Friday, June 16, 2006

Ann Althouse has an interesting post about what schools would be like if they favored boys in the same way that schools now favor girls. Take a look.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Do These Women Exist?

A reader (thanks Roger) sent me a link to this article about a new book entitled, Why Men Marry Bitches : A Woman's Guide to Winning Her Man's Heart. Although I do not care for the title of this book, the kooky part of this author's theme seems to be that there are few confident women (why does this make one a bitch?) but scores of martyrish women floating around just dying to cater to a man's every whim and desire:

As scary as it sounds, this is precisely the approach women are taught on how to catch a husband. It’s the plight of every "nice girl" who puts everyone else first, puts her own needs last, and doesn't think she is worthy of touching the hemline of her man’s pants....

When I polled men, they all said confident women are in very short supply. And that a confident woman is what they find sexiest. Is it any wonder that confident women are hard to come by? Look around. The average fashion magazine tells women to act like a servant, as if dating were a labor-intensive, blue-collar-job application: “Can you serve a cold beer in trashy lingerie? Do you leave razor-sharp creases in his shirts like employee-of-the-month at the Jolly Roger motel? Do you wear cellophane for him? Are you gardening in stilettos? Are you giving it up doggie-style? If so, he'll drop to one knee and propose ...”

Apparently, the author of this tall tale seems to think that women who cater to a man's every need and do everything a man tells them to do are the norm. Does anyone out there even know of such a woman who really truly puts everyone else's needs before her own, brings a guy beer in lingerie and does not think she is worthy of touching the hemline of her man's pants? Honestly, I don't and have never met a woman like that. Maybe I just travel in odd circles. Seriously, does anyone have a story or experience of a woman (a real one) who is still involved in this type of behavior? Because, if so, I have a number of men who are just dying to meet these women. I think that if they actually existed, they have been extinct now since the 1950's. I suspect that women being "too nice" is hardly the reason more men are not dying to get married.

Update: Eden at Just One Bite has some thoughts on this post that make sense.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Custody Problems

Well, even Alec Baldwin can't use his celebrity to get a fair shake with the court system in California. He is being "forced" to see a psychologist to determine if he has emotional problems--I wonder if Ms. Basinger is being "forced" to see a shrink also? I sure hope so, given her prior psychological problems.

Carnival of Homeschooling

The 24th Carnival of Homeschooling is up with a special Father's Day theme.

Podcast: Eye of the Storm

Glenn and I are in Cape San Blas, Florida on vacation enduring the "wrath" of Tropical Storm Alberto. We first pass through Dothan, Alabama where we have the possibility of going to a gun show or a peanut festival and then head to our beachhouse near Apalachicola where we have a hurricane warning. Join us for our brief podcast interviewing a local waitress, teens, and some staff at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store about this treacherous "hurricane". If you have been watching CNN weatherpeople with their ponchos and those 3 feet "killer waves"--don't believe the hype--get the real story in our ground breaking podcast. Glenn and I survived the storm but did have to deal with the horrible aftermath --really, see the overturned chair?

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

So far, the beach is really beautiful near Cape San Blas, Florida where we are staying except for the limited internet access and cell phone coverage, but I guess most people here want to "get away from it all." Me, I'm an internet addict but having a very nice time swimming in the ocean and watching the waves. There is a "tropical depression" moving in which should be exciting--maybe not exactly Katrina but if it gets exciting, Glenn and I will do a podcast from the deck of our beach house, and just ride out the storm, kind of like Shepard Smith--okay, more like the time Dan Rather held onto a palm tree in some storm that seemed to be going nowhere. So far, the weather looks fine, though.

Update: Well, Tropical Storm/or Hurricane Alberto is on the way to the Gulf coast--wish me luck!