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On Rom-Com Relationship Therapy

@dham I think it's this! http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ccp/81/6/949/

I've seen this as a serious article a few places, and I think the idea is that watching a romantic comedy is as good as or better than couples therapy of some kind...

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Jenn@twitter Sending all the good wishes and support - and yes, you can tell your friends that you're having a hard time without telling them everything, if you're not ready yet. It helps a lot just for them to know SOMETHING is happening. (My wise bestie learned this and I've been passing it on ever since.)

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm 0

On Mark Twain at 16: No Comment

@leonstj Oh! It's that Nelson Algren quotation (about Chicago): "Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real."

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm 1

On Pretty Women on Bikes

@Panzerschwein WESTERN! I almost got run over, crossing the street on foot, with the light, by a car that ran the red. SERIOUSLY CARS.

I believe in Chicago you can ride on the sidewalk if you are under 16, which always makes me want to yell "YOU DON'T LOOK SIXTEEN" or whatever at sidewalk riders.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 11:28 pm 1

On What Were the Names of Your High School Tribes?

@stonefruit My college, in the early days of Facebook, had a closed group of [SchoolName]'s 100 Hottest with VERY IMPORTANT RULES. I was proud to be a member of the parody "100 Unhottest" group.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm 1

On A Real Argument for Doing That Thing Where You Rub the Chopsticks for No Real Reason

@adorable-eggplant WELL SAID.

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) I am apparently not a careful reader, and I thought that was your five-year eating goals. I was thinking that a five-year plan of trying delicious restaurants is a plan I could get behind - now I just think you are awesome, yum.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm 1

On Taylor Swifties

@stuffisthings Right?!

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 11:51 am 0

On Taylor Swifties

@paulina@twitter Flatly! Brilliant.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 11:50 am 0