On Joan Didion on Woody Allen

@queequeging UUUUGH is there anything worse than having some on-screen character explain his neurosis to you? Didn't Allen ever hear of "show, don't tell?"

But yes, the entire oeuvre is boring and pathetic and horrible.

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm 0

On Three Full Bushes Is a Trend

@Nicole Cliffe So is she just getting a butthole wax? I'm confused.

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm 0

On Eustace at the Süper Boel: The New Yorker's Weekend Guide

You're wrong about the classical music though. All the way Renee!

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0

On The Unsexy Pie

Oh that nachos thing hits a bit too close to home. Mis-matched libidos and insomnia lead to a lot of nachos, guys.

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm 0

On For Our Periods, An App For That (That Being Our Periods)

I use a iPeriod, and it's very helpful. I'm way more regular than I thought I was. I also check the app when I'm in a horrific mood, and about 70% of the time it's 3 days before my period. The other 30% I'm just fucking moody, ok?

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm 1

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

@shantasybaby Let's talk flakes, baby!

Effective things I do to control dandruff:

1. Selsun blue from time to time. I actually use the extra-strength yellow stuff. I hate the way it smells, and I have long hair, so it's kind of an ordeal, but it really works and will actually cure your dandruff, at least for a while*. (If your dandruff is fungal, which I think a lot is). The first couple of times, rub it all over your scalp and along your hairline and sit in the bath like that for maybe 15-20 minutes and really just murder ALL that fungus. I then usually taper off to "every once in a while when I'm itchy and I can handle the smell".

I selsun when things get bad, and it is the most effective thing.

2. Baking soda and vinegar, as above. I just use regular shampoo. I do this on regular hair-wash days. Also a good douse of a ACV solution on my scalp with another 15 minute soak is a good middle ground, but watch out because that much acid on your hair for too long can be not so great.

3. Eat less sugar. I swear eating sugar gives me dandruff. :(

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 7:14 pm 0

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

Yeah, I tried this NOT FOR ME oh god the dandruff and the smells and the failure to remove products. And baking soda makes my hair mad crazy and coarse and weird.

But, paradoxically, treating my scalp with a bit of baking soda in my shampoo and a bit of diluted ACV before conditioner is a pretty effective dandruff treatment.

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@ru_ri Yup, I agree! After some growing pains, this 'Pin is dope once again! I just wish all the commenters would come back...

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 6:09 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant LOL! I did not set any resolutions, but probably should have, in January so far I have derailed my "get credit card balance down to zero" plan (which was achievable by end of month) by buying knee-high Fryes and surprise Coachella tickets for my boyfriend's birthday! Woops! But my life is pretty dope.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 6:08 pm 0

On The Best Time a Diva Cup Suctioned Itself to My Cervix

@Jen@twitter One of my bosses told me yesterday that I don't lack in confidence, but that my "several comeuppances" this year have been good for me because now I seem to be actually backing up my confidence with preparation. LOL!

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:14 pm 1