On "Are You Upset You Got the Girl?": Interview With Bassmaster Champ Christiana Bradley

Blazing the trail for every future female bass fisher...great interview!

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm 1

On Brain Trouble

This was so interesting. My mother and sister both get migraines (I have a particularly vivid memory of Mom driving me to drivers training class while puking because of one, so that I could get my license and drive myself and my sister places next time she had a migraine). I have skipped this genetic land mine somehow and I'm very thankful.

I don't know how anyone who's seen someone suffering a migraine could not believe its real. I'd never considered that it could be seen as a "women's problem" but...sadly, that's about the only thing I can think of that would explain that attitude.

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

Re: shutdown
I'm a Fed and so is my husband. He's emergency essential - and in the Middle East - but still won't be paid until the government re-opens. Various things making this shitty for us personally:
1. Must keep paying for daycare or lose spot, even though I'm not at work
2. Six months pregnant
3. We can swing this financially, but only by using the downpayment on the house we were going to buy.

Perks: at least my insurance is still working. Because no one should be without good, affordable insurance, TEA PARTY.

In my personal experience, zero furloughed federal workers believe any of the people telling them they are not being paid because Obamacare. Zero percent.

Posted on October 5, 2013 at 9:53 am 0

On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

@meowmischen I can't even read the description above without crying.

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm 0

On Interview with a High-Fashion Model Who Is Also Transgender

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm 0

On Interview with a High-Fashion Model Who Is Also Transgender

Right? I want to be friends with her because she's clearly one of this people that makes life seem so much happier.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm 0

On 10 Scariest Excerpts from "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In"

As my hilarious coworker with kids said when someone recently complained about being tired, "oh, YOU'RE TIRED? I'm so glad to never have experienced that, myself."
The fact that only women can do it is the single biggest drawback to breast feeding as a heterosexual woman.

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 10:02 am 1

On 10 Scariest Excerpts from "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In"

It gets less dehumanizing? But I totally feel this and in fact had some big crying to do when I got pregnant again before I'd finished weaning my first, because I wasn't going to own my body again in between.

Can I also love the comments about husbands? I've discovered, delightfully, that my husband will pick up any and all slack left. I keep getting cold chills because I realize, much like his excellent fathering skills, THIS IS NOT WHY I MARRIED HIM. I totally lucked out. What if he hadn't been reasonable? What if he was the douche canoe who said things like, this would be so much easier if you didn't work?

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 9:57 am 0

On The Craving: One Woman's Salty Confession

@iceberg peanut butter and bananas. Boy is now allergic to peanut butter. Also, buffalo wings, to which he is NOT allergic.

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm 0

On An Interview With a Mom of Triplets

@DrStephanieDVM mine does that too! Is that a thing, behaving for strangers?

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 9:23 pm 0