THANK YOU Sara for the Modern Love piece, and THANK YOU Jen Doll for the interview. I'm in my mid-30s and identified so much with Sara's experience, pre-Mark, that I was practically giddy reading her essay. I will be buying her book and devouring it ASAP.
On Fresh Hells
Marvelous. What you write in #s 5 and 9 are surprisingly applicable to me right now, especially when I never could have predicted finding myself in such states at this stage of my life.
On The Sweater
I love this. It is weird and wonderful, and the facial expressions are perfect. MORE!
Richard Lawson, you are one of the greatest writers on the internet today. I have been reading you since your first residence at Gawker, and I look forward to reading much more for many years to come. Thank you for this, and my condolences.
I second the vote for "Columbine." It really is a masterpiece of contemporary investigative journalism. But, I recommend that you DO NOT listen to it on audiobook. The narrator's voice and reading style makes the already unsettling subject matter doubly disturbing.
I once paid too much to get a reading from a psychic that a few famous people have used (stupid). When the woman finally sensed that nothing she was telling me connected with my actual life in any way, she pulled the old "I've never told anyone this before, but I'm getting a very strong sensation that YOU have psychic powers, too!" She was the worst.
This was fantastic. But, oh god, the ads in the background of the videos! Total... NutraSweet... DIET SPRITE?! Gross flashbacks.
@Jane Marie Ooh, yeah. That's tricky. I have kind of medium-dark hair so I guess it works OK for me because the contrast isn't as intense. Being a woman is so complex!
Dear LW1: If you can afford them every 3-4 months, lowlights are a good way to coexist with your grays. A savvy colorist will do a good job of covering up the most obtrusive grays, and everything else kind of gets mixed up together. That's what I do, and my root anxiety is never anything like what it is when I did allover color. And, sometimes women will notice and think how cool you are that you don't seem to care that your silvers are showing.
Manos: The Hands of Fate