By evil melis on Long Distances, "Terribleness," and the Skin-Crawly Feeling

@AmandathePanda It made me SO HAPPY to think that British public schools are still as gay as I always hoped they were.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm 26

By leastimportantperson on Euphemisms for "Rich" and "Thin" in the Personals Section of the Latest Harvard Magazine

"Well, NICOLE, if you must be so crass, I suppose we are rich. Rich rich rich. Rich as shit. Yeah. We're rich, okay? Okay? Rich and thin, thin as hell. We were just TRYING to be, not modest, but, you know, that thing that looks like modest but is really the opposite. But you had to go and ruin it. Hope you're happy (NOT)."
-These People

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm 7

By Katie Heaney on Reading Between the Texts: The Best/Worst Texts We Got This Year

@heyhaley also uhhh omg i literally got my own email wrong? it's ktheaney at gmail dot com. ugh ugh ugh ugh

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm 13

By The Lady of Shalott on The First Holiday Negotiating In-Law (or Almost-In-Law) Needs and Wants

Are parents actually not-understanding jerks to their grown kids in relationships? Do they feel like they have ownership over the holiday and everyone's time or something?

Yes. And yes. And some parents are OK with being awful to you and being angry with you and making you feel incredibly guilty for wanting to build your own life/growing up and realizing you will not be able to spend every holiday with them for ever and always/having other people in your life who are not your parents.

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm 12

By stonefruit on You Can Call It "Slurricane"

sooooooooooo ... no one else has had the song from Annie stuck in her/his head about this storm?

Sandy, Sandy's his name if you please.
If you don't belieeeeeeeve me ask any one of the fleas
Residing on Sandy

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm 3

By oh! valencia on My History of Being Fat

@lm It's what happened to her. She's not trying to hurt you by telling her story.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm 64

By evil melis on Stay-at-Home Dads and the Confrontation-Averse

"Darling, I couldn't help but notice that while you did fold the laundry this week - thank you, by the way, I'm very grateful - you folded it into a bas-relief of me drowning in what appears to be a sea of knives. Is there something you want to talk to me about?"


"You're sure? Everything's fine?"


"There is no meaning behind this screaming mask of terror clearly meant to represent me in the form of hand-woven cashmere sweaters?"

"That is the natural form the laundry took."

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm 79

By MilesofMountains on Stay-at-Home Dads and the Confrontation-Averse

I completely disagree with the answer to #3. It's not just that she's not winning the arguments, it's that his way of arguing involves no compromise. He doesn't want to go to a party? If he told her, she could go on her own, but now she doesn't get to go to the party either! He doesn't want to do laundry? He won't switch for something else, he just won't do it so she has to pick up his slack! It's a bullshit method of arguing he should have grown out of around the age of 9. He hasn't, and she needs to stop "encouraging him to advocate for himself" or whatever and call him on his manipulative shit.

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm 45

By JanieS on Q&A With a Nutritionist, Part Two: The Reckoning

I will never understand how 'obsessively tracking every molecule of food that enters your body and how it makes you feel' equals 'empowering' and not 'OCD'. Never.

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm 5

By thelibrarianne on Q&A With a Nutritionist, Part Two: The Reckoning

I completely love and agree with this, but a cautionary tale: I felt sick and gross after certain meals for a few years. I couldn't afford a dietitian, but I tried my own homespun diet-changing, and slowly started to weed out unhealthy, high fat foods. Then, I realized that even other "healthy" foods were making me sick. THEN, I sucked it up and went to a doctor, then a surgeon, and then found out my gallbladder (which is responsible for breaking down fats both bad and healthy for you) was basically completely non-functioning and I had to have it out quickly after. Moral of the story, sometimes if multiple foods are just not working for you on a consistent basis, there may be something more internal happen. Go to the doctor!

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 11:53 am 10