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Hollister Hits the Wrong Note

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
By Glinda

I don’t know if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to go into a Hollister store. I have teenaged cousins, so I have had to suffer through the poor lighting and horrifically loud music, not to mention the crappy, overpriced clothes. And I also realize after reading that sentence back to myself, I am officially old.

Whatever.

Being a California native, I have never cottoned to Hollister and its offerings, which are nondescript, cheap looking articles of clothing that somehow pass as surfer “chic.”  Just know that no real surfer would ever be caught dead in Hollister clothing.

So, establishing that I have a hard time giving them a fair shake, along come these gems, targeted toward teen girls:

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Excuse me?  “The twins are quite a handful?”

“Save a wave, ride a surfer?”

Thanks Hollister! Now I have even more reason to hate you!

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Celebrity Dad Style, Jon Gosselin: Would You Buy Lemonade From this Man?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
By Glinda

Jon Gosselin lemonade

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The Case Against Breastfeeding

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
By Glinda

Baby with bottle

In an article published many moons ago in the Atlantic Monthly, writer Hanna Rosin launches into a fascinating and well-researched article about breastfeeding. And how in her opinion, it really isn’t all that great. This is coming, mind you, from a woman who breastfed all three of her children.

I cheered when I read it.

You see, I happen to think that there is a very judgmental group of women, members of the militant wing of the Salvation Army types, if you will, that see breastfeeding as the end-all, be-all of motherhood.

Hogwash.

Am I a bit biased on this topic because I tried and failed to breastfeed my firstborn?  Possibly.  But, I pumped for months until my milk ran out due to an undiagnosed immune disorder.

No one ever said to my face that I wasn’t as good of a mother, but there were certain women who would smugly state how long they breastfed and how fantastic it was, even though I had already admitted I felt badly for not being able to myself.  Heck, there was even an acquaintance I met who still breastfed her three year old, even in public at a restaurant.

That, they were not-so-subtly trying to tell me, was dedication.

Myself?  Apparently lacking in said dedication.

Well, I’m firmly with Hanna Rosin on this one.  The evidence in favor of breastfeeding is not all that it’s cracked up to be, despite what certain groups would like you to think.

So I’m here to say that I support women either way.  If you choose to breastfeed and it makes you happy, then may the winds of fortune be at your back. 

But, if you choose not to breastfeed, I am not going to immediately apply my fingers in an “L” shape on my forehead.

I would like to  suggest that more women do the same.

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Celebrity Dad Style: Robert Downey Jr. Forgets That Iron Man Would Never Wear a Purse

Monday, August 24th, 2009
By Glinda

Robert Downey jr.

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Monday Teeny Poll

Monday, August 24th, 2009
By Glinda

Dad cartoon

What DOES constitute a “real” concert?  I’m guessing the Wiggles don’t count, or maybe I’m just saying that because I took a three year old Munchkin to one.  Which he actually sort of hated.  As I belatedly clarified in the comments, I would say it is an arena type of event, and one where beer is sold.

I don’t know how many people saw that before voting, but the largest percentage of you, thirty-three, stated that a young person should be at least twelve before attending their first concert.   My personal preference is a little older, probably somewhere between fourteen and sixteen, depending on the performer.

Today’s question is about those men children need so much, their dads.

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Guess the Celebrity Baby Game

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
By Glinda

I apologize for possibly leading readers down the wrong path by saying last week’s youngster was a “brunette” versus a “brunet.” Can I plead never having taken French? I took Spanish instead.

As for the winner, it was none other than the first commenter, qc! The mysterious smirker is none other than Keanu Reeves, although I was hard-pressed to find an adult picture of him with a smile.

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Here is today’s chubby-cheeked tot:

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Happy weekend and happy guessing!

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Celebrity Mom Style: Heidi Klum, Project Pregnancy

Friday, August 21st, 2009
By Glinda

heidi klum beach

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CDF: John Hughes Bad Boy Edition

Friday, August 21st, 2009
By Glinda

Well, it seems my theory was right on target. You all picked the “bad boys” although James Spader won over Andrew McCarthy by a mere cigarette’s length.

So, which John Hughes bad boy will win our faceoff? It’s all up to you.

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VERSUS

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