Sometimes I play air violin.

On Mount Defiance at Starvation Ridge

I hike in the Columbia Gorge pretty frequently but I've never tried Mount Defiance. Having read this, I may never. BUT IT'S SUCH A COOL NAME.

Posted on September 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm 0

On Kerry, What's in Your Closet?

@Not It Look at effiesheart.com. I have the Dolce Vita dress, and though that particular one goes for a shade over $80, they can be found on sale and are both flattering and super comfy. Plus: POCKETS.

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm 0

On The $625 Apartment

Based on the picture, I though this was going to be about abandoned half-finished subdivisions, maybe with ghost stories and/or dystopian overtones.

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm 1

On Drinking, Pets, and Babies

@TheBelleWitch I love kids. My two are the smartest, cutest, sweetest, silliest in the universe (Congratulations. How wonderful.) and I can't imagine anything else I could have done with the last 7 years could make me regret the decision to become a parent. That being said, I think parental readiness/satisfaction has more to do with one's personality and life experience than age/finances. I married and procreated pretty young by modern standards, and though I've got the side-eye I don't know how many times, I've never felt it was an unwise decision. I am the oldest of five, and when my youngest brother was born I was 12, so I had quite a bit of responsibility in his upbringing. Also I'm pretty introverted and don't need much social activity. Once or twice a month out with friends or kids-sleep-at-grandma's-so-we-get-a-real-date is usually about as much as I get, and I don't require any more than that to be happy. Your mileage may vary.

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm 2

On Really Good Books For People Who Are Reading a Lot of Articles About Girls

@Cavendish Cat's Eye is the best Atwood, at least if you were picked on by other girls as a child and felt like you were the only girl ever picked on by other girls and are not bitter about it at all in adulthood, of course not.

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm 1

On Really Good Books For People Who Are Reading a Lot of Articles About Girls

Zenia of The Robber Bride was the heroine, right? It's been a while since I read it, but I remember thinking those women were much better off without their lousy men.
What about The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark? Not that I've seen "Girls", but it seems like The Girls of Slender Means is the same story, only in wartime London.

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm 0

On Nina's Mouth Riddle

@Oranges! Post tooth removal, I can totally understand why people get hooked on pain meds. I was so sad when I realized I no longer needed any.

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm 0

On Nina's Mouth Riddle

When I woke up I asked if they had made me bionic, and I remember being vaguely disappointed with the answer.

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 11:30 am 2

On Ask a Married Dude: Bob and Eli

@melis Aw man, I was trying to make it an entire month without a Firefly marathon. *sighs, gets popcorn*

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm 3

On The Dream of the Dream Wedding Is Alive in Portland

We don't own a TV.

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 10:38 am 4