On Winter Survival: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday Cake

@myeviltwin The "Sugar Snow" candy? I made it years ago. I think it is actually made from melted maple sugar. At least that's the way I remeber it from the story. I still need to read the cookbook. I also still need to try a fire-crisped pig's tail.

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm 0

On What Has Beyoncé Done For You Today?

I'm more concerned about what Solange can do for me tomorrow.

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:50 am 0

On The True Cost of "Santa Baby"

@ clara morena Who needs a sugar daddy when one can make $66 an hour on the computer, just working on the computer for a few hours?

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 11:39 pm 3

On A Relationship in Two Tiny Garments

I'm only here to post about how angry I am about the the bullshit, somewhat sexist, Kohler (?) sponsored ad that's right beneath the article - "Holiday Shopping Gift Guide for 2013: Get original this year... Your beloved DJ needs something that speaks to the heart and soul of what they love to do..." I AM MY *OWN* "BELOVED DJ," AND DON'T YOU FUCKING FORGET IT!!!

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 11:34 pm 0

On A Requiem for Molly, The "Archived" American Girl Doll

@bananapants I was pretty sure that the three OG AG dolls were in the $80 price range, and not "costed over $100," when I was a youngun (mid-80's).

I also kept a chart of my savings toward an AG doll. They were going toward Kirsten, and the chart was made from the two-page centerfold of her in the Pleasant Company catalog with a fundraising thermometer drawn on it with Sharpie; "$88!" being the goal.

I made a pretty good copy of her bed in my dad's workshop and even learned how to Tole paint it, but never did get the doll. Turns out my parents hit some hard times and they secretly spent the Kirsten fund. In my Molly-esque adulthood I've come to understand and forgive what they had to do, but I will never forget falling asleep every night in Kindergarten with pictures of Kirsten under my pillow and dreams of tiny St Lucia crowns <3

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm 0

On Edith Got Curtains and Learned About Eyebrows, Jane Tried All the Lipsticks

I overheard two gals preaching brow wisdom on the bus: "Too many women try to make their brows look like identical twins, but they are not. They are supposed to be COUSINS."

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm 0

On Imagining Grown-Ass Eloise

@sherbet Anne gets her hair pulled by boys while Emily can pull back the curtains of space and time! I also like how the Emily story focuses more on working class and rural characters that Marilla would have told Anne to stay away from.

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm 1

On Rihanna On My Mind: Chatting About the "Pour It Up" Video

It's like Rihanna is trying to outdo R. Kelly, AND I LIKES IT!!!

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm 0

On When Life Tears Bill Nye's Quadricep, Bill Nye Puts On a Robot Suit and Exits Reality TV to the Tune of "Get Lucky"

@Betsy Murgatroyd Thanks for bringing that up, Betsy!

Nye's comedy and science skills on AlmostLive! cannot be overlooked. Especially... SPEEDWALKER!!! "Heel, toe. Heel, toe!"

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm 1

On Meet the Olinguito, the Newly Discovered Animal Whose Natural Habitat Is "Cloud Forest"

@districter Is that the same thing as the "Animal Odd Couples" show that's from NOVA/PBS?

The cutest thing ever?

With the baby deer that becomes friends with the old dog, then the deer grows up and lives out in the woods more, and the dog goes looking for its deer friend, and then it finds... OMG, I WON'T SPOIL IT!!!

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm 0