On The Instructions Needed to Build an Ikea Bookshelf

Bought a dresser. Built it in 3 hours with 2 competent, intelligent friends. Realized we put the drawers in wrong. Reassembled. Drawers still wouldn't fully shut. Rationalized that this is the way it's supposed to look. Snapped at mother when she visits weeks later and comments on how the drawers won't fully close.

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 11:16 am 0

On "Is That All There Is," Peggy Lee

Yet another reason to bring up Sleep No More!

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm 1

On An Interview With Jessica Valenti

This post is colliding all of my worlds. Feministing, Jessica Valenti, and the Hairpin could rule the world.

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm 2

On Opening Up

Listen my children and you shall hear
of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
on the 18th of April, in '75
hardly a man is now alive
who remembers that famous day and year.

He said to his friend, "If the British march
by land or sea from the town tonight
hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
of the North Church tower as a signal light
one if by land, and two if by sea
and I on the opposite shore will be,
ready to ride and spread the alarm
through every Middlesex village and farm
for the country folk to be up and to arm."

Thank you, Massachusetts public schools.

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm 0

On Mount Defiance at Starvation Ridge

Well THIS resonated with me. I almost died at the top of Mount Monadnock in NH because I was wearing 5 year old sneakers with no grip on a slick rock face in a rainstorm.

But while I didn't think to wear proper shoes, I DID pack a turkey sandwich. I am so the "Emily" in my story.

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm 0

On Always Be Closing the Air Conditioning Vents

First world ISSUES.

Posted on September 18, 2012 at 11:08 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@anachronistique I've lived outside of Boston my whole life, and I have not been to any of those bars. I am shamefaced. I also need to move to Cambridge ASAP.

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm 0

On Taran Killam Is Adorable

@area@twitter And he loves "Robin!"

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm 3

On Wine-Blogging the Season Finale of The Newsroom

@Megoon Haha and I bet they are all from Macon, Georgia!*

*I can make a better SATC reference than Aaron Sorkin.**

**Get some female writers, Sorkin!

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm 1

On Wine-Blogging the Season Finale of The Newsroom

"what is this, 2002? who's still on the sex and the city tour?"


Posted on August 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm 2