I know I haven't posted in 2 weeks. Had a few minor crises and my mother arrived for a visit. I have a half-finished post that's almost 2 weeks old that I haven't decided yet whether to finish or delete.
Marshall found this great article in the Irish Times called First Lady spurs new arms race. Here's my favorite paragraph:
Intelligent women know that legs shouldn’t be exposed if you want to be taken seriously because men never expose their legs (except on holiday); breasts speak of B-list bovinity and a lack of intelligence because men don’t have them; piercings lack purity (we’re heading into a pure and serious stage now), and tattoos – well, I’d like to see how good Angelina Jolie’s ones look when she’s past her prime.