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On Are You a Grown Woman? An Informal Survey

@meowmischen Yeah, I think she described it really, really well. It's about recognizing you and you alone own your life and are responsible for it - the good, the bad, the ugly. Not some arbitrary markers of achievement.

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm 1

On The Popularity Pie

@yeah-elle A spoonful of canned pumpkin OR PUMPKIN PIE MIX is crazy delicious as well. Goes along with the other ideas of nutmeg-cinnamon-cardamom kind of goodness. Also, I like to cut up apple and cook it with the oatmeal so the apples get soft, with cinnamon, maple syrup, and butter. I've done bananas with a sprinkle of chocolate chips too, and some walnuts. Oatmeal is so good.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm 1

On The Popularity Pie

@cuminafterall We have extremely similar disinterests.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm 1

On A Brief Note on Waterskiing

@Saskquatch Me too! Now I'm pleased as punch to know I'm not the only hater of these things. Just let it be. An outdoor experience is really ruined for me if it has to involve a lot of loud noise, fuel consumption, and speed.

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 1:17 pm 0

On Nice to Meet You, Internet

@BlackCoffeeWithSugar Now see, I like bourbon and nail polish but hate cooking. What do I do with that?? How to make sense of it all? Certainly not by mentioning that I also enjoy football and quilting. Sometimes I watch the former while doing the latter.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm 1

On What Were the Names of Your High School Tribes?

@fabel We had a similar long acronym of nothingness group at my HS. They should have just called themselves obnoxious because that's how most of them were. Of course that did not dissuade me from desperately wanting to be known by them. Ah, high school...

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm 0

On Interview With My Mom, One Who Stayed Home

@deathcabforcutes Yes, and I agree. Aren't they *your* children?

@missedconnections Yes, I totally understand wanting to be private. Like you I rarely address a person I'm dating by name, they are usually just "person I'm dating/dated" at work. I think it irritates me when some of the men I work with do it, because I know their names already. And the statements are very rarely, "My wife and I did something fun this weekend or whatever" they are almost always, "well, my wife made me..." or "I'd like to retire, but my wife wants a new car". I can't explain it very well but it feels really dismissive of their personhood, and very much makes them seem like a possession.

@adorable-eggplant Truth.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm 2

On Interview With My Mom, One Who Stayed Home

@adorable-eggplant gah, yes! LOL It took me a looong time of blog reading to finally figure out what that meant.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm 0

On Interview With My Mom, One Who Stayed Home

@adorable-eggplant i.e. not a real person... omg, 'wifey'. ugh.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm 0

On Interview With My Mom, One Who Stayed Home

@adorable-eggplant This is a great example. And the statements, (at least the ones I hear most often from men I work with that have stay at home wives) are always "*my wife*"; never their first name. It makes my blood boil. I know their names, I've met a lot of them. Could you please just refer to her by her name? "Jane had me out at the mall again last weekend." "Jill wants to redo the kitchen, again.." But that wouldn't convey the status, and I think that is exactly the point.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm 0