Yesterday, Alastair and I were driving around running errands, listening to music in the car, and “One Week” by the Barenaked Ladies came on. Now, I don’t know if you’re familiar with the Barenaked Ladies, but if you’re not – highly recommended.
Still. Not the point.
So, “One Week” comes on, and we’re singing, and we get to this part:
Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon
‘Cause the cartoon has got the boom anime babes
that make me think the wrong thing.
Which made me think of back in college, when my friend Babs told me that the difference between men and women is the fact that men, were such a thing possible, would absolutely sleep with a cartoon character.
And that made me think of how much fun the Betties would have if the whole day was dedicated to boiling down the gender gap to one main concept.
So here’s your challenge today, Betties. Finish this sentence: The difference between men and women is…
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This show is wonderful. Alastair and I watched the pilot and laughed our heads off. Allison Janney is, as always, funny and pitch-perfect. Matthew Perry is charming and fun. James Lesure, as downer Perry’s upbeat best friend Alonzo, makes me laugh out loud, which I don’t do very often. But if all those things weren’t true, how could you not love a show whose entire opening credit sequence is this:
I don’t get it. I just don’t.Read More
Good morning, Betties. It’s me, Mr. Lucy March. Thank you all so much for your good wishes and congratulations over the last few days — Lucy and I have received far more than we could ever respond to, but every one has made us happy. The Betties are amazing, and we’re very, very grateful!
This post is going up a little later than usual. I’d love to tell you that the delay was due to some dizzying celebratory excess in the wake of the happy event — or at least throw out some veiled allusions and allow you all to come to that conclusion naturally — but the truth is that Lucy and I slept late this morning because we spent last night playing games with Sweetness.
Which brings me to Munchkin.Read More
It’s all about what it means to be an adult, and how every now and again, we go at adulthood with energy and we CLEAN ALL THE THINGS.
Until… the next day, when we remember that cleaning all the things kinda sucks, which is why we failed to do it the other 364 days of the year. It’s very cute and very funny and I hail all the Betties attempting to clean all their things. I wish them luck, as I sit here in my pile of filth.
Hey, someone’s got to make the rest of you look good, right? It’s my job, and I take it very seriously. Every Betty, for all time, will be able to stand next to me and look wonderful by comparison. I’m taking one for the team, me and my filthy things.* Have a great day!
*I rewrote that sentence four times trying to make it sound less dirty. I failed. Fuck it.Read More
It’s another Monday morning after another busy Sunday, Betties, so I’ve stepped into the breach to offer a few words while Lucy tries to enjoy fifteen consecutive minutes of sleep.
Really, we’ll settle for ten.
In this fast-paced modern world, we are all a little susceptible to information overload, and the allure of too many shiny distractions. So, here’s a thing: Do Nothing For Two Minutes. It’s harder than it seems, and the stern little “fail” message is motivation enough to persevere. Relax, listen to the waves, and experience the strangeness of spending two whole minutes in front of your computer, doing nothing.
How does it work for you, Betties?Read More