So how many male readers were left horrified and scarred by this morning’s post?
Sorry about that. I’m not exactly sure what I was thinking. An in-depth description of dress shopping followed by the underwear store? I mean, what the hell?!
I’m sure some of you pulled up the blog and figured I’d taken a ride on the crazy train for the day. Which probably isn’t too far from the truth, seeing as I’ve entered the insanity that is The Last Three Weeks of School.
As I sit here I can feel the low-grade pounding that’s taken up residence in the base of my skull. The headache that I know from experience will last for days and may be due to tension, allergies, anxiety, or any one of a dozen other things. I chased it with Aleve today (with no success, I’m sad to say — hey! that rhymed!). I’ll move on to Advil tomorrow. Or, if I’m feeling particularly desperate, I’ll jump right to the Excedrin Migraine.
So anyway, for my guys out there, a smattering of Y-chromosome blurbs that will (hopefully) help you feel better about any personal details you may have been unwittingly exposed to this morning:
- The latest additions to Webster’s dictionary are out. Among approximately 1700 of them? WTF and emoji. This is no longer your grandma’s dictionary. CNN: ‘WTF’ in the dictionary?! That’s ‘clickbait’
- Consider this carefully before buying that Apple watch — it takes about 20 seconds for someone to reset your watch and make it their own simply by overriding the passcode and erasing all the data. CNN: It’s too easy to steal an Apple Watch
- Looking to travel and get sand in your nether regions this summer? (And who isn’t?) Check out this list of top ten beaches. CNN: Dr. Beach names top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015
- John Nash and sports analysis — not a combination that readily came to mind for me, but this article has the best dang explanation of soccer penalty kick strategy I’ve ever seen. LiveESPN: Why John Nash Matters
- “Playful test of a bulletproof vest”? Um, forgive my insensitivity, but Enormous Fail. L.A. Now: Man fatally shot by friend during bulletproof vest ‘test’
- Eliminating artificial ingredients is trending big and restaurants are in a “get on board or get out of the way” position. But Pizza Hut? And Taco Bell? The Bell’s changes will affect 95% of their menu, which is a pretty sobering statistic when you think about it. USA Today: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut nix artificial ingredients
- Bwahahahahaha. USA Today Sports: Player scores simplest goal ever when goalkeeper takes a water break
- Finally! Flow charts that make some kind of sense out of TV viewing options and whether or not you can drop your cable subscription. Hallelujah! USA Today: Flow charts: Can you ditch cable?