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Last night I dreamt of a dilapidated stone ruin where, if we jumped from cairn to cairn in the correct pattern, a secret door in the ground opened up and permitted us to enter an underground crystal cavern full of friendly cats.

On "Cheap Sunglasses, Expensive Lingerie"

I usually use the calculation:"What is the price for this thing/How many wears will I get out of this" as my Should I Buy Costly Thing equation.
For me, that boils down to: EXPENSIVE shoes, purse, coat*, bras, hair colour, foundation, fancy dress, jeans, mascara, blush.
CHEAP: leggings, tights, stockings, sunglasses, jewelry, eyeshadow, lipstick, summer clothing.
Also, I believe that it's a fool's errand to ever buy nail polish, socks, undies, t-shirts, or body moisturizer that isn't at sale price.

*--If you're a vintage hound like I am, you will inevitably collect too many cheap coats that don't quite fit right; just buy the one you like best and get it tailored, trust.

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:14 pm 1

On The Unofficial Official Hairpin 3.0 Book Club: White Girls

Ooooh, this is exciting!! Have laid out my best book-clubbing caftan for the occasion.

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

I've got "White Girls" on my nightstand too, just awaiting the requisite couple of hours to dive in and get a good head start on the book. Anyone else reading this? I do so love a Read-Along!

Also: As a dual resident, very much enjoying the hybrid Can-American flavour of The Hairpin lately, finding it Relevant To My Interests.

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

Hello, Weekenders!!
Popping by to enthusiastically endorse the Womanzine project: http://toosexyandweird.com/ - - because who DOESN'T love getting something in the mail besides student loan statements and offers for Capital One credit cards with 29.55% interest rates, amirite??

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

Hello, Weekenders!!
Popping by to enthusiastically endorse the Womanzine project: http://toosexyandweird.com/ - - because who DOESN'T love getting something in the mail besides student loan statements and offers for Capital One credit cards with 29.55% interest rates, amirite??

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Eat-More bars! Hawkins Cheezies!

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 8:58 pm 0

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That interview was just what I needed to settle my sad, jittery brain on a dark, damp Pacific Northwest morning. Things we need more of in this world: personal accounts from women whose creative life was complicated, beset by interruptions from the day-to-day, full of belated discoveries, a lifetime journey.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm 0

On How Many Types of Millennials Are There?

@Jazmine Hughes May I suggest for you the delights and glories of a trip to Canada's Prince Edward Island, as outlined for your enjoyment by Stompin' Tom Connors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtySGSuKZe8

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm 0

On How Many Types of Millennials Are There?

Flavour Your Potatoes With This One Weird, Old Trick! (IE, reading your student loan statement and weeping silently with your face near your plate; recycle essential electrolytes AND enjoy a gently savory tuber delight!)

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm 5

On Weekend Roundup and Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Indeed! There's some great images floating around of costume ideas from the 1920s/1930s where the costume theme is "Hallowe'en"; lots lof lovely, orange-and-black, harlequin-and-pom-pom ideas:

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:19 pm 0