Archive for July, 2011

Milkmen Have It Rough

Milkmen Have It Rough

“Is it his baby…or is it the milkman’s?” Show of hands among the ladies: How many of you have given birth to a baby that you told your husband was his, but it was actually the milkman’s? As often as that phrase is used, you’d think that there would be milkman babies all over the […]


Pet Please #55: When Good Magazines Try to Get You to Resubscribe

Pet Please #55: When Good Magazines Try to Get You to Resubscribe

                     


Management Tactic #61: The Worst-Case Scenario Test

Management Tactic #61: The Worst-Case Scenario Test

I had a great conversation today with one of the higher-ups in HR at a nearby university. He told me a really interesting story that I thought I’d share with you. This will be particularly interesting if you’re in a hiring position or might ever be interested in relocating for a job. The HR guy […]


The Roaming Cat

The Roaming Cat

I feel like I’m entitled to the occasional cat entry, right? For those of you who experience this as your first-ever jameystegmaier.com blog entry, go to the About page for a more well-rounded experience. For the rest of you, here’s what happened: I took my laundry out of my washer/dryer combo tonight. Lately it hasn’t been completely […]


Would You Appear Naked on TV?

Would You Appear Naked on TV?

I mentioned last week that I’ve been watching this show called True Blood. I also saw a movie called Friends with Benefits this past weekend. The common theme between the two? Both have nudity. The nudity in the movie was brief–a quick glimpse of some buttocks. In True Blood, there’s full nudity–mostly female, but some […]


Pet Please #54: Heavy Light Lifting

Pet Please #54: Heavy Light Lifting

The full Pet Please #54 is: When you help someone lift something heavy, and you get the light end, but they don’t know it. This is the best for several reasons: You get to look really tough and strong even though you only have glamour muscles, and tiny ones at that. You don’t have to exert […]


My Thoughts on Tattoos

My Thoughts on Tattoos

Perhaps you’re like me, and you’re not into tattoos at all. But do you ever catch a glimpse of a tattoo that surprises you with its sexiness? I think there’s a Friends episode about that. I always wanted to see Rachel’s little pelvic tattoo… But that’s beside the point. The point is that I was […]


Should You Lie About Your Age?

Should You Lie About Your Age?

Should you lie about your age on your online dating profile? Short answer: No. You should be completely truthful about your age, height, income, etc. You should use recent photos that actually look like you. Be 100% open and honest, because when you go on dates, they’ll know if you’ve been lying. Long answer: Still […]


Pet Peeve #36: Dream Sequences

Pet Peeve #36: Dream Sequences

I have recently been smitten with an HBO show called True Blood. It’s gritty, sexy, Southern, entertaining, and actually asks some really interesting questions about how supernatural creatures would interact with the real world if they were “outed.” I’ve also discovered (this was a while ago), that like The Notebook, True Blood is an excellent […]


How I Saw Harry Potter 7.2

How I Saw Harry Potter 7.2

Earlier this weekend, I decided I wanted to see the final Harry Potter movie on Saturday afternoon. I e-mailed and texted a few people about it, but by late Saturday morning, I still hadn’t heard from anyone. At 11:15 on Saturday, I checked the movie times at the nearby Moolah Theater just so I’d know […]


Are Birds and Bees the Best Sexual Examples for Teaching Kids?

Are Birds and Bees the Best Sexual Examples for Teaching Kids?

I learned what sex was from an eighth grader on the school bus (I was in seventh grade). When he described it to me, I simply didn’t believe him. I was sure that sex didn’t involve any physical contact. That just didn’t make sense. Every day, thousands of children are subjected to the infamous “birds and the […]


A Better Match.com

A Better Match.com

I’ve been playing around with an idea for a better Match.com. Now, truth be told, at this point I don’t think there will be a better Match.com because of the sheer volume of people on the site. There are a few other legitimate competitors, and many people are using great free sites like OkCupid now, […]


Leadership Tactic #60: Happiness Is Underrated

Leadership Tactic #60: Happiness Is Underrated

The other day I was talking to a happily employed friend who is being recruited for another job. He said that the recruiting company is known for targeting people who are happy in their current jobs. I thought that was really interesting, that the number one filter the company used was employee happiness. They aren’t […]


The Psychology of Sex #12: High Risk, High Reward

The Psychology of Sex #12: High Risk, High Reward

If you want to fall in love, put yourself in a risky–even dangerous–situation. I’ve got proof. I read an article the other day about…well, essentially about the psychology of sex. The article started by summarizing a study done involving men who were put on a scary bridge with a female interviewer. One by one the […]


Pet Peeve #35: Companies That Say “Marketing” When They Mean “Sales”

Pet Peeve #35: Companies That Say "Marketing" When They Mean "Sales"

The year was 2000, and I needed a summer job. This was before Monster.com and craigslist; companies posted jobs in the classifieds section of the newspaper back then. I was pursuing a degree in marketing at that point, so I went through the paper and circled all the marketing jobs. I sent my resume to […]


Let Men Fix Things…Sometimes

Let Men Fix Things...Sometimes

Yesterday I wrote about equality between men and women in terms of engagements and proposals. However, there’s one thing that I think all women should know about men: Let us fix things every now and then. Or at least try to fix things. The other day a female friend of mine had a flat tire […]


One Ring to Rule Them All

One Ring to Rule Them All

What, you think this post is going to be about Lord of the Rings? Get your mind out of the gutter. This is about engagement rings. My sister got engaged on Monday. I could not be happier for her and her fiance, Joel. I’m incredibly proud that my sister held out to say “yes” to […]


Leadership Tactic #59: Don’t Fix Things Without Asking

Leadership Tactic #59: Don't Fix Things Without Asking

A string of circumstances lately has made me think about the value (or lack therein) of fixing things for other people without asking. People’s intentions can be so good, but so counterproductive. Because some things are broken for a reason. Example 1: A few ladies were recently preparing for a wedding reception where I work. […]


Click: An Online Love Story: A Man’s Perspective

Click: An Online Love Story: A Man's Perspective

A few months ago, I was asked to review a recently published novel called Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker. Given the myriad of experiences I’ve had on Match.com this past year, I thought the book was a good fit for me to review. It also helps that I love (and am thus […]


Live More Now or Live Longer Later?

Live More Now or Live Longer Later?

I had this debate the other day, and I want your thoughts. If you could take a pill that would let you get the equivalent of 8 hours of sleep a night even though you actually sleep only 4 hours, but each pill would reduce the overall length of your life by 4 hours, would […]


3 More Things Every Man Should Know

3 More Things Every Man Should Know

This is a follow-up to 8 Things Every Man Should Know and 8 More Things Every Man Should Know. Two of these apply to women too. 17. In the winter, as soon as it stops snowing, brush off your car immediately–even if you don’t need to drive until the following day. Sure, it sucks to […]