Leslie's Omnibus

Blast From The Past

Anybody remember Eddie and the Cruisers?

Go buy the DVD here... then prepare to be unable to sit still in your chair. Bad 80's movie with a fantastic cast and great music.

Quick Stops

PJ Media had two great posts about dating mistakes women make with men, and dating mistakes men make with women.

Favorite bits?

From John Hawkins:
"[I]f he flees the relationship like you just contracted Ebola after you sleep with him and that’s going to upset you, well then, you should probably wait a little longer to make sure he intends to hang around. It’s also worth keeping in mind that to you, going out with a man three times, sleeping with him, and never hearing from him again may be a disaster, but to him it’s probably going to be viewed as a win. Not saying anyone’s right or anyone’s wrong with that, just noting a big mentality difference."
From Belladonna Rogers (who is a whole hell of a lot wordier overall, but knocks it out of the park with this pithy one-liner):
"If you don’t want a full female-brained answer, try to formulate your questions so that the only possible answer is a 'yes' or a 'no.'"
Go read them both. It's worth the trip!


You Are the Living Room

You are laid back and casual. You can have fun in almost any situation.

You believe in being easy going. Life's hard enough, and you're not going to make it any harder.

You are sociable and friendly. You welcome almost anyone into your life.

You are completely unpretentious. You prefer living in a comfortable home to living in a showy home.

... and...

Your True Eye Color is Vibrant Green

You are a confident and together person. People look up to you.

You were born to inspire others, and you love to lead when given the chance.

You're the type of person who does everything well. You can't narrow down your talents easily.

You have a passionate inner drive, and you know deep down that you're destined for greatness.

Oddly enough, my eyes are green.

Ear Worm of the Day:

Because I'm evil...


If I had one of each of these Jessica Kagan Cushman bracelets, I think I'd have all my dating bases covered -- and stylishly so.

Parenting Done Right, Part I:
'I feel like if you’re going to embarrass me by stealing, I’m gonna show you what it’s like to be embarrassed.

'I work too hard for her to steal, and I’m not gonna have no thief living with me. I refuse to have a thief living with me.'
Right on, Ms. Walker!

Quote of the Day:
"I think they should just call it what it is. Romance Novels for Twilight Fans. The end."

Blogging, Facebook and Twitter are more than enough for me, but if you've caught the Pinterest bug, you might want to consider this:
When a Pinterest user euphemistically “pins” a “pin” on a “pinboard,” she’s really “copying” a “full-size photograph” to “Pinterest’s servers.” Needless to say, the bright spotlight of copyright law is harshly shining on Pinterest: even a cursory stroll through Pinterest’s various user pinboards reveals that the vast majority of pins are copyrighted works, not in the public domain, and not licensed under Creative Commons or a similar free-to-distribute regime.
If you're using Pinterest, I strongly urge you to read the whole post here.

Parenting Done Right, Part II:
I have traveled with a 2-year-old dozens of times. It's not fun. However, if I was unable to control my child, I would absolutely expect to be booted off of the plane.

That's one of the problems with society. We expect everyone to make exceptions and to comply to our individual world. NO - there are rules, and there needs to be consideration for the other passengers. Get that tantrum throwing kid off my plane. Lackadaisical parents think everyone else should accommodate them and have more understanding. Call me cold and uncaring, but I've been there, and I work hard to make sure I don't impose my family on your world if you don't want them there, and I think others should too.

It all comes down to this: If you can't control your kid, avoid traveling until you think you have a handle on this whole parenting thing.
Rock on, Mom.

Ear Worm of the Day:

Just try getting that one out of your head!

Giggle of the Day:


Down Memory Lane

This ear worm has been stuck in my head for three full days now:

Just thought I'd pass it on...


Just so you know:
President Barack Obama's Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices.

Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy.
The boys in DC are looking out after your interests, yo.

I may not have a TV at home, but I've discovered a few shows via Hulu recently.  I'm totally hooked on Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Smash (especially Smash).  At only $7.99/month, Hulu+ is an ideal alternative to cable for me.  (Now if they'd only cut a deal with HBO for Game of Thrones... dammit.)

What other good television am I missing?

And the survey says...

Remember my little wildy scientific survey?

Here's what I found out:
  • Men are interested in lady knickers than women are, but not by much.
  • Not a single female respondent carries spare pair of emergency undies.
  • Very few of them have a sense of humor about it, either.
  • Men care very little for what the knickers look like.
  • They care very much about who is wearing them and getting us out of them, however.
  • The Brits are nuts.
Thanks for responding... all nine of you!

Giggle of the Day: