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My office is freezing all the time, and my poor feeties turn into icicles. Anyone have any suggestions of good slippers that I can keep at the office? Something that looks a lot like shoes -- I dunno if "professional slippers" is even a thing, but I just need something that's not bunny slippers or Ugg boots.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm 0

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@phipsi Sangria. It's super easy to make but really impressive looking. Just toss together almost any combination of fruit/wine/ice/juice/other booze if you want and it all tastes good!

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm 0

On One Weird Trick to Control Your Boyfriend's Mind (the Trick Is Pouring Juice in His Dickhole)

I think this was great, but it was a really weird thing to read while eating lunch.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm 4

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@give cheese some pants I found them both pretty insufferable too, to be honest. But Jess at least seemed more genuine about her feelings than Tim, so in the end I couldn't help but root for her a little.

I mean, demanding that she get a sweater, then bitching that she doesn't stand up for herself? Gaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 2:59 pm 1

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@fabel I never wrote my pen pal either. But I also never got a letter. Maybe we were each other's!

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm 2

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@zamboni When that thing got to "YOU'RE NOT FAT" I did a serious double-take here in my office.

I think in some ways the experiment was doomed to fail with how intense the parameters were--I mean, weekly couples therapy? Being required to see each other daily? A weekend trip after a month? That's way more, way faster than most "normal" couples. I'm totally unsurprised it didn't work out.

Also Tim seems like a juicebox. When she wanted to quit halfway through and he got all hurt and convinced her to keep it going, then at the end he says "I'm in love with you but we can't be together"? What is that? Argh!!

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm 2

On JoJo, "Anything" (Live)

I'm sad this doesn't have any other comments, because I always sort of loved Jojo. I can't believe I didn't know she had any new stuff out!

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 2:00 am 0

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@karenb Maybe I just have particularly messy friends? I feel like I know several people who don't appear to regularly sweep/vacuum their floors.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:52 pm 0

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@cabber Welcome!

I'm so sorry to hear about your pup. My childhood cat lived very many years and eventually everything stopped working, and we had to let her go -- it's not any easier to lose a family member even if you know it's coming. (Don't listen to anyone who doesn't think pets are family members!) You're doing the right thing by being concerned about her quality of life. Snuggle her hard for the next few weeks, and grieve however feels right to you.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm 0

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@Quinn A@twitter Sometimes it's better to wait and bring things up later -- an immediate response is more likely to be seen as defensive. My current bosses coach people to accept feedback by simply saying "thank you for the feedback, I understand what you're saying" (or asking questions to clarify what they are saying if you don't get it) but making no other response in the moment. Then later, once you've had a chance to think about it, make a further response or adjustment if necessary. That shows that you really were thinking critically about it, not just reacting.

I hope it works out for you!

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm 1