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On Writing, Depression and Learning How to Handle Attention: A Conversation with Allie Brosh

YES! I love Allie and Hyperbole and a Half! I cannot wait to get her book, and would have loved to meet her; she seems great. I missed her on both coasts because I had the misfortune of traveling in the opposite direction of her signings. Booooo. Moar Allie!

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm 0

On A Wristwatch That Alleviates the Struggle (of Long-Distance Love)

There is a necklace on Modcloth right now that does this for like $25.

I'm EWR, he's SFO, and it's not ideal, but has been working out okay for four months. He's got a flexible work schedule, we facebook message all day/facetime at night, and both have money to spend on plane tickets. There's definitely talk of my finding a job on the left coast, though. It's not fun to spend 90% of the time missing the other person.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm 0

On The "Box Girls" at the Standard Hotel

When I first heard about the Standard and these kinds of jobs, I was in college in the midwest and thought, "Holy shit, this would be an amazing way to make money." I was/am not their target applicant, either, but I would absolutely rather have done that and gotten so much reading/homework done, instead of working in the food service industry.

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm 1

On When Mimi Got Old

This is a great read, and makes me want to call my grandma(s). As an aside: the first line of your bio is also mine, and as a native St. Louisan, I'm proud to have voted for your mom every time I saw her name on a ballot.

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm 1

On The Sexual History of Jared Sabbagh, Part 1

Wow. It is so fascinating to read about other peoples' introduction to sex and sexuality - this is very different from mine. Can't wait for part 2!

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm 7

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