On Current and Proposed DVR Recording Options for 'Law and Order: SVU'

20. Record only if BD WONG

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 11:24 am 2

On Taxidermy Hide and Seek

@anachronistique But the shark's eyes! He's clearly distraught and looking for his friends who have abandoned him. My heart is breaking.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 am 1

On Last Night's 'Downton'

"We had urinalysis before we invented the sphygmomanometer?" -overheard while watching Downton with med students.

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm 7

On Six Guaranteed Low-Effort Toddler Games

In the car, my dad would have my brother and I play the "coma" game. Whoever could lie silent, unmoving and limp the longest in the back seat won. I only recently realized the underlying motivations for inventing this game.

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm 7

On Affection, Gift Returns, and Professors on Facebook


Posted on January 15, 2013 at 12:18 pm 16

On The Award for Best Lipstick

Eeeee this is how I do my make-up when I get fancied up! Thank you for the validation, Jane/Jessica! Except I have the <$10 version of that color in L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail - Apricot. I also have the same stuff in bright, balls-out, va-va-voom "Beyonce's Red", which I feel like a rock star wearing.

/unintentional lipstick ad

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm 2

On Kate Middleton and the Huntsman

Did she sit for this while in the hospital for morning sickness? Poor girl.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 9:27 am 4

On Beauty Q&A: Cheap Creams, Jeans, and Long Hair Dreams

@RationalHatter Yes! At Buckle. I always had the best shopping experiences there. They work on commission, I believe, and so I would just sit in the dressing room while they brought pair after pair, one size bigger in this, a little slimmer cut than that, etc. etc. Now that I know that perfect fit is Silver Tuesdays in 29/36, I don't go through all that anymore, but it was seriously life changing in high school when I didn't even realize pants could be sold by the inseam! The Silver Tuesdays are a bit lower rise (just at the pointy front of my hip bones) but wraps right around my butt for no gap when I sit down. Good luck!!

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 9:40 am 1

On Chamberpots: A Resurgence?

@karenb @Trilby Depending on the neighborhood, the stormwater collection system may be combined with or separate from the sanitary sewers. This map shows which is which: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/green_infrastructure/sewer_drainage_area_types_map.pdf

Anywhere that's green, you could be confident knowing that the contents of your chamber pot were on a one-way trip to the wastewater plant! Signed, resident environmental/water resources engineer.

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm 4

On Like a (Book) Virgin

I wish I had grown up without reading anything by Beatrix Potter. I was such a fearfully obedient child and after rereading those books (AND ILLUSTRATIONS!), I'm beginning to understand why.

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm 2