On Chicago: Hot or Not?

@ragazza @whizz_dumb I know this is late, but, ooh, talk more about Chicago vs. Bay Area! I made the same westward journey a couple years ago, and I feel like I've been messing up socially ever since, down to grocery-line small talk. Do you really find people very different in the two (clusters of) cities? It'd maybe explain my ineptitude.

P.S. I love both Chicago AND the Bay, still.

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm 0

On The Insecurity Pie

@zamboni OHGOD. As someone who has dealt with a similar situation by ripping page after page out of an old, wrinkled, toilet-side issue of Sports Illustrated over the course of a night in a TP-free, dude-filled house, I just...

I've never felt more perfectly womanly than I do right now.

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm 3

On Name That Book!

@fabel The Stranger, Caroline B. Cooney? Definitely has that cover, too!

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm 1

On Ryan Lochte: "I can teach you how to swim! Or just swim with you"

@Ophelia Lunch? I'll take my sandwich... on Ry.


Posted on December 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm 0

On Photo Etiquette and the Modern Family

@hands_down Cosigning the points made by @DonovanGentry@twitter. Usually, my looks-based complaints come from the assumption that everyone else in the room has already cringed inwardly at how repulsive I look in a particular photograph. Sooo I suppose I'd rather be merely awful-looking than awful-looking AND clueless?

ETA that all of these feelings are super toxic and shitty to experience and ugh. Hugs of solidarity all around.

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm 4

On Can We Still Be Friends?

@temporal_paradox Also recommending "Paper Bag" by one Fiona A.

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm 3

On Life and Death and Coffee

@meetapossum Yes. YES. Simpsons for all occasions.

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm 0

On The $625 Apartment

@christonacracker Calling all Oakland lovers/residents/ex-residents! I am moving to Oakland in a few months from Chicago. I've been doing some research, but BF and I are still in great need of housing-related tips. Mainly: which neighborhood??! We are young (recently out of school) and non-rich.

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 2:36 am 0