Monthly Archives: May 2013

I never meant my actions to have consequences

Ashley Bays took her 2 ½ year old, Grayson with her when she went to the M-Spa salon in Portage, Michigan. She wanted Grayson to have a haircut, as he had before. Grayson, who’s autistic, sat in her lap. When … Continue reading

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SorryWatch Reads: Any Duchess Will Do

Courtesy of Lisa Harsma of BooksListsLife, behold a scene from NYT bestselling author Tessa Dare‘s latest novel. I haven’t read this one, but like Lisa, I’m a big Tessa Dare fan. Booklist calls her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” … Continue reading

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SorryWatch Reads: A Thousand Pardons

Ooh, a novel about an apology savant! By a Pulitzer nominee! Jonathan Dee’s s A Thousand Pardons opens with privileged Westchester couple Helen and Ben Armstead heading to couples therapy. Ben’s been increasingly disengaged and quiet, but he suddenly loses it in front of … Continue reading

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I’m so sorry this is working out badly for me

Emma Way was apparently annoyed by the happy bike riders in the road taking part in the 100-mile Boudicca Sportive event. But it wasn’t deliberate when she knocked one of them off his bike and into a hedge when her … Continue reading

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Up, up and away

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You hate us! You really hate us!

Mokutanya, a Japanese restaurant in Burlingame, California, specializes in kushiyaki, food grilled on skewers. On May 16th they added an “exotic fare” offering two days a week. Including skewers of lion meat. ($70 a skewer.) They probably weren’t totally surprised … Continue reading

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Some eat fried chicken, some eat crow

Golfers Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods haven’t been getting along for a while. Most recently, at the Players’ Championship in Florida, Garcia complained that Woods had caused a distraction when he was taking a shot. Woods pulled out a golf … Continue reading

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Nut an actual apology

Nutella megafan Sara Rosso is the visionary behind World Nutella Day. An American blogger and social media specialist living in Italy, she became so enamored of the delicious (or so I am told, but since a spoonful of it would … Continue reading

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Abercrummy update

As of 9am EST, CEO Mike Jeffreys has not apologized for his godawful apology. But I enjoyed both the responses below and wished to share.

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Quick recap: A few days ago, quotes from a 2006 Salon story about the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Mike Jeffries, resurfaced in a story about why Abercrombie’s largest women’s size is a 10. Jeffries had said that for his brand, sex … Continue reading

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