On What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

I have my mom's last name! I also honestly don't think I knew any of the other kids' parents' last names, or would have even known what that ~signified~ if I had? That sounds like an overly judgey adult issue, trying to pass it off on kids, tbh...

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm 0

On "Another thing I like to do is give my vagina a little vitamin D. [Laughs]"

I'm pretty sure I remember hearing about some fabulous classic actress—Gloria Swanson, maybe?—used to go spread eagle in the sun to cure all manner of ailments! Or maybe they're just both sassy ol' broads.

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm 0

On Closeted Characters, and the Books That Love Them

My dog was named Roscoe because of that Simpsons episode at the top! "We work hard... we play hard."

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm 2

On 10 Years, Actually: Sarah & Karl, Jamie & Aurélia

Karl left early, probably something to do with his newborn.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm 12

On Friday Open Thread

@all Thank you for all the great answers! I'm fairly certain he'll get it now (with all my citations!). The character is 95% great and doesn't behave at all in the way that this one line is suggesting, which is partly why it made me so sad!

I'm offering a couple alternate suggestions so hopefully one of those will work. Maybe she can just take a swig of whiskey instead of saying anything right there?

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

HELP my boss is a writer, and in his latest story, his lone female character has a line that is basically, "I only hang out with DUDES 'cause girls are too COMPLICATED! I'm not like OTHER GIRLS! *put on sunglasses, ollies into the sun without spilling her whiskey*"

He has asked for elaboration on my note of "I hate this." How can I explain how terrible this is without just underlining my previous note several times??

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm 5

On The Just Admit You're Pregnant Pie

Mazel tov, Ann!

My mom figured out my step-sister was pregnant before she'd announced because, as she relayed: "She turned down a glass of wine. She NEVER turns down a glass of wine."

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm 0

On Ask a Three-Year-Old: How Do I Deal With My Jealousy?

In the very early, early stages of pre-dating my bf, there was a girl in his friend circle that almost made me back off--'cause it seemed like she had a crush on him and I couldn't tell if he liked her as well. Turned out he actually liked ME [flips hair], but the worst part was that she and I have the same first name, and when he told his friends that he was now dating Muggles, a few of them went, "Oh nice, man! I was wondering when you two were gonna hook up!"

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha so great so funny ha ha

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm 1

On Ask a Glutton: When Your Food Groups Are Cheese, Chocolate, and Coffee

LW1 is totally me and my bf! We alternate cooking on a nightly basis, and typically I will just adapt recipes slightly to provide him with an alternative version--cooking a plain chicken breast alongside my breaded one, using two casserole dishes so there isn't even a specter of cheese on his side, etc. I have been eating healthier with him around often due to laziness, but you win some/lose some.

We also do a lot of "bowls," i.e. some sort of healthy grain (brown rice, quinoa, etc.) + black beans + variety of veggies. We then each get to put them together ourselves, I get to put cheese and salsa on mine, he eats his dry, and we're both totally happy.

We're both on our own on the weekends, so I save anything that would be too hard to adapt for him until then. That way I don't have to harbor any secret resentment about not getting to eat homemade pizza or enchiladas.

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm 0

On "She just kind of went into a fugue about hatred."

I know he disappeared into the role, but it's Anthony Perkins, no?

I love that Comedy Central created this whole subculture by rerunning this perfect, amazing movie damn near constantly. I had no idea the movie had been released with different endings until way, way later--I just assumed it was meant to have all three, as I'd always only seen it on TV!

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm 0