Heh, I just ordered a new pair of urbanears headphones b/c mine are currently not transmitting sound to both ears (unless the cord is in *exactly* the right position), but I love them. My boyfriend and I went on a train trip over the summer and we both have them, and having him hook into mine so we could listen to the same music was pretty great.
I also have a Paul Simon playlist on my iPod so that if I foolishly put my Xanax in the overhead bin and then can't get to it because I am trapped between two large dudes whose shoulders are encroaching into my seat I have something that will help.
I think one of the great things about Jolie's tone is that she assumes you know nothing NOW, but that you are capable of learning. She never assumes that we don't know how to clean X because we're stupid, but rather than no one ever taught us.
@isabelle bleu - you can get email updates from the Pin! I got yours that way. If you go to the settings at the top right of the page, you should be able to set up what email notifications.
I was so stoked when I got the email from Amazon saying that it was now available on my Kindle. I had to stop myself from reading it during dinner b/c I do not think my boyfriend would have appreciated it. But it is so funny! Also, I am excited for the day when someone has a cleaning emergency and I can be the hero because I have Jolie's book.
@zeytin I've been really bummed about the lack of comments too. However I've recently been having difficulty logging in using my Twitter account, which means I'm not as chatty as I might otherwise be. But then I remembered that this happened before and I made a regular account, so here I am. There are posts I love here, and posts I love at the Toast, and there are posts I love on both sites that I'm "meh" about. But I do hate seeing the commentariat split between the sites and the the numbers dwindle here.
@bowtiesarecool I was really happy to learn that in MD, if you make an advance directive, there is a subsection for if you are pregnant, and you can make the same choices or different ones as if you are not pregnant.
@supernintendochalmers It's not up to me, or you, or the state of Texas to make the decision. I'm not her next of kin. I'm guessing neither are you. The state certainly isn't. She made a decision, she discussed it with her next of kin, and her wishes are being ignored. This is an egregious example of the state deciding that a woman's primary function is childbearing, regardless of her feelings on the matter.
@MandyAnne - Fair point. I was actually on the show and I'm sure that if I rewatched the episode I would find that I made declarative statements when I knew I was right; I definitely do that at home.
@supernintendochalmers There's also the problem that since the mother was deprived of oxygen, the fetus may well have been too. And that in brain death, the rest of the body will start to follow. So we have no idea what kind of long-term damage the fetus has already suffered/may suffer in the future.
I haven't read the linked piece, but it would seem to me that you would find a fair bit of uptalk in Jeopardy! since you're supposed to answer in the form of a question.