On In Support of Debra Harrell, Jailed for Letting Her 9-Year-Old Play Unsupervised in the Park

Because putting a single mother in jail is DEFINITELY going to improve the life of this 9 year old girl.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:39 am 5

On Ask a Fancy Person: Entry-Level Expensive, Unwanted Guests and the Gratefulness Feedback Loop

I have advice regarding sending thank you notes! There is an app called Touchnote (which is based in the UK but I'm pretty sure you can use it anywhere?) where you can upload a photo, write a note, hit send and it sends a physical postcard to someone.

IT IS THE BEST. And it actually costs about the same or less than buying a physical postcard + a stamp. Personally, I cannot remember the last time I sent an actual thing to an actual person in the mail, because buying stamps and then remembering to put something in the mail is impossible. I know it's not quite as nice as something handwritten, but a physical item with a picture you took is better than an email, right?

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 8:14 am 1

On The 4/20 Cookbook

Small pieces of food to be eaten in slow, tiny, deliberate bites. Blueberries or strawberries work well. So do cheese cubes.

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 10:12 am 0

On Bill Murray and Me

This is the dream.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:09 am 0

On Vin Diesel Made a Special Video For You?

I'm not entirely clear about what I just watched.

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 10:51 am 0

On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

My mom's maiden name is Felch. I didn't learn what it meant until I went to university.

Soooo... that's something.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm 1

On The Best Time I Lost a Tampon and Found My Cervix

Thank you for reminding me that I was due for a pap smear several months ago. On the phone to reschedule it now.

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 9:15 am 0

On The Best Time I Got Catfished By a Dead Person

A friend of mine was in a... "thing"... with a girl he met online for about five years. She had cancer and lived across the Atlantic and they couldn't meet because of... issues. He talked her through chemotherapy for hours and hours every night, through her having to get a mastectomy, got to even know her family members on the phone.

Then one day he spoke to her mother and it turned out she had never had cancer, she had been getting electroshock therapy for severe mental illness.

I'm not really sure how you get over that.

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm 0

On The Hairpin Travel Series, Part Two: "An Escape From Untenable Circumstances"

@Edith Zimmerman Whaaaaaat! You break my heart, Edith.

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 7:17 am 0

On Something Quiet, Something Just for You

@limenotapple I am exactly the same way and I never really thought about why it's a thing for me... It's the same kind of 'detaily' stuff that I get the feeling from - I remember distinctly watching this girl in my math class in high school kind of obsessively but delicately touching and readjusting her hair and being mesmerised by it. Same thing with makeovers, anything delicate/detaily/hand-oriented.

I had no idea this was a thing.

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 6:28 am 0