By olivebee on Woof

I love Maria Bamford, and I can only imagine the pain that she was/is going through because of that situation. Losing a pet is a nightmare. I also want to smack the person in the comments on that article who said "she is using this free publicity to capitalize on this horrible event. She has already thrown her pugs into the spotlight...by putting them onto the cover of her CD."

That commenter went from pet-lover to crazy-pet-lady/man very quickly. So the fuck what if she wanted to use her beloved pets on the cover of her album? It's not much different than people instagramming their pets and posting them to facebook.

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm 4

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Crushes on Professors and "How Can I Tell If I'm Boring?"

@Weasley Is it Snape? Because I have bad news, Weasley...real bad news. (Sorry.)

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm 26

By rallisaurus on Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: The 1947 Wellesley Bulletin Edition

My grandparents used to operate a summer camp near NYC and my mom and my aunt would always talk about people with names like "Dunker." I never got it.

Side note, am I crazy or is Gertrude a name that could make a comeback (like Sophia, Emma, etc)? I am nowhere close to having kids, but the more I think about it the more I want to call a baby girl Gertie!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm 2

By Verity on Assumptions

@fruiting body Oh, and, shortly before we got together, I told my boyfriend about a message board I used to frequent *and* the awful fanfic I posted on it. He tracked it down, and I had to frantically remove the sex scene.

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm 1

By Miss Maszkerádi on Assumptions

I can't really imagine my life ten years from now. IT IS A PREMONITION, I AM FATED TO DIE YOUNG.

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm 5

By olivebee on Assumptions

Oh god, now I have gone and made people self-conscious! I am not judging anyone for eating alone. In fact, I admire you guys for doing it. Like I said, I am super self-conscious, for one thing, but my thing about people eating alone is more just my brain jumping to conclusions that something tragic or sad happened to someone and that is why they are eating alone. Definitely not a judgment. Plus, there is an age factor to it...I don't get the same vibe from a 30-year-old eating alone as I do from a senior citizen.

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1

By Amphora on Assumptions

@iceberg I used to wake my elderly dog up every twenty minutes or so to make sure he wasn't dead.

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm 2

By Bloodrocuted on Assumptions

@olivebee Oh, no! I like to eat out alone, but I always think What if someone is pitying me right now and feel horribly anxious.

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm 20

By up cubed on Q&A With a Nutritionist, Part One: Eat

@Sarah H. What 200 calories looks like:http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm
A big plate of broccoli = a dollop of peanut butter.

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm 1

By christonacracker on A Chat With Geoff, an Actual Ghost-Believer, in Which I Clearly Care About Ghosts a Lot More Than He Does

@christonacracker but I bet it still scuttles

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm 4