On I Was Wrong About the Grateful Dead

My first boyfriend's obsession with the Dead sort of formed a negative association for me that I haven't been able to shake after all these years, because he was one of those East Coast, privileged hippies you speak of. I still adore American Beauty, but the meandering concert jams make me cranky.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm 1

On It's All In Your Head: A Conversation About Being Sick Without a Diagnosis

@katzenklavier Solidarity! I struggled with similar ladyparts-related issues for years, and it was so goddamn infuriating. I felt like I could never get any straight answers and every doctor I visited was too busy for me.

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm 0

On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

Wait, no one's going to mention "cunning linguist when it came to slang for oral sex"? Because that's really fucking clever, unless I'm just overthinking it.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm 4

On The Best Time I Lost a Tampon and Found My Cervix

Wow. I think maybe things aren't quite as, er, cramped down there for me as for some people, because knowing where my cervix is has never been a problem and I can't imagine not being able to retrieve a lost tampon if I put my mind to it. That's okay with me, though, because the idea of there being a foreign object in there I didn't know about is more than a little horrifying.

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm 0

On Get These White Boys Out My Children's Books

@1967336072@twitter This is going to be my new way of changing the subject in any old conversation. "This is a nice research you presented here. A fine collection. All time favorites. But anyway, let's talk about. . . ."

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm 6

On Writing, Depression and Learning How to Handle Attention: A Conversation with Allie Brosh

@LMac Another one of my favorite Terry Gross WTF moments was when she was interviewing Lena Dunham and she said (totally paraphrasing here), "So you have tattoos of pictures from children's books. Aren't they weird to look at when you're having sex?" Even if I were armed with tons of media training by a publicist, I would not know how to tactfully answer an awkward interview question like that.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm 3

On Writing, Depression and Learning How to Handle Attention: A Conversation with Allie Brosh

Did you guys listen to Allie's spot on Fresh Air yesterday? Am I the only one who thought Terry Gross was being really pushy and invasive? "Did you have a plan? How did you want to kill yourself?" Cripes, that made me uncomfy. This interview was much more enjoyable/informative/interesting. Well played, Jen Doll.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm 3

On "Status Update, I'm Sober": Caitlin

Gah, the fact that some people say, "I know you don't drink, but you've got to try this" makes me feel a little stabby. But congrats on your sobriety, and thank you for sharing your story.

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm 1

On Requiem for a New Jersey Blockbuster Video

"What I wouldn’t do to go back to that conversation today, loaded up with years of feminist ammo!"

Story of my life.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm 1

On 14 Middle Animorphs Walk Into a Bar

@honey cowl In an effort to be different, I always said I preferred Tobias. Even though he was described as an out-of-shape loner who was also permanently a hawk.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm 4