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Blondsak

Just another 27 y-o from Canada.

On Seasonal Affective Disorder Olympics

Annnnnd now I'm going back to the hallowed halls of Ye Olde Hairpin to find this gem: http://thehairpin.com/2012/01/ask-a-married-dude-bob-and-eli

Not sure if you meant to reference it, but if so, nicely done.

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0

On Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With NPR's Linda Holmes

This was delightful! I make a point to read everything by Linda Holmes, because she has a knack for getting down to the truth in pretty much every topic related to pop culture; her writing reminds me all the time of just how much our cultural zeitgeist exhibits and inhibits how a person interacts with the world.

One of my absolute favorites from her this year that everyone here will appreciate: http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/03/20/174818669/men-are-from-mars-women-love-cup-holders

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm 0

On Neko Case's Tiny Desk Concert

I just saw her perform two nights ago, and she was (as always) amazing! She's apparently had a chest cold for the last two weeks, but continued to perform each night (and at this tiny desk concert). Best part: she named the cold "Chesty Morgan" and dedicated her performance of "That Teenage Feeling" to it!

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm 1

On The Outsiders: Where Are They Now?

@lora.bee Tex was always my favorite.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm 0

On The Outsiders: Where Are They Now?

I played Cherry Valance in my junior high play (bright red dyed hair and everything!)

That ending is perfect.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm 0

On Interview with My Mom, the Scientist

"What was (are) your favorite thing(s) about being a mom?

Snuggling up in bed reading Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows and crying with you at the end. Reading what you write; hearing you laugh with your boyfriend. Watching you run; you are so strong!"

This quote in particular (but really the entire interview) made me miss my mother like nothing else has in a long time. 10 years together was not long enough.

Moms, you're the best.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm 3

On Your Breakfast Has Been Lying to You

This is obviously anecdotal, but the only time I ever lost weight was when I was on the "no breakfast, light fruity lunch and big carb/veggie/meat dinner" plan (that I made up - this is not a real plan that I know of). It basically goes against everything I've been taught about losing weight besides restricting calories, but it's the only thing that's worked for me.

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm 2

On Two Addendums to Miley at the VMAs

Yes! I was just coming back here to post Tressie McMillan Cottom's essay in the other thread. It's the best critique I think we're going to see on this debacle.

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm 1

On “Tell Them About the Dream, Martin!”

What a timely post! I just got back from a presentation I helped organize at my federal agency wherein we showed King's speech in full. In addition, a few people stood up who had attended the original march and spoke about their experiences; one said, "We thought the speech was great, but we were far more concerned that bullets would start flying any moment." Another woman, who was white, spoke of how her parents forbid her to go (she was 17; she went anyway), calling the marchers "rabble rousers." But after watching the march on television, her mother later told her that "there were just so many of you, I figured maybe y'all are onto something here."

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 10:53 am 6

On We'll Never Be As Cool as These Australian Criminals from the '20s

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

Check this out: http://www.redbubble.com/shop/1920s+mugshot+australia

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm 0