Girl-in-Greece: The Incredibly True Adventures of a History Nerd in Love with Mount Olympus: decided I wanted to visit Greece three years ago — right before all those dumb movies set in Greece flooded the marketplace and inspired my friends & family to assume I’d picked my destination because of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
Also, we have created a special girl-on-gallery of photographs for our ex-web host, bluehost, and their Mormon buddies: Hot Girls Leave a Little Something up to the Imagination.
ON THE UPSIDE HE PROBS WON’T STEAL YOUR SON’S FLEECE: “My son “Bob” is leaving for his freshman year of college in August. Bob just received his roommate assignment and discovered that his roomie is gay … Bob would prefer a straight roommate. When I called the university to ask if Bob could be assigned another roomie, the housing director said no …” (@dear amy, la times)
LOGO: Carlytron made this for Logo’s NewNowNext Icons series. Watch it!: NewNowNext Icons – Stevie Nicks.
DRUNKITY DRINK DRINK: Good news! Ready to lose your virginity or write a blog post about your feelings? You’re in luck, because boxed wine is making a comeback! (@forbes)
TRUE BLOOD: “Beneath the HBO hit True Blood’s dark and sexy surface lies a reactionary, antigay worldview, writes Michelle Goldberg. Look closely at the vampires and you’ll see the right wing’s worst nightmares come to life.” (@dailybeast)
OUTFEST: Tina Mabry’s “Mississippi Damned” has won the grand jury award for outstanding dramatic feature at Outfest: “Bitterly honest and profoundly subtle, writer/director Tina Mabry successfully captures growing up in a world where possibilities and opportunities seem to die in the face of the suffocating reality of physical and sexual abuse, obsession, and a myriad of destructive compulsions.” (check out their website here).
GLEE: Glee, glee, glee, glee, gleegleeegleeee and your foreplay, you torture us with your continued appearances, The Lynch doing no wrong-ed-ness, and your not-being-on-teevee yet-id-ness. Where did this sentence go, I dunno? (@justjared)
NO IT’S NOT HANSON: “German pop sensation Kim Petras is blonde, cute and just 16 – but she used to be a boy!” (why the “but,” bild.com? Why not just … an “and”?)”
OBAMA KNOWS: Addressing the NAACP in New York – “Discrimination is felt “by African-American women paid less for doing the same work as colleagues of a different color and gender. By Latinos made to feel unwelcome in their own country. By Muslim Americans viewed with suspicion for simply kneeling down to pray. By our gay brothers and sisters, still taunted, still attacked, still denied their rights.” (@queerty)
MAIN STREET USA: Gay incident reopens Main Street plaza wounds: “This block of Main Street never should have been conveyed to the LDS Church. It was a recipe for ongoing resentments between the LDS Church and those who are not members.” (@SaltLakeTribune)
ADAM LAMBERT: Adam Lambert shines in San Diego ‘Idol’ concert: “Looking like a glam-rock prince and wearing enough guyliner for an entire band, Lambert strutted, gyrated, shimmied and sang, giving his multiple-octave all to songs ranging from “Whole Lotta Love” to “Mad World.” There’s also a “timeline” of his “life in the fast lane.” (@SanDiegoNewsNetwork)
GAGA: Did Lady Gaga Influence the Clothes At Haute Couture? There’s a weird paragraph that compares GaGa to Ashley Olson’s anorexic-chic. (@glamour.com)
SCHOOLED: The Ten Most Amazing Yearbook Photos of Rappers: Eminem, Kanye, Snoop, Tupac and so much more! (@funkjelly)
New York City: Is there an expiration date on when girls really must stop comparing themselves to Shane?
I’ve spent enough time in the bar scene and I’m ready to change my ways in hopes of meeting someone truly incredible. I should admit from the start that when I say I’m like Shane that includes some of the self sabotaging, havoc wreaking characteristics. I’ve felt pain and left trails of destruction, but if I fall in love with you you’ll feel the world twirl around you on its axis. (NYC w4w, “So You Want Yourself a Shane?“)
Seattle, WA: HOO HOO, DID YOU MISS THE PART ABOUT GOING EASY ON ALL CAPS Award:
HONEST,KIND,DRUG AND ALOCOHOL FREE LESBIAN SEEKING A BEST FRIEND TO RENT A ROOM FROM … I DO HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD WONDERFUL, LOVEABLE AND SOCIAL CHIHUAHUA THAT IS NOT A BARKER. YOU WOULD LOVE HER BECAUSE SHE TALKS AND HER NAME IS HOO HOO BECAUSE SHE HOO HOO TALKS. SHE LOVES EVERYONE AND IS NOT NERVOUS OR SHY. (seattle-tacoma wfw, SEEKING TO RENT ROOM FROM FEMALE FOR FRIENDSHIP/COMPAIONSHIP)
San Francisco: Why post a simple “seeking” ad on craigslist when you can also provide a 2,000 word breakdown of all your labels?: poly genderqueer intersexed butch beardyke ISO snacks, snuggles & Sex.
