On The 10 Worst Nail Polish Names from Pure Ice

Seriously Walmart? My tax dollars are going to you for this crap?

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm 0

On 14-Year-Old Child Bride Poisons 35-Year-Old Husband One Week After Wedding

@isabelle bleu Yup, gotta admit, my first thought was "good for her!"
If that makes me a bad person, oh well. I'm still a better person than the evil sh**s that forced a 14 year old to marry a 35 year old.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm 1

On Britain's First Clone Puppy Is 10-Day-Old Dachshund Named "Mini Winnie"

Screw the dogs. I want to clone myself. I want a clone army of mes. And once I have enough ... world domination. Mwah ha ha!

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm 0

On Winter Survival: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday Cake

@Gleemonex What fun to get to see the books anew through a 6-year old's eyes!
I think the books somewhere talk about corncob or cornhusk dolls - they're fun to do (not like whipping egg whites by hand).

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm 0

On Winter Survival: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday Cake

“What is that weird smell?” you may ask again and again, as I did, before realizing it is the cake. It emits a very heavy, egg-y aroma, giving the kitchen an authentic prairie home scent"
I would hazard a guess that even though the recipe calls for 10 egg whites, in today's terms that would be more like 6 to 8. Today, most people get X-Large or Jumbo eggs, at >2.25 oz per egg, as it can be hard to find smaller eggs in stores. Back in the 1880s, eggs were more likely to be ~1.7 oz per egg, depending on feed and time of year. (see http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodeggs.html)
Extra egg may also make a cake denser.
The more you know.

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm 3

On The Best Time a Diva Cup Suctioned Itself to My Cervix

@retrogirlie I used the Diva Cup successfully until I developed some sort of skin reaction to it, so figured I'd have no problem with the Softcup. Wrong wrong wrong. I can't for the life of me figure out what I'm doing wrong, because I followed the instructions meticulously, but each time I've tried I end up with blood all over my underwear instead of in the cup. Ugh.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm 0

On Amusingly Horrible Things Significant Others Have Said: The Bracket

Ex-High school boyfriend: "I usually only date really hot blondes with big breasts."

Ex-college whatever: "YOU got a master's degree?!?"

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 3:10 pm 1

On A Tribute to Top of the Lake's Robin Griffin, Made of China and Steel

I adored this show, and will probably rewatch soon. I thought Elizabeth Moss was heartbreaking and the other, less known actors also fabulous.
However, one thing that did keep breaking in and keeping me from fully immersing in the show was Elizabeth Moss's accent. It bore no relation to those of people around her (New Zealanders) or any Australians I've ever met (other possibility since the character had moved there).
I hate to quibble about it, but it did keep me from being able to forget that she was an American actress playing a New Zealander.

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm 0

On On the Ending of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

I really want to see this movie again (I saw it as a kid and didn't understand it at all).
Its very annoying that this is one of the many classics that Netflix doesn't think it is important to have. Grrr.

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm 0

On A Thing You Should Probably Read If You Use the NuvaRing

@Megasus Just to point out - the FDA does not actually do testing of drugs. The companies that are making the drugs are required to do testing based on all sorts of guidelines, then the FDA is supposed to review the results and either approve or tell them to go back and test more.
Sometimes, they'll approve a drug contingent on further testing or on monitoring it once it is marketed, because you may only be able to see certain things once a really large number of people have taken it.

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm 3