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On Wednesday Open Thread

@Briony Fields I am also very distressed by this. Fortunately, I have possibly over-ambitious cooking to keep me busy tomorrow (I happen to not have class), but whatever shall I do Friday?

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm 0

On Wednesday Open Thread

I volunteered last minute to make latkes for tomorrow. Anyone have a favorite recipe?

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm 0

On The Hoarders Pie

@yeah-elle Letters are the worst. I only have a few stacks of letters I can justify keeping, but I am also very young and I imagine in a couple decades I'll have piles and piles. I have no idea how people in the past who received physical letters all the time kept them organized.

Plastic bags are also the worst.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm 0

On The Hoarders Pie

I'm currently studying abroad and living with a host family. All the laundry gets hung up to dry in the bathroom, which means I'm stuck with only wearing my underwear without holes or stains. Fortunately, because the laundry machine here is smaller, I do laundry frequently enough that it's not a problem, but still. I'm still not throwing things out though, because the second I get back to dorm washers and dryers, I will return to waiting to do laundry until I have Nothing clean left to wear.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@chevyvan As a fellow disgruntled Catholic, depending on what you like/dislike about the Catholic church, I highly recommend the Episcopal church. It has most of the things I like best about the Catholic church (a sense of formality and ceremony, communion every week, a generally similar liturgy) with all the things I'd really like the Catholic church to have (women/gay priests, not being obsessed with whether/with whom people are having sex).

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@like a rabid squirrel That's great! Meeting strangers can be so nerve-wracking, but I bet if you go you'll have a lovely time. I just moved to a new town as well and several of my new friends here are church friends.

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm 0

On The Health Care Pie

@Faintly Macabre I just arrived in France for the year. I have an asthma medication that I take that costs $130 a month before insurance in the US. Here the exact same thing costs about $25.

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm 1

On "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?

@Megasus I'm aware. And it's even weirder in the Kel books when you realize that, comparatively, Neal's would be reasonably age-appropriate as a romantic interest for Daine.

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm 0

On "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?

@Courtney Jenkins@facebook As a 12 year old, I was not super in to Alanna's various men. I think I found George creepy because she's so young when they first meet. Oddly enough, I was reasonably in to Daine/Numair even though I intellectually realized it was creepy?

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm 0

On Eat, Pray, Love, Win

@lucy snowe I don't believe so, though, as I said earlier, my grasp of informal French is tenuous at best. According to wikipedia (my translation) "it's an anglicism made up of 'bit' for bite(« mordre » in French), and 'lit' for literature (« littérature » in French), on the model of the expression 'chick lit' which designates literature for girls (« chick » being a colloquial term referring to girls)."

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm 0