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On "Dany Targaryen's first day at Westeros Valley High"

WOO, UCLA!
(Aka, Westeros High)

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Cheap Creams, Jeans, and Long Hair Dreams

Are there any tall ladies out there that have found the kind of jeans that Jane is talking about?
I've been desperately looking for this exact thing (little to no stretch, medium rise), BUT with at least a 36" inseam. I've been making do with the Old Navy sweetheart jeans, but these have enough stretch in them that after 2 wears, they're super baggy in the thighs (but still oddly tight on the calves? Not a good look).
Any tall ladies out there with guidance for a fellow 'pinner?

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm 0

On Women's Magazine Quizzes: A Digression

@Beericle No barbies for me, either, which I felt was a tragedy at the time. My mom asked me recently if she thought she had made the right choice; looking back, I think so.

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm 2

On Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: U.S. Senators Edition

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:34 am 0

On Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: U.S. Senators Edition

That's nothing. I recently received an email from the medical school at my university, asking me to participate in a study on Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The contact person/lead nurse's name? Jean Stain. I am not joking.

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:32 am 8

On Once Upon a Time, There Was a Song More Popular Than "Crazy"

Okay, I'm just going to say it.
I can't be the only person to think that "Biggest #2" is possibly the worst album title of all time.

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm 1

On Crushes on Professors and "How Can I Tell If I'm Boring?"

@Weasley We can do a Hairpin census to check A Lady's numbers!
I knew 2 people in college who got involved with their professors (at least, that I know of. There may have been more that I didn't hear about). For both of them, it ended really badly for the students but not the profs. There is a type of professor who finds it not too difficult to be seduced by students, and in my experience, honesty or respect were not high on their list of priorities.
As a grad student, I know one professor who got involved with a student, and it ended absolutely horrifically for both of them. Like, newspaper articles-written-about-it-level bad.

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm 6

On Save the Date*

@danielle4614 The only thing I disagree with here is the assertion that Clare Danes is a pretty cryer: http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/alternative-emmys-2012-7#slide-7

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 12:05 am 0

On Save the Date*

OH NO. You know, when they first started evacuating people for Sandy, this was the first thing I thought of, no joke. I had flown to New York for a wedding that got cancelled for Hurricane Irene... it ended up not being necessary, but the poor bride had an anxiety attack because everything got so effed up. So when I heard that they were evacuating again, my first thought was "Oh, no! Poor brides." [In my defense, Hurricane Irene turned out to be kind of anticlimactic, so I was operating under the same assumptions. But my sympathy for Emma and the other erstwhile brides remains.]

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 12:03 am 1

On Girls Who Wear Glasses on Halloween

@TheBourneApproximation True! She now has Hipster Disney princesses to choose from. And because the costumes are so recognizable, you don't have to worry about your hair looking not-quite-right. Even if you have short brown hair, as long as you're wearing a yellow ballgown you're pretty recognizable as Hipster Belle.

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm 2