@ipomoea That is so great! I liked Hortense a lot. I will now go read all her stuff from Rookie!
@mystique It's definitely odd to realize how much of a website like this is actually down to the editor -- maybe Edith is the 'Pin and the 'Pin is Edith. But it's also the commenters -- I finally found a full-time job a few months ago and I haven't been able to comment much, not like I ever did. But I just looked at the front page and only 6 of the 14 posts have double-digit numbers of comments, which seems sad. (Although also, no email notifications is a real drag and probably some part of it.)
I'm not ready to give up yet because there are still a lot of things I like....change is just hard! @mystique, I agree that I'd rather read personal essays about newsy topics rather than link roundups, but I recognize that it's tough to find all those writers and edit all those essays. I dunno, things are definitely changing around here but it makes me sad that people are being so negative. Maybe we should all write some personal essays and send them in.
@Onymous That's a good idea, but I worry that I'd take them home to wash them and forget to bring them back? I don't know why the idea of not washing the slippers seems better, though. That's an odd question. Maybe I'll try the socks before I commit to a pair of slippers!
@polka dots vs stripes ooh those look nice! I hadn't thought of LL Bean!
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.
@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!
I think this was great, but it was a really weird thing to read while eating lunch.
@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!
@fabel I never wrote my pen pal either. But I also never got a letter. Maybe we were each other's!
@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!!
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!