Google Something Clever 2.0: Here's What You Missed This Week 8/25/13 - 8/31/13

Aug 31, 2013

Here's What You Missed This Week 8/25/13 - 8/31/13

I did it! I visited New York City, and nobody even attempted to rape, mug, or murder me! I'd call that a win, how about you?

I didn't accomplish everything I want to do in New York, I'm afraid. For example, I did not eat all the pizza. I'm pretty disappointed about that. I'll have to go back, I guess.

And although I don't have any celebrity encounters on Twitter to report, I did meet someone kind of famous... In real life! I posted this pic on my Facebook page earlier in the week. Did you guess who it is?

I'll tell you next week. Be prepared for one more guest post, so I can actually get some laundry done, and then a whole lot of vacation recap. And... are you ready for this? My very first vlog! How exciting.

What I Wrote

Just one thing. I took the week off from my blog, but In the Powder Room pays me, and I write those articles way in advance, so... lucky you. Did you read Is Your Brain a Mac or a PC? It's full of sciencey goodness.

What My Guests Wrote

I had some friends stop by to keep you entertained. First was Mackenzie from Raising Wild Things. She's not pregnant, but it doesn't really matter, because her body still thinks she is. Can you relate?

Next up was Stephanie from When Crazy Meets Exhaustion. She regaled you with the time she got naked with her mother and a complete stranger. And from the comments she got, I think she owes a lot of readers a new couch (because pee, get it?).

Kim from One Classy Motha! took time out from her busy Craigslisting schedule to... make fun of Craigslist, obviously. I can't decide which is funnier; the real posts she found, or the fake one she wrote. Or the fact that people actually responded to it. Okay, it's all funny.

Finally, Starr from The Insomniac's Dream had a very scary experience while out for pizza with the kids. You know me, I love pizza and I love spooky, so this was perfect... Perfectly terrifying! BWA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!

What I Read

Obviously, I couldn't spend my entire vacation reading blog posts. Sad, I know. So I decided to do something a little different. Prepare yourself for "What I Read: The Miley Miley Miley Edition!"

It should be noted that this is not even a complete list of all the Miley posts I read. And that I saw many more, but I just couldn't read them all, because it was exhausting. But I think these five ladies pretty much cover all the bases.... Shit, there are only four bases. Let's say "all the bases, and also the pitcher's mound." Is that a thing? It is now.

Kim from Let Me Start By Saying got the ball rolling on the Miley posts with some sincere, respectful advice. Not like that time I gave Amanda Bynes advice. No. She was actually helpful. I heard it's gone pretty damn viral; I hope Miley reads it. An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus After Her Performance on the 2013 MTV VMAs

Next up, we have Mommy Rotten, whose postition on the issue can best be summed up thusly: "Meh." She doesn't think it's that big of a deal, and she tells you why you shouldn't either. This post has more hilarious one-off lines than a Wes Anderson movie. I want to quote them all for you, but I don't want to spoil it. Dear Miley...

I bet you saw your fair share of feminists insisting that Miley's performance was great, because she was owning her sexuality and women's rights and blah blah blah. I know I did. But, um, presenting yourself to Alan Thicke's son like a horny baboon doesn't exactly scream "evolved" to me. Or to Bethany, from Bad Parenting Moments. The de-evolution of the sexual revolution

Julie from Next Life, NO Kids wants you to leave Miley alone. Not in a "leave Britney alone" way, though; just in a "duh, if you are judgy and mean to impressionable teenage girls, they will do dumb shit just like this in order to get people to like them" way. WE Are What's Wrong With Miley Cyrus: Why Judging The Shit Out Of Young Girls Is The Clear Solution

Let's end this with some comedy, shall we? Lisa Newlin manages to make fun of Miley's performance in a way that is not at all mean-spirited. Okay, maybe a tiny bit, but she doesn't call her a slut or anything. Mostly she just makes fun of her hair, and references Jimmy Buffett. Pointers for Miley Cyrus’s 2013 MTV Music Video Awards Performance

Tweets I Enjoyed

The Miley Miley Miley edition! Fuck it! All the Miley! I'm going to put this issue to rest if it kills me!

And now, I must take my leave so that I can catch up on all my stories. And by "my stories," I mean "Rizzoli & Isles."