On Relax. You're in Los Angeles.

@Emma Carmichael you've already lost like 99% of Hairpin readers, I'm sure that professional attitude of yours will keep the remaining 4 people coming! What will people get in their burritos tomorrow? I can't wait!

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm 3

On Relax. You're in Los Angeles.

The room was, next to the São Paulo airport bathroom, the cleanest place I have ever been.

I put my phone in the cup holder facing me, to the left of the steering wheel, so that if I got an email asking any questions I’d be able to pull over and address them.

“I like your earrings,” she said shyly. “Thanks,” I said. “I got them in a health food store.”

We took a selfie and it emailed to mutual friends, rather than posting it, which I thought was rather classy.

The waitress came. We decided to split a burrito. “Beef or chicken?” the waitress asked, and together, we replied, “Beef.”

wow, fascinating, definitely not a waste of everyone's time to read this

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm 3

On Ask a Fancy Person: Consignment Shops, Gendered Pronouns and Leaving the Forever 21 Zone

About L1: Clothing gets worn out, fades, and looks dated faster than cars do. Find a couple of reliable stores for work clothes (I like H&M and American Apparel) and you won't have to spend too much.

L2: Pretty sure touching your students is worse than accidentally using the wrong pronoun once in a while. Try "Yes?" or "Excuse me, ..." if you need to address someone directly.

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

(And, back to the Diet Coke thing, drinking is the one occasion where I will always recommend a full-sugar Coke over a diet drink, because you need some sugar in your system to buffer the alcohol and help you hold it better.)

What the fuck kind of science is this?

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm 5

On Ask a Glutton: When Your Food Groups Are Cheese, Chocolate, and Coffee

@E that sounds delicious!

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm 0

On Ask a Glutton: When Your Food Groups Are Cheese, Chocolate, and Coffee

Tomato candy, kale with yeast, cheap bean/vegetable meals for new mothers (umm "large amounts of turmeric and garlic" may not go over well with a breastfeeding baby), and eggplant with molasses? I like vegetables but these all sound disgusting.

PS letter writer 1, why don't you just make meat and potatoes meals with salad or vegetables on the side, and you and your bf can eat different proportions if you want but still have balanced dinners.

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm 1

On Beauty Q&A: If You See Something, Say Something

So the sister is wearing too much makeup... and the solution is to take her to get her makeup done by a professional? Have you SEEN how much makeup beauty store/mall makeup artists use? 99% chance she will come out looking exactly the same. Just tell her you think she should tone it down for interviews.

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm 0

On The Best Time I Went Home With Someone I Didn't Realize Was So Young

Having been referred from Alex Pareene's tumblr, I'm just going to assume this story is about him.

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm 2

On Breaking Up With: Cheaters, Travel Partners, and the Decrepit

@Sydney C "I just thought it was funny that when someone said something to the effect of, "when someone really likes you, they'll be seen in public with you," you responded with, "That's not always the case- they could be like me and just be worried that you won't impress their friends and family!"

A possibly more generous way of interpreting this is that you think your significant other would impress people if they got to know him, but you're worried your friends or family might write him off based on a quick impression.

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm 0

On Breaking Up With: Cheaters, Travel Partners, and the Decrepit

@Clare For what it's worth, I am a LADY~* and I kind of agree with MrComment here. Sometimes I'm wary to introduce a guy I'm dating to friends, not because I have any problems with the guy but because we might seem mismatched to people who don't know him.

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm 0