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On An Ode to the Diva Cup

Literally, the ONLY thing that has tempted me to try out the Diva Cup in this article is all the Bedknobs and Broomsticks references. Well, played.

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm 18

On Texts From Pride and Prejudice

@Faintly Macabre He does, he basically says, "So, I kind of like your dad personally, but objectively, he also sucks. Least objectionable member of your family. But he still sucks." (Oh, Darcy, and you wonder why your suit was rejected.)

But I LOVE Mr. Bennet. SO MUCH. He just committed the cardinal relationship sin: Never marry someone with the expectation that you will 'improve' them.

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm 1

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: In Like Errol Flynn

Loved this one, but my personal favorite Classic Hollywood Swashbucklers From The Colonies was Basil Rathbone. Man could rock some tights.

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 4:02 pm 1

On The Mother of Dragons Looks Into Day School Options

@teaandcakeordeath As I love both Guillermo Del Toro and The Secret Garden, I am full of optimism and dread, equally.

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm 6

On 'Drinking With Men' and an Email Interview With Rosie Schaap

My first drink was red wine when I was two. I got into the liquor cabinet while my mom was sleeping, mistook the wine for soda and according to my mom, I told her it was gross. I got over the aversion to wine, but I still won't drink soda.

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm 0

On The “Fourteenth Share of Total Profits” Part Is Important

@royaljunk I'm with you, I will probably watch all 3 parts multiple times and love every second. I actually really like the PJ approach (for the most part, when characters aren't being too silly, see: Gimli), so I don't have a problem with this.

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 2:44 pm 3

On That Baby Wants to Break You Up

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose For real! I'm pretty sure the potential stress/misery of having kids would absolutely ruin my mental well-being (it's fragile enough as it is). I can count the number of happily married couples with kids I know personally on one hand, the rest of them are miserable most of the time, doesn't matter if the kids are newborns or adults.

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Most Wicked Face of Theda Bara

@LlamaLlama I absolutely dressed in Cleopatra drag for Halloween in 7th grade. Middle school was the time I became so obsessed with learning about Ancient Egypt that I think I could have mummified my own cadaver given a sharp knife and plenty of salt.

Ahem. Anyway, I agree with Story #2 when it comes to (most) examples of cultural appropriation, especially among the teen/tweenage set. I think the appeal is largely an aesthetic attraction, at first, and probably neatly fits into the mold of teenage rebellion by adopting styles of those deemed 'other.' Not that I think white girls with henna tattoos are thinking in those terms, they probably just think it looks cool. I'm going to assume that most people, like me, eventually realize, "Hey, I can appreciate this culture, learn about it and admire certain aspects of it, but maybe I should retire the ankh necklace."

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm 2

On More Like Roman Cabbage

@meetapossum I'm too impatient to do anything for three hours, so I just wrap them with oil, salt and pepper and pop them in a 425 degree oven for 45 minutes. If the timing is right, I sometimes take the beet juice drippings and add them to chili (note: I am extremely lazy and this only happens when the chili is on the stove right next to the oven).

Best beet salad is roasted beets with toasted almonds, feta and/or goat cheese crumbles, sliced red onion and a vidalia onion dressing.

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm 1

On Ask Santa

This is so lovely, Santa is the best!

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