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On The Hairpin Travel Series, Part Two: "An Escape From Untenable Circumstances"

@Emby I used to have that reaction to stories like this, and now I just think, "That life sounds so exhausting!" That said, though, this is beautiful, and I love this series.

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm 2

On Best D.C. Metro Stations to Name a Baby After

This was great, and I don't have any significant experiences with the DC metro!

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm 0

On Interview with a Person Who Used to Be Paralyzed

@QuiteAmiable My sister was just diagnosed with this! It's terrifying because she's so young and went through two years of testing and treatments before they found the cause of her symptoms, but it definitely opened my eyes with regard to mystery illnesses and diagnoses.

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm 0

On The Burglar Wore a Straw Fedora: An Illustrated Guide to My Missing Stuff

@polka dots vs stripes I currently have an NJ license and thank god they don't require it. My MO license did and I tried really hard not to lie about it but MAY have shaved off a couple pounds, just by rounding down.

That all said, this is a GREAT story despite how horrifying it would be to wake up in the middle of a robbery.

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm 0

On The Oldest Girls

This was great! Can't wait for the next installment. Also, "I was so Number Four." <3<3 A++

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm 1

On ERMAHGERD, More College Admissions Essay Prompts

A++ Would choose to be prompted again.

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 11:35 am 6

On Estate Jewelry: Mystery Pearls and Secret Love Messages

That Paris 1900 ring is totally gpoy.

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm 0

On Naming a Kardashian in the 1800s

Am I the only one who wants to know the least-popular names of the 1880s? If everyone's children were Alice and Ida and Edna, who were the outliers? Are they completely outmoded names, or were there Jaydens and Kaydens running around back then, too, and people just had the good sense not to name most of their children that?

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm 5

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@rien à dire If you were introduced to me as Law-ren, I would call you Loren, for sure. Saying it Law-ren sounds like I'm putting on a Southern accent. An ex-boyfriend of mine dated and married an Anna (pronounced Awn-uh) immediately after dumping me, so I can't tell if it's regional or spite that makes me call her Ann-a.

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm 1

On Carmen Tarleton's Face Transplant

Face transplantation is so fascinating. The before/after pictures are incredible.

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 11:56 am 0