On Trends Men Hate

I love this so much.
I think writing "A" before the Pop Tarts shirt one instead of just writing "Pop Tart shirts..." plural is COMEDY GENIUS!

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 12:56 am 0

On When You're Unemployed

I got fired in January. I am switching between sleep shorts and day shorts. They are the same but different colours. I feel the sundial/TV thing hard.

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:15 pm 0

On Dating a Quasi-Boss, Becoming Lesbian Othello, and Taking the Road Less Confusing

If you want to be out as not-straight but don't know how to say it in a way that is not TMI, mention an ex that's a chick. Put a rainbow sticker on your door/car/bag. (Can also be an ally/safe space thing, but can mean you are queer)

But also - UNPOPULAR OPINION - I think some monogamously married women with completely straight dudes maybe need to understand that if they aren't in the lesbian community at all they are going to be taken as straight.

I don't want to encourage biphobia, and I hope with your close friends you feel you can be totally open. But if it is a person whom you would NEVER tell a current sexual fantasy to or discuss a past sexual relationship with, then yes, you're straight to them. You might need to just accept that.

Or, may I humbly suggest you ask yourself WHY you want acquaintances to know that IF you were single again you might date a chick?

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm 0

On GOOP for Normals: An Attainable Lifestyle Newsletter

@queensissy weirdly so true about the thin circle!

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 10:45 pm 0

On Ask a Fancy Person: Entry-Level Expensive, Unwanted Guests and the Gratefulness Feedback Loop

@superfluous consonants I am laughing SO HARD at "or just throw ourselves into the sea?".
I just yell-read this to my partner in the other room!

Okay, so here is my advice, as someone very into sending thank you notes, but also very familiar with getting into shame at not getting back to people etc.

If it has been "too long", send another note and include a thank you. Like... what is coming up? hmmm... nothing.
Okay just send a thank you. It will be nice!

But for me, what I did was use this past Valentine's Day as a chance to reach out to a bunch of people I felt I should have been in contact with over the past year or so. Sort of like Christmas cards, but a less busy time.
It has had great results. Reconnecting with old friends and stuff.

My big advice: set up a desk, or at least a shelf or box with thank you cards, envelope, your address book (or, old envelopes from mail they sent you), forever stamps, stickers, nice pen...
this way you can dash these things off quickly when needed.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0

On Gmail Chains

this is perrrrfect

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:33 am 0

On Mama Kreay

Tiny abortion-awareness thing, but can we not refer to the first time someone has a baby automatically as their "first pregnancy"?
Lots of people get pregnant and don't become moms. Losing the pregnancy non-electively also happens, etc.

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

@j-i-a no. The piece used the term "a healthy weight".
There is no weight that is inherently healthy. It really reveals that the person who wrote this has a limited understanding of weight, health, bodies, science, food, and anything they are claiming to know about.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm 2

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

@j-i-a it is still moderated. come on, "someone submitted it!" is not a good reason.
If I asked a problematic question it would be Hairpin's job to not respond, or to respond and correct me.
Like "Dear Hairpin, how do I disown my gay son?"
Hairpin, "Well, I guess we gotta tell her hot to do it! We can't tell her that her thinking is flawed, and we can't just ignore it like all these other questions we didn't answer..."

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm 3

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

No...................... Noooooooooooo
The Hairpin, you adding weight loss tips really means our love affair is over.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm 4