On Ask a Jeweler: A Beginner’s Guide to Diamonds, Part I

Thank you for this, it's fascinating. Slightly off-topic, but what is your opinion of lab-grown diamonds and gemstones? Are they a waste of money?

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 9:20 am 0

On Reasons Why Everyone is Engaged But Me: A Sampling

@splendorofmorgan Until i was 22 and went to the uk for the first time, I thought the British isles were England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 8:18 pm 0

On Blue Cup: An Ode to My Plastic Tumbler

@96227425@twitter Cup sentimentality! At the tail end of the day my bf and I moved in together, we were exhausted and stressed out, and I opened a packing box to find my 30-yo Bunnikins mug smashed to smithereens by our not-so-careful movers. Cue racking, heartbroken sobs of mourning for my lost childhood. #slightoverreaction

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm 0

On We Few, We Happy Few

Wow! This brought back so many memories of year-nine English and having to perform the Harfleur speech in front of the class. I can still recite it! Anyway. I never realised how YOUNG Kenneth Branagh was then, how '90s his haircut was or how oddly non-existent his lips were.

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 8:42 am 0

On The League of Ordinary Ladies: Jobs and Juice

@The Kendragon My brain always does the same thing whenever I read anything about Sean Bean...

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm 0

On Mascarapedia, Volume I

@SarahDances Stila's Convertible mascara did the tubing thing as well and I really love it - it was also double ended so there was a thick wand and a thin wand at the other end for doing the inner corners of your eyes. But it seems to have been discontinued.

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 12:30 am 0

On But is He the Cousin of Mr. Clean?

Apart from everything else, it's behemoth. Not bohemoth! Argh

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm 0

On Alabama Shakes' "Hold On" Video

It's also featured on one of the recent KUT 90.5 podcasts, along with my *other* current obsession, this song (sorry if you're all already way past this):


Also - SHE'S A WOMAN?? Mind blown!

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 10:09 am 0

On On the Happiness of Procreation

@logan Just want to say the same thing. This is an issue I've been mildly obsessed with for a while now and reading Nicole's piece was like opening a window and letting the fresh air into a stale room.

How come it seems like no one else in the history of conversation has ever said, "It's ok if you don't have a baby"?

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm 7

On The New D-word

Why ... everything. But if I could narrow it down, I'd want to ask why some of those dolls, sorry, kids, don't look like proper ones (are they homemade?). I'm also wondering why I find it much stranger for a man to be so into CPKs than for a woman. What a gender-discussion minefield.

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 12:42 am 0