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On Ask a Fancy Person: First Parties, Working for Free, and What to Do When Your Gym Is Crawling with Children

"Ask someone if you can “work in” (this is what bros say to each other if they want to use the leg press machine)"

Just being a stickler here, but as a competitive female powerlifter, it's not just "bros" "working in" in the weight room.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm 2

On Ask a Fancy Person: First Parties, Working for Free, and What to Do When Your Gym Is Crawling with Children

@dotcommie As a competitive lady powerlifter, I agree. Sometimes people's noises do seem a bit attention-seeking, but hey, that's what headphones are for.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0

On Preexisting Conditions

Beautiful piece.

A long time ago I dated a guy for a couple years who had left a religious cult at age 18. He was 24 or 25 when we started dating, but still had no idea how to write a check, had no bank account, and had collection agencies nipping at his heels for a Dodge Neon that was repo'd years prior. He also had no license, as he'd lost it in a DUI incident in a dry county in Minnesota. Anyway, this really resonated with me. It's a struggle to teach a grown man how to actually be an adult.

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm 0

On Hitchhiking to the End of the World

This was fabulous and inspiring.

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm 0

On The Peculiar, Complicated, Blissful Rituals of the Kentucky Derby

@Batmans_Robyn I'd also like to know more about this! I grew up in the hunter/jumper world, and now work for a huge equestrian internet retailer. Your job sounds cooler.

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm 0

On Song for the Special

Gosh, I needed this today. My brain has been bouncing around in my head like a pinball over my own mediocrity the past few days. Thanks for the perspective, Marina.

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm 0

On It Sometimes Gets Better

That was lovely.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm 0

On How To Do Pull-Ups

This was great! I couldn't do a single pull-up when I started, but now I can do +/- 10. It took a couple months to build up to doing one (mostly just gradually lowering the weight on the pull-up assist machine until I could do one unassisted), but if I can do it, anyone can! My pull-up obsession has now blossomed into competitive weight lifting, and I find it shocking how few women lift.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm 1

On Pairings By Profession in Notable Romantic Comedy Films

Also disappointed that marine biologist/unemployed amnesiac did not make the cut.

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On Friday Open Thread

@Slutface I also live halfway between Providence and Boston, let's do this!

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