I’m a sucker for detective stories so when a colleague told me about the podcast series, Serial, I was intrigued. After listening to the first episode, I knew I was hooked. I’m still listening to Season 1 which was first released in October 2014 and cannot get the story out of my head.
Is this a catastrophic miscarriage of justice – once again highlighting the inequities in America’s judicial system that disproportionately imprisons men of color – or did Adnan Syed commit the heinous crime he was convicted for? I really have no idea and that is the hook that has me obsessing over this series.
Season 1 Episode 1 The Alibi: It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent – though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.
For the past few years, I’ve been writing posts in the fall to help people prepare for the oncoming winter and yesterday I shared my first tip, BosGuy Tip #1: Book a vacation now.
Cuddle Buddy Material
BosGuy Tip #2: Find a cuddle buddy. Since we can’t all afford to fly away every week, one needs a more practical if not economical option as well. For this reason I strongly recommend identifying a cuddle buddy.
Not only can this help keep you warm during those colder months, but it has a number of other benefits that I don’t care to get into detail on this blog but probably are evident to my readers. Summer is now over and hibernation is far more fun (not to mention warmer) with another.
Apparently gay men want me “So bad” and while I’m flattered, the professional marketer in me wonders who sold their list to OK Cupid? I wonder if I should expect something from Christian Mingle next?
I hope that 2014 will bring you much love (of the romantic variety). That is unless you happen to be looking at that special someone already in which case, please turn off your laptop, tablet or phone and spend the evening enjoying each other’s company rather than taking their presence for granted.
Have you seen this letter by Seth Adam Smith that has gone viral? I think it should be mandatory to read and candidly discussed prior to anyone getting married. The letter is brief, well written and poignant.
Regardless of your relationship status, read Seth’s touching letter. It is a quick read and worth your time.
Recently Married Man Realized Marriage Is Not For Him
Have you ever been in love; romantic love? This topic came up recently, and I was surprised by the reticence expressed by friends who worried about being the first to say “I love you.”
So I’m curious and asking why someone might hold back and wait to express their feelings? I realize there is a lot to be said for waiting to make sure your feelings are true and you are not confusing ‘love’ with its more ephemeral cousin – lust. I also recognize that one may want to use this word sparingly either because of the weight they feel this carries or concerns that the person hearing such a sentence may be caught off guard and not say (or mean it if they say) “I love you too.”
These are all good reasons for caution, but I’ve never been upset to hear “I love you”. Actually that expression – esp. when it has been backed up by actions – has made me feel like a million bucks. If I will have any regrets at the end of my life it might be that I’ve said those three words too infrequently to Sergio, my family and my friends; maybe I’ll work on that starting today.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I’ve been in a relationship for 14+years, and I know there is nothing more annoying to someone who is single or dating than a person in a LTR talking about dating; I’m mindful and hopefully I’ve tread lightly.
Straight people are so weird. These two guys decided to experience the pain of giving birth to show their wives that it wasn’t all that bad; the joke turned out to be on them as you can see from the wives high-fiving each other in the photograph. Fortunately, it makes for an entertaining video to watch.