Camping For People Who Don’t Camp: My Airstream Adventure

As much as I love the beauty of nature, I have no love of roughing it in the great outdoors. As a child my mother would jokingly mention the idea of sending me on a “wilderness adventure” in order to toughen me up and help get me over my irrational fear of insects. One year in college, my roommates gifted me with a t-shirt that read: My idea of camping is when room service is late. Despite what I like to think is my relatively laid back, down-to-earth personality, when it comes to travel and vacationing I can be very much the princess and the pea....more
Diane Lang I now totally grok your dream. It took me all of about 10 minutes to decide it is the ... more

The 10 Best Pens, According to Our Facebook Community

When researching my post about planners and organizers last month, the conversation with my co-workers turned away from paper and toward pens. Some of us had some very strong feelings about pens and others did not. ...more
I switched from the Dr. Grip because it encouraged my childhood tendency to grip too hard - to ... more

I Loved Guest Host Kerry Washington but not Saturday Night Live

I watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend, eager to see the star of Scandal, Kerry Washington host. Though, on the heels of the conversation around the lack of Black women in the cast, it was entirely possible that expectations would be too high to make the show anything but a disappointment. The diversity discussion was addressed immediately in the cold open: ...more
Elisa Camahort Thanks for weighing in Elisa (and for thinking of me :) I cringed at that ... more

I Loved Guest Host Kerry Washington but not Saturday Night Live

I watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend, eager to see the star of Scandal, Kerry Washington host. Though, on the heels of the conversation around the lack of Black women in the cast, it was entirely possible that expectations would be too high to make the show anything but a disappointment. The diversity discussion was addressed immediately in the cold open: ...more
lauriewrites Yep, I agree. "What Does My Girl Say" worked structurally and told a story and I ... more

I Loved Guest Host Kerry Washington but not Saturday Night Live

I watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend, eager to see the star of Scandal, Kerry Washington host. Though, on the heels of the conversation around the lack of Black women in the cast, it was entirely possible that expectations would be too high to make the show anything but a disappointment. The diversity discussion was addressed immediately in the cold open: ...more
crazedmom Yes, it was great to see Kerry have a chance to smile, laugh and be silly. Her energy ... more

Pop Secret Perfect Pop App Reviews and Sweepstakes

Update 7/1/2013: Thank you for your interest! This sweepstakes has ended. ...more

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'30 Rock' Says Goodbye. I Will Miss You, Liz Lemon.

Pick me up a package of Sabor de Soledad chips '-- '30 Rock' ends tonight, and it's going to be lonely around here without my favorite character on television. There won't be no more party like a Liz Lemon party, because a Liz Lemon party is no longer mandatory. ...more
I will always be glad for the words and phrases Liz Lemon brought to my vocabulary, like ... more

Protect Your Voting Rights on November 6

As I write this, millions of people in the US and Caribbean are struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. While some people are searching for missing loved ones, burying their dead, and trying to pump millions of gallons of seawater out of subway tunnels, U.S. election officials are trying to ensure that next Tuesday's presidential election will occur as planned, and that absentee and early voting ballots will get counted. ...more
Kim - thank you for this incredible and important post. Like you I've been sickened and saddened ... more

Do You Let The Dog Sleep With You?

We have a puppy and we like her. She's cute. But we do not want her to sleep with us. We don't even want her to consider jumping on the bed, but she does. And that's the problem. How the heck can we get her to STOP DOING THAT? (Particularly when it seems like most of the internet thinks it's cute and that dogs belong on beds! I'm sure she's reading all of the comments on the photos I've posted and they are just encouraging her to try and try again. Gah.)...more
I loved letting my Chihuahuas sleep in the bed but ultimately I chose to let them do so. My bed ... more

Ryan Rouses GOP Crowd But Condi Takes the Cake

Tonight at the Republican National Convention, Ryan did what he was supposed to do: deliver a rousing speech that spoke to the party's core values of fiscal restraint, job recovery and a leadership that would not fail in the face of the troubling economic issues that have hampered American's optimism and sense of destiny. Image: © Harry E. Walker/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com...more
I am not a fan of Professor Rice nor of what I heard of her speech. I love the Condi-Hillary ... more