By Brobdingnagian Brainboners on I Was Wrong About the Grateful Dead

I was raised by a Deadhead. I tried to get into the music, and I do have some appreciation for it, but I never went too deep into them as a group.

I, like you, was 13, going into 8th grade, and on vacation with my family when Jerry Garcia died, except my Deadhead father wasn't with us. He was stuck at home working while my mother, brother, aunt, and cousins were visiting my grandmother just outside of Miami. On August 6th, the 7 of us barricaded ourselves in the bathroom as we waited for Hurricane Erin to strike. On August 9th, my father's hero died. On August 13th, my father's other hero, Mickey Mantle, died. When we finally came home, he said we were never to go on vacation without him again. It was a rough week for my dad.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm 1

By ocello on Teenage Girls, as Imagined By an 8-Year-Old in 1991

@mollpants We all know what happened to Poor Michelle

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm 3

By Nutellaface on Teenage Girls, as Imagined By an 8-Year-Old in 1991

Sanrio notebook!!!

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm 5

By laurel on Teenage Girls, as Imagined By an 8-Year-Old in 1991

Hobby: Collecting green striped things

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm 11

By lemonadefish on Estate Jewelry: Millennial Octopi and The Perfect Handle for Your Parasol

It never would have occurred to me to want to ear an orange peel, but now I really really do.

Also I will take the Lalique brooch. And I wouldn't turn down the eagle bracelet. And I may need to bonsai brooch as well.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm 4

By rosaline on Reading Between The Texts: Sexting, Sort Of. (?)

"It is how Voldemort would have texted." So very spot on.

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm 2

By Amelia Bedelia on Reading Between The Texts: Sexting, Sort Of. (?)

Reading Between the Texts is hands down my favorite thing to ever exist on the Internet. Happy birthday, Katie Heaney, and thank you for your texting wisdom which is hilarious and on point as always!

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm 8

By Legal on How My Obsession With Furnishing A Future Put Me Nearly $40,000 In Debt

@S. Elizabeth - Glad the comments got more critical. I was baffled by all the earlier 'I relate SO much.' Barely a bone in my body relates.

ALSO, if you're going to waste a lot of cash, don't waste it on tacky shit from Home Goods, Target, and Von Maur!!! FFS! I thought at first, based on the pictures accompanying the article, that she had a vintage furniture / mid-cent mod habit. THAT I could almost understand! LOL!

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm 5

By de Pizan on Two Options for Listening to Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" Without Listening to Miley Cyrus

The country version is perfect. Absolutely perfect.

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm 1

By ColdFinger on A Poem by Kofi Awoonor, the Ghanaian Poet and Diplomat Killed in This Weekend's Terrorist Attack in Nairobi

I am wordless, but I am so glad you posted something. As the stories of those who were killed come out, I am discovering connections to them through friends, and it feels like the one time social media is making us all more, not less human, in grief and disbelief.

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm 3