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.
@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!
@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!
@harebellALL I WANT is an engraved silver phone case hanging from my waist.
THIS IS THE BEST RESPONSE EVER! AHAHAHAHA
this is awesome!
@Anna Jayne@twitter i think i could straight-up RECITE it. ugh love it so much!
@cuminafterall a practical wedding is the beeeeeest!
@ponymalta that is INCREDIBLE. i love to hate it.
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.