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Some Advice

Last week I received an urgent IM from a close friend. She’s recently delved into the world of online dating, and wasn’t so sure about this guy who had messaged her.

“Go into my profile and tell me what you think,” she instructed. “Do his pictures look legit?”

The guy did look vaguely familiar…kind of like Guy Ritchie, Madonna’s ex husband. He was pretty handsome. His photos were all of him walking, which was kind of weird, but then the last picture was of him and 2 boys. The 2nd boy appeared to have a black face and white legs.

“His face just looks dark because he has a hat on and the picture is taken from far away,” my friend said.

“No,” I insisted. “It really looks like this guy tried to photoshop David Banda White. But honestly…who would be that dumb?”

So, I took to Google Images and searched “Guy Ritchie.” On the first page of the search I found one of the EXACT pictures this guy was using on his dating profile. A little more searching found that the man had, in fact, photoshopped David Banda to be White: using a picture from PEOPLE MAGAZINE, which I’m fairly certain I’d also seen on Celebrity Baby Blog.

At my friend’s urging, I may or may not have returned the man’s message with one of my own…which may have included links to the various pictures he’d ripped and a suggestion to “next time, just be honest.” My friend also filed a complaint with the website. The next day, whether by embarrassment or edict, his profile was gone.

So would-be online daters, here is my advice to you:
1) Don’t lie, especially not on a religious dating website.
2) If you’re going to lie about what you look like, don’t choose the recent ex of one of the world’s biggest superstars. Go to the park and snap a picture of some random person or use a little-known Calvin Klein model.
3) Don’t try to pull one over someone whose friend is a celeb gossip junky.

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Moment to be Excited

OK, this is potentially lame, I understand. But you know what? I’m excited, so I’m going to post it anyway.

Many of you know I have a thing for celebrity gossip. Call it a weakness if you will. Anyway, I love Celebrity Baby Blog. I am on the website frequently, reading and commenting on many of the articles. Not all of them are about celebrities, however.

Every week, the editors of the blog pick what they deem to be the 5 most insightful comments of the week, and they post them for everyone to see. This week, MY COMMENT WAS ON THERE!!! I am excited and I’m not ashamed to admit it!

The post I was commenting on was a slightly misleading New Yotk Times article on a possible correlation between breastfeeding and rickets. Initially it appeared both on CBB and the NYT article that the author was trying to show that breastfeeding CAUSES rickets. Further reading shows this is not the case, and the author provides several possible causes.

I wrote the following: I feel like the article was set up to look like breastfeeding could cause rickets. You have to read farther to say that it’s the deficiency, and that the deficiency can be caused by too much juice or too much time indoors.

The take home message? Doctors just need to remind moms who are going to breastfeed to take (or keep taking) supplements and make sure their children get time outside. The mother of that girl did nothing wrong by breastfeeding; she just didn’t apparently know to be taking vitamins. Likewise, I don’t think that doctors telling moms to take vitamins would keep them from breastfeeding, like the one doctor seemed concerned about.

Studies I read when researching breastfeeding for a class last year showed that most women decide whether they will breastfeed before coming to the hospital to deliver their babies. Introducing the need for vitamins is not likely to dissuade moms who are committed to trying out breastfeeding from doing so.

The link is also here.

Anyway, thanks for letting me be excited about my moment of anonymous not-quite-fame. 🙂

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