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

On Friday Open Thread

I'm kind of freaking out, because my boyfriend wants to get married by the end of the year, for taxes and stuff. This is WAY sooner than "in a couple years" so he wants to keep it secret, and then have a wedding later.

Most of my friends are telling me it'll be great, I'll get spiffy health insurance, "Are you happy? Then you'll be fine" etc etc, but then one of my younger coworkers said "It sounds like he's trapping you!" And THAT is exactly how I feel. Uhhhhg. Trapped. With the man I love. Forever. Or until loads of paperwork do us part.

Also I gave him herpes. Also my health insurance hasn't kicked in yet and I'm finally ready to actually see a shrink and deal with my crap. Also he's 32 and I'm 27 and he's getting to that baby-making time. Also he is really awesome and puts up with me and seems to like me even when I'm a cranky poop.


Posted on August 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm 0

On Sriracha Stilettos and Beyond: An Interview With Hourglass Footwear

These look so. freaking. cute. And these women are doing amazing work. Uhhg I need a job! <3

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm 1