New York City: Just a snippet from our Terrible Poem Of the Week (sidenote: “yoke” doesn’t rhyme with the last line of the verses before and after it, so really there’s no excuse. FYI, those last lines include “you slept with a soul for sex” and “you remain hard and hedonistic.”)
I left you my heart
Broken and beat
I left you my heart
Yes, with years and yearning to yoke.
(from NYC w4w missed connections: “I Left You My Heart“)
Auto-Straddler of the Day
Check out The Ten Geekiest Pieces of Furniture in the Universe (according to cracked.com, anyway.) I want the Periodic Coffee Table.
Weezer covers an awesome little mix of ‘Kids’ and ‘Pokerface’ at their shows these days. It is lovely.
Read Wired’s How to Behave: New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans. It will surely change your life/give you something to tweet about [which, according to the article, will leave you with 19 more tweeting opportunities throughout the day]. Even better in print! Subscribe, babies.
I have to admit that I’m a wine snob. I blame it on the fact that my partner is Portuguese. When we were in Portugal last summer, her father (who used to have vineyards) served us Portuguese wine from a box and I couldn’t help but gasp in horror. What about the ritual of opening the bottle? The smell of the cork? Sometimes the best part of a good drink is the ritual surrounding it.
I watched the Stevie Nicks thing last night, it was great – I had no idea Carly was even involved, awesome work!
And Laneia’s link to the Wired article is rad. Internetiquette is important and I’m glad other people are with me on it!
Erm, that link about the trans German pop sensation actually links to Britney Spears in Russia…
Thanks for the boxed wine link. When I think boxed wine, I think Franzia! Bleh.
A few years ago, I was looking into the wine industry. I thought it would be a great idea to have a sweet red wine called “Panty Dropper” and get a rapper to mention it in a song and then it would blow up. But I was looking at importing it and the import costs were going to be too high. The point is, at that time, they didn’t have cool and tasty boxed wines… at least not to my knowledge. Glad they do now!
I left you my heart is possibly one of the worst poems I have ever read, including all the dribble I wrote in high school.
P.S. I want a Scrabble couch!
Carlytron and Stevie Nicks are awesome.
I hate everyone at Outfest even more than I did before I heard about ep 2 of Glee being shown.
I LOVE CAPS AND GET ALL THE GIRLS THIS WAY!
And I also interviewed Elizabeth Keener yesterday:
If anyone cares.
Oh, and Im buying a Rubiks cube table tomorrow. Schweet.
Ugh the gay roommate post is frustrating.
I am staying in residence in september and I worry that I will have to stay closeted just because my roommate will freak out.
Anyone have a similar experience? Should i stay closeted or did your roommate freak out and ask to switch???
I think you should do whatever makes you the most comfortable in your living situation, but if were me, I’d come out. If she wants to freak out and switch, then you don’t want to live with her anyway. I didn’t have a similar experience, but I will say that my freshman roommate loved Donnie Osmond and watched Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat until she broke my dvd player. She certainly had no place to judge.
DEBS: my roommate at sarah lawrence freshman year loved JEKYLL AND HYDE THE MUSICAL and played it alllll the timeeeee, i would’ve preferred it if, like everyone else at that school, she just liked girls, instead of a musical that got canceled after like two weeks ’cause it sucked. that’s probs part of the reason why i dropped out of sarah lawrence. so did she. hm.
meanwhile my boarding school roommate senior year had ladies in her bed all the time and liked RENT and CABARET, which I also like, so that was so much better.
omg, it is ten thousand times better to live with a girl who does girls than to live with a girl who does dudes. from a sanitary perspective, there is just less odor and sperm and stuff.
if you have a roommate who asks to switch ’cause you are a gay, then you tell us, and we will make her regret that decision with logic.
actually already that advice column question has become a major news topic and everyone wants that mom to go to hell. i think you are in the clear.
my roommate during freshman year didn’t like to turn the lights on, didn’t eat, slept during the day, and woke up at night to watch buffy marathons. basically what i’m saying is: she was a vampire. if only i’d read the article about true blood, then i’d’ve known that she was more of a threat to humanity than i was.
no but really, i’d go with coming out. then you won’t be all stressy and secret-y. i just waited until we got to the big-getting-to-know-each-other-roommate-talk and when she asked if i had a boyfriend, i said i dated girls.
Thanks for the responses guys :)