All tagged Bracketology


October called for being the best I could be - early voting, stimulating the economy by buying lots of fall-themed lattes, reading books, actually listening to voicemails before deleting them… But now, November is a time of giving. THANKSgiving. And in the spirit of both civic responsibility and thanks, I will rise to the occasion of giving. Because, to quote our great patriot Reese Witherspoon, "I am an American citizen."

For this Thanksgiving season, Haley Bragg and I have turned our focus from Great Britain to  the colonies and we need your help as we narrow the field and name the hottest American.

I'm Just the Messenger

Bale, Darvill, Law and Mison required a tiebreaker round (but interestingly not McGregor and Garfield, which I thought mimicked the match up of these other two in, well, to be blunt, age.

Check out the results below and get ready for the Elite Eight! Voting starts tomorrow morning (Thursday, July 17). Now that we're further along, you have to pull right and scroll down...sorry about the formatting!

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday

Well, Round 1 voting has closed and there were some upsets. Some surprises. And some expected wins. So take a look at the updated bracket and prepare yourself for Round 2 (which starts Tuesday morning (July 15, 2014)). If you need a moment to remember those we've lost along the way, scroll past the bracket and relish the memories.

I have to say, Round 2 looks like it's going to be really, really tough...

Subject: Question

This week, I’ve had many firsts. I’ve cheered for the US National Team in the World Cup (cheering for anyone in soccer is actually a first for me). I’ve used “i.e.” and “concurrently” correctly without looking them up first to make sure I used them appropriately (um…I did look them up after to make sure). I’ve learned how to make a shark emoji on Facebook – (^^^)  if you need it. All these firsts are why it was so refreshing – comforting, even – to visit this morning and see that they’d featured one of my longest loves. British men. Suits for days. Cheekbones. Things that American men have, yes, but with accents uncommon to my social circle!

Something that didn’t happen this week was the start of a many month- (almost year?) long discussion with Haley Bragg about British men. But, it's time we wrapped things up.

Some truths we hold to be self-evident:

  1. As we are in our 30s, childless and live in the early 21st Century, this is our Hunger Games/Sophie’s Choice.
  2. Sometimes, even people with college degrees and well-meaning intentions fall trap to the stereotypical American insensitivity of lumping all mid-Eastern-Atlantic Islanders together as British. (Look, you are about to see a list of people who are not all Brits. Some are Irish ("Irish Irish," that is. Sorry again for not knowing how to make that distinction; I promise I'm not stupid.) Some are German. One guy was born in California. Our bad. Our extreme bad.)
  3. “There is much beauty in this world"

You should keep reading, trust me...