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On 36 Hours in San Antonio If You’re From There

The phone numbers are an amazing, accurate touch (yes, I called the Starbucks just to see).

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm 0

On Talking to Misty Copeland About Race, Class and Ballet

Misty is everywhere lately! She was great on Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! This is awesome.

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 8:22 am 0

On “What do Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce have in common?”

@rebecca the brave: Madeline, I'm also the firstborn in my entire family (though one older cousin came into the family by marriage when I was 4), and I have also only ever dated firstborns/only children. Not sure if there's a kind of firstborn radar, or if confidence, ambition, and intelligence really do run from the top down, but there it is.

For anecdotal evidence: I am definitely more qualified and ambitious than my younger siblings (save possibly for my dad's son; he is kind of obsessive about fitness and going into military service), but still haven't really made much of myself in comparison to, like, most of my friends (also generally firstborns).

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 11:05 am 0

On George Is the One With the Glasses: My Seinfeld Capitulation

@loopdeloop FOR REAL.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0

On Family-Style Restaurants That Appear Only in Dreams

An almond almost came out of my nose, that is how hard I am laughing. Amazing.

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm 1

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

@Blushingflwr I bought a couple boxes outside BART in the East Bay last week and they were $5, too - but so worth it. Would I pay $6/box? Maaayyyybe. When I buy them through my mom's friends' kids in St. Louis, they are only $3/box!

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm 0

On My Grandmother's First Shirley Temple Movie

My grandma is also a reddish, curly-haired Shirley! You don't meet many young Shirleys these days.

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 11:16 am 0

On Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With the Fug Girls

Great interview! I love the Fug Girls!

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm 0

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