Monday, October 23, 2006

Hounds abound!

While in Ipswich on Saturday, I saw a group of hounds(like 20 to 30 dogs) leading a contingent of English-style riders down Argilla Rd. Some sort of Anglophile hunting reenactment group? offers the latest on internships and entry level jobs.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Is a sweaty dog worse than a wet one?

While watching a dog show on TV today, I learned that the Chinese Crested is a hairless dog that does not pant, as it (unlike other dogs) has sweat glands. So, not only does it look like the victim of some sort of molting disease, it sweats.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Educating Texans, one d!ldo at a time

The smartest sex toys in the South

Texans can't buy certain sex toys, but they sure can get some nifty phallic "educational models."

And I thought we had some odd laws in New England...

(via Fleshbot)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Meditation on being a Grown Up

Ever feel like you are just stalled? Like there are a thousand things you should be doing, but aren't, because you don't know where to begin?
Ah, modern life. I've got a Palm Pilot to beep and remind me that I've got to do something, or, worse, that I forgot to do something. The many clocks at work, at home, and in the car are both helpful and a curse. They remind me that even when I think I'm on schedule, I'm still sort of behind. It's an embarrassment of riches... I mean obligations... They sit, patiently, waiting for the end of the workday (or worse, interrupt it) to jump up and say
"pick me!"
"it's my turn, you forgot to take care of me yesterday!"
"no, pick me!"
"you said you'd deal with me last night!"

The idea of a vacation seems nice. Until you realize that you're merely putting off all the stuff that you really need to get done while you spend your week sitting on a beach, sipping drinks with small, colorful umbrellas in them, trying to forget about what is waiting for you the second you walk through the door of your house - the bills crammed into the mailbox, the plethora of emails awaiting you at work, the fact that your fridge is empty and you're really hungry.

It's hard not to get overwhelmed when the thought flies through my mind- "I can't wait until all these demands and drains of my time go away" - and then I realize that they're never going to go away. This is life.

Being an adult is not all it's cracked up to be. I have no idea how people with children or dogs (or any being that requires constant care and attention) do this. Every single day. I always thought being a grown Up would be neat. No one ever told me that it would be like this.

It's been a cynical day. I'm feeling burnt out and overwhelmed. Tomorrow is a new day.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Unexpected sexiness

So many cosmetics companies exploit female sexuality in their advertising and branding efforts. One Canadian company has a great sense of humor, as evidenced by some fun ads on their website, that put a new twist on the marriage between sex and cosmetics.
Make sure you see the one with the oysters....

(via Fleshbot)

Friday, October 06, 2006

It's time to play Jewish Geography!

Went to Kol Nidre at the Vilna Shul on Beacon Hill. Within 5 minutes of a conversation with a young woman there I discovered that the rabbi of the shul she went to growing up in NY was also my high school Chumash teacher. Small (Jewish) world.

The Vilna Shul was an interesting experience. The building has tons of potential. I hope that they become more 'disability friendly' in the near future (picture me and an elderly woman, both of us walking very slowly up the stairs to the sanctuary). The cantor went on and on. "Lovely voice, but we're all starving, can we speed this up a bit?" kept going through my head. If the holiday is over at 7:15pm (as was announced by someone official), we shouldn't be so far behind in the service that we won't finish up until around 8pm.

These were the first Yom Kippur services held there since 1984. It felt kind of neat, like I was a part of something special. This place and the Havurah on the Hill associated with it seems to have potential. It's nice to see a movement (if you could call it that) for Quarterlife Jews that doesn't feel to New Agey. I think they'd benefit from doing something with Emerson College's Hillel. (Roommate went there and said that they used to go to services at Boston University's Hillel, which was apparently not a pleasant experience).

There seemed to be a good number of people in my age range there, but not too many were overly friendly, either with me (and Roommate), or with each other. Not that stayed for their break fast- my ankle and I did not want to be anywhere near the stampede to the tuna and egg salad.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Is the Rainbow Party really that inclusive?

Does the MA Rainbow-Green Party hate Israel or not? I've been trying to figure it out, but just feel more confused now....