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On No Excuses: Responding To One-Handed Reviews

@beetnemesis Kind of like rubbernecking at a traffic accident
Oh, so you were driving home from work and Jennifer Lawrence's naked body caused a huge traffic jam?

Also, here's a hint: commentaries typically included more than one word. One word commentaries are usually adjectives, as those are words that we use describe things. The person who observes the sky is blue is ahead of you. Your "commentary" boils down to, "the sky is the sky."

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 1:01 pm 0

On No Excuses: Responding To One-Handed Reviews

@CaitlinRenee And also, where did all the smart, snappy, educated women who used to make up the hairpin commentariat get off to.
They all went someplace where they could disagree without someone implying that they were dumb and uneducated.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm 0

On No Excuses: Responding To One-Handed Reviews

@beetnemesis Anyone who justifies "a gross invasion of privacy" (your words) with the phrase "because… Internet" is lucky someone actually came up with an insult as unique as pigturd. You're lucky to be associated with an animal as great a pig.

"all the this vitriol and divisiveness for someone who did a vitriolic, divisive thing!" Well, I'm shocked.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 7:57 am 0

On A (Spoiler-Free) Interview With All I Love and Know Author Judith Frank

This sounds like a fascinating novel. Definitely going to read!

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:01 am 0

On Coming Out at Work, An Introductory Queer Library, and Being "Queer Enough"

I just wanted to second the recommendation for Stone Butch Blues. Sure, it's a little dated, but it's pretty great and I can't think of too many other books of its kind (and as far as being dated, probably one of the limited number of books of its era narrated by a butch woman).

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 7:08 am 0

On The Last Days of Rome

Good grief. There should be a warning for the link under "This." I just saw something so ugly it makes athletic socks with Tevas look good.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

On What My Mom Wants Me to Blog About Instead of This

Coldwater Creek is closing? My mom will be sad. I hope Talbolts is doing okay!

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:53 pm 2

On What My Mom Wants Me to Blog About Instead of This

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) CBS Sunday Morning did a profile on Sara Barielles, and that's how my mom heard about her. And also they did her latest single on Glee. Though I think my mom is the only person left watching Glee.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm 0

On The Lost Art of Dress: A Conversation with Historian Linda Przybyszewski

My middle school somehow still had home ec, and it was actually one of my favorite classes. For starters, it was clearly a lot more useful than Algebra. (The only part of Algebra I remember caring about was compound interest, which, actually, is the only part of Algebra with any meaning to my adult life.) Sewing buttons & hems, planning and cooking a meal--I still do those things! (Though my college meal plan made my cooking skills really atrophy.)

My family still has a number of the dresses my grandmother made. They've held up well. The styles are classic enough (and I inherited her body type) that I've worn them on special occasions.

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:20 am 1

On The Lost Art of Dress: A Conversation with Historian Linda Przybyszewski

@mynamebackwards If you want a very small flour-sack dress, American Girl sells them for Kit, their 1930s doll. (Of course, looking at Kit and all her clothes and accessories, you'll get the uncomfortable feeling that Kit would not be able to afford herself.)

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:02 am 0