'Tis the season to throw house parties, to jingle your balls, to get all festive-like. Which is fun! (Especially the ball-jingling part.) (Not that I would really know.) But those parties don't throw themselves: There's all that setup to be done, inevitable crises that arise during the festivities, and then the worst… »
You spent time and money picking out that gift for your lady, right? (Right?) I would hate for you to blow it by handing that present over to her wrapped in newspaper. (Unless it's really cool newspaper that you picked up on a recent trip to Hong Kong or some such. Then you have my permission to use newspaper as gift… »
Nuptials are rife with clichés, and in no aspect of a wedding is that more true than with the choice of a couple's first dance song. How many times have you personally heard that first chord of "At Last" start up while salads are plated? A bunch, I'm willing to bet. »
A favorite game of betrothed and married folks, mostly ladies, mostly at bridal showers or in the pages of women's magazines, revolves around the question of discovering the secret to a happy marriage. »
"White toast with butter."
"You ate toast? That's how you broke your wedding diet?"
"Oh man, I housed that toast. It was the best toast I've ever had." »
You'll get loads and loads of advice before you get married. Some of it will be helpful and some of it … well? Let's just say that getting used to ignoring your mother-in-law is a skill you can't hone nearly well enough. »
If you were closely following Boston Magazine's 2014 Best High Schools coverage—and who among us wasn't?—you could see this one coming from a Smoot away: The magazine is copping to major errors in its reporting and data gathering in compiling both the public and private school listings. »