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On Why I Have To Be So "Rude"

I'm so glad you wrote this (and so brilliantly), because I haven't found myself hating a particular song this much in a long time and I felt weird about it. Now I realize I'm totally justified and it's not just me. I was at the beach last weekend and it popped up everywherrrrre. On the road, in a club, creeping up in the background. It was stuck in my head for days after our return and I wanted to cry. Also, I can't believe the band's douchey image went beyond my expectations.

I think what also put me over the edge was the "marry her anyway" line. Psshh. Uggghhh. Go awayyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:46 am 0

On What My Mom Wants Me to Blog About Instead of This

"But we still have Chico's!"

Awww, I love this. This sounds like my mom.

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm 0

On Reasons Why Everyone is Engaged But Me: A Sampling

I also can't toast nuts without burning them! It seems so easy...

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm 0

On Centers of Gravity: In Conversation With an Ex-Gymnast

YES glad a lot of deserved attention is being given to Shannon Miller. I used to want to be her so badly...

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm 0

On Are We in America's America?

This pie chart is perfect.

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 10:01 am 0

On The Young and the Restless

I sort of watched 'Days of our Lives' with my mom, but I've only ever really watched 'Passions' because that show was too insane not to watch. Witches, a talking doll, people who talked to themselves for extended amounts of time... Plus, Theresa was really pretty!

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm 1

On A Tale of Six Cities

I love mole! But I loved this more.

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm 0

On Homesickness, the Worst Feeling in the World

@blahstudent Yikes, that sounds horrific. Yeah, I never went to summer camp and I don't feel any deep regret or anything like that. I did 'summer enrichment' programs, which were basically creative arts day camps that took place at the local high school. They were fine, I made some cool things, had fun with theater and plays, but never made any lasting friendships or amazing memories. I also lived in an apartment growing up, so I was never really bored at home. There plenty of people to see, thing to do, my best friend lived one floor above me, etc.

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm 0

On Homesickness, the Worst Feeling in the World

Who remembers 'Ira Sleeps Over?' Prepped me for my first ever sleepover.

Twist at the end-- you think he's going to cave in and go back home, (which is next door) but he DOESN'T--- he goes home, grabs his teddy bear, and peaces out back to his friend's place.

http://books.google.com/books/about/Ira_Sleeps_Over.html?id=KvKJ1nBXQdIC

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm 1

On Texts From Sweet Valley High

@New Hoarder OMG YES!! I think I got that for Christmas one year: http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Christmas-Sweet-Valley-Editions/dp/0553480510

I barely remember what happens, but there's definitely some creepy, 'magical', kingdom-fantasy things involved.

And at first I thought you were talking about a different Christmas special, - "Big for Christmas" - http://www.amazon.com/BIG-CHRISTMAS-Sweet-Valley-Twins/dp/0553482491/ref=pd_sim_b_3

They make a wish that they were older, or something, and suddenly become 18 overnight (I think). I must have read this one like 10 times because I loved it so much. I remember something about them having to basically run away because their parents thought they were strangers.. They have to teach themselves how to drive, they steal doughnuts and each meet handsome men and have romances on their adventure. Hearing this now sounds totally crazy and really creepy, but it made me so excited for high school... because that's what I thought life would eventually be like. Guys and doughnuts!

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 11:22 am 0