On Let's Revisit All of Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 1

@karenb One show I went to, they played "MMMBop" during the acoustic portion and it pissed me off. Hello, that song ramps up Hanson fans more than anything. Don't try to make it mellow. That being said, it's been played at every show I've gone to (six or seven now).

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:52 pm 0

On Name That Book!

@EKPinc YAY!!! Thank you!!! <3

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm 1

On Name That Book!

OMG, I have two!! Someone help, these have been driving me insane for yeeaaars!!

1. A series that takes place in an elementary school (maybe second or third grade)? The only identifying detail I remember is that one of the main characters, a girl, liked to say "Hex!" to people she didn't like. It was like her version of cursing, or showing annoyance, the only way an 8-year-old can.

2. Another series, this one about a bunch of girls who were in ballet class together. I remember one of the girls was overweight, and her name was Gwen or something similar, and she freaked out when the dance teacher started weighing everyone during class, in front of everyone. And this girl's mother was loud and over-bearing and kept using the word "brassiere" instead of "bra," which was SUPER embarrassing.


Posted on February 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm 0

On Jane Marie, What's Actually in Your Makeup Bag Right Now?

I have SO MANY of those "extra storage unit" makeup cases you mention. They tend to gather the Clinique freebies that my Grandma doesn't want, other freebies from a friend who went through beauty school, and about a zillion versions of foundation because you really gotta trial-and-error that stuff.

Plus, I'm a dance teacher and we have a recital at the end of every school year, so I have an entire pouch dedicated to the stuff I wear exactly two days of the year (dress rehearsal and recital): fake eyelashes, sparkles, lipstick, extra dark eyeliner, etc. Stage makeup is really fun, but mostly useless the rest of the year!

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm 0

On Six Guaranteed Low-Effort Toddler Games

My favorite - and this still works on my 7-year-old nephew - is when he's lying down, I slowly lower my hands towards his belly like I'm going to tickle him, but I don't touch him. He starts shrieking and wriggling just from anticipation. Then I take my hands away and start all over again.

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm 0

On Interview With a Virgin: Ben

@Reginal T. Squirge My first crush started in the first grade. I'd try to sit near him at the lunchtable. I pined from afar until round about 7th or 8th grade, when he started spewing jokes about women needing to be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen. He was all of 13 or so, so I don't think he really meant it. But my 13-year-old self was all sorts of indignant. We were in the same school all the way through graduation, but I never really thought about him after my grade-school crush years. He was just sorta... there.

And at our reunion, he looked a hot mess and I laughed inside.

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Cheap Creams, Jeans, and Long Hair Dreams

"What up Midwesterners who add possessive s's to business names! Meijer's, anyone?"

This made me LOL. Meijer's (with an "s") is the best store ever! MICHIGAN ROLL CALL.

Also, LW#2, maybe try Maurice's? They're my favorite clothing store, and I love their jeans. Their waists have the right ratio of higher-in-the-back-the-avoid-butt-cleavage to lower-in-the-front-so-the-button-isn't-in-my-navel. At least for me. :)

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 11:45 am 1

On Enjoy the Range of Dog-Based Emotions

@dracula's ghost "and who smells like chips"

YES! My doggie's feet smell like Fritos and I thought I was crazy but apparently it's a thing.

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm 1

On Enjoy the Range of Dog-Based Emotions

My dog, a yellow Labrador, was in training to be a police dog. She was gonna be a drug sniffing dog, I think. But she flunked out because she wanted to play too much. :) So she came to us at around 16 months of age - full-grown and fully trained! She's smarter than the average dog because of her training, but she really is full of energy and joy over everything. Plus now she leads a life of comfort and relaxation with me - no more policework for this girl!

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm 6

On Being Tom Hanks

@lora.bee "You're talkin' gibberish!"

(Sidenote: I say this quote alllll the time. I don't think anyone ever gets it, lol)

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm 1