Fall 2011 Fashion Week in New York

Fall 2011 Fashion Week has come and gone in the New York. Overall my reviews are mixed. A+ goes to Rodarte, Jason Wu, and Prabal Gurung. Some designers weren’t as lucky. I really like Marc Jacobs (the man) because he seems fun and light hearted. However his RTW collection was filled with poka dot covered victorian pieces. Really? The best thing about the collection was Marc in a blue rubber button down under a gray sweater. Proenza Schouler was another label that missed the mark. Western prairie themed velvet…ummm NO. Not cute. Below is the over view of New York Fashion Week from Style.com. You can also visit the site to watch video’s for individual collections.

DOMA

I was going to write about President Obama’s decision to attack the Defense of Marriage Act. Instead I refer you to Salon.com and their article about the subject. The article does a great job at pointing out that the support of DOMA is mostly emotional and doesn’t hold up well in a court where logic overrides emotion.

Obama sets a marriage trap — for Republicans

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/02/23/hirshman_obama_doma
 
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Life Lesson #42

We all have number is our phones that should have been deleted a long time ago. Maybe it’s your ex or the toxic friend who ignores you. Either way, we don’t delete them. Instead we text them late at night or when we’re feeling lonely. Then the next day we kick ourselves and vow it will never happen again…until next weekend. Here’s my tip: Change the person’s name to a reminder of why you should avoid them. For example, I had a friend that always ignored me. So I changed his name in my phone to ‘Shawn’ Who Ignores Me. So whenever I would feel the need to call or text I had a visual reminder. So maybe your ex becomes ‘Matt Who Gave Me Grabs’ or ‘Stacy The Psychopath.’ Just a helpful life tip from me to you.

Trouble in the Cheese State

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to pass a bill that would severely cute the power of unions in his state. He claims that doing so would help alleviate the $3.6 billion state defecate. The bill has caused outrage from state employees and the result has been massive protests against the bill.
Those are the facts. To be honest, I do not have a strong opinion on the matter. Not being from Wisconsin, I don’t know any of the details about the measure. So why post about it you ask? One detail of this news story caught my attention. 14 Democrat State Senators have left the state to avoid having to vote on the bill. With their absence, the senate can not reach their minimum quorum to vote on the bill. That’s a shitty thing to do. How much of a douche bag do you have to be to skip town rather then vote. Oh…and by the way…voting on bills in THEIR JOB. Isn’t this why people go into politics? It will be interesting to see what will happen when they return and eventually face re-election. I suspect this will come back to bite them in the butt. There is a Public Relations rep out there who will be paid a ton of cash to do some damage control come November.
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The Cute Chubby Boys of Primetime

 
Tyler Labine- Currently staring in the new CBS romantic sitcom Mad Love with Jason Biggs.
Chris Pratt- Plays Andy as part of the ensemble cast of Parks and Recreation on NBC.

David Lutz is also on NBC, playing the writer Lutz on the fictitious TGS on 30 Rock along side Tina Fey.

John Caparulo is a very funny comedian who is a regular on Chelsea Lately on the E! network.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day for lovers and couples. I don’t have  much experience in this department so I wanted to share the experiences of my friends and how they met their long time partners. Using Facebook I did a little research. I asked how they met and how they have stayed together. Here is what I found:
One thing that surprised me was that the internet played less of a role then I expected. Of course there were couples that met online but they were not the majority. The stories I found were diverse. Some had friends set them up, others met for a one time hook up that blossomed into more. As I dug a little deeper though I realized that time was a major factor when considering how they met. Here is some background information to put everything in perspective: I live in Connecticut and most of my friends are in the southern New England area. Connecticut is not a state for young people. The majority of my friends are  couples that have been together for several years and have come here to settle down.  (most of friends have been together 5-10 years on average) Ten years ago the internet was just starting out as a social meeting place. Friends, bars, and hobbies still played a major role in coupling. God forbid you actually had to leave the house and talk to someone face to face. Of all the stories I got,  several of them involve being on a date with another person. I heard a lot of “When we met I was actually there with someone else.” Which makes me wonder about the other person…what ever happened to them? One man’s bad date is another man’s true love.
Here’s what I’ve learned. There is not one proven way to meet a partner. It can happen in a variety of ways as long as you are open to it. For the tiny minority of single guys I know…keep the faith alive. You never know what’s around the corner.
When I asked those friends how they’ve stayed together I got a much more unified response. The most common answer was that both individuals shared a common set of values and goals. It’s also worth mentioning that 99% of the couples that answered are in open relationships. (99% of the couples I know are open) I’m not passing judgment on monogamy but the statistics are not on it’s side.  

Customize Your Life

With the iPhone now available through Verizon, it seems like the cult will only grow stronger. Before we all become generic clones in the Apple army, here’s a way to add some pizzazz and personality. This is pure awesome. Colorware.com is a site where you can have your favorite electronics custom painted. Genius! Plane black is boring… but a sky blue iPad… now that says SWOON. Why hasn’t Apple stolen this idea yet? Beware, the prices are not for the faint of heart. So if I win the lotto I’ll be the first in line for a sky blue and white (with silver accents) new iPhone 4.

visit http://www.colorware.com/ for more options and pricing info.