By katiemcgillicuddy on Friday Open Thread

@bitchycrosstownexpress Goddamn Pirates, as a Nats fan, I wan't them to win their division (I know, I'm sorry) so they are removed from the wildcard race and we have a better shot, but I am afraid to root for them because, ugh, please don't take the wildcard away from us :/

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm 1

By angelinha on Friday Open Thread

@bitchycrosstownexpress So true! There is never a good time to leave (or to dump someone). Plus, part of an organization's function is to find new staff when old staff leave. They did that before you, and they will do it again. I so understand the feeling of wanting to save the organization/be a martyr for your non-profit, but at some point, you have to take care of yourself. Good luck!

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm 2

By parallel-lines on A Big Book-y Post

What perfect timing! I am in the process of The Putting of The Weekly Holds on the NYPL website (seriously, if you are NYer and you're not doing this you are missing out) and my list was empty.

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm 2

By PatatasBravas on Image Serving No Purpose Other Than to Let Us Stare at That Sweet Face All Day

The rain is definitely contributing to my sleepiness.

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 10:42 am 6

By len132 on Bi Identification, Moving Out, and the Rhinestone-Encrusted Manicure

I want to print out the response to LW3 and paste it to people's faces.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm 16

By Scandyhoovian on "Comfort IN, dump OUT."

Damn, if someone came to visit me at the hospital and I said I didn't want visitors and their response was anything but "I understand," I'm pretty sure I'd set their hair on fire with my mind.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 10:12 am 13

By datalass on Let's Talk a Bit About the Woman Who Regrets Her Kids

@harebell Yeah, I kind of get the logic she applies here. I used to go hiking to please my partner. I didn't like it, but if anything, that made me more hardcore about doing it. So, we'd go out and hike 10 miles of mountainous terrain a day. Occasionally, I'd meet someone who said she really loved hiking (which meant she like strolling along canal paths for a mile or so), and oh would I silently judge.

That's the rub of doing something you don't want to do: you're going to try to define standards for it so you know when your obligation has been met. For things like parenting and hiking, though, there are no definitive standards, so you're always insecure about how well you've done and the only real satisfaction you can get is when you point to someone else who's done less.

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm 15

By meetapossum on Let's Talk a Bit About the Woman Who Regrets Her Kids

@punzy I also thought mostly of Robin in How I Met Your Mother when she learns she can't have children, and later tells this to Kevin when he proposes. And he's like, "Oh, it's ok, we can adopt!" And she has to tell him that no, she never ever ever wants kids and that becomes the dealbreaker.

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm 3

By Chiara Atik@twitter on 15 Cats That Are Leaning In

Socks Clinton!

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 10:32 am 20

By highfivesforall on Spring's First Song of the Summer

@katiemcgillicuddy Like Apple - what are they going to call their next operating system? They have run out of big cats.

Also reminds me of art movements - who the fuck decided to call a movement "Modern Art"? Now we have to have post-modern, and post-post-modern, and it's all that jerk's fault.

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm 4