On But Does the Dog Die?

@MoxyCrimeFighter @KeLynn Lassie Come Home caused my first crying in joy -- such a relief when she made it back. I have never rewatched it because it'd be too emotionally exhausting. I can't believe I ever agreed to watch Homeward Bound after that!

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm 0


@stuffisthings Like all things, the images range in accuracy depending on who and for what purpose they were created. As long as the renderings are vaguely on target, there's a "oh that's cool, I guess" response. Astronomers are not so picky about photos (like retouched Hubble images) since those pictures are gorgeous and make astronomy seem like physics' sexier sibling.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm 0

On Estate Jewelry: Mystery Pearls and Secret Love Messages

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 3:44 am 0

On You Are Entitled to One Hour, Six Minutes, and 48 Seconds of Comfort

@PatatasBravas Expensive but lovely: Pikolinos. Though if Clarks were made small enough for my Cinderella feet I'd buy them always.

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm 0

On "Gut Bugs" and Michael Pollan's Magic Schoolbus

@annejumps@twitter Quite possibly?

I have various GI/autoimmune problems (probably genetics trump playing in dirt in my case). I've greatly benefited from VSL #3 . If your Kyo-Dophilus is probiotics tylenol, then VSL #3 is vicodin. It's expensive but it's been scientifically proved useful in people with serious GI disease. I'd probably try Kyo-Dophilus first since it's much much cheaper but the difference between taking that and VSL#3 has been huge for me.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 2:48 am 0

On Scrub?

@emmycantbemeeko Thank you for your great comments on healthcare. Having had a severe (and chronic) illness be diagnosed during a sudden hospitalization, I am very grateful for insurance and the ACA in particular. I have good reason to wonder if I would be alive today if I had been uninsured. I know decent insurance is a privilege in America but you'd (truly) have to pry it from my cold dead hands.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 4:38 am 0

On 'Game of Thrones' Men, by Hotness

@Hot Doom Some how I like him better this way? Like Lady Mary dumped him and then he went wandering in the desert? I think Jorah said he sold salves to pay for his wife's expensive tastes so this totally works in my brain.

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 4:35 am 0

On Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Wishbone Honey!

@Hot Doom That's pretty great. I could never decide if I wanted to be a child actor on Wishbone or if I just wanted to meet Wishbone. My dog's desire to shred fabric prevents me from being the weird lady who puts her dog in embarrassing costumes.

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 4:41 am 1

On What Happens When [Partner A] Says 'More' and [Partner B] Says 'No'

@lookuplookup I saw your "godddd pre-cana" initially as Goddard (the rocket scientist) pre-cana which would involve setting off rockets to offset any rage. As a nerd, I think marriage counseling using explosives and rockets would be immensely satisfying though dangerous.

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm 4

On 500 Days Alone In: The World

@PistolPackinMama I know there's a lot of information of "how to travel as an unhealthy person" out there but it would be nice to see this issue on the Hairpin. I could afford long-term international travel if I hadn't spent all that cash on health insurance and co-pays. My health isn't reliable enough for me to bike to work like all the bike activists suggest, let alone travel to Laos.

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 3:30 am 0