation with Victor:

Me: I think I’m craving heroin.

Victor: What?

Me: Well, I assume it’s heroin.  It could be crack.  I don’t really know.

Victor:  Start over.  Make sense this time.

Me:  You know when you’re craving something, but nothing satisfies the craving and so you just keep eating?  But nothing works and so you’re full but you’re still craving something but still you don’t even know what it is that will satisfy the craving?

Victor:  Not really.

Me: Well, normal people do and I’m one of them, and I’ve eaten everything in the pantry and I’m still craving something else so I’m assuming it must be something I’ve never had before.  Something like heroin.

Victor:  Right.  So popcorn didn’t satisfy you, so you just automatically assume you need heroin?

Me:  Or maybe meth.  Maybe I need to find a meth lab.

Victor: Just stop talking.

Me:  I was…

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Feminism, It’ll Make You Millions.

Paula vs Patriarchy

I don’t watch television on a television (that is so 2008), and as a result I am never bombarded by commercials. But often my friends will pass along a commercial they like. It’s usually ‘feminist’, and it usually leaves a funny taste in my mouth.

Sure, in theory feminist ads rock. Who doesn’t want to be reminded that women are just as capable as men? Why wouldn’t you want to see girls kick ass?

I can’t help but feel as though feminism today is a commodity. A term bought, sold, and traded, all in order to help companies increase their profits.

Take the recent CoverGirl commercial featuring a handful of female celebrities (Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, etc.) telling viewers what girls can are capable of, from owning a business to playing a professional sport. Or recall the ad put out this past autumn by the shampoo company Pantene, illustrating some…

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Clarins – Double Serum

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Amanda Fondell – All This Way

Amanda Fondell – All This Way i BingoLotto, 8 jan…: http://youtu.be/3LUQvLr05FQ

We made it through storms, made it through rain
It’s been a long way and now I’m here
Trying to get back what you gave me
you don’t need to save me, you broke my fears

So baby hold on
now that we come so far
just listen to your heart

You don’t have to save me
just need you to follow
Cause we made it all this way
I won’t ever give up
of something that’s so strong
Yeah, we made it all this way

Like the moon causes the tide
Give me wings so I can fly
You’ll already saved me
I need you to follow
Cause we made it all this way

We made it this far gotta hold on
It’s a part of this road and we make it through
I open my eyes and it feels right
I just need to know I’m here with you, oh

So baby hold on
now that we come so far
just listen to your heart

You don’t have to save me
just need you to follow
Cause we made it all this way
I won’t ever give up
of something that’s so strong
Yeah, we made it all this way

Like the moon causes the tide
Give me wings so I can fly
You’ll already saved me
Just need you to follow
Cause we made it all this way

Sa, Sa, Sa ,Sa, Sa save the day *3

You don’t have to save me
just need you to follow
Cause we made it all this way
I won’t ever give up
of something that’s so strong
Yeah, we made it all this way

Like the moon causes the tide
You Give me wings so I can fly
You’ll already saved me
Just need you to follow
Cause we made it all this way

Sa, Sa, Sa, Sa, Sa, Save the day *4

What Soccer Can Teach Us About Grading

Strawn ED

As I briefly alluded to in my previous post, I got hooked on soccer watching the 2010 World Cup. Landon Donovan’s goal against Algeria is one of the most spectacular sports moments I have ever witnessed. In that moment, I was converted. That fall, I ordered the extra sports package to be able to follow the Premier League and my newly adopted team, Everton FC (thanks in large part to #24 Tim Howard). Ever since, I have been a huge fan, learning more and more about the beautiful game and getting ready for 2014 in Brazil.

Landon Donovan celebrating his winning goal against Algeria to send the USA to the top of Group C and into the knockout round in the 2010 World Cup (photo: ussoccer.com). Landon Donovan celebrating his winning goal against Algeria to send the USA to the top of Group C and into the knockout round in the 2010 World Cup (photo: ussoccer.com).

While I played soccer growing up, it was never with the same passion as baseball. I have nothing beyond a surface-level understanding of soccer…

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Stem cell sharing – part 1

Marshallian Surplus

Some years back, I joined the British Bone Marrow Registry. It was a simple process, just an extra sample was taken during a blood donation session. A card with my registry ID number has sat in my wallet since then and I’ve thought little of it.

Last week: I received a letter from the BBMR saying I am a potential donor for a patient, likely someone suffering from leukaemia (leukemia for those in the US) or other blood disorder. Included was a booklet all about the process from Anthony Nolan.

You're a match booklet from Anthony Nolan The booklet from Anthony Nolan. It’s a more in-depth version of this page.

I made a quick phone call to answer some health questions, and an appointment at my doctor’s surgery for a blood sample. A week later, I went to the nurse with the sample kit the BBMR posted out to me. After 2 minutes of painless blood…

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Just Like Candy

Carla Prieto

Cigarettenot my hand

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

My love affair with cigarettes began at an early age. The first one I ever tried had no filter and had a bumpy and chalky texture. It came in a long, flimsy, red box that read “KINGS” with a crown underneath, which I had gotten in a goodie bag from a friend’s birthday party. It was candy.

I took mine out and began chewing it after my mom took hers out and lit it, the smoke billowing elegantly above her and blending into the hot summer air like thin branches of an infinitely tall and bare acacia. She sat on our hardwood porch, lined with impatiens and gardenias and buzzing with bees, while I sat on the green summer grass not too far away, watching her lounge coolly with wonder and admiration.

At four or five, I didn’t know much about cigarettes. Why didn’t…

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