How a raunchy comedy struck a blow for Sisterhood: Sex and the City, 10 Years Later

This is an important date in history – for some of us. Ten years ago on this date, Sex and the City, HBO’s “raunch-com,” ended and Carrie finally got her happy ending with “Mr. Big.” And we finally found out his real first name. I…

Not Nominated, Arby’s Wins on Grammy Night

Amidst the 33 marriages and Madonna scrutiny at this year’s Grammy’s, Arby’s managed to arguably win the best Tweet award. In response to Pharrell Williams donning a hat not unlike the one in Arby’s logo, the company scored with this…

TRUMPING DONALD’S GRAMMAR

Last night on “Celebrity Apprentice,” Donald Trump corrected Cyndi Lauper’s grammar. She said “I feel bad.” He said it’s “I feel badly.” He’s wrong. If you are expressing an emotion, it’s correct to say “bad.” Saying…

Irish Soda Bread

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing the Irish Soda Bread recipe passed down by my grandmother. Nanny brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Ireland. It’s been enjoyed at many family events. Some like to put butter…

Two Twitter Skeptics Walk Into a Bar @SXSW

Yesterday in Austin, I was having lunch at the bar at Champions. Mike, a guy sitting next to me, said he was working in the AV department for SXSW. I mentioned it was nice to be talking to someone in person for a change here in Austin. He mentioned…

I.E. versus E.G.

In honor of the third annual National Grammar Day celebrated on March 4, let’s take a look at “i.e.” versus “e.g.” I’ve seen even professional writers get this one wrong. Let’s start with “i.e.” As I remember from my high…

For Me, The Twitter/Kutcher Net Race was all about the Other Nets

It’s hard to escape the buzz about Ashton Kutcher beating CNN in the “Twitter Race.” Opinions abound on the subject: I DON’T CARE!!! Power to the People! Twitter has turned into a popularity contest Twitter is now officially…

Twitter: 1, Pizza (Domino’s): 0

When two Domino’s employees posted an online video this week showing them tampering with food in particularly disgusting ways (and no, I’m not going to link to it – I believe it has been taken down anyway), a company spokesman said they…

Veterans Day, Possessives and Attributive Nouns

As we honor our veterans today, I got to thinking about the name of the day itself. Which is correct: Veterans’ Day, Veteran’s Day, Veterans Day? To figure it out, we need to examine each term. Veterans’ Day is a plural noun in…