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On Danielle Steel on being asked if she's "still" writing: "I think it is something that only men do to only women, and not just to me"

I wonder if any of this questioning has anything to do with literature snobbery--the high-brow canonical writing vs. the low-brow pop writing. Not that this would be valid in any way. Do people ask Toni Morrison if she's 'still writing'? Louise Erdrich? Marilynne Robinson? I would love to know.

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 11:57 am 3

On Lesbian Vocabulary, U-Hauls, and the Family That Comes Out Together

@Quinn A@twitter Mine has--we've been together for 6 years now.

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm 1

On Reason for Admission to Lunatic Asylum: Masturbation for 30 Years

@Scandyhoovian I'm pretty sure all uteruses and every menstruation are included in the "deranged" category by these guys.

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm 4

On Reason for Admission to Lunatic Asylum: Masturbation for 30 Years

Like, constantly masturbating for 30 years? Or just off-and-on over a period of 30 years? How many times per week are we talking about here?

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@km1312 I've lived in the Denver-area for my entire life, and I love it. Denver's a great city with tons of cultural attractions (we have the second-largest performing arts center in the WORLD). And, you can get to the mountains in 20-30 minutes. Plus, we have 300+ days of sunshine a year. The winter can be cold, but it's cold and sunny.

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm 0

On A Very American Open Thread

@allofthecrafts It grosses me out because when I was in college, I had a class in a room with long tables. Somebody spilled some brand of pink yogurt, and it somehow stayed on the table for the entire semester! It never got cleaned up, and, more disturbingly, it never rotted.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm 1

On A Very American Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant I will probably continue being blunt (because that's just how I roll). I've been trying the "I'm unflappable" tactic--like, if he's yelling about something, I show as little emotion as possible and be like, 'yeah, that sucks, I'll go fix it.'

But, inside, I just get so pissed off! My male coworker is also extremely blunt. But guess what, he's a guy, so that's okay! Men can be blunt! My boss is a crazy sexist (this is not the only example of sexism--I have about one million examples).

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm 0

On A Very American Open Thread

Does anyone have any tips on dealing with aggressive, alpha-male-type bosses who like to yell at you no matter what you do? (Get a new job, I know, I'm working on it). I was trying to just be matter-of-fact, but then my boss told my colleague that I'm too "blunt" and I need to "respect that he's the boss." So, I have no idea what the best solution is. I just want to be able to do my work with minimal hassle. Any ideas?

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0

On What Is Your Personal Garbage Music?

Anything by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. I hardly ever hear them on the radio any more, but the sound of any of their songs makes me crazy with rage.

This thread makes me sound like I'm filled with rage a lot. I'm only occasionally filled with rage.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm 2

On What Is Your Personal Garbage Music?

@Porn Peddler Yes. That song about daughters makes me want to punch the radio. I cannot stand him.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm 15