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Thursday, September 5, 2013

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What I've Been Up To

Edith, what have you been up to since you sort of left The Hairpin? Asked no one. Well, I got really into Seamless, watched OITNB, and went to Massachusetts a few times. I also got really into the Birthday Personality Tumblr — and so will you, now, please! (thank you, Sachar!) — and Coke Zero, again.

There's also the Hairpin Travel Serial (more on that shortly, and longly, and for many weeks to come!), and then that's about it. I really enjoyed reading Choire Sicha's book, and Rachel B. Glaser's amazing and excellently weird Moods. I've been listening to "Headband" (NSFW) a lot. Also HAIM's "The Wire," and FKA twigs' "Water Me" (thanks, Alex Balk). And "Ho Hey," although I was sad to learn that it had become or was always uncool. What's so uncool about friendly, uplifting songs??

I also married, divorced, and invented a new shape. No — mostly I just sit on the internet still, except I don't refresh whatever the good new substitute for Google Reader is. What is it, by the way? Is it Feedly? I also took a lot of pictures of one of my mom's cats. (GIF after the jump.)

What have YOU been up to? 

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1416255211@twitter

YAY EDITH! I am going to check this shiz out immediately.

The Old Reader is a pretty good substitute for Google Reader.

Betsy Murgatroyd

@1416255211@twitter I thought they were going to shut it down to people who donated and their friends because they couldn't deal with issues? That's why I left.

I moved to Digg Reader which isn't bad. It doesn't charge for stuff like searching and having more than 10 feeds. They are still adding features to it so I reckon it will get better.

zamboni

@Betsy Murgatroyd no, they got an investor a couple days after that whole thing and now it's all normal.

beatrix

<3 Amazing @l

A. Louise

Oh my gosh, my birthday personality is freakishly spot on. Thank you for the gift of internet tumblr wormholes and cat gifs!

lemonadefish

Is that cat one who likes belly rubs, or one who likes to lure you in with the promise of a soft belly to rub, only to feast on your blood after severing an artery when you try to rub its belly? It just looks so soft...

nina!

The Travel Serial is so good!!

I like Feedly, but I don't like that you can't search without a subscription. Yeesh.

de Pizan

@nina! Do you have an issue with Feedly updating new content sporadically? There's two subscriptions I have, where the blogs posts new content almost every day, but on feedly new posts for those sites will only show up once a week or so. Or on the hairpin, there might be a delay of a day for one or two posts to show up in feedly, other posts from the same day will update right away. I like feedly overall, but this glitch is kind of annoying.

erin interrobang

Good morning and thank you for this wonderful gif of a cat.

Feedbin is my Google Reader substitute of choice, and it's fine, but nothing will fill the Google Reader-shaped gap in my internet. I'll just be over here crooning "Nothing Compares 2 U" at the ghost of Google Reader forever.

sophia_h

Flipboard for ipad works pretty well, though I have a tile on it for my GR which was grandfathered in by Flipboard so we're kind of inside the Matrix here.

I have been up to infant care! I kept a baby alive for a whole month with my boobs, go me.

sophia_h

@sophia_h also my birthday tumblr was somewhat accurate, except I am not drawn to Cancers in the slightest and in fact avoid them

leonstj

Choire's book is really really great. So is Dave Bry's, btw. And Maria Bustillos. Everyone who writes for these sites makes such lovely paper books. I am going to have to give in and get this E-book I think, even though I kind of hate them :( It looks so great.

iceberg

Haha look at his lil furry jodhpurs. We've missed you Edith!

Bittersweet

@iceberg Edith! Edith.

nina!

I've also been watching a lot of Elementary. (Too much?) I think Lucy Liu as Joan Watson is the best.

martinipie

@nina! There is no such thing as too much Elementary.

polka dots vs stripes

I have been reading all of the Anne of Green Gables series, which I am loving (Anne had a beau at college who wasn't Gilbert WHAT), trying to figure out what to do for a day in Kansas City by myself in November (Truman library for sure, otherwise probably some city/park wandering? Any good recs? No malls por favor), and discovering GOMI, which is good for laughing about blogs I do read BUT has now also got me creeping on blogs I never knew existed and never needed to know existed so: more time wasted on the internet.

z(oo)mm

@polka dots vs stripes I thought this museum was great: http://www.nelson-atkins.org/

polka dots vs stripes

@z(oo)mm That's on my list too! I'm glad it's getting good recs.

rosencrantz

@polka dots vs stripes I am so glad I took a break to read the comments. Nelson-Atkins is amazing! I miss it. The Kemper Museum is contemporary art, if you're into that.

If you can, walk around the Country Club Plaza a bit, just to see it. It's an outdoor shopping plaza which sounds less than great, but it's lovely and the architecture is influenced by Seville. If you're there after Thanksgiving, it's also covered in lights!

polka dots vs stripes

@rosencrantz I live in CA (land of outdoor malls) and grew up in NJ (land of indoor malls), I reallyyyy have no desire to spend vacations, especially cold ones, in another outdoor mall. I'll be there veteran's day weekend, so no lights to drag me there either.

I was looking at the Nelson-Atkins website and they'll have a bunch of really cool exhibits while I'm in town, I'm really excited about it!

Bittersweet

@polka dots vs stripes Spoiler alert: he gets positively SPOILER in the end.

