Some bloggers are very prolific, but I find that my inspiration comes in fits and starts. Sometimes I can crank out a blog post quickly, but other times I’ll spend hours tinkering with a post, trying to figure out how to say what I want to say. Sometimes I start a post and then don’t finish it for weeks or even months. It just depends.
Since I don’t have anything fully-formed at the moment, here’s a smattering of stuff that’s floating around in my mind lately.
- Mrs. Cubbie Fink wrote a book. It’s called What Is He Thinking? and contains the results of Mrs. Fink’s interviews with “men she respects who hope to get married some day.” According to the description, “The men share their thoughts on topics like how women can respect themselves and the men in their lives, modesty, purity, taking it slow, friendship, letting guys lead, and more. This book gives them the floor to say what they would really like women to know.” Or, you know, you could just read some men’s blogs FOR FREE and find more honest, more real, and more true information. Somehow I find it hard to believe that men would be truly frank with someone who looked like Mrs. Fink, but that’s just cynical ol’ me. P.S. If anyone wants to hook me up with a copy of the book to review, let me know.
- There’s been noise in the media lately about how 80% of self-identified evangelical singles aren’t virgins. Well, duh. Most people can wait until age 22 for sex. Asking the same people to wait until they’re 30 or 35 or older to have sex is just preposterous. I generally think that after the age of 25, a lot of Christians say “F THIS” and do what their hormones tell them to do. If Christians really are serious about preventing premarital sex and the social ills that result from fornication (single moms, bastard kids, poverty, demand for government entitlements, STDs, abortions), then they need to change their attitudes about (a) instructing their kids on marriage and its obligations, (b) when it is appropriate to get married, and (c) getting involved in finding good mates for their children. I know it’s unpopular to try to shape your child’s romantic destiny (yet okay be a helicopter parent dragging your kid over the finish line to get the minimum SAT score necessary to get into a decent college), but wishful thinking is clearly not keeping the kids out of each other’s pants.
- I came across a shop on Etsy that sells sexy bikinis for plus-size women.
- Women admit they were more attractive at 19. They are actually shocked at how good they looked when they were younger.
- I started following the whole Tim Tebow thing after I saw someone on TV trashing him as a QB a few weeks ago. Is the publicity good or bad for Christians? Weigh in.
- I guess a special on virgins wasn’t enough for TLC, so now they’re doing a special on Sunday, Dec. 18th called Geek Love. In the Venn diagram of life, those two circles intersect quite a bit. Here’s a promo clip:
- Lady Gaga is a good example of a woman who is extremely sexual but not at all sexy.
- An older article at The Art of Manliness that I read recently: 5 Easy Ways for the College Student to Upgrade His Style. Antonio strongly favors a classic, somewhat preppy look, but his general points are good ones for men of any age.
- Buy clothes that fit. Don’t buy anything that doesn’t “sing” when you put it on. Buying something because “it’s a great deal” is the worst reason to buy something. Better to buy something more expensive that is great on you, because you’ll wear it more and pay for itself that way.
- Saw this review of an item at Old Navy, written by a mom who claims she is a size 18: “I don’t always have the time to pull together a nice outfit outside of sweats and a t-shirt. This shirt makes it easy to pull a nice outfit together quickly whether it’s with cargos, jeans or a skirt.” A nice outfit outside of sweats and a t-shirt?
Until next time,