In case you missed it, DH came out in the Sunday New York Times with the kids. They were pictured in our backyard. Funny story: the Times photographed Eli from behind because she was crying. She wanted her Papi to push her and did not understand why he was sitting on the ground instead. Ari, of course, does not pose for pictures so Markos had to tickle him. I have to say the photographer, Peter DaSilva, was awesome.
MSN listed the 8 best college towns based on the most “colorful history, an array of cultural festivals and residential experiences that score plenty of lifestyle points.” They were:
- Athens, Georgia
- Burlington, Vermont
- Chico, California
- Ithaca, New York
- Lawrence, Kansas
- Missoula, Montana
- Northampton, Massachusetts
- Oberlin, Ohio
Do you agree? Would you put your own college campus on the list?
The Catholic Church hierarchy is in deep doo-doo as hundreds of victims of molestation in Europe have bravely stepped forward, according to the Guardian in the UK. If this does not hobble the church permanently, I do pray it is reformed. Women clergy and marriage for priests, please.
Poor Uma Thurman. Her film Motherhood made only $132 on opening weekend in the UK, according to MSN Movies. I did not know this, but it bombed in the United States last year when it garnered only $60,000 — although it took in more than in Britain. I looked up its rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it got only a 20 percent. (Ouch.) But I was reading through the reviews and could not help but notice they were largely written by men. No offense, but what the heck does a working man know about stay-at-home motherhood? Also, I wondered if the movie bombed because mothers simply do not have time to go to the movies. Perhaps we are the worst demographic to target at the box office. I know, speaking for myself, the movies I get out to see nowadays are animated or kid movies. Not only is seeing a movie expensive once you factor in the price of childcare, but finding childcare for the evening is a pain in the butt. What do you all think?
Puerto Rican heartthrob Ricky Martin is out of the closet. He declared on his website, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” Good for him.
In not-so-sexy news: Levi Johnston — yes, he is still in the news — is shopping around an idea for a reality show in an RV. RadarOnline.com said of the RV, “Stunt or just keeping it real, you decide.” I vote for the former.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?