On Scientology and Me, Part Five: Hubbard, Mao, and Me

So, so good and such a well-earned conclusion. Thanks for writing thoughtfully (and so very compellingly!) on a topic that so often ends in irrational screeds.

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm 1

On It's The Stupid Thought That Counts

"But then after I ate half the box and felt disgusted about myself, I realized that it was actually a mean gift. She’s not my friend, she’s jealous."

Are we CERTAIN this wasn't an Onion article?

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm 3


The Hairpin mass is too great for this simple photography site so I haven't seen all the photos but your alter with all of the candles and that magnificent portrait took my breath away. Congratulations!

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm 1

On Secondary Relationships, Tequila Fumes, and the Lesbian Internet

Your advice is always so kind and measured. I always appreciate reading it!

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm 14

On The Last Twinkie

They make this orange flavored cupcake thing that is so delicious, so I will be stocking up on that. It's so shitty, too, that all those jobs are now gone. Boo.

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:57 am 0

On Happy National Peanut Butter Month

"Guy Fieri? That’s harsh, dude."

The Times really DOES hate Fieri!

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm 1

On The ChocoVine Chocolate Red Wine Cake

@mustelid Ah, but what WAS the worst thing you've had?

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm 2

On Considering Criticism, Impostor Syndrome, and Married-People Ethics

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 10:46 am 0

On Oliver Burkeman and the Pursuit of Happiness

@hallelujah That's my problem. I think of totally plausible worst case scenarios that I can't shake.

For me, I totally totally agree that a search for "happiness" doesn't work at all as advertised, and keeping a healthy perspective can be great. Playing the "worst case scenario" game is really helpful for me! But also, as with anything, no solution is right for everyone. It's just good to have a variety of options.

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@the ghost of amy lee I've always always always wanted a racing greyhound. Someday when I have a different living situation! Enjoy enjoy!

(Also you have a kick ass avatar, so clearly you're my people.)

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm 1