On Every Kind of Purse

@Urwelt I dunno, I would much rather have real pockets in my clothes instead of stupid tiny girl pockets (or no pockets at all). But I suppose we can go both ways on equality - as long as I get my pockets they can have purses.

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm 3

On Ask a Three-Year-Old: Heartbreak

There is nothing that I want to do more than this, right now.

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@yeah-elle I'm hosting a Hallowmeme party - hopefully people come. Haven't figured out my costume yet. If I get too consumed with party prep I'll be "Woman laughing eating salad," But I really want to try the "Awkward Penguin" - have to figure out how to make a penguin costume and then turn half of it backwards.

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm 1

On What Is the Worst Possible Job for You?

I'd be a pretty terrible counselor/life coach. Not because I wouldn't have good advice, but because I wouldn't be able to stand it if people didn't listen/follow through. I'd make a terrible lobbyist or politician for the same reason - "But you're just WRONG!!!"

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 1:40 pm 3

On Your May 'Pinup Roundup

@Liz the Lemur Facebook group! Let's plan!

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:39 am 0

On Your May 'Pinup Roundup

St. Paul/ Minneapolis?

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm 0

On Miss Manners Doesn’t Live Here

@bastardsnow I definitely understand choosing to identify more as Chinese in college. New place, new people, different people, more identities. Also, at least at my college (small, lib-arts) there's a lot more discussion of identity/heritage/privilege/ etc. Like, there's a group called "ASCWoD" - Asian Super-cool Women of the Diaspora. While I identified as Asian sometimes in high school, oftentimes it was more out of a simple desire to be different than everyone else; in college, I've had many more opportunities to think about what it means to me.

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 11:33 am 0

On Miss Manners Doesn’t Live Here

@celeec4@twitter Family - as always - makes things more complicated than they ought to be. My mother's mother has for a long time belittled my mom for not teaching us Chinese and allowing us to grow up "American" (access to t.v. and 'endless leisure', not enough character building and work ethic, etc.) I suppose I could always ask my mom. Who knows, maybe it would bring us closer.
@adorable-eggplant - maybe, after finals. Thanks. :)

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm 0

On Miss Manners Doesn’t Live Here

Confession: I'm Amelia Smith. I'm half-Asian, with a standard, acceptable white last name. I feel comfortable as an American, and I know that I have most (if not all) of the same privileges that my white friends have. Sometimes I even wonder if I have more, since I can move between the two cultures and be a minority when I choose to embrace my heritage or distance myself from it when it's inconvenient.
I also sometimes don't quite know what to do about my lack of involvement with my own heritage. My family exchanges red envelopes on Christmas, and I know the food, but that's about it. I can count to six in Chinese and say "Hello" and "Thank you." I was invited to take part in an "Asian-American Heritage Day" Project and help mentor some high school students - but the project was to take pictures of your culture at home, and I felt I had to bow out - taking a picture of "my culture at home" would be a bottle of Sriracha sauce. I wish that I knew more about my heritage, but I don't want to condemn my mother's decision to embrace America.

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm 7

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

Josh: Gryffindor
Toby: Hufflepuff (or a Gryffindor? Like Neville?)
CJ: Gryffindor (w/ Ravenclaw tendencies)
Leo: Slytherin "the good kind"
Donna: Ravenclaw
Amy: Slytherin (Josh + Donna 4EVER)

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm 0