Thursday, November 01, 2007


So I've been seeing Comic Book Guy for a little shy of a month now and I guess it's pretty much official that we're each other's steady weekend date. Things are going swimmingly in most departments - he's fun to be with, easy to talk to, likes interesting things, smart, has a great vocabulary, etc, etc.

The subject came up the other day and I haven't been able to put the term "cougar" out of my mind since. This is a slang expression, once perjorative, for an older woman who preys on younger men and sucks them dry. I think it was coined by jealous younger women. Anyway, Samantha from Sex in the City is meant to be a cougar prototype - sexually adventurous, successful, confident, not looking to be tied down, usually up for something with anyone, but if he's younger, so much the better.

Comic Book Guy, who *does* have a name I can't decide if I should make public yet, is 11 years younger than I am. Does this make me a cougar???

I don't feel in the least bit predatory. I never said I didn't want to be tied down (i.e., in a committed relationship - get your minds out of the gutter!). This just happens to be someone with whom I have a lot of sympatico. Is that so wrong?

I should be flattered, because the term is gaining approval as a badge of honor among "older" women (sorry, I don't even think of myself as out of my youth yet). At any rate, I am SO not buying the book.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Level Seven...going DOWN!

Yep, I was always pretty certain I was going to Hell...but never knew what neighborhood. So it turns out I'm violent, heretical, lustful, and gluttonous. Woot! All my favorites!

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Low
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test