On Remembering Lilith: Fiona Apple

Love this. And now that I think about it, I am glad that I got into Fiona in the post-angst part of my life instead of when Tidal came out (I think I was 14 at the time). Tori Amos has been ruined for me because of angst association, I can't hear those songs without a flood of self loathing and awkward jr high memories, but Fiona... Fiona is pure and wonderful and brilliant because I wasn't super into her until late college.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 6:13 pm 1

On Ask a Glutton: Your Perfect Dinner Party

I've lived in Brooklyn for ten years, and grilling is a VERY big part of my summertime eating situation. My friends have rooftops, yards, mini-grills to bring to the park. You can have it all! Also, a million times yes to this watermelon feta salad. So good.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm 0

On How to Enter Parties

I could not love this more.

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm 3

On Cronuts Are Like Donuts Only You Wait in Line For Them

I'm pregnant and had a dream last night where I was waiting in line for a Cronut. Unfortunately my laziness far exceeds my gluttony, so there's really not a question as to whether i'm going to Soho at the crack of dawn to get one of these things. I do hope for additional, even more realistic Cronut dreams tonight though.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:38 am 0

On Excerpts from Vanilla Ice’s Wikipedia Page, Offered Without Comment

@robotosaur He should have followed that one up with a song called "Where the Wallaroo At?"

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm 7

On On Subcultures

This sort of lines up with some of the best advice I was ever given, which was when a bouncer at a bar told me "Don't ever make fun of people for the way they dance, everyone's just trying to have a good time." Of course he told me this because I was making fun of someone at the time, but I haven't done it since.

Still working on accepting the fact that my husband is a former Phishhead. Baby steps...

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm 11

On Knocked Up, Knocking Back

@sophia_h Ditto! I'm 29 weeks and my friends are constantly asking me "why don't you just have a glass of wine." Well, because frankly, I don't want a glass of wine. I want to sit down at a bar (or warm patio) and get real drunk and talk shit with my friends until way too late. Like a normal person.

Still waiting for the study that says that sort of behavior will make my kid smarter. Sigh.

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 11:05 pm 4

On Let's Talk a Bit About the Woman Who Regrets Her Kids

@SarahDances I grew up the eldest child who was six years older than my younger sibling, and spent the rest of my childhood after my brother was born wishing I could go back to being an only child. I should note that as an adult I am quite fond of my brother, but as a kid I truly resented his existence and hated him and that lasted until I went to college. Maybe just like having kids isn't for everyone, having a sibling isn't for everyone.

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

On Drynuary: What and Why

@Daisy Razor Lordy, I hear you. I'm pregnant right now. The next six months (18 years?) are friggin Drynuary, and there's no quitting.

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm 0

On Chamberpots: A Resurgence?

I totally bought this. The only thing I was skeptical about was the rent. You'd still be paying upwards of a grand in Park Slope for a place with no bathroom. I know because I pay twice that in Park Slope for a bathroom so small you have to sit sideways on the toilet.

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm 3