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By Nicole Cliffe on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@HeyThatsMyBike Not to mention "she had to have known that publishing with a trade press would doom her chances at getting an academic job" isn't exactly the ringing endorsement of the meritocracy of the academy that one could hope for.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm 5

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Get This Kay Jewelers Commercial Out My Face

I was just telling my ladyfriend that whoever is responsible for the dialogue in the Kay commercials should have their fingers crushed and never be allowed to write again.

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm 6

By nyikint on Friday Open Thread

...I'm still so confused as to what's going on with the Hairpin and all the unexplained changes, but I loved that Into the Gloss post - it was hilarious and ridiculous and weird and true, and I've missed Edith's writing here.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm 7

By PomoFrannyGlass on Friday Open Thread

@SmartCookie I have kind of done this (it all turned out ok, but he isn't a bad guy--I was just skeptical of my friend's commitment to him, and I was wrong, happily), and also I am divorced and have heard a lot of "oh yeah, um, he was fine but we never really understood what you saw in him?"

My policy is, once there's a ring involved (and often before, depending on the vehemence of the friend) you just shut up and ride that train as far as it goes. I've never wondered why no one stopped me from marrying my mistake, because I probably would not have listened (my mom did try, gently, and I didn't hear it). Although I like @Briony Fields' advice, too, because once I'd been married for a little while I was DESPERATE for someone to give me permission to leave (spoiler, that someone had to be me).

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm 2

By frumious bandersnatch on Friday Open Thread

@fabel lolol sorry that sounds uncomfortable but haa

I called my doctor and my symptoms are so textbook they're calling in a prescription for diflucan and it was incredibly easy. Thanks everybody!

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm 2

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Friday Open Thread

Sobriety Update: Five months as of Wednesday. I'm noticing subtle differences in my body and my mind, as in, I can remember words and conversations and board trains of thought for days at a time. It still sucks not being able to be drunk with my friends (especially at weddings) but I'm stubborn about it now.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm 30

By rien à dire on What I've Been Up To

EEEEEEDITHHHHH I'VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE BABYSITTING.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm 1

By Jinxie on What I've Been Up To

@HeyThatsMyBike Ok, I just read it and it is AMAZING. It's one 7-line long run-on sentence complaining about Choire's use of excessive "verbiage".

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm 2

By frigwiggin on What I've Been Up To

I got a new bike! And Edith's here! And my birthday is Saturday! These things are all up, and they are good.

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm 4

By laurel on Friday Open Thread

You guyyys, my Hairpinnery has exposed me to the internet via Buzzfeed listicalism. See no. 22.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm 22