"After eating the music box, I spread jam on the rug for a great dessert. Take the window, Papa, and draw me some pictures."
@Kimberly McColl@facebook re: bros who want to throw their weight around and feel noble while doing it -- "A desire to have all the fun is nine tenths of the law of chivalry."
On Susan Faludi on Facebook Feminism & the Danger of "Individual Women Empowering Themselves by Deserting Other Women"
There was a piece in the Washington Post a while back I really liked -- "There’s simply no way for women to lean in without leaning on the backs of other women." http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-02-25/opinions/37281698_1_sheryl-sandberg-feminist-ideals-movement
And then people come back at you accusing you of being anti-feminist for "tearing down" other women, and asking you what harm it can do. Sigh.
My mother has been a programmer since the 1970s; she didn't invent anything but I would just like to note that she is fantastic. She worked alongside my father, and people consistently took him more seriously -- he had been in the field longer, in fairness, but I think even he said it was unfair. I remember her working in a down jacket and a fluffy hat back when computer rooms had to be kept ultra-cold.
I dunno, I think pretty much every single woman in India is pulling it off pretty well...
On 8 Headlines That Sound Like Upworthy, But Are Simply Attempts To Express My Withering Contempt For That Collective of Neo-Liberal Douchebags
I didn't actually shout, "Thank fucking God" when I read the headline, because I work in an office with children in it, but I promise you the impulse was there. I knew it couldn't just be me.
@BosomBuddy If you can get it on audiobook, that might help? I know a lot of people who found it hard to get into because they had trouble figuring out who was talking; the reader makes it pretty clear who is talking when, because the characters have very distinct voices. (Cromwell's is gravelly, Wolsey's is fluting, More's makes your skin creep, etc.) That's how I got into it, and then I got the sequel on paper and swallowed it whole.
@Faintly Macabre I don't remember being in any kind of square at all, but I'm afraid I really only remember how happy I was to get that much food. I think there was something about coffee, but I don't drink it so I don't know what was notable about it there.
@stonefruit I feel like it was... northwest of Porter Square? But I'm not sure; my friends took me. They said the place had a bitter rivalry with the diner next door?
@Jinxie Regardless of what was assumed in the post, we are now all talking about breakfast. There is a diner in Boston that gave me pancakes AND an omelet. For like $8. Which is not cheap, but it was a lot of pancakes.
@cuminafterall Me too. People often exclaim over how lucky I am to have a fast metabolism, and I'm like, "No, you have no idea how much food I eat; you could probably feed yourself and a small child on my food budget." When I was on food stamps I couldn't think because I was so, so hungry all the time, even though it was the maximum allowance of benefits and I am good with cheap staples.