Thursday, January 3, 2013


The League of Ordinary Ladies: The Fishwife With the Sleeve Tattoo


Previously: Goodbye, Jerusalem.

Esther C. Werdiger lives in New York, and has a podcast.

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Cat named Virtute

A podcast and a comic in one week! Oh, Esther. <3

Esther C. Werdiger

@Cat named Virtute <3!


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I thought the top crossed-out item on that list was "makeouts" for a second.

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

@frigwiggin I did too! And I just put my face three inches from my screen to read "Mailouts." (But in my heart, it's makeouts forever.)

Esther C. Werdiger

@frigwiggin The makeouts are on the list, but certainly not crossed off.


@Esther C. Werdiger (P.S. I am listening to your podcast for the first time so now I can imagine the comic in your voice!)

Esther C. Werdiger

@frigwiggin It it... better now?


@Esther C. Werdiger Oh, yes. Especially the word "fishwife."


@frigwiggin As of 35 minutes in I'd say it's now my third-favorite podcast behind Midwest Teen Sex Show and Escape Pod...and MTSS hasn't had an episode since 2009 so I guess actually it's second. (And it's only second because of my deep love of science fiction.)


@frigwiggin I thought that's what it said until I read your comment, ha. I was like, "damn right makeouts is at the top of the list, girl has her priorities in order".


Welcome to New York.

Esther C. Werdiger

@meredithmo Thank you!


I would totally date someone who had this on their profile. Good luck, Esther!


I too have the serene country life fantasy whenever I read one of those aspirational magazines. Or the distressed-warehouse aesthetic fantasy whenever I read an interior design magaine, or the it's-totally-normal-and-okay to wear six-inch heels with nubbly gray socks fantasy whenever I read a fashion magazine... I'm easily led.


@iceberg I used to have a subscription to Bon Appetit, and I have an entire binder full of aspirational B.A. recipes that I'll never cook, because they require crazy gourmet artisanal bean curd or 8 hours of my time, or both.


If you've ever lived in the country it would probably cure you right quick.


@Megano! Heh, yeah, that is definitely a truth for some.

I grew up in a town of less than 1,000 people. I took a partner home for a visit for the first time. One night, my mom, my partner, and my best friend growing up were all sitting around a fire my mom had built outside. Since it was late in the year, it was dark even though it was only about 6:30.

My friend from small times stretched, yawned, looked at her watch and gave a start. "Shoot, it's almost 7 o'clock! I'd better get home to feed the horses and then get to bed!".

My partner just looked at her. "Seriously? You're actually going to bed at 7:00? What are you going to do when you turn 40: die?".

And that, my friends, sums up country livin' pretty nicely.

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

@wee_ramekin My experience has been, "OK, we need to go pick up our buddy one town over. Wanna go?" When answered in the affirmative, I was ushered into a large truck with a rack of beer that was consumed on the hour drive over, and another picked up and consumed on the way back. When I informed them about the dangers of drunk driving, they looked at me and said, "What are we going to hit out here, other than deer?"


@Megano! I've often found myself one town over wishing for one more beer and thinking "If there was just some kind of a train, or a bus, or a massive, comprehensive subway system I could really stand living here" and then I run back to my city where I can get irresponsibly drunk and count on a (not) friendly person in a uniform to shuttle me home for the bargain price of $2.25.

I do wear rubber boots though.

fondue with cheddar

9 times out of 10, I'd rather be in bed, or swimming in the sea, but I am no stranger to hard work! Or a challenge! Not that I want a challenge. I do not! I like easy things! But am also rooted in rationale and realism and a mild sort of cynicism.


Based on this, I'll marry the shit out of you right now, so you don't even have to bother with the OK Cupid profile.

Esther C. Werdiger

@katiemcgillicuddy I'm in!

ayo nicole

I am returning to OKCupid soon and this inspired me. Good luck! I hope you meet a nice fish husband.


Welcome, Esther! I can't wait to run into you at some party and try and play it cool and then slip and start gushing about how much I love your comics and that I totally subscribe to your podcast.

Esther C. Werdiger

@FromTheFuture Can't w8!


I just want to say that you are amazing. And I hope you have feet that are perfectly suited to rain boots.

Esther C. Werdiger

@ellbeejay Thank you! I actually suspect my feet are perfectly suited to no shoes, ever.


Oh my gosh, you're British! How did I not realize that until I clicked on your podcast? I hope for totally selfish reasons that you keep your resolution to make more stuff.


@supernintendochalmers Just enjoying a listen to the podcast now - I hear an Australian accent with a bit of American creeping in. I gather from previous LoOLs that Esther is from my hometown originally, Melbourne!


@plumb-bob Ah, my bad! I'm horrible at telling apart British and Aussie accents.

Esther C. Werdiger

@plumb-bob Yes! Caulfield 4 life.


The photos are broken for me and I want to reeeead! :(



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