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.


Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Living in a Wi-Fi society

He Said, She Said...HE SAID:

We live in a democratic society, so I say free Wi-Fi internet access for everyone. If Microsoft is willing to pay for free Wi-Fi in Portland, Oregon then why not Chicago? Even Google is getting into the act and paying for Wi-Fi in San Francisco. Read about Microsoft’s heroics here and Google’s efforts here.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Screw the spread

Screw the odds. I don't care if the Colts are favored by 7, we all know the Bears will win Super Bowl XLI.

I'm worried Rex Grossman won't be able to hold his own against the Indy defense. He came through in the last quarter of the NFC Championship against the Saints, but the sunshine in Miami might throw his game off. But what really pisses me off is that I'm going to be in Miami... the day AFTER the Super Bowl.

I grew up in Kentucky and my true passion is the Louisville Cardinals. But Louisville doesn't have an NFL team and I've loved the Chicago Bears since I was a little girl. My BOYFRIEND gives me crap and says I'm a bandwagon fan, but I owned my Dick Butkus jersey before I even moved to Chicago. Honestly, I think he's just bitter because the St. Louis RAMS didn't even make the playoffs.

BEAR down!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Oscar nominations are out

After months of hype, the Oscar nominations are out. Find out if your favorite movie or actor was nominated here. Catch the 79th Academy Awards live February 25, 2007 on ABC.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Monday's have become television heaven

I flipped through my TiVo last night and was struck by how Monday’s have now become the new “Must See TV” – at least in my household. Thankfully, GIRLFRIEND and I have similar tastes and so we don’t argue (much) over the remote control. The Monday TV lineup in the He Said She Said household includes:

i'll be up til 3am watching all my shows
1) 24
2) How I Met Your Mother
3) Heroes
4) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
5) Daily Show
6) Prison Break
7) What About Brian
8) Battlestar Galactica (didn't get a chance to watch it last night)

Why must the network suits schedule so many great TV shows on the same night? We’ll be up until the wee hours of the morning watching it all.

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BEAR Down for Super Bowl XLI

The Chicago Bears were victorious over the New Orleans Saints in today's NFC Championship Game. Final score: Good Guys 39, Saints 14.

And so the march to the Super Bowl begins. Their opponent in the Super Bowl will be the Indianapolis Colts. Frankly, I'm relieved the Bears will be facing the Colts instead of the New England Patriots.

Had the Patriots won, everyone would be talking about their previous Super Bowl match up in 1985 when the Chicago Bears defeated the Pats 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. I could care less. Get over it New England. You lost in '85 and you lost last night.

So I'm a little bitter about the Patriots. Is it that obvious? To put it simply, there isn't a team I despise more than the New England Patriots. I'm originally from St. Louis and I still haven't gotten over the St. Louis RAMS loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI. The Rams lost that game on a New England field goal as time expired.

I was so devastated I called in sick to work for a week. Five years later and it still stings.

Time to BEAR down Chicago. The only team left standing is the Colts.

HE SAID SHE SAID Super Bowl XXLI prediction:
Chicago Bears 24, Indianapolis Colts 21

Who do YOU think will win?

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Chicago Bears moment of truth

With less than 24 hours to go before kickoff, there are a number of questions on the minds of Chicago Bears fans.

1) Do the Bears have enough left in the tank to beat the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game?

2) Which Rex Grossman will show up for the game? The Rex from the first 4 weeks of the season, or Scary Rex from the last half of the season?

3) How much will it snow?

Here's the official HE SAID, SHE SAID prediction: Bears 24, Saints 17

Who do YOU think is going to win?

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Netflix vs. Blockbuster

Today Netflix announced they would be offering movie downloads for free online. Read about it here. That’s a nice little differentiator from the beast named Blockbuster. Nevertheless, I must admit I prefer Blockbuster. And this is coming from one of the earliest Netflix adopters and fanatics.

Over time Blockbuster has developed an identical program and today offers a superior product. They have found a way to leverage empty Blockbuster stores sandwiched between McDonald’s restaurants lining American street corners. Drop the DVD off at a store and walk out with a new movie. By the time you get home, Blockbuster has shipped the next movie in your queue. My math may be a bit fuzzy, but that adds up to double the DVDs in my book. Hands down the best advantage Blockbuster has over Netflix.

Having wasted far too many of my young years in the advertising industry, it seems all I ever remember are the terrible ads. I can’t help but cheer whenever a great one enters the mix. And that’s exactly what Blockbuster has. A fantastic TV advertising campaign centered around a great message.

Ride the wave and rent some DVDs. The rest of the world is catching on.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Daaaaa Bears!

SHE SAID: OMG what an awesome game yesterday; I can't believe I was actually at a bears playoff game. We left in the early AM to maximize the time spent outside in the cold weather and tailgate in the south lot. SO much fun! Burgers, brats and bears... what more could you want?? Inside the stadium I was ecstatic as the bears ran in a 68 yard touchdown. However the rest of the game made me a bit nervous. Too many turnovers, sloppy throws and way too many SeaHawks touchdowns! In the end they won, but they need to get their real game face on for the Saints game next weekend. The Bears have a real shot at the superbowl.... I can't wait until the next game!



Sunday, January 14, 2007

Da Bears fans

Always classy those Chicago Bears fans.

GIRLFRIEND and I spent the day at Soldier Field watching the Bears defeat the Seattle Seahawks to advance to the NFC Championship game. Two most memorable moments while I froze my little toochas off in the cold.

1) Rex Grossman finally completing a big pass to set up the winning field goal in OT.

2) Mr. RANDOM DRUNK GUY pissing in the sink right next to me as I was washing my hands in the bathroom.

I guess you can change the stadium, but not the Bears fan. Gotta love Chicago. Go Bears!

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

New Year, New Blogs


It’s the start of a new year and instead of making some silly pledge to hit the gym more often (NOT SO likely at the moment), I promise to write more. Because most faithful readers would agree they’re less interested in what HE has to say and more curious to this female perspective. Can we all at least agree on that?

Faithfully yours,
SHE (aka “Girlfriend”)