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On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: She's All That

That song is the CROWN JEWEL in my workout playlist! I laughed out loud when they all high-fived in the middle of it.

I remember when my attitude about rom-coms changed. It was right after I tried to break up with a boy and he sort of wouldn't be broken up with. Then I went to see Jerry Maguire and I was like ugh, sometimes when a girl breaks up with you she MEANS IT!

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:26 am 0

On Weekend Roundup

@Bunburying Second this! Cross-stitch is supremely satisfying and you can be up and running in 5 minutes. I like a simple pattern to start (monochrome, like these: http://www.pinterest.com/foldanddivide/monochrome-cross-stitch/). There are cool photorealistic patterns but they take FOREVER switching thread colors.

Just try it, I feel like you'll know very quickly whether you like it or not, and even if you buy a pattern and some supplies you'll only be out, like, $10.

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm 0

On I Mounted a Fox: An Interview with Allis Markham

I will probably never, ever do or buy taxidermy, but my life is ever so slightly richer for having read this conversation with someone who does. Thanks.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm 2

On Female New York Post Writer Feels Differently Than Other Women

35 in Chicago here. Well, I actually live in the suburbs and commute, which includes a 1-mile walk past 3-5 construction sites and plenty of dudes. In 7 years of commuting, I can count the number of comments I've received on one hand, and most of them have been harmless (not aggressive or obscene) or even sort of nice. It's much more common to get a nod or a "good morning" from a construction worker or any other guy. Am I lucky? A little too old? Are men better behaved in Chicago?

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm 0

On "I am not writing this to explain myself": Roxane Gay on Receipts and Racial Profiling

Reminds me a bit of Questlove's piece a couple years ago about racial profiling. I wish White people would just LISTEN. Is Whitesplaining a word? It should be.

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On Why I Have To Be So "Rude"

If you're down with the conceit of asking dad (which, barf), don't you have to accept that dad has a right to say no, I'd rather you didn't? I think it's rude to take your three friends to ask him an ostensibly serious question and then throw a little fit when he gives you a serious answer.

Also, this makes me want to stream Say Anything.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm 3

On Ask Baba Yaga: Was It a Bad Idea to Break Up With My Extremely Kind, Extremely Boring Boyfriend?

@adorable-eggplant beat me to it. Somewhere out there is a woman who wants a rock-solid stump full of goodness to grow old with.

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm 1

On The Heartland Pie

Agggh the Christian radio gets me every road trip! Then I'm like, well, maybe if I liked it before I realized it was Christian, I should still like it? But I just can't rock out any more.

Oh, and I've lived in the Midwest for nigh on four-score annums and I do own eucalyptus swag, and to this pie I say, yup, that's us.

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm 0

On Important Alert: Jane Has a New Beauty Column!

Yay! I missed Jane!

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 9:00 am 0

On What I've Learned From My Side Job Critiquing Dick Pics

@dracula's ghost Oh my gosh, it couldn't be easier. Start a tumblr, invite your readers to share with you, and here they come! (Post some sexy stuff you like, follow other people, etc. to get some followers.)

I couldn't like this tumblr more, not least because it acknowledges women can enjoy dirty pics, too!

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0