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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

On Get This Look: Water Birds

Here's a question (that a 5 year old would ask). If a swan ate all the same things as a Flamingo, would it too turn pinky-orange? You guys are bird experts obviously, that's why I'm asking here.

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm 3

On Homesickness, the Worst Feeling in the World

I only went to sleep away camp once as a kid, and called my mom to get me the first night. She told me to give it a day, and I'm still glad she didn't get me. I have lots of memories of being at camp that summer, great and otherwise. I do agree that one should always immediately rescue their child when mean girls are afoot though. My mom had a sixth sense about that that I still admire her for.

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm 0

On Friday Bargain Bin: What to Do With Your Allowance This Week

@olivebee Ditto. Actually my wedding is coming up but my friends talked me out of that dress and now that its $800 im kinda like grrrrrrr. Though I do love the dress I ended up with, the print is so awesome on that one.

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm 0

On The Best Time I Took My Baby to the Emergency Room

I think that "back then" people had much more lax attitudes about kids in cars. My mom talks about riding like 7 kids to the back of a car in the 50s. You'd get arrested for that now. Maybe this had something to do with the doors spontaneously opening? I mean, why was the technology in place to make a CAR but not a lock that would hold a car door shut?

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm 2