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On Missing: Pixie the Pink-Tailed Party Pony

I know this is insanely late, but I couldn't let it go, and I found this: http://netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=1487
Pixie the Pink Tailed Party Pony was found, and she and her guardian were reunited!

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 6:36 pm 0

On Logan Echolls Syndrome, Cohabitation Power Politics, and The Girlfriend Label

"If at all possible, have this talk at her place (as the more-injured party, she should have the right to kick your ass out when she decides the conversation is over)."

Do people agree with this? I'd rather be broken up with at a place I have the ability to leave. I also tend to associate places with the emotions I felt there, and I'd rather not have break-up energy at my place.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm 0

On Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@claire2222 It sounds like this will result in more AHP pieces to read, so I think it's a terrific decision.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm 4

On Ask a Psychic

I want to believe it's possible to speak with animals. I've heard similar stories (2nd and 3rd hand), one was about a woman who asked ants to leave her home - and they listened! I so want it to be real because I'm dying to speak with my dog.

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 10:03 am 0

On The Twelve Days of Female Vengeance: Week One

I <3 revenge movies! Maybe Being Julia could have made the list, too -- Annette Bening's revenge in that movie is so satisfying.

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm 0

On Internet Work and Invisible Labor: Suri's Burn Book and the Celebrity Offspring Economy

@Internet Commenter that's my problem with Suri's Burn Book. Even if you don't mean the terrible things you're saying about celebrity kids, you're still saying those terrible things, and you're saying them about kids.

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 10:22 am 2

On Joan Didion on Woody Allen

@queequeging totally fair, and I didn't mean to single you out.
(I may be biased in favor of Manhattan Murder Mystery because it has Alan Alda in it.)

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm 0

On Joan Didion on Woody Allen

@stonefruit not even Sleeper, or Manhattan Murder Mystery? I haven't liked the other Woody Allen movies I've seen, but I like those two. Maybe because they're fairly superficial plot-driven movies, without purporting to say too much about people or the world.

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1

On Lana Del Rey's "Once Upon A Dream" Cover

Are those Angelina Jolie's real cheekbones? They are ridiculous (ly awesome)!!!

Google tells me they are not. They're still awesome.

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm 0

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

@BornSecular I tried no-poo for about a year, with mixed results. The ACV controlled my dandruff, but something I was doing was making my hair break or fall out (maybe the hair routine, maybe stress). So I switched to a sulfate-free, mild shampoo (something from Whole Foods), kept the ACV, but then followed it with conditioner, and I try not to wash my hair more than 2x a week. It's the only thing that's controlled my dandruff - I used to use Nizorall, and it was effective for a while, but stopped working after a few months.

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm 0