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On What If Gwyneth Paltrow Is Merely a Mirror of Our Own Obnoxiousness?

@Urwelt I once excitedly ordered the special curly fries from a restaurant... but when they came out, turns out they were just plain fries that happened to be curly, not SEASONED curly fries as the entire rest of the world would interpret such a menu item. #worst #worst #fryfeelings

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm 5

On Friday Open Thread

@celeec4@twitter Be careful hiding it... I was out of town last weekend and didn't check in on my Animal Crossing town every day, and those little buggers guilt tripped the SHIT out of me when I got back!

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 7:56 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@@serenityfound I will be there! The only day I've really planned so far is Friday (Hall H all day, what!), so I'm not sure what I have going on, but I'll certainly be within that 5 block radius for four days!

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant Love Humble Bundle! I'm slowly working my way through all gaming avenues... I think tabletop has to be next :)

@lavender gooms Yeahhhh even back tracking on some of the most egregious stuff, Xbone is looking like a pretty hard sell. I don't think I do enough online gaming on ANY system to justify that.

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@fondue with cheddar Ha, my gamer code is AlarmingGiant77 but I didn't post because I embarrassingly never changed from my Xbox-auto-assigned one.

I've only had Animal Crossing for a couple days, but I forgot to save before quitting yesterday, which gave me a well-needed dose of reality I think! So now I'm taking things slow.

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Inspired by Mario above... any Pinner gamers out there? I just got my own 3DSXL and it's very exciting! My friend code is 5429-7502-9571 if anyone wants some Games of Thrones Swapnotes and/or cherries from my Animal Crossing town.

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm 0

On Other People's Kids, Homes

Ahhhh I don't even invite clean, childless people to come stay with me, so this is pretty terrifying.

However... maybe don't continually say, "Oh no, it's fine!" if it ISN'T fine? If the problematic behaviors in the kids are indeed coming from a lack of clear discipline from the parents, then an unwillingness to confront the parents about it is, well... kind of the same issue.

So I guess what I'm saying is my advice is to just start blaring "Confrontation" from Les Mis until the bad behaviors resolve themselves.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm 21

On Close-Reading a Controversial List, Take 2

I realize now that what I really want is a ranked list of "Greatest Lays in the Seven Kingdoms."

The walls there would be built between could not get it, could totally get it, and, I suppose, doesn't even want it come on girl are you dreaming.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm 10

On What's On Your Locker Door?

@Jolie Kerr I'm having a Fast and Furious themed party to celebrate the release of the new one and printed out a bunch of high school era Vin (and other cast) pics to frame around my house.

I also love that he is a big Dungeons and Dragons fan and his official Facebook page is the greatest official Facebook page EVER.

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm 3

On Let's Talk a Bit About the Woman Who Regrets Her Kids

Eeeek this reminds me SO MUCH of Eva in "We Need to Talk About Kevin," just without the thoughtful introspection, sophisticated writing, or (hopefully) multiple homicides.

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm 2