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On On Fear as the Mind-Killer

@Jolie Kerr Oh bb. I kind of want to sit your mother down for a talking-to but also I would never dare.
You will be an objectively beautiful bride, whatever size you are, and I will hunt down and punch in the face anyone who dares to say otherwise.

But also I'm going through a major bout of intense body-loathing right now (yes, even me with my size-acceptance soapbox! ALSO SPEAKING OF FEAR CONFESSIONS.) So there's that.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm 3

On On Fear as the Mind-Killer

Well this was just fantastic.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 11:41 am 3

On Let's Talk a Bit About the Woman Who Regrets Her Kids

I used to be one of those horrible militant child-free "we hate your kids, ugh stop breeding" types, but have softened over the past few years, to the point where I'm now, at best, ambivalent about having kids myself, and totally supportive of other people's decisions to do so. (I had to grow up eventually, right?) Reading this article, however, just made me go NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE all over the place. Because that would totally be me - the resentment, the bitchily judging other mothers, the doing a good job but hating it, all of it. Some people just shouldn't have kids. I am most likely one of them.

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm 3

On How to Fail for a Month, Year, or Decade and Be Okay

OKAY SO POINT 2:

Part of me wants to take umbrage with the use of "the Third World" and the projecting you're doing there, but fuck it.

The other part of me wants everyone reading this in DC to come tutor with me. Volunteering (especially, I think, tutoring/mentoring) is really great when you feel like you're failing not only for the reasons listed above, but also because it forces you to concentrate on someone else and their issues for a little while, and gets you completely out of your own head. There is also, at least with tutoring, a measure of feeling like you've accomplished something, when your kid passes a level or you can tell her reading's improved or whatever. If you feel like your life is full of fail, this can count for A LOT.

Anyway, yes, volunteer.

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm 2

On The Gateway Pie

@Countess Maritza Possibly? Are you currently really sleepy? Cause if so, yes.

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm 3

On The Gateway Pie

Success.

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm 3

On Office Personas of Note

@cashmere velvet candy cane RIGHT.

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm 1

On Office Personas of Note

I am obviously the office female doctor who writer. I have office older sisters and office aunties and TOTALLY have an office hipster grifter.

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 11:41 am 1

On Tonight's Full Moon

Mine was completely wrong re: both relationships and finances, but I am having a shit day today so maybe I shall blame the moon. Or at least go out of my way to look up at the night sky tonight.

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 5:41 pm 0

On Avocados for Lunch

@MilesofMountains Alton Brown recommends an avocado-and-sardine (maybe anchovy?) sandwich, so maybe herring and avocado work together as well? No idea how to involve the orange, though.

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm 0