Mar 11th 2010 10:16PM While these are extreme looks that one wouldn't likely wear in the real world, there is potential for them to be "tamed down", so to speak, from the intense look shown on the runway, to one that would be doable for some evening wear, and have retail value. I could see number 1, 7, and the last three having potential for something I would wear, if they were a bit more realistic, but keeping the color schemes, materials, design, etc. Just making them more wearable. Actually, really like number 1 a lot. Often, someone has to be radically creative and inventive for an idea to finalize to something practical. Have an idea, create, fail, learn from mistakes, retool idea, create again, it is a process. Many of our favorite things were likely discovered and created because of great minds thinking outside the box! Technology has some of the greatest examples.
Mar 11th 2010 12:20PM He was a very likable man from everything I ever saw about him, and a warm charismatic actor on Little House. Rest in Peace, and condolences to his family.
Feb 22nd 2010 7:06PM I agree Beth. Interesting that he only seems to like the white ladies, but is himself Asian, Black, Chinese, Thai and a few other nationalities. Wasn't enough that he married a beautiful Swedish swimsuit model, every mans fantasy! And she is a twin, to boot! He has it all, and it still wasn't enough. So selfish. But yes, where are the lovely Black ladies? No love for them?
Feb 22nd 2010 5:27PM Who Cares? I'll tell you who cares. The countless lives who have been destroyed by infidelity. The spouses who upheld their marriage vows, who didn't take vows they couldn't keep, and the children, young and old alike, who always suffer because of gutless people who violate good peoples trust. And I am not just talking about heartbreak, don't forget the lovely deadly diseases these parasites give to their faithful spouses. These people deserve to be shamed, and ashamed. This behavior is a scourge on society. Just ask amost any child from a single family home. If they are public figures, and their indiscretions become public, than their amends to family, etc should be public too. If a person is truly sorry they will do whatever it takes to make amends. He humiliated his wife, let him feel a small bit of humiliation now. Maybe the memory of it will inspire him to avoid temptation next time he gets the urge.
Truly repentant people have no problem making amends. They know they should do that. They actually want to do anything to help alleviate the pain they caused their loved one. Saying he will be a "prisoner to her forever." Is that how you view marriage, and teamwork? It will take a long time to rebuild the trust, what do you expect? A hug and kiss and pat on the back like his mommy gave him, and a blind eye again? She will be much more alert this next time around if she takes him back, and yes, he will be on "good behavior parole" so to speak. You act like that is too high a price to pay.
Granted, if he isn't really sorry, just sorry he got caught, then I agree, "pay her off and get on with his life" She deserves better and doesn't need him if he isn't sincere. As for "Be a Man and End It"? He already proved he isn't much of a man with his behavior. Took vows he didn't keep. No one twisted his arm to make him take those vows. If he can prove to his wife that he is truly changed, that will prove he is a man, more than anything. I guess it depends what kind of a person you are, to determine what YOUR definition of a MAN is anyway.
Re: emasculation comment, sick society that we demand this. No Society doesn't demand this. The sanctity of marriage vows demands it, but it is a voluntary action to get married. If you don't have the maturity to handle making those vows, do everyone involved a favor and DON"T GET MARRIED. I really respect George Clooney more and more lately. He is what he is and he doesn't get married since it apparently doesn't seem to suit him. Have courage and be yourself, not a lying hypocrite. Don't ruin anyone elses life, especially someone that you claim to love! Do Us All A Favor.........Leave marriage to the people who truly intend to abide by the vows they take. To those people, it isn't hard. In fact it is a real pleasure, a true gift to be with the one you love and know what true love is. An amazing feeling. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
He is a role model. He admits it himself. He promotes honesty, hard work, blah blah. Well, now he needs to promote humility and regret, and man up to his bad choices and their consequences. Kids need to see that a real man takes responsibility for his actions, and cares about the consequences his actions have on himself, and his family. Kids also need to see that a man doesn't go into hiding and then come back like nothing happened. The best thing Tiger can do now is become a spokesperson, so to speak, for the value of love, marriage, and children. God knows, Elin is pretty much going to be the spokesperson for forgiveness.
