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On Potato Nightmare

@NellyBly I think it has to do with the part of the potato right under the skin. Like you know how sometimes you peel older potatoes and there's like a strange greenish layer? Not scary green, but hold it up in the light and wonder if your eyes are okay green. I think that's when potatoes go dangerous.

DISCLAIMER: not a doctor or a scientist, just a person who read something about this once, a fuzzily long time ago.

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm 0

On How to Dress for Things You Hate

@isabelle bleu I did a phone break-up for exactly that reason. Our relationship was way too serious for it, but the alternative was coming back to town after a long time apart to do the deed. Also, I'd been acting super weird since I'd decided to go through with it, so it would have been way weirder for me to fake it for a few weeks, fly across the country and THEN break up with him. I did feel terrible about it though.

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm 1

On Wendy Davis's Texas

Also a Texan here--from San Antonio, now in Austin. Thanks for writing this! I'm still not over the palpable excitement Wendy Davis has instilled in Texas women. I am so hopeful and so scared about this gubernatorial race.

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm 0

On What If a Women's Magazine Editor Edited a BBC News Story About Syria?

@Jen Shannon Boggio@facebook oh wow. that is delightfully terrible.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 11:51 am 0

On Cat Dog Duck: The Collected Works of David Foster Wallace from Age 5 to Age 5 3/4, With Commentary

The way I read the re-appropriated "deer" was a subtle acknowledgement of reindeer in the hypothetical future acquisition of Davey's red bice.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 10:25 am 0

On If Breakfast Foods Were Book Characters...

Banana: She never really seems to have herself together. Always running five minutes late with messy hair... after searching fruitlessly for her keys decides to just leave her front door unlocked. Again. She often can be found alongside coffee's trouble-making little brother, who still loiters at the bodega and can be bought for just a dollar. They think everything is great between them, but it always goes sour by mid-day.

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm 0

On What Is the Worst Possible Job for You?

@Queen of Pickles ugh yes, my brief stint as a marketing intern showed me the horrors of "brand strategy," social media, and internet-y things. It was the most passionless place...

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm 0

On What Is the Worst Possible Job for You?

Definitely sales. I worked at GAP and was consistently in trouble for not selling enough GAP credit cards. As in I sold one. In over a year. It was to this 19-year-old girl (approximately my age at the time) and the whole time I just wanted to tell her not to do it. It was very difficult for me to let her actually go through with it.

I'm really good at math and dealing with difficult people, though. Let's figure out what that career path is!

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm 3

On Your Breakfast Has Been Lying to You

@martinipie I find eating eggs without toast SUPER strange, haha. Which is why I stored away his comments and continue eating breakfast as I have before: eggs with veggies, an whole wheat english muffin with a nut butter, or splurging on a almond butter / almond milk / kale smoothie (I'm vegetarian-ish myself). I think, at the end of the day, you just gotta do what works for you.

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm 0

On Your Breakfast Has Been Lying to You

Recently a doctor told me that the reason eating breakfast can actually be less than helpful is that we tend to eat carbohydrate-heavy breakfasts rather than protein loaded ones. Obviously kickstarting your metabolism is a good thing, and part of the thought behind it. But, if you start off processing relatively fast-metabolizing foods the point is kinda moot... of course, this was just a dude I met, so grain of salt or whatever.

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm 0