The List Volume LVI

By |October 14th, 2011|Somethin for the fellas, The List|

There’s quite a bit of time spent on WhyDid helping the ladies with the do’s and don’ts of fashion… but it occurred to me last night (while watching an especially offensive episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker) that we need to direct some of this professional fashion help towards our male counterparts.  It also occurred to me that many of you men actually think you have  the slightest clue as to how to dress yourselves.  Welp, newsflash: You don’t.  Just ask Kanye, who took the liberty of deciding he could show his “collection” at Paris Fashion Week.  Oops!

So, this is dedicated to you, brothers Cruz and the rest of you gentlemen out there making our eyes hurt.  (I’ll include photos as to be very explicit).


  1. Manpris.  Yes, those are exactly what you’re thinking. 
  2. Sleeveless hoodies. 
  3. Anything with embellishment.  Good rule of thumb: If you’ve seen it on The Jersey Shore, it for sure shouldn’t see it in your closet. 
  4. Fishnet tank tops. Ahem, Jared Leto. 
  5. If you must wear a blazer with your jeans (and it seems you all must), please, for heaven’s sake, do not wear sky blue baggy jeans with it.  Dark and tailored denim, fellas. 
  6. Button down shirts… only buttoned with one button.  There are multiple buttons for multiple reasons.  Use them. 
  7. Knit hats and/or scarves at the beach or with a tank top, swim trunks, or anything else that could be worn in July. 
  8. Jewelry other than a wedding band. 
  9. T-shirts that could be mistaken for your girlfriend’s in the wash. Tight, deep V, etc. ….  Please reference SNL’s Dangerously Deep V –
  10. Skinny jeans.  I’m so uncomfortable with these for so many reasons.  One being that I don’t need to know that your thighs are smaller than mine. 


The List Volume XLVI

By |June 3rd, 2011|The List|

Let’s keep it short and bittersweet… kind of like the cocktail I had at 5 o’clock.

  1. Bacne.Take care of your craters before slipping into a halter. Thx.
  2. Burnt popcorn. (To be honest, I don’t like popcorn at all).
  3. Open toed shoes are a privilege.  If you insist on wearing them, please make sure your toes are presentable.
  4. San Francisco’s weather.
  5. Melodrama.
  6. The Real Housewives of New Jersey.  This is a grown up Jersey Shore and it’s gotta go. (Ya hear that, Bravo?)
  7. Dirty grout.
  8. The smell of laundry that’s been left in the washer too long.
  9. High waisted jeans. Everyone looks like an a-hole in them.  No one’s vajay and entire female reproductive system needs to be accentuated to that degree.
  10. People who will not, no matter how hard I stomp, huff, and/or puff get out of the middle of the sidewalk. MOVE.

Have an absolutely fantastic weekend.  It’s calling for rain here in SF. Mazel.



WhyDid Wisdom: Read Between the Lines

By |March 2nd, 2011|WhyDid Wisdom|

Ugh… more brain rotting television… Why is there nothing on TV??!!  I have a solution for you… it may be a little crazy, but bear with me.  Ever thought about reading a book?  What a novel (no pun intended) idea.

I’m lucky I grew up in a “reading” household.  My parents read to me as a child. They also encouraged me to love reading.  You could say I have an active imagination so, reading a book and building the characters and their surroundings in my head was the perfect way to exercise my cute little pre-adolescent brain.

My three favorite places as a child? The drugstore, ballet class, and the bookstore.  I spent hours browsing all the books.  We even had an actual “library” in our house.  It was a magical place full of Golden Books, National Geographic, picture books, and novels.

In highschool, I was fortunate enough to attend a school that didn’t ban books- classics!- like Catcher in the Rye and The Bell Jar which were considered too “racy” or “controversial” for students.  I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity (though at the time it felt more like a chore) to experience classic literature.  Who would have thought that I’d be so thankful for all those book reports and essays years later?

Unfortunately, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve devoted less and less time to something I really love.  It becomes difficult to find time to just sit down and crack open a book.  Who am I kidding?  I’ve just started filling my downtime with useless TV shows and meaningless Facebooking and Tweeting.  So, this weekend, when we hit up Barnes and Noble for some bookshelf booty I felt like a kid all over again.

