Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Oh, newsletter peeps. It’s been so long. So much to catch up on.
That means you have a couple of choices: read this word for word, laughing all the way at the cleverness – or just skim to the parts that look interesting. All two of them.
You make the call. Let’s go.
-By now you’ve heard that new Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer decided to end the practice of employees working from home. A couple of things here:
1. I’m jealous of anyone who works at home, since it is not a possibility for me.
2. Even if it were a possibility, I could never do it because I do not have the strength of character to avoid watching Sex and the City reruns on E! every afternoon.
3. She’s the boss, people. She makes the rules. Live with it.
That is, until I read this . Mayer made this announcement just after building a private nursery for her new baby. I am about to walk you through my pendulum of opinions on this subject. They change at a moment's notice. Be forewarned.
Sure, it was at her own expense. But many of her work-at-home employees are new parents, too. They don’t have the option of having their baby a room away anymore.
Granted, they’re also not CEOs, and a lot of that luxury comes with the territory. Still, though, she’s opening herself up to a great deal of criticism.
That said, I wonder what we’d think if a male CEO told employees they had to work at – well, work. We’d probably applaud him for getting back to basics - going old school.
Do you have whiplash yet? I'm all over the map on this one.
-Let’s discuss this magazine cover featuring Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Actually, no. Let’s not discuss it. Let’s just assign it the one word that sums it up: ridiculousness.
I'd also like to point out that she just recently decided that all this reality TV and publicity that has so clearly been forced upon her is just too much, and she needs her privacy. Yes, the woman in that picture is concerned about privacy. She should be concerned about her clear lack of knowledge of the definition of the word “hypocrisy.”
-It’s been a while, but I’m bringing it back. Time now for Three Word Sentences, the Oscar version.
Jennifer Lawrence wins. People love her. Because she’s real. Rest of Hollywood? Not so much. Clooney looks old. He's still awesome. Chastain: best dressed. MacFarlane seemed tame. Glad Argo won. Show was long. Super duper long. There’s no need. Anne Hathaway's darts. They're awfully pointy.
-I got a new cellphone yesterday for the first time in about three years. My old one, which I loved, was circling the drain. It would no longer ring – which is a pretty important phone feature, if you ask me. Maybe the most important, since I actually use my phone for – you know, calling people.
What that meant was that the alarm feature also did not work. So when I took my afternoon naps (don’t judge – I wake up at 1:45 a.m.), I’d have to put the phone right next to my face, hoping the vibration would actually wake me up. It would – occasionally.
Also, it would shut itself off about 10 times a day, meaning I had to pop the back off, remove the battery, reinsert it and start it back up each time. From shut down to working again, it was a five-minute process. For once, I’m not exaggerating.
So I got a new phone, and am realizing how stuck in my ways I am. I’m having trouble getting used to this new one. I also realize this paragraph makes me seem as old as I feel right now.
-And that brings me to this: I’m not sure what’s in the water here – or more specifically what’s not – but the entire GMTS crew is dragging tail this week. A contagious case of the yawns broke out yesterday morning and hasn’t stopped. We’re all infected.
Hope you can steer clear of it. Enjoy your day!
From Today’s Show:
-Brogurt, Anyone?: Yogurt is so girly, isn’t it? That’s apparently what the makers of “ Powerful Yogurt ” was thinking. Their all-natural Greek yogurt is marketed toward men, touting its protein and muscle growing powers and such. Its tagline: “Find your inner abs.” Please.
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