A new reason to hate Comcast – Yes, I know there are some people that think they are Comcastic, but I have aboslutely no regrets leaving Comcast in the past.Â First, I am happy about saving money, as I have since switching from Cable to DirecTV.Â Second, I am thrilled that with Verizon Fios, I don’t have to worry (so far) about bandwidth throttling or the fact that they lie about it.Â But now they have acquired Plaxo, a company that thinks spamming your contact list is tantamount to being a “Social Network” company.Â Even if I did believe that Plaxo is Now Less Evil (which I don’t),Â I would be damned if I was to turn over all my personal information and contacts into the hands of Comcast.
There is something wrong with these people – Who can seriously look at a 15 year old girl that isÂ 5′ 9″ and weights 105 pounds and tell her she needs to loose a few pounds?Â My dear friend Mitch McDad caught a bit of flack on this post when he said women do this for women and not for men.Â But I have to say, that I agree.Â There is no guy looking at some emaciated girl thinking, “I wish my wife/gf/so looked like that!”Â Simply put, most men don’t find that “hot” at all.Â Well… except for the designer’s themselves, and they seem to have some sort of vendetta against women, or at least that it the way it seems to me.
Be sure your children are safe from online predators… then stop and check again – Liz from This Full House got her own frightening wake up call on Internet Safety.Â Go read it.Â Then go and double check everything you have done to ensure your child can’t fall prey to some sick bastard that is stalking them on the Internet.
Like something out of a sitcom – IzzyMom has the Best.Newspaper.Clipping.Ever. Â Perhaps, I am a bit insulated here in the New York/New Jersey area from vast trailer parks of this country and those that consider Wal-Mart a place you need to get dressed up to go to.
Â Easy (Well Easier) for him to say – Adventure Dad has a good article on how being (or getting) fit is his Favorite Parenting Resource. If I wasn’t already working on improving myself, I think I might have been ashamed.Â He makes some exellent points about how most people think about getting in shape all wrong.
If you don’t why not? – Have you checked out Ivy and Heather at Home Ec 101? Â If not, you really should.Â Tips, tricks, recipes, and every so often a guest tip (wink).Â Ivy may be having an unnatural love affair with a container of Bar Keeper’s Friend (I’m kidding… mostly) but their advise is helpful, friendly and has saved my butt on more than one occasion (and that is no joke).