On "You’re not supposed to be mine. You were not supposed to be made."

i'm not sure that not liking/loving your baby (implicitly--not enough) should be discussed alongside fantasies of killing him or her in this way. it implies that deviations from an expected level of enthusiasm--regardless of your baby's colic, your co-parent's deployment overseas, or whether you wanted the baby or not--are as dangerous as, or indications of, actual mental illness and violent urges.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0

On Ways in Which Hashtags Will Further Ruin Your Facebook Feed

@yrouttasight i kind of like it! i feel like it's a new part of syntax that, as you say, is basically a shortened version of "Categorize this under...". language! evolving! etc!

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm 1

On This Summer: Stop Buying $5 Iced Coffees

@lora.bee the caffeine is what does it to me (same effect with caffeine pills)--and it's a great, cheap, gentle laxative for when you get all constipated from long airline flights!

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0

On The Original Swiss Army Knife

@harebellALL I WANT is an engraved silver phone case hanging from my waist.

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:42 am 2

On Scrub?


Posted on April 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm 4

On On Fear as the Mind-Killer

this is awesome!

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 11:38 am 1

On Current and Proposed DVR Recording Options for 'Law and Order: SVU'

@Anna Jayne@twitter i think i could straight-up RECITE it. ugh love it so much!

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm 0

On Sex Phases, Red Flags, and "I Just Don't Think You'd Be a Good Parent"

@cuminafterall a practical wedding is the beeeeeest!

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm 0

On The Comment Section for Every Article Ever Written About Food Allergies

@ponymalta that is INCREDIBLE. i love to hate it.

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm 3

On [Move/Do Not Move] Directly to [New City/Another New City]

i'd like to put in another plea that you keep running traditional advice columns! i'm a big reader of advice writing, and i think i'm part of an audience demographic that may not be visible or obvious because we don't necessarily or often comment (except you, @This is my new username!): (analytical, anxious, reflective) people who are looking for information about how life works and why people do what they do and what people want--information about human nature. for people like us, the main draw in reading advice columns is seeing how people describe their problems, and what elements their situations they identify as problematic, and how that overlaps with or differs from what the advice columnist identifies as the problematic elements. this is what's so awesome about, for example, megan dietz's and heather havrilesky's advice writing. they're more interested in thinking about what makes a situation "wrong" or weird or painful than about answering the kind of "do this or do that?"/"who's the jerk here?" dilemmas that, say, dear prudence, dan savage, and the ethicist focus on. i think there are a lot of other people like me, who are reading advice columns to kind of store up perspectives and analytical stances for a rainy day.

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