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On Unmet Demands and the Eternal "Are You Sure You're Sure You're Sure?"

@LauraIngallsWildest You're my hero. Just FYI. For saying your piece, for taking the initiative when it's hardest to do, and for practicing owning the power to ask for stuff you want. We all need to practice that. I've been thinking lately that it's like a muscle. A You-Want-Something-So-Try-To-Get-It muscle. I've let mine atrophy for so long, sometimes I forget it's even there.

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 12:23 pm 3

On Unmet Demands and the Eternal "Are You Sure You're Sure You're Sure?"

@melis I love you.

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm 0

On Unmet Demands and the Eternal "Are You Sure You're Sure You're Sure?"

BRAVO to this lady, whoever she is!! Totally hilariously transcendent.

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm 0

On Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: Puritan Edition

Missing from this wonderful list: Thankful Fish, who dreamed of remedies. (Perhaps a relative of Preserved?)

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm 1

On Reading Between the Texts: There's Been Some Kind of Mistake

HUMAN SPAM!!! Brilliant!!!

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm 1

On Real G’s Move in Silence Like Passacaglia

Thank you for posting this. I love this piece and Heifetz' performance in particular so much that I considered trying to learn the violin. Instead, I picked up the (admittedly somewhat melodramatic, but WONDERFUL TO PLAY) Bach-Busoni version of it for piano. It remains my favorite piece for rage and grief.

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm 0

On Are Women People?

@Chris Roberts@facebook

Just now, my dear sir, I do neither,
but if (as I gather) you're looking,
I'm happy to pull the string out for you.
If an insult? It badly needs cooking.

The trouble with half-baked affronts
(You'll permit me a piece of advice)
Is they fall on their swords--for, you see,
The tampon's a *useful* device.

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm 35

On Are Women People?

@Craftastrophies Ahahaha! Yes! I think you're right, and that's why I think Maggie Smith would be all wrong. She has the wit, but it comes from the wrong place. It's delightful because it's unprincipled. She'd be the ultimate Anti. She's a pragmatist, she'll adhere to convention, but she'll cut whoever needs cutting to get the job done and feel just fine about it. (I have such an aunt--she is 94, smart as a whip, and never fails to make a withering and devastatingly true observations about someone in the room.)

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm 2

On Are Women People?

@melis oh. *blushes*

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm 0

On Are Women People?

@melis Oh golly, thank youuuu!! But in this case, precious little of the splendor's mine.

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm 0