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

@rebecca the brave My friends are disproportionately first-borns (as am I). I haven't noticed a pattern in people I've dated beyond the fact that not a one has been an only child. (I have only a handful of only child friends, too.)

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On The Stupid Trendy Cocktail Bar Name Generator

Crook & Coffin

Cleaver & Bone


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On Reasons Why Everyone is Engaged But Me: A Sampling

@likethestore So that makes two of us ...

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On A Guide to Eating Very Particular Feelings, Part III

aiiiii I just started dating someone I think I really like and that last one. THAT LAST ONE

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm 2

On Out With the October, In With the New Susan Miller Forecast

@large__marge I do that every month, and I got it from the Baby-Sitters Club too! I thought it was the regular series, because I only read one or two of the Karen books, but who knows.

I literally have never heard of it outside of the BSC series. So weird that my brain has decided that tiny detail was worth holding onto for 15+ years.

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm 0

On "The Logic of Stupid Poor People," Or, the Only Thing Worth Reading About the Barneys "Shopping While Black" Arrests

That was an absolutely fantastic read. Thanks.

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 11:34 am 6

On Friday Open Thread

@knockout I've had really great luck with thelittlebracompany.com. They only go up to C cups, so all their stuff is suited for smaller-busted ladies in particular. I've only bought push-ups from them, but they rate each according to how much extra oomph they give.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

I'm seeing Fiona Apple tonight!!!! It's a seated show and I'm going alone, which I wouldn't care about except that I'm a little scared I'll end up sobbing on the shoulders of the poor souls seated on either side of me.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm 3

On "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?

@Mrs. Grundy I loved Mists of Avalon but all I really remember is being creeped out by the incest ... I vaguely recall that sex happened in the books, but I have no recollection of finding them interesting or titillating in the slightest.

I guess I was really repressed at 15??

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm 0

On "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?

@calamity Also, I read Summer Sisters but have no memory of that pot-smoking scene whatsoever?? Didn't the girls hook up (in whatever sense) with each other when they were like 12 or something, or am I imagining that?

(Now that I think about it more, I may be confusing it with the scene in [OF ALL THINGS] Middlesex, where Callie and her friend pretended to be "mermaids" together when they were kids ...)

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm 1