Friday, August 27, 2004


I have totally underestimated the show on Bravo called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Initially, I thought it was just another lame reality tv show whose main purpose is to have a little air time hoping to be discovered by someone. Yes, I was wrong. They're funny, classy, witty and very smart (You ought to see their bio). I especially like the tips they give in the end of the show. Here's a few.

  • Foul Foot Defense
    Wash your feet with an antibacterial soap and dry very well (get in between your toes with a towel). Get some medicated powder (available at any drugstore) and dump a little bit of the powder into your socks. That way, when you put your socks on you have powder in between your toes, which keeps them dry.

  • Food & Wine
  • Have It Your Way — The Smart Way
    If you're trying to eat better at fast food joints, there are a few things you can do. First of all, don't be doing the super-size, extra-size, biggie-size, mega-size, maxi-size, whatever. No one needs 64 ounces of soda. Also, there are couple of little traps to look out for at fast food restaurants that you might not think about. Let me give you an example: grilled chicken sandwich — that's a really good option but if you get it with mayonnaise on it, that's eleven grams of fat. That's as much as a candy bar!
  • Don't Give Up. Tighten Up.
    Losing weight is not about giving up all the foods you love. Try a little portion control: eat half. You do the math.

  • Fashion
  • I'm Pretty Because I Care
    It's important to look nice; when you care about how you look, it shows people that you care about how you look with them.
  • Know When To Fold 'Em
    Cotton sweaters and hangers don't mix. Keep your sweaters folded, otherwise they'll lose their shape — and you'll lose yours.

  • Culture
  • Sporting The Right Attitude
    Are you one of those guys that drags his girlfriend out to a sporting event against her will? Explain what's happening as it goes along, otherwise the date's a big bore — and so are you.

  • Interior Design
  • Instrumental Accessories
    Musical instruments are beautiful so don't hide them away in your closet. Incorporate them into your décor, and it might even encourage you to play.