On Why Do NPR Reporters Have Such Great Names?

@fondue with cheddar Mine's Hua Anderson-Husseini.

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm 0

On Bless Us, Every One

@Lily Rowan I don't understand offense at all really? Even Mrs. HusbandsFirstName HusbandsLastName. I'm married and that doesn't bug me when people do that. However I apparently have a forgettable face and have had people introduce them selves to me many times in a row (srsly, I went to the same summer camp for 10 years and some of the kids would introduce themselves to me EVERY YEAR...) so I guess I'm generally just relieved when people can correctly identify me in any way including as the spouse of someone else. Also I don't expect too much of the general public in terms of etiquette so there's not much that will disappoint me. Srsly, with weddings and other events of that type if you are genuinely excited for your guests to share your day with you, provide restrooms, and provide food if your event intersects meal times, then you've passed my test for wedding etiquette.

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm 0

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

@HMSBeagle Mine too. Not agressive, just likes to eat.

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm 1

On The Inspirational Poster Pie

Dramatic march/dancing to The Proclaimers' I'm Gonna Be (and pretending like it's with David Tennant from that one video....)

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm 4

On What Happens When [Partner A] Says 'More' and [Partner B] Says 'No'

@parallel-lines I'm so sorry!! I'm on drugs that kill my libido too. The irony is mine is a birth control pill. It's like it's trying for extra credit in pregnancy prevention...but I don't have much to say, just that I feel for you.

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm 2

On Living With Mad Dogs and Englishmen

@C_Webb Yeah that was my take on the book, that in her writing style which is nice but still.

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Hey DC pinners! I'm going to be in the area next month between the 7th and the 13th. Anything going on?

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm 0

On Get It, Girl

@iceberg Yeah my mom's version of the talk was, "I'm not going to give you details because you go to *insert name of public school she worked at/I attended*, if you don't know already you'll figure it out. But just know that if you think a condom and the pill will stop a pregnancy, if that were true, you wouldn't have sisters. Also giving birth is like being constipated with a watermelon. So don't try it." P.S. I freakin love that woman.

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 9:18 am 1

On April 16

mentalfloss.com has a list every month of "Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate", in case you're interested in these holidays. Tomorrow is Haiku Day and Saturday is Lima Bean Respect Day.

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm 2

On April 16

@Lily Rowan Yeahhhh awareness events. Super frustrating for anyone concerned with bringing about actual change AND YET generally more fun /inviting/less-commitment then actual change which means other people will actually participate....and yeah, Toms, you said it perfectly :)

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm 2