On What's the Best Time Your Family Has Ever Trolled You?: The Answers

This reminded me of how when I was little my mom told me I had to eat my sandwich crusts "because that is where the bread nutrients are." It took be embarrassing number of years to realize how nonsensical that was.

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 12:07 pm 0

On Totally Real and Not Made Up Excerpts From Kim Gordon's Forthcoming Memoir

So what is the overall take, must read? Or a fun quick read?

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm 0

On Lagusta Yearwood, The Punk Chocolatier

I was in New Paltz while driving to Montreal and went in a chocolate shop, but it wasn't this one and now I have much regret! I really loved New Paltz in general. Seemed exactly like a place that would have a chocolate shop like this.

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm 0

On Unofficial Official Hairpin 3.0 Book Club: The Pillow Book

I have not read this book, but reading these small excerpts make me want to read it desperately. I love when simple things just zap you. Things that seem obvious, but somehow haven't occurred to anyone to note or write down in such a direct way.

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:52 am 0


@tofuswalkman I thought the Sopranos was a snore and could not get through it. I think watching it in my TV mind of 2014, I have already seen Tony's character, so instead of ground breaking it feels tired.

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm 2

On Remain Calm. Form An Orderly Line.

Only sad that this debut'ed after I finishing the idiotic marketing course I took last semester. Just imaging the presentation my group could have done for this.

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm 0

On Recent Interactions With New Yorkers, Ranked

@tofuswalkman oh yeah, I probably would I said something I would regret if someone had said that to me, but I appreciated that Haley was honest.

#1! So adorable, I love it.

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:45 am 1

On Purity Ring, "push pull"

Can I share new tunes here? I friend just recommended Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell to me as an excellent winter album and it is quite good, especially if you want something moody to swim in.

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:51 am 0

On Never Too Much

So many thoughts after reading this that I am having trouble putting into words. I hope Meredith finds some small comfort in her wonderful written voice, and thank her for sharing this.

"The first time in my life that people have paid attention to what I have to say and it's threatening to take my voice away for good."

That is going to stick with me for quite a while.

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm 0

On What Makes Us Feel Better When We're Sad?

Just last week I fell into a sad cycle. Once it sets in I usually put on something moody, often Waxahatchee, and sit, alone, trying to adsorb even more saddness. It ended on Friday when I failed as cheering myself up with my favorite happy hour, as we got turned away since it was jammed packed and we walked back home in the freezing wind. I laid on the sofa and just sobbed. And then it slowly sheds off. I eat dinner, and drink a cocktail my boyfriend made. Watch You've Got Mail on Netflix. When sadness comes in appropriate cycles I find in restorative. It it such a great feeling when you can tell it has slipped off your shoulders.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0