@fondue with cheddar Mine's Hua Anderson-Husseini.
@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.
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.
Dramatic march/dancing to The Proclaimers' I'm Gonna Be (and pretending like it's with David Tennant from that one video....)
@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.
@C_Webb Yeah that was my take on the book, that in her writing style which is nice but still.
Hey DC pinners! I'm going to be in the area next month between the 7th and the 13th. Anything going on?
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.
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.
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 :)