Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sinking a Little Bit Lower

I was watching a show last night when I saw a commercial for Axe Dark Temptation Body spray. It's a new body spray for men that smells like... chocolate. According to the ad, it's supposed to make women absolutely wild about you. According to the website (which I visited in the spirit of good journalism), all us gals need is the right scent to be turned into sex crazed maniacs. I just have a few questions for the makers of this spray:

  1. Do you really think women are so shallow that all it takes to make us attracted to a guy is the whiff of chocolate? Did your momma not clue you in to what's important to a woman?
  2. Does this come with a free sample of "Have Some Character" body wash?
  3. Did "Does Not Fear Commitment" or "Respects You as A Woman" not work as a scent?
  4. Is this mistakenly giving the guy permission to continue to act like a neaderthal as long as he has a bottle of this handy?
  5. According to your website, this spray supposedly makes women between 18 (I hope) and 28 go crazy over you. Does it make women older than that laugh?
  6. What happens when the girl you're interested in decides that she's happier to just get her own bottle rather than hang out with you?
  7. When the scent fades, are we allowed to dope slap you for thinking so little of us?
  8. Can you make a scent for women that smells like "Call Me When You Can Behave Like a Real Man?"
  9. Am I being too snarky?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Our Multi-Cultural Family

For those of you not in the know, I am half Japanese (or "Hapa" for the truly hip). What does this mean? This means kids who have the following thought patterns:

"What's for dinner?" they ask.
"Chicken, rice, and broccoli" I say.
"Do we have nori?" they ask (not even considering the cuisine)
"Sorry, no." I say.
"What?!? Can we go to the bodega and get some?" they ask
"No, I highly doubt the Dominican owned store has Japanese products." I say
"Why not?" they ask.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Every Moment is a Teachable Moment

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Tonight I'm putting my boys to bed and, as usual, they ask for a bed time story. My eldest boy picks out Angelina Ballerina. Now I'm an open minded, progressive mom, so I'm not reading anything into this. Then as I'm getting the youngest into his jammies, my eldest says, "Hey Mom, look at all the cool ways Angelina can kill people with her ballet moves!"