With love from,
The Roy Gardner is a Tool Society

teaandcakeordeath

Yay for Edith being here!
And yay for cat gifs!
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Briony Fields

Those are some racy cat photos. *blush*

Judith Slutler

wow someone quickly reassure me that that birthday tumblr is just excellent cold reading

highfivesforall

@Judith Slutler Don't worry, mine is extremely wrong. I am not a workaholic whose love life started late - I have almost no work ethic and have been single for about a year total since I was 17. Though, like most other humans, it's true that I don't like taking risks.

polka dots vs stripes

@Judith Slutler Yeah mine was pretty wrong too, and gave a birthstone I have never once heard of as birthstone for my month and is in fact a literal stone, not a gem.

kylo

@Judith Slutler Mine freaked me out momentarily too, it guessed my career right and everything. But it stands to reason that if enough people look at it, it's going to seem freakishly accurate to SOMEONE, right? Combine that with some really flattering comments (why yes, I AM extremely intelligent and hate bigotry!) and that's how you make people believe in horoscopes.
(Admittedly I had to make doubly sure by checking my boyfriend and best friend's birthdays. Completely wrong for both.)

rimy

Ooh, horoscopey indulgence!

Mine is sort of accurate and my sisters' as well but my boyfriend's is way way off. Or more like, he is a dark, angry, and embittered version of his birthday personality. Sad!

rimy

@rimy And I am a more introverted and conflicted version of mine. But the gist is very true, and perhaps how I come across to close friends and family.

rimy

@rimy To believe... or not to believe.

Kikoloko

Hey Girls,
Thanks for visiting the birthday personality website.
I'm really glad you liked it.

@sophia_h
If you tell me your sign, maybe I can give you an idea of your best sexual compatibility.
It's still under development but going to be our next project that should be finished soon.
If you happen to be Aries, it's ready. The rest of the signs coming soon!

http://sexualcompatibility.tumblr.com/tagged/aries

Best

fabel

I'm an Aries, yayy (also my birthday thing was pretty accurate too)

HeyThatsMyBike

OK I discovered yesterday that ChrisRoberts@facebook did an amazon review of Choire's book, and it was typically Chris. Then I discovered that he has given something like 250 books 1-star reviews, and zero books 3 or 4 or 5 star reviews.
Chris Roberts=#tbt

honey cowl

@HeyThatsMyBike this is amazing. Though I did not like Choire's book and did not finish it. ChrisRoberts@Facebook and I have something in common?!??!!!!?

HeyThatsMyBike

@honey cowl That might mean you have to take a bleach shower, but maybe not? I am doubting very much that Chris read any of Choire's book outside the amazon synopsis, so you might be ok.

Jinxie

@HeyThatsMyBike Aw, I was just thinking about ChrisRoberts@Facebook and wondering what sort of foolishness the ol' so and so was up to these days.

Jinxie

@HeyThatsMyBike Ok, I just read it and it is AMAZING. It's one 7-line long run-on sentence complaining about Choire's use of excessive "verbiage".

HeyThatsMyBike

@Jinxie I know - it is so perfect. I loved it.

frigwiggin

I got a new bike! And Edith's here! And my birthday is Saturday! These things are all up, and they are good.

martinipie

HI EDITH HIIIII!

Scott Sessions@twitter

Heeeeeeeey girl! Good to see you back!
Holy smokes the birthday Tumblr was spot on for me. And my ex-boyfriend. Let's never tell him.

Bus Driver Stu Benedict

I would have asked if I had gotten around to sending an email. Except it felt kind of weird maybe to be writing to the former editor of a blog you read?

"Dear former editor of a blog I read,

I hope all is well. How do you spend your new-found free time now that you no longer edit a blog I read?

Maybe you are looking for a tiny house. You should be careful though, when I was a kid I accidentally stepped on one of those Monopoly houses and it hurt more than I thought it would.

As for me, I seem to find myself playing too much computer solitaire instead of useful things like fixing my bicycle. It is what I think is called my "bête noire" probably. It has a lot of different games, so it's not really boring.

Sometimes I play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater instead of going outside as well, but that gets kind of frustrating after a while... "

And then I don't know what else to say.

rien à dire

EEEEEEDITHHHHH I'VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE BABYSITTING.

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ALLCOMMENTT

An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me.. My name is Andy McSowers,i live in Australia,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife.so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce.she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she didn't love me anymore.So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife.So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.{arewaspecialisttemple@yahoo.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who didn't call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website {arewaspecialisttemple@yahoo.com},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the arewaspecialisttemple for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again. {arewaspecialisttemple@yahoo.com}, Thanks...

dulich

Ooh, horoscopey indulgence!

Mine is sort of accurate and my sisters' as well but my boyfriend's is way way off. Or more like, he is a dark, angry, and embittered version of his birthday personality. Sad!

Orlando Wilson@facebook

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James Mack@facebook

Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is James mack i live in United State,and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website {bravespellcaster@gmail.com},i f you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..

James Mack@facebook

Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is James mack i live in United State,and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website {bravespellcaster@gmail.com},i f you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..

James Mack@facebook

Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is James mack i live in United State,and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website {bravespellcaster@gmail.com},i f you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..

Kikoloko

Hey everyone, about 6 months ago our site mentioned by Edith got hacked. We finally managed to bring it back with an old backup and we also got a new domain.

Please feel free to read your birthday personality at birthdaypersonality.org

Best
xoxo

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