On Why I Have To Be So "Rude"

@SarahDances Oh god, agreed. I commented on someone's post of it on facebook, "Where's the version where the woman has her own sexual agency instead of being passed from one man to another like chattel?"

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm 4

On OK, Cupid?

Haters (as my mother would call them) be damned, I'm a believer in OKC. They kept showing and showing me this dude until I was like OK, OKCUPID, I'LL TALK TO HIM, GOD. Four and a half years later we're married, baby on the way. So.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:32 am 4

On Food Diaries, Then and Now

You're singing my early-thirties tune here; it is comprised of stomach gurgles as well. If you didn't live in far-away Brooklyn I would suggest we get brunch (eggs optional).

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm 0

On My Ideal Weddings, By Age

I could never picture my ideal wedding, so I got married at city hall in a fun 50's dress and it turns out that WAS my ideal wedding.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm 2

On Ask a Clean Person About Her New Book: A Conversation With Jolie Kerr

Jolie, you being back on the Hairpin is all:


Posted on February 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On '90s Screensavers to Soothe Our Monday Brains

@leylusha I literally came here to say this, nearly verbatim. Seriously, 3D pipes were my JAM in college (I am an Old). And 3D text had its moments, when you really wanted to be passive-aggressive towards your roommate, not that *I* ever did such a thing .

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm 1

On 10 Years, Actually: Sarah & Karl, Jamie & Aurélia

These are so great. How are these so great? Please do ALL THE PEOPLE!

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm 0

On The Satanic How-To Guide to Exalted Girldom

@ohbladi Don't forget that they were a "perfect size 6," as was their mother. Because that is the only attractive and desirable size.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:46 am 1

On A Controversial Graphic Design Project for the Homeless

@frenz.lo There might have been a negative financial response to these signs, because I see most of these people regularly (I see the man in the lead image nearly every day) and have never seen one of these professional signs. That said, if you live in the city and see the same people over and over again, I don't feel like there's an impression of things being temporary. I've seen many of the original signs in this project so often that I recognized them before the people. There was a woman on the Boston side that my boyfriend saw nearly every day for years, who always held a sign that said she was "Homeless and Preganant" [sic]. She was homeless and preganant for at least 8 years, that he counted.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm 2

On A Controversial Graphic Design Project for the Homeless

Ok, as a long-time Cambridge resident (now former) and a person who has worked in Harvard Square for 5+ years, I must admit this one's a struggle for me. I see many of the people featured in this project day in and day out, and have trouble activating my empathy chip here, which sounds awful. I'm sure these folks do have terrible lives, and their current situations probably aren't their faults and are out of their control, but some of them have been hustling me (and everyone else in the Square) for years and it's hard not to be resentful. I only half agree with Louis CK here; these people do desperately need our help, as a society, but my putting a dollar in their cup absolutely does not help, especially if they, like most of the Harvard Square folks, are addicts. If I give you a dollar and it goes right into your arm, how is that helping? We absolutely need better social services to prevent this. But I'm not giving you a dollar.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm 1