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On Romy and Michele are 45. So is Christy Masters.

Love the New Christy Masters, BUT... I'm sorry, the "bucket o' benefits typical of a government job"? I'm fighting with my health insurance for things that the ACA guarantees will be covered, no dental, mandatory 6% goes to retirement but I don't get vested for TEN years, and no matching anything. It is a small bucket.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:32 pm 0

On Teenage Girls, as Imagined By an 8-Year-Old in 1991

I like Sammi's dress! And Michelle's hobby.

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm 1

On Pairings By Profession in Notable Romantic Comedy Films

If you haven't read Mindy Kaling on romantic comedy types, you must: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2011/10/03/111003sh_shouts_kaling.

Best part: The Gallery Worker character is the rare female movie archetype that has a male counterpart. Whenever you meet a handsome, charming, successful man in a romantic comedy, the heroine’s friend always says the same thing: “He’s really successful. He’s”—say it with me—“an architect!”

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm 2

On Ask Baba Yaga: I'm In the Midst of a Very Stressful Program in a New Career Field

Wow! I never really 'got' the Baba Yaga posts in the past but this one is just perfect. Printing out "In the meantimes do not hold so much yr every feeling in the palm of yr hand like a beating frog-heart. These are the jumpings of the world making themselves known to you & not the you-yourself." to put up in every room of my house. Truly necessary advice for the overly-introspective.

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm 1

On Name That Book!

@stonefruit Hmmm.... I have investigated Barthe DeClements and I do not think I have read any of those, nor do any seem to match our mysterious Apartment-Therapy-approved home decor novel. But I am glad to know you remember this, too! Incidentally, what kind of name is Barthe? Bart+Martha-Barf=?

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm 0

On Name That Book!

@bishopsbird Thanks y'all! This is so exciting! Although now I feel a little silly that I couldn't figure this one out.

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm 0

On Name That Book!

@Aphrodite Yes! Elsha! She was awesome and she totally overthrew the class system AND the sexism of the high priests. Good shit.

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 1:27 am 0

On Name That Book!

ALSO! There is a motel, in Florida, that may be painted pink. Lots of interesting people come to stay in the hotel, and there is a weathervane that has something to do with the mystery plot. There may be a dapper grandfather-type in a Cadillac.

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 1:25 am 1

On Name That Book!

@Elsajeni I remember this, too! And yep, that's the one. I had the same cover and everything.

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 12:48 am 0

On Name That Book!

@emilywhite Sally J. Friedman! So good! Everyone please re-read, it will totally brighten your day/week/life.

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 12:43 am 0