Boss Blog of the Month: The FootballGirl.com

Boss [baw, bos]

-adjective
1. exemplifies a unique quality; awesome; incredible
2. An expression from the mid 1950s, which fell from favor by early 1960s…until now.
Used in a sentence: Fact – Women who love watching football are so boss.

In 5 days we are about to watch the two best teams in the NFL – the Packs and the Steelers – contend for Super Bowl XLV.   While I am a Cowboys fan and utterly despise both teams, it is in fact a football game and what I believe to be the culmination of all things great in America – healthy competition, grilled meat, brewskies and Troy Polamalu’s hair. You might think to yourself, but Courtney, ‘You are a girl and you should be worrying about shopping, cleaning and cooking for the guys.” And I would politely respond with, ‘Sorry the game’s on.”

As you can see, I was raised to schedule my activities around football, and more importantly around the Cowboys. Sometimes I feel there should be groups other than the Lingerie Football League where women get fired up about the game and perhaps engage in a dog pile or two.   Unfortunately, I have not found such a group (I’ve checked), but there are some rockstar females making it happen online and I thought with the Super Bowl in our midst, this would be a perfect time to dig into my sports blog arsenal and introduce you to one of my favorites…

Melissa’s Blog – resident blogger for TheFootballGirl.com – is spunky, honest and above all else, knows the game of football. Melissa not only discusses the typical weekly matches, she is open about her opinions and doesn’t give a poop if she boldly announces that Tucker Carlson is an idiot. This woman is a little spitfire and if you don’t believe me, please indulge yourself in my top 10 favorite posts –   useless commentary included:

  1. Terrell Owens…Just Shut Up! (I second that motion)

  2. Troy Polamalu’s Jersey Top Seller for Women (Thank you Head & Shoulders)

  3. Jenn Sterger Continues to be Annoying (And so does Brett Favre)

  4. Things that Make Me Go Ugh: Tom Brady Endorsing Uggs (Watch out Stetson)

  5. Video of the Day: Never Question Jay Cutler’s Toughness (I still question it)

  6. Vince Young Get Stupider (True that)

  7. In Case You Missed It: Stevie Johnson Gets Screwed by God (When all else fails…)

  8. One Last Hurrah for “Hotel Roethlisberger” (Pour one for my homie)

  9. Is Rex Ryan the Most Hated Man in Football (At least his post game media conferences are entertaining)

  10. The Ray Lewis Snuggie: Acceptable Game Day Attire? (I guess Uggs were already taken by an NFL star)

Do you want more Football and even more Melissa?

See what she’s Tweeting or Like her on Facebook!

Boss Blog of the Month: Nataliedee.com baby!

Boss [baws, bos]

-adjective
1. exemplifies a unique quality; awesome; incredible
2.   An expression from the mid 1950s, which fell from favor by the early 1960s….until now...

When I was introduced to Natalie Dee, I wanted to hug her. Granted, we were not formally introduced and to digress from creepy status, I can tell you one thing – she is a satirical comic genius who totally digs Wu Tang.

I bet you want to hug her now too.

Nataliedee.com has become my daily affirmations – not necessarily by definition. Through her comics she expresses her real life encounters, vulnerabilities, conversations and of course, her addiction to diet coke. Browsing through her unique art you may even think to yourself, “maybe I’m not the only one with a screw loose…there really is someone else who enjoys Turban Tuesday.”

And over the past couple of years, I have come to realize that her comics serve a dual purpose. Because Natalie Dee is seemingly well rounded, her comics come in handy for any and all human exchanges (use of comic’s impact is likely greater if you are at a loss for words). I have created real fictional instances below in hopes that you will recognize why Natalie Dee is so BOSS.

Are you in an altercation?

Instead of lying down like a coward in the fetal position, use this little gem.   Your nemesis will walk away out of mere confusion. This is also an ideal time to holler, ‘Booyah!”

Do you own a cat?

Me either. So if you find yourself surrounded by cat lovers in deep conversation about LOLz…attempt to relate.


Did your sister-in-law just get pregnant?

Nothing will express your excitement more than a rainbow.

Are you running late for work?

Turtles are slow’ how could your boss ever refute that one?

Are you awkward?

This one is great for the time you held the door open for a complete stranger and they proceeded to call you ‘awkward.” You turn-around and you show them awkward…

Not into politics?

There will never be a winner of a political debate held down the street at your local pub…until you prance in the door.

Enjoy the Moutain Dew/Nerd combo?

Dew the dew bra! That’s all I really have to say about this one.

Did you make a bad decision?

While explaining the situation to your parents, ease the mood with a cupcake. Hey, it could always be worse…

Overwhelmed by technology trends?

No need to worry your pretty little head about it. Reply to the office email about iPhone 4 discrepancies with this farcical treasure’ Nutella does wonders my friends.

Do you like adorable creatures?

When saying it in words won’t do you justice, this princess works for all occasions.

Want more Natalie Dee?

Like her on Facebook

Follow her on Twitter

Say hi to her friends over at Toothpaste for Dinner, Married to the Sea and Superpoop

Buy her prints on a T-shirt

Boss Blog of the Month: Beyond Bones

Beyond_BonesBoss [baws, bos]

-adjective

1.      exemplifies a unique quality; awesome; incredible

2.      An expression from the mid 1950s, which fell from favor by the early 1960s….until now..

I found a semi-creepy, semi-tolerable spider in my bed today so I went to Beyond Bones and found out that it was a Spinybacked Orbweaer…that’s pretty boss.

Did you know the ‘razor backed” therapod was a fearsome predator in the early Cretaceous of Texas?

Did you know the extinct Megalodon was the largest shark to ever exist, possessing teeth the size of a human hand?

And did you know a Pink Pigeon really does exist?

And to think, my 5th grade science teacher never believed in my methodical knowledge…look at me now Ms. Snyder! Look at me now…

HMNS Interview with Schipul from Schipul – The Web Marketing Co. on Vimeo.

Because I have been reading the Houston Museum of Natural Science Beyond Bones blog, I have learned that Texas has been T-Rexing on the weekends for billions of years, ancient sharks had a jacked up grill, and…pink pigeons really do exist.

The Beyond Bones blog enables a person to see what really goes on behind the scenes. You are able to be a part of what the scientist are doing with the insects or dinosaur bones before they hit museum shelves….they really are human you know! It’s a fun way to learn and be a part something that is a million years old.

This is why the Beyond Bones blog is the Boss Blog of the Month!

I was actually lucky enough to go out and visit HMNS and speak to Erin Flis, the lovely gal who started it all. Thank God she withstood my awkwardness to tell me all about how the blog started, what’s to come, and that her favorite dinosaur is a Dimetrodon.

[If you are wondering my favorite dinosaur is Petrie from the much beloved movie…Land Before Time]

Thank you to Erin and all of the wonderful staff at the Houston Museum of Natural Science for all that you do!

Check out the extended interview! [Special thank to JMO for your wonderful production skills]