I'm a pretty nice lady, most of the time...

On The Rob Ford Pie

@Fear Biter Same here. It's such a tired joke and he naturally provides such a wealth of other material! My fondest hope is that sometime in the not too distant future these jokes will seem, to the majority of people, as horrible as the old, "Get a load of my mother-in-law, wacka, wakca, wacka!" jokes.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm 0

On Farewell to "What The F*shion"

@mochi "Non-sequitur. Ha ha!"

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 1:17 am 1

On Let's Revisit All of Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 1


Love Flag Pole Sitta and Harvey Danger in general and think the song should have a 10 of 10 for 'Holds Up'!

Also, the quotes pulled are obnoxious, yes, but I think the lyrics are supposed to be pointing out what a jerk the 'character' in the song is? A very late-90's style jerki-ness.

Am I pointing out the obvious? I don't know! (Sorry if I'm being a mid-2010's style jerk!)

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:18 am 2

On Friday Open Thread

@raised amongst catalogs Ahhhhhh.... just what I needed to hear right now. Congratulations!

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 3:05 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Sea Ermine Have you tried Craigslist "Gigs" section? It's not for full-time work, more like, "Hey, we need somebody to enter data into these spreadsheets for the next 10 days. $10/hour." Or, "Hey, I need help weeding my garden. Can pay $8/hour at 10 hours, tops."

You have to wade through a lot of junk, but something to think about...

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 2:55 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Emby You are not alone. I applied for a job mid-May, had two (2) phone screens and two (2) in-person panel interviews spread out over June and into very early July and I am still waiting to hear back. I contacted the HR rep earlier this week and she told me they are finishing up the last round of interviews this coming week and will update me with a decision then. This will make the whole process a little over two months long!

Employers are really taking the whole "hire slowly" thing to heart these days - and it is soooo anxiety producing. Good luck to you...

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 2:34 am 0

On "I Have Stories I Want to Tell": A Conversation with Filmmaker Ava DuVernay

Wow! Way to go Venus re: equal pay @ Wimbledon! And DuVernay sounds pretty amazing herself. Need to see if I get ESPN with my cable package so I can watch this. (Ha! Not generally a sports fan, can you tell?)

Love articles like this one, Emma. :O)

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@empathicalist That article is excellent. I had no idea! Also, the original meaning of some of words, like bimbo, should really be obvious on the face of it, but the new meaning has so obscured the old meaning we (or maybe it's just me :O) can't see it anymore.

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 8:51 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@empathicalist Webinar. Mere mention of this word makes me angry. Partly, I think, because I've never done a webinar that wasn't a complete waste of time. Ugh.

Agreed on whore and bitch. Also, don't really believe 'reclaiming' has ever worked.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@packedsuitcase Oooooohhh... Be very careful here. I made the terrible mistake of hinting around (lightly! barely!) to my ex-boss that I might be OK with being laid off, and it back-fired in a horrible way. She was super-angry and I could never fix it. She felt betrayed and ultimately I wound up getting fired instead. Proceed with extreme caution.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm 1