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Friday, March 14, 2014

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Friday Open Thread

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This is the only Friday where we've actually been sad the workweek is over! Because we, your faithful guest bloggers, Michelle Markowitz and Lauren O'Neal, must return our crowns and scepters to Emma and Jia, and wave goodbye to you all like dumb kids.

We learned a lot from commenters this week. We learned that the Portuguese word for "escorts" is "acompanhantes," and that "spell-casters" like Dr. Oduduwa can return our husbands to us, not to mention all the best places to gamble and buy human growth hormone online. A lot of you were really eager to tell us about all these things—hundreds of you every day! So thanks!

No, but for serious, we really loved hanging out with you guys, so here are some highlights from that.

Thanks so much to Emma and Jia for letting us take the steering wheel this week, and thanks to all of you for putting up with our crazy driving and excessive True Detective posts. Keep in touch with us on Twitter: @michmarkowitz and @laureneoneal. We love you all!

[The greatest picture of all time, featured above, was created by actual hero @darth.]



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Danzig!

End of an era, RIP. ilu LON, ilu Hairpin

OhMarie

@Danzig! GREAT WORK TEAM!

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@Danzig! This was fun! Lauren and Michelle, come back anytime and/or don't go, just give back the scepters and like, loiter around the castle.

coolallison

So the hubs and I have decided that we might actually be sticking around in this city, and that maybe it's time to buy a house. So we filled out the pre-qualification forms, thinking it will be no problem. We both have rockin' credit. And then today, the mortgage lady calls me to tell me that there is a $58 medical bill that has been sent to collections, and my credit score has plummeted from where it was just like, a month ago. I had no idea that I owed anyone $58, but I would have paid that ish off had I known about it. And now, it's really putting a damper on our home-buying plans. For $58?!? I was all mad that someone could send it to collections without me knowing about it, but after talking to the agency, it sounds like they were sending it to a really old address plus with my maiden name, so I guess that's why I had no idea? STILL THOUGH. HOW CAN A $58 DOCTOR BILL RUIN MY CREDIT SO BADLY? Ugh.

I mean, it's paid now and I'm sure it will all be fine, I just wanted to vent for a minute.

Lauren_O'Neal

@coolallison Dude, the whole credit system is like something out of a dystopic novel. I will never get over the fact that checking your score lowers your score. $58, aaaahhhh.

Onymous

@coolallison Meanwhile Experian, the fine people who mad eup your credit score and then convinced people to care about it, gave 200 million peoples pertinants to id thieves.

How are we not eating theses people yet?

up cubed

@coolallison You can try disputing it, since it was their error. The worst they can do is leave it on. I have a very common name, so I frequently have other people's stuff on my credit report. It is a hassle tho :(

oceansoul

@Lauren_O'Neal It actually is a myth that checking your credit score yourself lowers it!

Danzig!

I feel like Matty just said something rude so LON is miffed while Michelle is just chuffed to be there. Also y'alls heads are tiny

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@Danzig! LON is clearly smirking a little. I feel like when she took this picture many weeks ago, she had a feeling that some time and an Oscar later, it would be photoshopped into a picture of Matthew McConaughey.

Danzig!

@Danzig! hehe, she's had that picture FOREVER

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

So like, I think this boy and I are official now? He asked me if I was dating anyone else, so I guess that means that we're exclusive, ergo we are official in some capacity.

(For the record, my answer to "are you dating anyone else?" was "HAHAHA LOL no, dude")

coolallison

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Huzzah! Also, I once tried to date two boys at once and after about 3 days I just thought... who has time for this? Not me, that's who.

adorable-eggplant

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Yay! Congrats on getting the ol' talk hurdle handled. :)

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@adorable-eggplant ha, that was all him, so I can't really take credit for it.

@coolallison seriously! It's enough trying to see just one boy regularly, especially when I work lots of overtime. And it's not like I have (or need) anyone else in the picture or close to it, anyway.

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

I'd start a sportssss thread, but hockey was depressing this week.

As you were.

Onymous

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

Soccer started up on Saturday. The Sounders are still a good team but the Clink was kind of a swimming pool so nobody looked good.

