Just came across a link to this article at CBS Interactive Business Network, Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch in 6 Easy Steps: I know a guy whose elevator pitch turned a chance meeting at a wedding into an opportunity to get funding his new business idea. The guy is now worth almost a billion dollars.
Lunchtime Poll 11/5
Remember, remember the fifth of November. Welcome to the latest lunchtime poll, where we pass off all the responsibility for witty commentary to the readers. Today is an easy one, to break the trend of mega-essay questions I posted earlier in the week.
You Got Egg Nog in my Ice Cream
Now is the winter of my very contented taste buds. As much as I hate the cold, I love stuff flavored with pumpkin. The pumpkin pancakes at IHOP? I eat roughly my weight in them from October to January. Ben and Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake? I would take a pint from a baby and not even […]
Community: As and Bs
So, this week’s Community was a bit of a lesson in sitcom plotting. You all know (whether or not you know you know) that modern sitcoms typically have an “A” plot and a “B” plot. The A plot is what you would summarize to someone if they asked you what the episode had been about. […]
Everybody knows it’s a bad time to be a human being who needs money to buy things. And anyone who’s been unemployed for more than a few weeks knows that the desire to be productive and creative peaks at about one month and then plummets, resulting in entire seasons of Buffy being watched and astronomical […]
It’s the Best Day Ever
Oh, friends. On our one month birthday, we may have achieved the pinnacle in ladyblogging. Sure, we’ve got 225 posts up, a dozen or so of some of the best writers I’ve ever met and the most delightful commenters a blog could have. We may have busted out of one server and are on our […]
Oh for the fuck of shit. I’m sorry for the salty language, but trust me the ladies at my childhood church would be saying the same thing. It really is the end times, and some sort of supreme being is going to come flying down here on a hover Roomba and get us all with […]
Not Without My Kneecap: A Lament
I was a runner. WAS a runner. I ran in high school, three seasons every year (cross country, winter track, spring track). In college, I didn’t run for my D-I school but I ran with a girl in my freshman dorm, and we’d talk about our high school boyfriends as we jogged the streets surrounding […]
We Try It: 30 Day Shred
Full disclosure: This is a biased review because I have already tried the 30 Day Shred and I am obsessed with Jillian Michaels. I had a dream last night that she was my personal trainer at the gym. The only thing (besides low water pressure) that I don’t like about my new apartment is that […]
This Title Needs Proofread
That title? LIKE NAILS ON A CHALKBOARD!! That title? Should read: This Title Needs to be Proofread or This Title Needs Proofreading. (I almost changed it. ~ed)
One Ring to Rule Them All
Q: My husband has expressed interest in using cock rings. I’m down for it too. What should we know about using them safely before we start? I don’t want to constrict him so much that his dick falls off. Loss of dick would indeed put a damper on things. First, good for you and your […]
Lunchtime Poll 11/4
Hey there readers! Another week is plugging along and we’re at Thursday already. We’re going with a bit of a literary bent for today’s lunchtime poll, so sharpen your virtual #2 pencils to answer the question after the break.
As an avid book reader who was taught to enjoy the classics, I used to feel squirmy about enjoying books that weren’t “literary.” You know what I’m talking about. I see you, over there, trying to hide your Nora Roberts and your John Grisham and your well-worn copy of “Flowers in the Attic” (hey, that […]
A Little Inspiration
Several years ago, I tried NaNoWriMo but didn’t get very far. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I am an essayist and short story writer. I don’t have the attention span to hold onto a topic for long enough to churn out a whole novel. I like the words I string together to be […]
Elections 2010: I Hope You Win, Mommy!
This past Tuesday, for the first time, I took my daughter with me to the polls. Actually, our polling place is how I found our family’s daycare solution, and I have a soft spot in my heart for voting for that very reason. But that’s another post.