Back in March I visited my P.O. box daily, eagerly anticipating a flood of cards containing money, checks, and "a little something" to commemorate that most monumental of birthdays, the 30th.
Sure, I got some bucks. But I also got this sharp kick to the shins:
I'm not really sure if I can say much more. It's old news, sure. But then again, apparently, so am I.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tromping through and disfiguring, rather than following in, Gore's footsteps: Ladies and gentlemen, John McCain, inventor of the
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
this, NBC's sports desk ought be forced to relinquish their Olympic press credentials and relocate their offices to Maxim HQ, where they can swap fart jokes, make loud announcements about "the tits on that new chick in HR!", and generally wax misogynistic to their hearts' content.
Seriously, where's the gallery of the U.S. Men's Olympic Swim Team with their Speedos up their asses?
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
A while back, I wrote a short column expressing my incredible appreciation for these two girls in Pembroke, MA, who'd successfully petitioned their local Board of Selectmen (Town Council, basically) to build a skatepark in their town (written also to acknowledge the sense of the original article's writer in not gushing about the petitioners being female). Well, slap me silly and call me Susan -- those two articulate and passionate young ladies have one-upped themselves.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I've scribbled before about how I slog through 389789020924 stories a day to keep the GLTR news section fresh. What I may not have disclosed, but you've probably noticed, however, is that most teasers on our site have been edited to highlight the lady-related bits. Once you click through to the actual article, this info is likely to be buried near the end. And the chances of the woman in question's name showing up in the "real" headline probably ain't so good. Contest wrap-ups are the worst offenders -- you're usually clobbered by descriptions of Ricky Ripper's super-sick winning run from the headline through the first eight paragraphs before Rita Ripper's mere presence at the event is acknowledged.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
After two weeks of knitting my brows over one injustice or another, I'm kinda worked. Good thing one of my favorite occasions in snowboarding rescued me from a run of the mean reds this weekend: The Contest.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
As editorial director of this fine online publication, it's my job (and pleasure) to scour headlines. Every day, I filter through scores of stories and select which bits make it to the GLTR News section. Keyword searches make this task a fair bit easier than it sounds; type in "women's action sports" or "girls' surfing" and an avalanche of results rumbles forth. Most of these articles are relevant, even interesting. Sometimes, however, the mighty power of the Boolean search fails me and turns up something so confounding, I contemplate reenacting that scene in Garden State where they scream into the chasm.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Part of living in a ski town is watching the annual October influx of eager young things parade into your ZIP code with shred-sticks in their hands, mountain-job season passes on lock, and a telling lack of sun damage. Though I’ve been in the mountains only a couple of years, I got here kinda late, so maybe I notice the under-25 set more readily than I would have if I’d been part of it when I moved here. Regardless, there’s a seasonal moment that never fails to smack of Matthew McConaughey’s oft-quoted line in Dazed and Confused: “I get older, they stay the same age.”
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I'm all about recycling. especially my own verbiage. this here's a reprint from my alter ego at girlslearntoride.com. Get used to it.
blathering pontificating here more often, I was inspired this morning to put down the coffee and type some. In an age-old show of DIY spunk, two eighth-grade girls in Pembroke, MA, took it upon themselves last week to approach their local Board of Selectmen (i.e. elected officials) with a proposal to build a new skatepark in their town. (You can read the story here. Make sure you peruse the entertaining comments from the readers.)