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@PistolPackinMama Congratulations, Jane! So exciting!

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm 1

On Beauty Q&A: Cheap Creams, Jeans, and Long Hair Dreams

@hulia Yup, try anything labeled "curvy" - that means that the waist will be smaller and the hips bigger. I am also a big fan of Eddie Bauer curvy or Banana Republic's "Martin" fit. Eddie Bauer has both curvy and slightly curvy. I'm trying to remember where else - Old Navy, if you're looking for a cheap pair to tide you over, has a couple of fits that are curvier, but they have girls' names, and I can't remember what they are.

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Audley Late to the party to say HELLO SMITHIES. Class of 2002 and I did not go abroad - I did the Smithsonian program. I have several friends who LOVED the Geneva program, though - gov and psychology and other majors like that - and I didn't know anyone who went to Paris. Practically useless two cents, I know.

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

I have been waiting all week for this so I could tell you all that last weekend I went to the fancy bra store and a lady looked at the old VS t-shirt bra I was wearing and then brought me all the fancy bras to try on, and IT REALLY DOES MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE! I was wearing 34A bras because I have always had little boobs, and now I am wearing 34Cs and they are about one million times more comfortable and even slightly more flattering, I think! Everyone should go!

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm 15

On Notes From an All-Female Glengarry Glen Ross Viewing Party

@frigwiggin Yes, I thought it was about Scotland and possibly golf. Maybe I should watch it.

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 11:42 am 0

On Debt-Sharing and Mismatched Ambition

@Xanthophyllippa What do you mean by "the kids get paid"?

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm 0

On Texts From Nancy Drew

@Megano! Nancy Drew NEVER would have changed her name.

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm 8

On Friday Open Thread

@frigwiggin You don't have to walk there - Minneapolis public transit is SO EASY! I don't actually live there but was there for an extended weekend recently and LOVED every second of it. If you have any daytime free time, I loved the Mill City Museum for some state/city history, and I second Hell's Kitchen, especially for breakfast.

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Faintly Macabre I am currently experiencing summer-induced Mass Boy Hysteria, so I just thought I'd join in this thread. All sorts of boys who are generally not my type - I have a husband; he is tall and skinny and brilliant and a little nerdy but dresses sort of metrosexual, actually, probably due to all our older gay neighbors - and all these boys that I have huge crushes on are younger than me and much more conventionally athletic-looking 20-somethings. And more conservative - one was even in the army. I blame the ridiculous heat, I guess, because that's the only explanation I've got :)

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm 0

On Anne-Marie Slaughter on Family and Career, and Actually Having Both

@TheBelleWitch Me too, more or less. I vacillate about even wanting them, and I'm 32. Right now I don't. We both work in the same industry, which is fairly (but not entirely) male-dominated. I feel like even if there are no quantifiable changes at first, my status in everyone else's view is just going to plummet, and then nothing good will ever happen again. Ugh.

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm 0