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@Onymous The Impact will be playing the Sounders in their home opener, and I think I'm going to it!

katiemcgillicuddy

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

MARYLAND MEN'S BASKETBALL, OH GOD, DID YOU HAVE TO LOSE THAT WAY, SWEET MERCIFUL BABY GOD

hi guys :)

stonefruit

@katiemcgillicuddy HEY GIRL HEY! Welcome back! We missed you! I'm dressing up as David Ortiz for Purim tomorrow night and my sweetie is dressing up as Yoenis Cespedes! SPOOOOOOOORTS!

katiemcgillicuddy

@stonefruit Jeez, I appreciate it, friend. Been a long few months, miss you all to pieces. Can't adore the Purim costumes more. Brilliant. SPOOOOOOOOORTSSSSSSSSS 4eva :) :)

OhMarie

@katiemcgillicuddy Oh man, the fact that I only barely care about basketball was the only thing keeping me from tearing my hair out. Maryland whyyyyyyy

katiemcgillicuddy

@OhMarie I just...I can't handle how it ended. Like, lose by 4, lose by 7, but please god, don't lose on a broken play that ends in a last second dunk. Goodbye ACC, sorry we loved money more than you.

Lauren_O'Neal

Hey, who wants to recommend me a non-overwhelming perfume for grownups?

lobsterhug

@Lauren_O'Neal Lush has some nice scents that are interesting and not overpowering

coolallison

@Lauren_O'Neal I'm a fan of regular ol' Burberry.

Danzig!

@Lauren_O'Neal make your own out of essential oils! otherwise http://cbihateperfume.com/shop/2nd-alan-cumming/

Technically it's a "cologne" but smash the scent gender binary imo*

in all seriousness, I love #305 ("Burning Leaves", smells like burning pines, very lovely) and #101 ("At the Beach 1966", what it says on the tin, also very lovely)

* it really does smell like semen and it rules

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@Lauren_O'Neal Dior has a perfume in their Poison line* that smells like chocolate and vanilla, if that fits your criteria.

*I know, Poison is so 80s or something.

adorable-eggplant

@Danzig! I'm also a huge essential oil fan: sage is pretty popular and nice smelling in a way that people find it hard to put a finger on. Eucalyptus is a nice accent, too.

Lauren_O'Neal

Thank you all for these suggestions, except @Danzig!.

Danzig!

@Lauren_O'Neal *hearts*

lobsterhug

I've been having a lot of weird stress dreams (thanks, work) and last night was the strangest by far. From what I can remember it involved Chris Evans and his blog on the a new social media platform. My cat woke me up and in the dream I was thinking I would take a screencap of the blog so I could come back to it when I feel back to sleep.

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@lobsterhug I had some pretty terrible dreams last night too. But just reading Chris Evans' name made it all better!!

lobsterhug

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) That one was definitely an improvement over the going to work naked dream I had last week. Because Chris Evans and his beard are just the best.

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

Michelle, I've come to the realization that our moms would probably get along well. (My mom would never admit to that, but it is true.)

Michelle Markowitz

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Yes!! Where does your mom live? Playdate?

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@Michelle Markowitz Montreal, and I can try to convince her but she gets weirded out when I suggest mom playdates! (Another mom that we know, whose kids we grew up with, retired from teaching at the same time as my mom did, and yet there have been no playdates.)

ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS

Hi... everyone?

adorable-eggplant

@ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS Howdy.

coolallison

@ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS Hiiii Electromagnetic Chaos. (I am pretending that everyone just said that in unison. Just go with me on this.)

Clara Morena

@ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS hi!

stonefruit

I finally watched the True Detective finale last night, so needless to say I promptly had a heart attack. I know I'm late on this, but anyone want to discuss?

concrete dreams

@stonefruit I just finished it last night, too! So so good and poignant and nice. I thought it was a brave ending and I was glad there was no weird twist. It was a beautiful show and it felt like an honor to watch it.

Statham

I'd like to just throw out there that there has been a lot of awesome Hairpin this week, and I look forward to catching up to all the good stuff I wanted to read but didn't have time to.

Clara Morena

mmmm, maybe I can write for the Hair pin.

There was an incident(long story) in my class and since after said incident I stop tutoring a girl and it is heart breaking to see there girl's grades go down the drain. Her mother is a joke and I know her other teacher is stretched thin.
In other news, I cannot wait to get my diploma. :D :D

Bobby Petinu@facebook

Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brand new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail

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