Tag Archive for 'SWMBO'

My Friends have More Friends Than I Do

I’ve long thought this was the case. I usually strike it up to my morose nature. That and the fact that I’m kind of an asshole to people. But it turns out it’s not me, it’s scienece:

Researchers have since observed the so-called friendship paradox in a wide variety of situations. On Facebook, your friends will have more friends than you have. On Twitter, your followers will have more followers than you do. And in real life, your sexual partners will have had more partners than you’ve had. At least, on average.

I’ll have to talk to SWMBO about that last one. There is that “At least, on average.” out for her…

The article: How the Friendship Paradox Makes Your Friends Better Than You Are | MIT Technology Review.

Just listen! Don’t tell me how to fix it!

I’ve had this discussion with SWMBO:

Now, granted there were times I was supposed to just listen, but when she has a nail in her head the problem is obvious.

HT: Gerard

More than half of Americans turn to retail therapy to lift their mood

From the article:

One out of five (nearly 19 percent) participants said to improve their mood after a bad day at work, followed by more than 14 percent who shop after bad news and more than 12 percent who do so after a fight with a significant other.

Hmm… 19+14+12=45. SWMBO goes out shoe shopping about every other weekend. The results hold in this household.

Update: Yes, that is from The Instapundit. But I don’t think SWMBO reads The Instapundit. She does stop by here occasionally.

The Things you Find on the Internet

I was going through LinkedIn today, looking for potential people to add to my network. It’s something I’m doing to aid my job search. I found it interesting to know I’m a 2nd degree link to the owner of this company:


I’m certain SWMBO will find this entertaining too.

It’s a legitimate business, they do uniforms for waitresses that work in, uh…, provocative environments. You know, family restaurants. Yeah, that’s it.

Renaissance Architecture and Alleys of Florence

Renaissance Architecture and Alleys of Florence – Maggie’s Farm. Please do go read the whole post, as it’s very informative. But I’ll give the punch line away:


I need to plan that trip to Italy soon.

Kissing balls add romance to holiday decor

Kissing balls add romance to holiday decor.

That’s what I keep telling SWMBO. But she ain’t having any of it.