Lily Rowan

Lily Rowan

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On Do You Have Impostor Syndrome?

One of the most accomplished women I've ever met wrote a book about impostor syndrome, and there are bunch of other voices on her website: http://www.empresshasnoclothes.com/ (Which I am not plugging for any reason other than being a fan.....)

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0

On All the Treats in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I think it's MmmFashnik. Like "Mmm... cookies!"

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm 1

On "I Want You Back" Is Back

I am embarrassed to say that after so many decades of loving "I Want You Back" and also Biggie, it was only in the last month or so that I put those songs together, because (after Guardians of the Galaxy), I had "I Want You Back" in my head a lot, and it kept slipping into "One More Chance."

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm 0

On What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

"What other kids will think" is the most ridiculous non-issue ever. I mean, have you seen families? They have all kinds of last names for all kinds of reasons!

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm 4

On My Nom de Peen: The Surprising Effects of a Male Pseudonym

@Pammisback As to how a name is interpreted, my real name is gender-neutral, and sometimes in correspondence I get Mr. or Ms. when the person writing has nothing to base their guess on.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm 1

On "It was amazing* being able to wear yoga pants without underwear"

For my own part, I like to wear tights and yoga pants more than once between washing, and underpants only once.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm 3

On When You're Unemployed

@Amber It might be worth spending some money on an employment counselor and/or therapist -- that's the kind of shit that I need to say out loud to a professional before I can really get past it.

Good luck.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:09 am 0

On When You're Unemployed

@bonymaroni Seriously, who the fuck are these people saying you're lucky?? I'm assuming they've never been let go from a job.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:07 am 1

On Difficult Woman: A Conversation with Julie Klausner

@pamb I was just coming down to say almost the exact same thing! JULIE!!

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm 0

On Ask a Fancy Person: Entry-Level Expensive, Unwanted Guests and the Gratefulness Feedback Loop

@superfluous consonants Yeah, it is literally never too late to send a thank-you note. Especially since between Those Kids Today not ever sending them, and the fact that people who gave you gifts probably know about the pile of crap in your life, I'm willing to bet not one person has been sitting around waiting for it. So it's just a nice surprise if you do send them, even now!

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm 0