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On Did We Live Up To Our Yearbook Pages?

If I'm remembering this correctly, at my high school each person could only get one superlative, and my high school frenemesis apparently really wanted to win "Most Likely To Succeed." I was her most obvious competition for that title, so as a member of student council she added the factually-based category "Longest Hair," which I would be forced to win.

For what its worth, I ended up with a PhD from A Fancy University but she married rich and probably goes to a lot of yoga classes while I'm wasting away in a $13/hour postdoc, so who knows who actually won, in the end... :/ My hair's still pretty long, tho.

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm 11

On Mapping Manhattan: How 10 Women See the City

I think I would just draw a bunch of bridges coming out of the right side & write "ONLY WHEN REQUIRED >:(" on Manhattan.

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm 2

On Naming a Kardashian in the 1800s

Knorth.

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm 6

On Where Do Payphones Go When They Die?

@stuffisthings I clearly remember locking myself out of my car at the self-service car wash, having to use a payphone to call my parents, and having the line be busy for over an hour because my brother was using the dial-up internet on our single phone line.

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 11:55 am 3

On Friday Open Thread

@robotosaur What kind of blender do you guys use that can chop up kale? Are they terrifyingly expensive, in general?

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm 0

On "What's the Worst Thing That's Woken You Up in the Dead of Night?"

@highfivesforall Hmm I went there last week & the food was really good but they turned the music off around 11 pm, presumably as a subliminal "GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE" sign, but they don't close 'til 12! And the lack of background noise got more and more oppressive and weird so then we left without digestifs.

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm 0

On "What's the Worst Thing That's Woken You Up in the Dead of Night?"

@Dirty Hands Maybe real, old-school New York roaches also wore shoes on their antennae.

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm 7

On "What's the Worst Thing That's Woken You Up in the Dead of Night?"

What kind of native New Yorker thinks cockroaches have 8 legs?

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm 10

On Dear Old Nicki

I haven't listened to much Nikki but last night I was walking home and saw a guy riding down the street very slowly on a tiny bike with a giant speaker strapped to the back fender that was blasting "Beez in the Trap" at top volume and it was honestly pretty great.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 10:53 am 6

On Friday Open Thread

@martinipie Mine is from Flann O'Brien's "The Third Policeman" in which a character has a concept called Mollycule Theory, plus it has my name in it plus I'm a scientist, so.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 8:00 pm 0