Saturday, April 12, 2008

Update: We're Rewarded for Matt's Crankiness

So, I should tell you what happened after Matt emailed the French Culinary Institute. (See two posts down for a refresher).

The day after Matt fired off his uber-cranky email, he got a response. Not an automated response. Not some intern writing to placate him. No, no. None other than the owner and founder of the French Culinary Institute wrote him back. She apologized that we were offended and said that most of the employees of the institute worked behind desks and never thought twice about the commercial. And, to remove 'the bad taste,' the commercial left us with, she offered us a free meal!

On Thursday, we took her up on her offer. We had a delicious, delicious dinner and when we got our bill, it simply said 'thank you.' Matt's obscenely large tip negated the free aspect, but it was a fantastic meal and we would definitely go back.

My only concern is now that Matt's crankiness has been rewarded in such a tasty manner, he'll be more inclined to write (and send) grumpy emails. People we don't like, beware!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Newest Column is Cute and Corny

My new column is up:

My mom said it was "cute," while my dad declared it to be "corny."

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I'm an Official Writer! (With a Silly Father)

I'm an official freelance writer! I'm a Sex and Relationship writer for -- check out my first article at:

I sent the link to my parents, warning them they might not want to read it. But they did. Below is the email my dad sent back to me.

wow. I have one daughter speaking about how to eat healthy, and the other writing, with pictures yet, on how to have sex in a healthy way. the 2 of you should get together re eating for healthy sex or something like that.
mazel tov re your article, I read a few pages and learned something new. now I just have to convince your mom to fly down to miami with me...........
at least you used schematics vs real pix.
I like it, it is a good clean way to help folks prepare for sexual encounters. if you publish this in a quick sale book by the grocery counters, it might sell very well. it certain sounds like something that can be sold to cosmo or other mags as well.
thanks for sharing your successes.
love dad