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On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: Notting Hill

So excited for a Rom Com club! I haven't watched Notting Hill in ages.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:34 pm 0

On The Only Mystery In Vermillion, South Dakota

I don't know if there would be enough for a series, but I feel like I've read several stories about young folks whose summers revolved, in part, around library adventures. I feel like this could be something.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm 1

On The Trouble With Reader-Shaming: A Y.A. Book List

@Mistress Sparrow As someone in her late 20s who only just read The Giver in the last year or two, I can attest it totally holds up. Also would like to second the Eleanor and Park love.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 9:47 pm 0

On Teeth Dreams

I've definitely had teeth falling out dreams. The most recent one featured a tooth decaying and turning black, and I was trying to keep it from falling out before I could get to the dentist, but it fell out. Those dreams are so so unsettling, especially because I have lost the genetic teeth lottery, so I know my dental future is nothing but pain and sadness.

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm 0

On Cristina Scuccia and Our Enduring Love for Singing Nuns

Did you seriously just describe Nunsense as unfortunate? I believe that opinion is the most unfortunate of all.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm 0

On Let's Build a Dependable Stool

Waiting for Guffman reference=greatest moment of my day

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On Word Search

I loved this, too!!!!!!

It also reminded me of The Phantom Tollbooth a bit. Anyone else?

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm 1

On The Allies Pie

At first, I thought it said, "dental cancer" and I was consumed with fear.

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm 2

On RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

I really have nothing to say except that I am deeply saddened by his passing. He was the kind of actor who made me want to see a movie I otherwise would never give a second glance. Some of those movies were enjoyable and some were not, but his scenes were always worth the watch.

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm 0

On It's All In Your Head: A Conversation About Being Sick Without a Diagnosis

I hope this isn't considered threadjacking/insensitive, but I really want to jump on the dismissive doctors bit. My issue is very minor in comparison to this story, but here it is. Several years ago, I started experiencing intense jaw pain completely out of the blue. I go to my dentist who refers me to a specialist to see if it's TMJ. The guy comes in (I'm sure there were xrays or something like that, but all I remember is him walking in) and asks me about my life. I mention I'm in grad school and he just shuts me down saying I'm stressed about school and that's it. My particular program was mind-numbingly easy and I was not stressed AT ALL about it. I left the appointment in tears because he was so dismissive of my pain and the anxiety I was going through regarding the pain and the fact that I was telling him that school was not the stress-factor here.
tl;dr: there are way to many doctors out there who want to diagnose you so quickly that they have no interest in really listening to you.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm 1