On I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

@j-i-a yep. I am terrified of forgetting. There are whole swathes of my life I don't recall but I guess that's what therapy is for? But maybe if you forget they aren't really worth remembering after all, and you're always going to be left with a ~feeling or whatever's strongest anyway.

Phones. What would we do without them.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:03 am 0

On I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

Jia, you are amazing, and I want to be your best friend. I say this as someone who used to make a habit of calling out sexist bros while drunk at parties -- and someone who has been known to go alone to various events. There's something very melancholic about having no one to turn to afterwards and say "Remember when?" & you feel as though you've just had this experience that may as well be imaginary.

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm 10

On Livestream of a Door


Posted on July 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

On Tuesday I'm picking up my cat from LAX. He's coming out from Australia, and I haven't seen him in a year, and he's a nervous/skittish animal to begin with and I'm worried about the journey's toll on him -- however, circumstances were less than ideal where he was, and I figure that a day's discomfort is worth the rest of his life with me.

Does anyone have any tips for how I can make his acclimatisation to a completely different hemisphere as smooth as possible? I know he's going to be in a state for a long time. I've been told the butter on paws thing is real and worthwhile, but has anyone had any experience with it? I'm going to keep him inside for a while, too, because I'm worried how he'll interact with the other cats in my complex (not to mention squirrels/skunks/opossums, which he's never seen before) and I think an enclosed space will be less nerve-wracking.

I'm so so so excited at the prospect of having my baby back, but I'm also anxious about how stressful it's going to be for him.. does anyone have any international pet stories to share?

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm 1

On Other People's Kids, Homes

And this is why I know for sure that if something ever snaps in my hormone addled brain and I decide I must have children I will 100% be the authoritarian bad cop and I will have NO QUALMS ABOUT THIS.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm 17

On The Source Family: A Cult I Might Have Joined

Nnnnnope, benevolent sense-making overload is not on my birthday wishlist ever, thank you.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:24 pm 6

On Friday Open Thread

@rosencrantz I do I do I do! Sometimes if I haven't seen people for a while it depresses me a little, but on the whole I love doing what I want to do when I want to do it.

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

'Pinners. These J Crew pants: http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/pants/cafecapri/PRDOVR~48762/48762.jsp

Insane or AMAZING?

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@meetapossum So I read the books right after season one ended and I don't really remember very much at all (must've made a huge impact). Cliff's notes on how they changed her? Why is everyone so mad?

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm 0

On Friends' Relationships, Sex, and the Ones Who Get Halfway Away


Posted on April 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm 1