Jenny Erikson is a conservative chick with a strong opinion and a smart mouth. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sincere, always honest. She believes that ingenuity, elbow grease, and sheer determination can accomplish anything -- even motherhood.
Jenny also blogs at JennyErikson.com, and she lives in Southern California with her two daughters.
I never thought I’d say this -- Simon Cowell is so sweet! I know, right? But it’s true. The apparently smitten dad-to-be planned and hosted a baby shower for his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman on Sunday.
They may be expecting a son, but the party was totally girly. Cowell organized an English themed tea party at his Beverly Hills home. The ladies set up in the back garden and noshed on mini sandwiches, cakes, and tea (wine and champagne for those who inclined to indulge).
Mary-Kate Olsen may have wedding bells on her mind. The teeny tiny former Full House actress and current fashion designer has been spotted shopping several times at the Neil Lane boutique in L.A., and rumor has it that she’s even set aside some of her favorite diamond engagement rings.
Her boyfriend of more than a year, French banker Olivier Sarkozy, was not with her. The couple’s relationship has raised some eyebrows due to the height and age difference. He’s 17 years older and more than a foot taller.
It may cause blindness, but it will cure cancer. Two scientists in Australia have been busy studying all the health benefits of self-pleasure, and the results show that it’s quite possible that teenage boys are the healthiest humans on the planet.
According to Anthony Santella, a public health scientist at the University of Sydney, and his colleague Spring Chenoa Cooper, a senior lecturer, masturbation “can ward off a host of illnesses, from cystitis, diabetes to prostate cancer.”
I found this recipe on Pinterest, which as everyone knows is the birthplace of all fantastic recipes. Seriously, no one ate anything but Hamburger Helper before Pinterest came around, and now that it’s here, we still eat Hamburger Helper, but now we do it in individual serving cups with paper umbrellas.
What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, recipes. This slightly spicy southwest-style soup recipe is awesome because it can be made entirely from pantry ingredients. It was originally titled 8-can taco soup, but I thought southwest-style sounded a little classier.
Because apparently we must politicize all the things, the the Hunger Gamesfranchise has sparked a political debate between the right and left over what’s really going on in Panem.
It seems as though both liberals and conservatives want to claim the story as their own, each side arguing that their side is clearly represented. The lefties say that it’s a “call for the downtrodden to rise up against the rich,” while the right says it’s an “Orwellian take on the dangers of big government.”