He Said, She Said: Guide to Relationships

Every good relationship has two sides. The bad ones tend to have one side (i.e. YOU'RE right, THEY'RE wrong). This is a story of a young couple finding their way and keeping their voice(s) while exploring the joys and woes of dating, love and travel.


Sunday, April 15, 2007

GOOGLE did what?!?

He Said She Said, SHE SAID:

The Internet beast known as Google just gobbled up DoubleClick for a tiny sum of $3.1 billion. Chump change for the folks at Google.

My sources inside Googleplex Headquarters tell me this is part of a much larger foray into the online display advertising space. The deal came together pretty quickly, partly as a response to news that Microsoft was in talks to acquire DoubleClick. After a week of intense bidding, the boys at Google won out.

It certainly doesn't hurt that Google and Doubleclick both have office space in the same New York City building. This deal very likely began when a Googler sniffed out a Microsoft suit in the elevator blabbing about their acquisition strategy for DoubleClick. A quick call back to the Google home base in Moutain View, CA and a bidding war with Microsoft had begun.

Sometimes it really does happen just like in the movies. True story.


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Bye bye Superman? Breaking News on SMALLVILLE

He Said She Said, HE SAID:

So what's this I hear about them killing off a major character on SMALLVILLE? It's true according to the witch of gossip over at E! Online.

Sources inside The CW reveal that one of 4 main castmembers - Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack or Kristin Kreuk - will be killed off in a secret plot twist by season's end. Who do you think it will be? I don't even watch this show and my money is on Chloe. No way they kill off Superman or Lex Luthor.

For those keeping score at home, YES I guess this makes me a TV dork. My secret it out.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

another wasted night of LOST

I'm sorry - I've been a huge LOST fan ever since the first episode but even I'm beginning to lose my patience with this show. There needs to be more forward motion in terms of plot development. The flashback device is losing its luster. Seriously, what did last night's Kate flashback really reveal? That her Mom turned her in because she committed murder?!? No kiddin' sherlock. Kate, my advice would've been to phone ahead. You could've saved us the (unnecessary) drama and exposition.

Producers, please, I'm begging you. DO SOMETHING. ANYTHING. And do it quick. Because your beloved TV show aint the ratings darling it used to be. And in case you need some story suggestions, how 'bout explaining that igloo/Arctic scene from last season's cliffhanger and telling me where Rose has disappeared to. SERIOUSLY. I want some answers and I'm getting tired of waiting. And it's not the wait that's killing me. It's how tedious the entire LOST ride has gotten.

You've been warned.

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

It was a bad year for Russell Crowe - and it shows

So last night there I was standing in Blockbuster trying to pick out a movie for the weekend when Girlfriend called with a special request. She wanted to see the Russell Crowe flick, A Good Year.

Reading the back of the DVD box, I remembered why I was in no hurry to see it in theaters. Because it looked like a BAD MOVIE. Nevertheless, we rented it and watch the movie last night. Now that I have a good night's rest behind me, I can say with even greater confidence that A Good Year was a bad movie. Not just bad, but "THIS MOVIE SUCKED" kind of bad. Rent it yourself good readers and tell me yourself. On second thought, save yourself 2 hours and take my word for it.

All this movie really wanted to be was the guy's version of Under the Tuscan Sun. Had the film succeeded, I'm not even sure if that would be a good thing. Wasn't one flirty romantic comedy about Italy enough? Besides, Russell Crowe is nowhere near as hot as Diane Lane.

Russell Crowe is not very sympathetic in this movie and treats most other characters as discarded bottles of wine. Until of course he finds happiness in the vineyards of Italy. As my sister used to say when we were kids, GAG ME WITH A SPOON. Seriously, Russell, what were you thinking? Aside from the big paycheck I mean.

So dear readers, if you find yourself desperate for a movie and the only thing left to rent in Blockbuster or on Netflix is The Muppets Take Manhatten, do yourself a favor and rent the one with the dancing muppets. It's never a contest when Miss Piggy is on screen. I'm sorry Russell, but it's true for this 'Not Very Good Year.'

Even in the best of moods, I only give this movie a C-. Save your money.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

And on last night's episode of '24'...

The Jack Bauer Power Hour rages on Fox.

But I have just one tiny gripe. Mainly, what the hell happened to ex President Logan? Last week's episode of 24 ended with Logan flatlining and the former First Lady in handcuffs. But there wasn't even one mention of them in last night's episode. HELLO?!?! Is the evil-but-now-reborn Logan dead? And was Martha able to sneak in a quick kiss with former Secret Service superhero Aaron Pierce before getting hauled off to prison?

C'mon writers, you can't just leave us hanging. It was another great hour of television last night, but you have some loose ends to clear up. Plug those plot holes and tell us what's going on!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Roll out the red carpet...

He Said, She Said...HE SAID:
It's time for the annual Hollywood American Idol - and I don't mean that little TV show on Fox. Nope, we're talking about the 79th Annual Academy Awards.

The red carpet rolls out in Hollywood Sunday night. So stop wasting time and fill out your Oscar ballots. Here's what you'll find on the He Said She Said ballot:

Best Picture: Letters from Iwo Jima
Best Actress: Kate Winslett for her role in Little Children
Best Actor: Leonard DiCaprio for his role in Blood Diamond

GIRLFRIEND and I are still arguing over our other choices, so we'll wait to post until we've reached consensus. What will be on YOUR Oscar ballots?

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Speaking Baby Talk

I was introduced to a whole new language this past week while visiting with my sister and new baby nephew. A few of my favorite new catchphrases include:

Boob Juice = breast milk
Liquid Gold = more breast milk (aka Boob Juice)
Oogie Aga = still trying to decipher this one
Poop = just as I remember it

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