The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that there's a new kind of reality dating show in the offing at Fox. Apparently, producer Mike Fleiss, the guru behind The Bachelor, is working on a similarly formatted show called "More to Love," which will feature a bevy of "real" women (i.e. NOT a size 2!) chasing after the heart of a regular-Joe, schlubby guy in the Kevin James mold.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Well, here we go again.
I've finally landed another job -- once again, sitting in an office all day, looking at a computer or at printed proofs to be edited. And though it's only been a couple of weeks, I can already tell that I'm in real trouble if I don't watch myself on this job.
The danger? Piling on the pounds.
It's one of those office settings where the kitchen is a red-alert zone: all the Starbucks and canned sodas you can drink, plus copious amounts of any kind of fattening munchie you can think of -- candies, chips, cheese crackers, muffins, Goldfish, trail mix, Asian rice-cracker blend -- not to mention daily platters of donuts, cookies, brownies, etc., as well as frequent b-day cakes for one of the about 100 employees. (To be fair, they also try to have fresh fruit on hand such as apples, oranges and bananas, but ... ho-hum!)
Oh, and did I mention that my office mate keeps a tray of chocolates within an arm's reach of me? These treats are popular with co-workers, so I can hardly ask her to cease and desist.
I've been trying to combat the weight-gain risks as best as I can, by eating a healthy lunch (though I gotta get better at bringing it!), and also by taking a lunchtime walk for about 20 minutes at least a couple of times per week. But, I'm working out a little less overall with this new schedule; and, of course, I'm sitting on my butt for much longer periods of time once again.
One thing I HAVE been trying to do is to drink tea in the afternoons when the Craving Devil is whispering loudest in my ear. They have several flavors and brands in the kitchen, but I brought in some of my own green tea bags. Seems I'm on the right track, judging by a recent posting on RealAge that says regular consumption of green tea can foster weight loss.
The article recommends drinking seven cups of green tea a day. I've got a ways to go to reach that goal, but at least I'm on the right track.
Now if I can just figure out a way to keep my hand out of the chocolate tray ...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Trying to conceive? Get WILD in the sheets, according to a story posted in Britain's The Observer. Apparently, energetic and passionate lovemaking yields better, stronger orgasms for both lovers -- which helps those little swimmers reach their desired destination better (in the form of a more powerful ejaculation coupled with stronger vaginal contractions).
Friday, March 20, 2009
The folks at Google continue to prove they have a firm grip on the habits and needs of the cyber public. Many times, their innovations are kind of scary in that "Big Brother" way -- you know, things like tracking your every move on the Internet to better pigeonhole (read: control!) you as a consumer.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Found a fun little quiz on LiveScience.com. It's 10 questions about sex and sexuality (most from a cultural/anthropological perspective).
I scored a respectable 8 out of 10 -- though I won't disclose which two questions I missed. (They were ... ummm ... hard, OK?!?)
Check it out when you get a chance ... And lemme know how you did!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
So, I told you about my close brush with becoming a juror on a major criminal case, right?
Well, the trial actually made the local newscasts on Friday afternoon, after the jury found the defendant guilty on all four charges, including first-degree murder. The State's case must have been pretty powerful, for it took the jurors only two hours to make their deliberations. I'm sure the trial must have been unpleasant (to say the least!) to sit through, for it apparently was a sordid story containing prostitution, drug addiction, a vengeful scorned woman, and a knife used as the murder weapon.
And now the panelists have to return in a few weeks to sit through more testimony before deliberating on whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison. I'm just glad I'm not one of them!
But I think we all owe folks like that a huge debt of gratitude. Surely no one relishes being in that jury seat .... but just think: Where would we be without it?
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Now that my jury service is over (for a year, at least!), I'm curious about what you think of this civic duty. So, please take my poll below!
Though I'll admit I haven't personally tried all of them, I find the list to be hysterically funny and spot-on.
No. 1. What's so great about a sand wedgie? Yuk! (Although I DO recommend utilizing a lounge chair ... nuff said!)
No. 3. Let's just leave the porn to the video screen, OK? (Though maybe it might be useful for a few tips!)
No. 9. Face it: They're fantasies, and they should stay that way!
No. 14. This should be the best news of all for those male readers out there. (Note to Honey: you're perfect the way you are ... just right!!)