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On How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Second Wedding

Oh my god thank you. This is exactly what I needed to hear - “Go, because you want to,” writes Strayed, “Because wanting to leave is enough.”

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm 4

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

OMG I want to hear all the divorcée gossip. Also the nurses. But also Monica Lewinsky, because I love reading about crazy historical shenanigans, and she's definitely part of them.

Has anyone else read The Harding Affair, about Pres. Warren G. Harding's pre-WWI affair with the German spy? Dude wrote some seriously steamy love letters, and would give Nicholas Sparks the vapors.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm 0

On Ann Friedman's Best Things of 2013

1. Got a sweet job out of nowhere with the best boss anyone could ask for
2. Got a kitten!
3. Read The Baroque Cycle.

I am not mentioning all of the awfulness that was 2013. I am so ready for it to be over, this whole year was so much heartbreak, and with so much variety.

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm 1

On A Tribute to Top of the Lake's Robin Griffin, Made of China and Steel

Oh my goodness. I've never seen this show, but this is what I'm watching next. Thank you for sharing this, such a powerful analysis.

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm 0

On What Has Beyoncé Done For You Today?

I didn't know I needed her help. But I did. Thank you, Beyonce. xoxo

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm 0

On Interview with Sarah Bessey, "Jesus Feminist"

This is such a lovely piece! I'm an atheist, but struggle to explain some of my feminist and pro-religion views to people (read: my angsty gentleman). She has a graceful, eloquent, honest way with words, and I need that in my life.

Thank you for doing this interview!

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 1:55 am 2

On How My Obsession With Furnishing A Future Put Me Nearly $40,000 In Debt

I love this too. It's beautiful and I think describes a very common feeling, even if we don't all take it so far. Retail therapy was one of my fondest indulgences when I was homeless, and I so very much looked forward to saving up enough for just one tiny thing to make myself feel better. It matters. It so very much does.

I'm glad it's here, and not on the Billfold, because the comments would just be reaming her for her choices.

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:09 pm 4

On "Laughing Through the Tears": Talking With Jessie Kahnweiler About Her Dark Comedy, Meet My Rapist

God, this whole thing was perfect. "Can you give me a ride? You kinda owe me one." The parents. The totally awful friend. The therapist - "Nobody wants to marry a rape victim." Just so perfect. Thank you for doing this interview and posting the film.

I really wish they had Get The Fuck Over It pills though.

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm 5

On Friday Open Thread

@Onymous Mazdas are awesome. Take it to get its oil changed before you buy it - most places will give the car a once-over and tell you about anything egregiously wrong, plus you just got the oil changed and you don't have to worry about that for a few months. It's like $20-40, and cheaper than taking it to a mechanic, etc.

Source: Bought a car, took it for an oil change, they found a zillion things wrong with it, car didn't last 6 months.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@PomoFrannyGlass That's kiiiiind of weird. On the one hand, there's the black-out wasted-faceness, and on the other, there's your ex. Is there an apology anywhere from your friend? I feel like, while not a Time Machine, an apology would help.

You should go for a drive somewhere scenic with lots of uninterrupted highway.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm 2