I think he will be pretty gutless about the whole thing though. No one seems to notice, but really, the point of his "statement" was preparing us for his upcoming return to society, in which he won't be answering any questions about this situation, It will all be between "a man and his wife" ha ha. He can't control himself, but he intends to control other peoples interest in his behavior. He is just basically just begging the paparazzi to catch him again, and I have no doubt they will if he slips up at all. He is really on the radar now.
Feb 21st 2010 12:36PM One other thought..........How many mixing bowls did this take? 6 different colors of batter would need 6 bowls. Even if just one bowl, it would have to be washed out between making each color. What a mess. Wasteful in time and water, and hardly "green". Just make cute shapes for the kids, like all the other mothers, and throw some beautiful fruit on there for your color splash, as well as natural sweetness. They can play with crayons and express their own creativity after breakfast if they need a shot of color in the mornings to wake up.
Feb 21st 2010 11:43AM I agree, Dana. Decorating with white is not practical. It may look good in a movie or magazine, but is not "life Friendly" even for a single, clean freak. All white interior is just begging for beauty. It reminds me of the most basic starter apartment. I also remember a friend of mine once saying that she hated white in her home because it reminded her of living on a military base. The on base housing provided was all the same, every town they moved to. Always white, always the same floorplan and just unimaginative. She grew to hate it.
The photo is somewhat pretty. But actually, although I see what they were going for, it looks incomplete to me. The chair looks out of place being so big and dark. And the little table is a very strange modern item, and the wrong color for the rest of the room. You have an all white room, with an acrylic or glass lamp. The table should have been silver, not that bronzy color, and a different design, maybe pretty scrolled metal or mirrored table legs, not that modern cage like thing. This design is a miss for me.
Feb 21st 2010 11:24AM Those are very lovely to look at. As a very rare treat, I don't see why not, maybe just once. But certainly not necessary, and most kids don't need any encouragement to eat pancakes and syrup, which aren't nutritious anyway.
My mom was so strict when I was young that she wouldn't even let me get mint chocolate chip ice cream at the Baskin Robbins, because she was uncomfortable with the green food dye in it. I was always so disappointed. She had tons of food restriction rules, and they didn't kill me. In fact we were very healthy kids at a great weight. Once I was on my own, I really let loose though, and to this day love to have junk food in my home although I try not to eat too much of it. But it does make me happy just to have it in the pantry if I want to indulge. So her overly strict control over my diet did cause some long lasting feelings in me, but I always try to keep a healthy balance.
I also think a lot of kids these days are coddled to the point of ridiculousness by their parents and are overly picky about what they will and will not eat. My best friend has 2 kids who will barely eat anything and even what they will eat has to be from their favorite restaurant or prepared "just so" or they won't eat it. For example: They love chicken fingers, but will only eat certain brands or certain restaurants chicken fingers. It gets annoying, how picky they are and she caters to them instead of letting them miss the occasional meal if they won't eat what the rest of us are having. It is SO ANNOYING. There are times she will stop to pick up food for them and then bring it to whatever restaurant we are meeting at for lunch. I just can't believe the level of catering these kids get. I say, eat what I give you or go without. They should expand their horizons, as well as be grateful they get to eat out at all. And these kids aren't little ones anymore. We are talking 10 and 12.
She says she believes in picking her battles, and that her mother made her eat things she didn't like and she hated that and swore she would never do that to her kids, hence the dietary catering to them. So again, another person whose food choices are somewhat dictated by her childhood food issues, and of course, those were dictated by Mom too! Interesting stuff, I think. (Moms get blamed for everything in the end, don't they?) :-) We complain ours were too strict and made us eat whatever they cooked, and our kids will complain they have weight issues because their mother always let them eat anything. Can't win! Serve healthy, well balanced, tasty meal, to help our kids develop lifelong good eating habits. That is the goal we should always reach for.
Feb 19th 2010 4:28PM Oh, AMEN ED. Couldn't agree with you more. Touche'
Feb 19th 2010 3:33PM Does Joy Behar ever say anything intelligent? Please, SHUT UP!
Feb 19th 2010 12:09AM Redneck: At least 10 punctuation, grammar and spelling errors in 5 sentences. Please, you can't be too bright. Spare us your "wisdom".