Thursday, April 5, 2012

I moved!

You can now find me here. Thanks for reading!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday power anthem

This song is dedicated to anyone who's still riding high on the excitement of last weekend's Lady Antebellum concert.

If the Columbus Civic Center concert didn't sell out, it apparently was pretty close to being full, according to many of my friends who attended the show.

The news recently ignited a rather spirited discussion in one of our meetings, and I'd like your input.

Is there a non-country act that could deliver a sold-out show at the Columbus Civic Center? Of course, acts like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga come to mind.

Now, is there a non-country act that the Civic Center could realistically book...and expect a sold-out show in return?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Breakfast in bed

Maybe you heard about the 289 people who recently tried to break a Guinness World Record for the World's Biggest Breakfast in Bed.

In the dating world, breakfast in bed is often associated with more intimate settings.

For many women, it's the ultimate fantasy...assuming all items are cooked according to proper health standards.

In reality, breakfast in bed is often less appealing. Make no mistake: It's an incredibly romantic gesture. But there are crumbs involved. And a tremendous potential for spilled coffee. And the insecurity of morning body odor.

Those concerns aside, I wouldn't mind if someone woke me up with fresh coffee and a donut tomorrow morning. Hint, hint.

If you're a fan of breakfast in bed, check out this collection of recipes courtesy of the LA Times. The article was written for Mother's Day, but I think the ideas have year-round appeal.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

And now, a dance break

I know the Monday power anthem is still days away, but let's take a quick dance break. This YouTube video was apparently posted four years ago. I discovered it last night. Guess I'm not that hip after all.

Anyway, I love this song!

Plus, it gives me a chance to say that if you're attending Friday’s Latin dance night at VFW Post 665 in Columbus, some information has changed since our last article. Cover is now $5 for men, $2.50 for women and the 21-and-older event goes until 1 a.m. Dance lessons are 8-9 p.m., main activities start at 9 p.m. VFW Post 665 is at 1824 Victory Drive. 706-687-6656.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cheating. Explained.

I was always sort of oblivious to the weather...until I lived in Wisconsin for four years. That's when I really understood the sky's ability to impact human behavior.

Sure, one cloudy day might not make a difference. But waking up to cloudy skies over...and over...and over...can weigh on your mood.

That's why I wasn't too shocked upon finding this headline: "Changes in weather add to birds’ marital woes."

Of course, the logic is a little more complicated than "it's cold, I'm depressed and I'm tired of this relationship."

Long story short: Research suggests that in birds, infidelity is more common in severe weather. Why? "Because birds seek different traits in their mates as conditions change." We're talking about food-gathering skills, not kissing talents.

Our reasoning might be different, but I can see weather impacting infidelity in humans, too. Based on pure speculation, I'd say we're more likely to cheat in spring and summer, when the warm weather brings us out of social hibernation and back into the party scene.

Also, those months are devoid of couples-focused holidays like Christmas, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day.

What do you think?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Too much Sex and the City?

The CW has selected an actress to play a young Carrie Bradshaw on a show that will focus on the "Sex and the City" character's high school years.

The actress: AnnaSophia Robb.

Haven't heard of her? That's OK. Maybe the "Sex and the City" prequel won't appeal to die-hard "Sex and the City" fans. It might even weaken their obsession.

I know, I know. Apparently, you can never have too much of a good thing. But I'm not sure if that mentality should apply to "Sex and the City."

The first "Sex and the City" film was surprisingly good. The second was pretty "meh," though things could have been worse. But I thought we agreed that with the second film, we'd end our attempts to breathe new life into the series.

Then again, I know 20- and 30-somethings who are still absolutely psyched about anything related to the show -- new and old.

I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum. "Sex and the City" had its glory days, but now it's time to move on.

That said, I'll probably watch at least one episode of the prequel.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday power anthem

Today's power anthem is an extension of the Oscars. If you missed Sunday's ceremony, read my recap here.

Have a great week!