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On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

@Ruth Ann Swanson@facebook I think it is really interesting that you describe "lifeless limbs" and "vaginas" - it distances the real person from the situation, doesn't it, including the mother? That vagina is attached to someone with a soul, who isn't making their decision lightly.

(Not trying to pick a fight! I was caught by your word choice.)

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm 14

On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

@katiemcgillicuddy My thoughts exactly. I am overwhelmed by the amount of compassion that she is able to bring to work every day.

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm 2

On Enhance Your Mood by Drawing Food

I dunno if anyone pointed this out to the scientists but it's harder to draw a recognizable pepper because they're weird oranganic shapes without lines. The pizza can just be a triangle with dots, the strawberry a lumpier triangle with smaller dots, and the cupcake a cloud on top of a rectanglish shape.

I would have to actually concentrate to draw a pepper, so you know, it wouldn't necessarily raise my mood unless I drew a really really good still life of one.

and what kind of pepper even, are we talking fresh jalapeno or dried aji amarillo or tasteless yellow bells or what

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 9:35 am 7

On A Very American Open Thread

@iceberg I apologize if I made you feel uncomfortable in mentioning vacation crowdsourcing! I no longer have siblings in college to send care packages, so I need to find another outlet...

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 10:47 am 0

On A Very American Open Thread

yisssssssss my people

Our neighbors are way into the fireworks, and I live in constant fear that one of their children is going to lose a finger.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm 0

On A Very American Open Thread

Oh and if you wanted to set up a Paypal so that we can crowdsource a two-week kid-less trip to an Irish B&B or something, I would contribute that that and I would try to find a way to fedex you the bottle of your choice.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm 6

On A Very American Open Thread

@iceberg Just as an anecdote that might make you feel better? My mom had four of us (no multiples) and she was a sharp, bitey lady often when we were small, though she loved us all loads. But we were kids, and kids can be aggravating, and my dad worked a 40-70 hour week, and even though we were mostly good I am sure we were also exhausting. And so she was a snappy, sharp person to us sometimes, and I suspect she had fierce facial expressions directed towards my dad pretttty frequently, especially after we went to bed.

but

We were all happy on the whole, and we're all four of us clean and fine and hale and hearty, and my parents are still together. I love both my parents, and while I can remember my mom hissing at us to calm down and you will regret this misbehavior, Full Name! and one or two spankings when we were realllly bad, those aren't the first memories that come to mind of my childhood! They aren't even the eleventh or sixteenth. She was 75% a great mom and 25% a great lady who was overworked and cranky. We get on well today.

So it is possible, just saying, for you to experience a wide spectrum of human emotion, and to let your kids and your partner catch some flak as you do, and for everyone to be okay.

Seek the help you want and rant when you want, and know that the Pin is rallying for you!

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 5:45 pm 0

On What Is Your Personal Garbage Music?

Just give me all of your rants and rantlings, I positively cackled through the AVC interviews and would enjoy evilly laughing some more today.

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm 0

On The Toast Is Ready

Is that what all the little numbery doodads are for? Is it a popularity contest where we rack up points by getting people to thumbs up us?

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm 2