Attorney & maker of things. Owner of cats & dog. Loves: travel, wine, cooking, fashion, guaca, food. Hates: republicans, racists, the tsa. Also a divorcée, a Bostonian, and an all around awesome lady.

On Controversial Opinions Post: The Moisturizer I Don't Like

@ExtraSalt I've also thought that it also might have to do with the way the user actually applies it. My methodology might work well for one type of wand and be shit for another. This is why I also don't trust sample sizes of mascara. The wand is so much shorter, I hold it a little differently. So while I loved, for example, Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes when I had a sample, when I got the full size I couldn't get the same results. I'm currently using Diorshow, but have never really found a good replacement for Fresh's Supernova mascara. God, I loved that stuff.

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm 0

On Controversial Opinions Post: The Moisturizer I Don't Like

@Lady Humungus OMG, Great Lash is the worst. Thank you. It's a clumpy, spidery mess.

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm 1

On Rigs to Drive to High School From 1996-2000, Ranked

Oh my god, this is a damn accurate representation of what my senior year ('97) parking lot looked like. But we also had a fair amount of Jeep Wranglers. Because, Colorado. I rocked a 1974 VW Beetle. Black. I wish I still had that car.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm 0

On Tagalongs vs. Peanut Butter Patties: The Great Girl Scout Cookie Regional Naming Rift

@stonefruit Dear lord, where on earth do you live? I'm in spendy-spendy Boston and they are only $4.00.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm 0

On Tagalongs vs. Peanut Butter Patties: The Great Girl Scout Cookie Regional Naming Rift

I grew up in the Denver area which is serviced by LBB and spent many years selling Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, and the disgusting Samoas. I was quite confused when I moved to Boston ten years ago and asked for a box of Tagalongs only to get confused looks from the girls. ABC is the worst.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm 0

On Ask a Clean Person About Her New Book: A Conversation With Jolie Kerr

My gift giving problems for 2014 have officially been solved! Everyone I know/love is getting this!

Every time I run into a stain/mess problem I google "whateverickyproblemitis" + jolie. I'm always amazed that 99% of the time my seemingly hopeless problem has been addressed. Although I'm still trying to remove a horrible, horrible ink stain from a stupid anthropologie purse. I fear it is lost. But maybe I need to check out K2R....

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm 0

On Curling Gets Planet Earth'd

This makes me happy

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:01 am 0

On America Will Wear White Pants

These are a level of hideous that if I were an Olympian this year, I'd contemplate my attendance at the festivities requiring me to wear this monstrosity.

And while the design is hideous, the real problem is that someone looked at this and said, "YES! Let's do this!" Or maybe that person is secretly awesome and wants to display how tacky and gross Americans can be sometimes. USA! USA!

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 10:57 am 1

On Are You a Grown Woman? An Informal Survey

I'm constantly amazed that I'm about to turn 35. Amazed. And horrified. But when I go through the check list it appears I might be an adult. Although I have a visceral reaction to using the word "woman" when describing myself. I'm not entirely sure what that means about myself.

I think I became a full-fledged adult after my divorce. Because, one, divorced. And then the rest of it: sole owner of home; sole owner of car; sole owner of three animals that I must take care of or they will die; sole owner of spreadsheet to track all my expenses so I can be financially independent; sole owner of law degree allowing me to be a fancy ass lawyer.

On the other hand: I have an inordinate amount of sparkly shoes; I own a skirt with cat heads depicted on them; my boyfriend gave me tickets to Beyonce this week and I squealed like a little girl; I'm still occasionally afraid to go down into the basement by myself; and I engage in internet speak on the regular. For realz. Adulthood: it's fucking complicated.

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm 0

On Trading In, Trading Up: Substitutions for the Sexiest Man of 2013

@JocelynWest Gross. Just, GROSS.

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm 1