I live in Massachusetts and I collect octopus necklaces.
By This is my new username on Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With NPR's Linda Holmes
I just had this moment of being super excited to see some crossover between The Hairpin and Monkey See and how cool and surprising that was. And then thinking back I realized that I am pretty sure it was actually Linda that recommended The Hairpin on a PCHH at some point. So thanks Linda!
Gah! I love this series! AHP! Linda Holmes! This is timed so perfectly with my snow day and seeing a live taping of her podcast tonight! Now I want more crossovers with the 'Pin and PCHH.
Right now, I have nothing more insightful than "Ah! Ah! Linda Holmes! On the Hairpin! My favorites! Together!"
Will hopefully return with something more insightful after reading....
Dear Heather and Jessica, I am so happy to see you doing so well and interviewing on the Hairpin! I have been reading your website since the Olden Days, kept up with you guys from TWoP to SF's many iterations, etc. etc. I love your site, and you both seem so lovely and down-to-earth, and I am just ridiculously pleased with all of this. (And as a huge Kate Middleton fangirl, I appreciate that too.)
I am also so glad that your website is free (from you guys) from any sort of snippy body-snarking that is so prevalent on celebrity fashion sites. It's exhausting and awful and I'm glad to see a place where you can say "wow her skirt looks like it's made of feathers and string and chewing gum with little spiders hanging off the edges, it's like what would happen if my grandma's upstairs closet was the theme on 'Project Runway'" without anyone chiming in to say WELL SHE'S FAT SO WHATEVER. So thanks, I appreciate that too!
By LaLoba on Wednesday Open Thread
It is the day after thanksgiving, and I am making up for having semi-secretly quit my job due to a culmination of freeway anxiety attacks and dreams of self-harm by selling off all the collectible doll clothes and furniture I had as a child, and building connections to potentially become an all-but-in-name discreet prostitute.
I'm taking the GRE tomorrow, and as far as I am concerned, a Master's in Lit will solve all my problems.
I don't have a boyfriend, I have been telling people whom I love that I love them and decided to no longer be afraid of acting on sexual impulse. I'm supposed to be using my "time off" to write heavily, which has partially been successful, but December awaits. If I can't find some wacky way to snare alternative cash or employment, I'm taking out a school loan and going back to community college in January. I'll take any class available that lets me touch gears with my hands or draw a circuit.
My choices of late might seem risky, but I don't care. I may not have another opportunity in life to impulsively act for my psychological interest alone, with nobody else depending on me except for a scrappy dog. And I don't want to spend another second of my life helping old racists make money.
By Onymous on The Funny Girls Pie
@supernintendochalmers I spend a lot of time assuming that any easily dismissed article about X was actually paid for by X in hopes of stirring up defensive goodwill.
By Megasus on The Funny Girls Pie
It is EASILY 50% does not understand female anatomy/thinks periods are gross lalalala
(Also, Dear Awl Media: I like that the feminist response to that review was on the comedy site.)
I like some poetry, and I liked this piece because it seems pretty honest. I will say, though, that there's nothing wrong with a color modifier on something like moss, because whether you care or not, it does come in various shades of green.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose To be fair, in his store, he also had a lot of other glass that he made, the lightning-glass was just part of - nevermind, I'm just going to stop now, and join you in reassessing my life.