When I told my mom what I’d done this past weekend she was thrilled.  Something she always says to me is, “Reading will make you a better writer!”  She’s absolutely right… as usual.

Books are a very inexpensive way to make yourself more interesting.  Not all of us have the opportunity, let alone the resources, to travel all over the world and none of us can travel back in time (unless you’re Marty McFly).  For less than a movie ticket, you can be transported to a foreign land or different century.  Not to mention all the intellectual cuties who hang out in bookstores.

Having trouble figuring out where to start?  Here are a few books that stick out in my mind as “must reads” or at least books that I really enjoyed.  (To list them all could take forever).

  1. Gone with the Wind by  Margaret Mitchell – This may take you about a month to read, but talk about a classic! Rhett Butler is the original Mr. Big.
  2. Trading Up by Candace Bushnell (yes, the same woman who wrote Sex and the City)
  3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett – Cried my eyes out. Such a great book. Read it before they ruin it on the big screen.
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Another banned book in most schools, but incredibly touching.
  5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

So, next time you are debating whether to sit through another episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York or The Jersey Shore (which is lesser of two evils?), perhaps you’ll just hit “power” and pick up a book instead.

The End.



images via Colour Lovers

The List Volume XXXI

By |December 10th, 2010|The List|

Sometimes I struggle with the list… other times it flows like the Niagra Falls. This week it was the latter.

  1. Barbara Walter’s Ten Most Fascinating People. If those are the most fascinating people in our country, I need to move. Jennifer Lopez? The Jersey Shore? I hear the weather in Reykjavik is lovely this time of year.
  2. Wearing glasses with no lenses in them. I get it. You’re so ironic.
  3. Stupid bright colored eye makeup. Save it for 13 year old girls, spreads in Cosmo, and Halloween. You look absolutely ridiculous.
  4. Ringtones. I mean, who actually has their phone on anything but vibrate at this point, but really? Sexy Back?
  5. People who overdo it with the winter gear. I’m talking to you Los Angeles. It’s not that f*#(ing cold here. So remove your puffer, fingerless gloves, and ski hat. Try living in New York or Minneapolis. Then you’ll know what “cold” is.
  6. Brushing your hair in public. That’s just disgusting.
  7. Mariah Carey’s Christmas outfit. God bless her, but come on. You’re not 22 anymore. 
  8. Blogs that simply re-post things from other blogs or post magazine spreads. If I wanted a runway re-cap I’d go to Style.com. If I want to see the new spread in Vogue… I’d buy a copy. It’s called “original content.” Try it.
  9. T-shirts with tacky, intentional holes. Don’t know about you, but I try to get rid of moths in my wardrobe.
  10. Amaze-balls. People who say, “amaze-balls” probably also say “Sunday funday.” Have an amaze-balls Sunday funday, assholes.



The List Volume XIV

By |August 6th, 2010|The List|


I can’t lie, I actually forgot today was Friday and time for “the list.” That’s because I’ve been living in a love filled bubble complete with furry white cats and dogs. Take a sigh of relief, I still have plenty of things to compile into this week’s list.

  1. Um, Lindsay Lohan’s “jail sentence.” She’s like my dog. Never gets in trouble. Sigh.
  2. Life in a Bikini. WTF is this? I see billboards for it everywhere. At first glance I liked the name of it, cause you know how I feel about bikinis, but upon further investigation, it sounds like a bowl of crock. IMG00317-20100729-1953
  3. Malls.
  4. Kitten heels. And just ugly heels in general. Five inches or bust, ladies.
  5. Sun umbrellas. Sumbrellas. I believe they were parasols at some point in time. IMG00027-20100625-1118
  6. People who can’t take a hint. What must I do to make things clear?
  7. Leggings in disguise. While, having a built in crotch cover is clever… you’re still not fooling anyone. IMG00064-20100702-1301
  8. The Jersey Shore. I can’t believe we are paying these people’s salaries.
  9. Fish oil burps.
  10. The Real Housewives of DC. Might be the worst cast yet!!

See, even when WhyDid’s wearing her rose colored glasses, she still sees the ugly and annoying.