On Soap Options

@LilyB [insert placenta-fetus soap joke here]

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm 0

On Soap Options

So glad the hairpin is here to point out the most horrifying things on the internet.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm 3

On Sunset Boulevard

So, so wrong! Evilly cackling at my desk wrong!

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:43 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

I once made a really "authentic" chili that was just chillies and chunks of meat. It was like, all meat. It was okay but not a complete meal like chili with beans and some veggies.

Also good in chili: a scoop of cornmeal. Makes things a little thick and pleasantly corny.

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 9:52 am 0

On Level Descriptions From the Upcoming Katy Perry Video Game

I couldn't help but read the final level in Stefon voice...

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:02 am 0

On Keeping Up Appearances

The photos on this are awesome. I have no love for Aber-postale-isster after hours spent with disappointed pre-teen girls searching desperately to find ANYTHING in XL. And then watching them drop $30 on an almost see-through t-shirt if they did find something. And then laundering the damn things like they were cashmere lest they shrink even a millimeter.

Ugh, I'm such a mom...

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:31 am 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

What about when your employer recognizes the work day in terms of locking the doors to the building but not in terms of reducing your workload by one day's worth? When my boss tells me I have the day off I laugh bitterly. Gee thanks...one less day to do my work, sounds super fun.

To be fair, I'm a grad student and don't have a single thing to complain about. But the "day off" thing is really irritating me this year.

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:45 am 0


I'm divorced, remarried, and not into this. In fact, my spouse and I kind of make a point that we want to stay together because we WANT to stay together, not because it would be a pain in the rear to split.

The covenant requires a two-year waiting period for a divorce. How about a two-year waiting period for marriage? How about a reasonable minimum age like 25? Or you have to convince a judge or panel that you REALLY deserve to get married. Not that I actually think those should be laws, but it's marriage that is too easy to rush into (I should know!), not divorce.

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm 2

On Some Things I Cannot Unhear

Not four, definitely five.

This was so lovely. Thank you!

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm 0

On Self-Care, in Theory and Practice

All of this is great, including all the comments.

For better sleep and self-care, might I suggest reading. I think we're all big readers here, but really, get a book from the library, something that makes you happy (not necessarily something you think will "improve" you) and turn off all the screens and the noise and read. Screens tell your eyes it's still daytime. I can't think of anything more luxurious than saying, I'm going to turn off everything (not the lights, obv) and sit down and read this book for no other reason than because I LIKE IT. Pair with tea/coffee/wine/scotch as desired.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 10:00 am 1