I'm a transplant from the plains of Colorado, now raising a son in the wilds of brownstone Brooklyn where the buffalo mozzarella roam. Before joining The Stir I worked for a start-up grassroots organization and contributed to blogs like Civil Eats and One Little Bite (of the dearly-departed Cookie Magazine) -- all from my lovely window-seat office. Most of the time I'm contemplating my next meal. I love kale and doughnuts equally.
A dad was clothes shopping for his four-year-old daughter when he came across what he at first thought was a perfectly nice t-shirt. But then he saw what it read: "BARELY LEGAL" in pink camouflage lettering -- and "HUSTLER" in there, too, in case you didn't get the point. What the! He posted a photo of the shirt to Reddit, saying, "carried it around for about five minutes before I read the text and threw up in my mouth a little."
Ugh, what was that t-shirt company thinking? And who would buy such a t-shirt for a four-year-old girl? Shudder. But hey, there's more where that came from. The Internet is FULL of bad ideas for toddler t-shirts.
Finally! The inevitable has happened: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson broke up.For now. Whatever that means. Does anyone ever break up "until Thursday"? I guess someone is still clinging to hope that we'll get a Selena Gomez-Justin Bieber reunion. (And if that happens, I'll respond with all the maturity of Taylor Swift.) It could happen -- Kristen's lawyers could force Robert to live up to his no-breakups-until-August contract. Aw crap! I was going to stop bringing up that rumor.
Well anyway, it's the end of an era. And to be honest, I'm going to miss Robsten. They were A LOT of fun. I never tired of tracking the ups and downs of their relationship, the stunning contradictions coming from all those tabloid sources. What will we do without paparazzi photos of Rob and Kristen looking glum together at the airport? I do not know. So let us look back and remember all happycontented times. I give you: The Robsten Memorial Slideshow.
Well who knew Real Housewife of Orange CountyAlexis Bellino was secretly a budding barista all this time? Alexis just revealed to Bravo, "I've always had a passion or dream to open up a coffee shop." It'll be "really sleek, chic", and there will be NO WAITING ever, because OC housewives have to get their foreheads done immeds, okay? It's all about community for Alexis. "I just think it's a really cool thing to be the first thing people wake up to every day."
Okay, so we've got the look, we've got the concept (you walk in and go, OMG, is that Alexis Bellino? Am I sleepwalking again? What a nightmare.). But ... what will Alexis serve? I mean, not will Alexis herself serve literally, I mean what will her people serve. WHAT'S ON THE MENU? That's what I want to know.
Last year, little 1-year-old Eisa Hayat was making a pilgrimage with his family to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. But a devastating car crash killed both his parents, a set of grandparents, and an aunt, all at once. Only the baby survived, but just barely. He was rescued after he'd already been put in a body bag and was on his way to the morgue.
The family's taxi driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and crashed into a concrete bridge. Eisa's grandfather covered Eisa's body with his own, but rescuers still assumed the baby couldn't have survived the crash. They sent him off to cold storage in a body bag -- but someone noticed the bag moving. He had revived! Eisa was rushed to the hospital where he soon recovered. But he is an orphan now. Will he be alone? Hardly.
When you hear about charges of "lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 - 16," you usually picture some gross middle-aged adult molesting a young teenager. As far as crimes go, this one is considered among the lowest. But what if those charges are against an 18-year-old girl? Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt has been charged with two counts of this felony based on a relationship she had with a 15-year-old girl.
Kaitlin and the unnamed teen began their consensual relationship at the beginning of the school year. When the younger girl's parents found out, they went on the offensive, calling the police, pushing to have Kaitlyn expelled from the high school both girls attend, even pressing charges. If you ask Kaitlyn's mother, the charges are motivated by homophobia.