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By j-i-a on What If a Women's Magazine Editor Edited a BBC News Story About Syria?

@MaryJReno my roomate's [NAME??] half-sister [IS FATHER REMARRIED OR MOTHER? MAY BE GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT WORK-LIFE BALANCE] makes $74/hour [IS THIS CONFIRMED] on the computer [WHAT MODEL? NEW COMPUTER? PROBABLY MAC AIR??]. She has been fired from work [WHY WAS SHE FIRED? DETAILS] for five months ["FUNEMPLOYED" MAYBE] but last month her paycheck was $21376 [PAID EVERY MONTH? BIWEEKLY?] just working on the computer for a few hours [PER DAY? IS SHE A WEBCAM GIRL???? DON'T BURY THIS LEDE]. you could look here WWW.Ring77.COm [WE NEED A BETTER LOOKING URL]

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm 37

By ScienceGeek on Writing, Depression and Learning How to Handle Attention: A Conversation with Allie Brosh

I used Allie's pain chart during childbirth. It worked really well, especially when I made the joyful discovery that I'm really susceptible to the Happy Gas. I'm lying in the bath, sucking down the gas whenever a contraction hits, and when my husband asks what my pain is like, I say (giggling) 'I see Jesus coming for me, but it's okay. Want some of my gas, JC?'. The midwive is very confused, so my husband is all, 'Uh, there's this website called hyperbole and a half, and there's a pain chart on it and..'
'Oh, I remember that one,' says the midwife. 'OK hun, let me know when the bear's mauling you.'
It was a Bonding Moment.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 12:55 am 15

By TheBelleWitch on "The truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic": Ariel Levy's "Thanksgiving in Mongolia"

@Better to Eat You With Jesus Christ. Yes, it's crafted. The point of that phrase is to illustrate her state of mind. She's presenting herself as unsanitized and flawed. Ariel Levy knows 'Mongolian AIDS" is a bad thing to think. She knows you know it's a bad thing to think. She does not need to hold your hand and walk you through it.

What packs a bigger punch - "I was worried about getting sick" or "I was so freaked out I let my worst self shine through"? She's being honest.

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm 4

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on 10 Years, Actually: Sarah & Karl, Jamie & Aurélia

@Blushingflwr

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm 7

By lobsterhug on 10 Years, Actually: Sarah & Karl, Jamie & Aurélia

Bobby Finger, I am eagerly anticipating this for While You Were Sleeping.

These destroyed me. I'm done.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm 1

By LiterarySara on 10 Years, Actually: Sarah & Karl, Jamie & Aurélia

Bless you, Bobby Finger. If you had asked me, I would have said that I wanted Sarah to end up with impossibly beautiful Karl. I always want to end up with impossibly beautiful men, too. But having her do her life the way she wants it, with absolutely no one (brother or lover) to interrupt until she was good and ready. . . so much better.

Besides, what kind of man holds on to the certain knowledge that a woman is crazy about him, and does absolutely nothing--no hangouts, no makeouts, no encouragement--for two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, an hour and thirty minutes. . . and then springs it all on her in the emotional turmoil of the winter holidays?
Not someone who loves her back, that's for certain.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm 15

By Lyssachelle on 10 Years, Actually: Sarah & Karl, Jamie & Aurélia

UGH. So perfect, both of these.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm 1

By hallelujah on 10 Years, Actually: Rufus

The biggest twist for me is that Rufus is straight! I hope he and Ellen are plushies or something, at least.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm 4

By cuminafterall on 10 Years, Actually: Rufus

Bobby Finger

To me you are perfect

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm 13

By missupright on 10 Years, Actually

SO EXCITED I HAVE ACTUALLY LOGGED IN TO THIS DORMANT ACCOUNT

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm 3