- Where my girls at? Lately it seems like most of my regular commenters are men (or, at least, they have adopted male pseudonyms). I love and value each and every comment and commenter here regardless of gender, so please do not think I want you, my man readers, to comment less. I'm just wondering: Where my girls at? My Jens, my Farrahs, my Heathers, my Darcies, my Danielles, my Beccas, my Kirstens, my Shannas ...
- Remember that whole Wikipedia thing? Gregory Kohs just published a followup article to the news that Wikipedia's editors were largely male. Apparently, since Wikimedia Foundation executive director Sue Gardner announced her goal to increase the percentage of women contributing to the site, the ratio has shifted even more toward men. The unfortunate title is "Number of women going down on Wikipedia." As Shamus McGillicuddy (the most Irish person I know) commented when I shared the story in Google Reader, "If you Google this headline, the first 4 results are the actual article, reposted on several blogs. The fifth result is the 'oral sex' entry on Wikipedia."
- There's this fantastic smell always wafting out of the Hugo Boss store in the Copley Mall. It smells like a fancy luggage store or the inside of a really expensive car that is rarely driven, like sweet leather. I finally went in there to ask what it is. It is not any of the scents that they sell (which makes sense, because the Hugo Boss line of fragrance rather sucks), but a secret, proprietary scent they pump into the air of all their stores. Damn! I wanted to buy it. I guess I'll have to open up a Hugo Boss franchise.
- There's a review of The French Exit in the new issue of Redivider, which I didn't know until I flipped through the issue at my reading last night. Says Emily Thomas, "Elisa Gabbert makes dream poems sexy again." Thank you Emily Thomas!
- OK, back to The Voice. (Have you noticed that Carson Daly is turning into Dick Clark?)
UPDATE: Just realized I forgot to include the link to the Wikipedia article. Duh. It's there now.