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redridinghoodrat

Sneakers, boys, and tacos. User pic borrowed from lepas.tumblr.com

On Dress Your Family In Your Lover's Shoes

Well, that was a nightmare. So wonderfully written, but a nightmare. I kept whispering "Run away! Just run awaaaaaay!"

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 11:18 am 1

On What My Mom Wants Me to Blog About

@workerbee I freaking love Cracklin Oat Bran, but that mess is always $6 for that skinny lil box.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:02 pm 0

On An Introductory Journey Through Blake Lively's Lifestyle Website

I had a lifestyle website once. It was really just a post on my blogspot where I confessed to being alone in my apartment and finding cheetohs in my sports bra, while my roommate was at a fancy Hollywood Pool Party. Style your life like my life and its inherent style.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm 2

On This Is The Day Before 40

@disco_clone WHAT SORCERY IS THIS??

Also, does everyone else have to keep logging in every time they want to comment? It leads to me giving up on commenting 80% of the time.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:38 pm 0

On A Woman Tapes Her Street Harassers

@Jia Tolentino The best I've done is a couple years ago when I was walking down Western Ave by my apt in LA and a group of young fools tried hollering at me. When they didn't stop I said "I don't respond to hollers," and crossed the street. One jaywalked across and shook my hand, introduced himself, and asked my name. Ha! I told him I appreciated it, and to tell his friends that if they talked to women like they're human beings instead of animals, we might actually respond.

I did less well when walking down the same street in the dark, with my headphones on (I know!) and I saw a man say something to me, and I responded by tugging out one earbud and saying "Huh?" which was not good enough nor fast enough for him, so he called me an ugly bitch that would never have a man, aaaaaaaaahahaaha. Also it was Valentine's Day. I had no response other than to go home and make myself a root beer float. PS, humanity: don't get mad at someone for not hearing you when they are wearing headphones--if they ignore you, they aren't bitches, they are simply people with a normal hearing range! Also don't talk to women who are alone in the dark. UGH.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm 0

On A Woman Tapes Her Street Harassers

"You're bald, what do you care about hair??"
"Do you think Jesus was hollering at women?"

She is quick! Also, blood pressure. I couldn't hang in like she does.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:31 am 3

On We're Monsters

What the HELL is wrong with that school principal?? She sounds like a psychopath. I keep trying to figure out what her damage is. I can't imagine blocking counseling requests, homeschooling requests, and transfer requests for a student who was assaulted. Sounds like she has an axe to grind against either teens in general or people who claim to have been sexually assaulted.

Or maybe she just hates herself for some past victimhood and now must punish everyone else's vulnerability?

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:17 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup

Five Things I Liked This Week:

1. Listening to Their Eyes Were Watching God as read by Ruby Dee. I fell in love with this book when I was a teenager, but it is so meaningful to me now, in my 30s. Ruby Dee's narration is amazingly rich and evocative. It made me cry in the train station.
2. Very handsome man I am dating surprised me at my restaurant job this week, after I'd been an incredible brat in the morning, and we ate lunch together. He is my Tea Cake.
3. Unexpectedly got the day off today, which means my lazy butt made it to the gym, and ...
4. Wrote 3 pages onto my novel today, which is not a lot, but is better than the one page I usually manage after work.
5. New Batgirl redesign.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:03 pm 0

On 162 New Emoji We Need Right Now

They need to make a motorcycle so I can stop using a bicycle with flames behind it.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm 0

On The Trouble With Reader-Shaming: A Y.A. Book List

The ONLY standard definition for YA is a story in which the protagonist is a young adult (teen). That's it. So yeah, this lady sucks.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:06 am 0