On 42

"[A] woman turning forty-two was expected to voluntarily accept the shackles of biology and convention..."

Um...yeah, "voluntarily" doesn't really describe the state of them thar affairs.


Posted on July 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm 3

On How to Live With Your Mother When You're 37, Childless and Unemployed

I relate to all of this.

Except I'm in the limbo of 'go to grad school/mfa?, don't go to grad school/mfa? maybe let's take a certificate course in the meantime' and my folks (*sigh* and I) live in southeastern Mississippi.

At least you live in a liberal part of the world in a cool city. That's pretty rad!

Every chick I meet down here is a Miley lookalike who's really into Jesus. Kinda given up on people. *Swigs vodka*

Makes a lady grateful for her cats.

To appease my mother's bipolar obsession with my productivity or lack thereof I do transcription work. It's not so so bad. Certainly makes things more pleasant around the house.

The other day I got to transcribe an interview Planned Parenthood conducted in regard to a new separate section of the org that takes donations for, what I gathered to be, a PAC-like fund for promoting reproductive rights in politics. That was interesting. Other times it's been a green tea focus group, a laundry detergent focus group, a 3M product R&D workshop, a focus group about fiber (people REALLY go out of their way to avoid saying "poop") which was amusing, as well as some uber technical French and Catalonian accented doctors discussing biomarkers' effectiveness in treating heart disease, among other things.

Also, I avoided watching Castle for the longest time, then I ran out of other shows and marathoned the shit out of it. Which led to my watching another show I'd held off on, Firefly. Of course, then I had to watch the movie, Serenity. Love/hate streaming.

Cheers sistafriend! Lykke til!

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm 0

On Talking to Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer, "Story Architects" for Young Adult Literature


One word: structure.

Stories without structure go nowhere. Also, "story architect" sounds badass. And writing is all about stealing.

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm 1

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

@klemay your chickie avatar is quite apt for this part of the thread :)

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 1:31 am 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

@dham I'm with you except for the low fat cheese bit (unless naturally occurring).

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 1:30 am 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed


Pretty sure whole milk is 3%-3.5% fat (yep, just googled)...so not that much more than 1% or 2%, in the grand scheme of fat really (particularly when I used to think whole milk meant 'full fat' aka 100 PERCENT OF ALL THE FATS! ALL OF THEM!).

I personally can't stand skim or 1% and when I found out that whole milk was just a whopping percent and a bit of change fatter than those, I totally only go for whole milk now and forever!

This also makes the biggest difference in my latest cheese craze: string cheese! Low fat (mozz) string cheese can go suck a juicebox; I'd rather eat sawdust.

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 1:25 am 0

On A Conversation With Adrienne Truscott, a Performance Artist Doing a One-Woman Show About Rape


"Brecht's notion was that you had to break from the "rules" of your medium and directly antagonize your audience, and make explicit their personal complicity in whatever injustice is portrayed."

But...that's exactly what is different about her show:

"And you wanna go, "If you sat in my audience, and I cracked jokes and interacted with you with my pussy out, you'd probably feel pretty uncomfortable, so who's really getting the attention? Maybe I've actually put all the attention on you, sitting at a show watching a naked pussy.” Because I have all the power, I'm on stage, I have the microphone."

I don't get your point, despite liking all your big words.

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 11:48 am 2

On A Game Plan for Going Viral

It's so irritating to see so many people in that comment section telling her how to feel about something of which she just wrote an entire essay, detailing exactly how she felt and what she did about it.

Ain't no one got time for that!

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 12:51 am 0

On "Nipples on a C or D-cup can accelerate up to 45 mph in one second, faster than a Ferrari"

Just to reiterate:



The only thing they could improve upon is color selection and, as mentioned upthread, the shininess. Otherwise? PERFECTION! I really don't give any fucks what the bra looks like because it is amazing and fits well and is THE most supportive friend my rack has ever had.

The smallest I have is a size 0 (34DD) in black, a size 1 (38DD) in black that I currently wear, and when I was heavier last year, I changed it up with an Ecru size 2 (38DDD/F).

I would never have worked out again and lost that weight if I did not have an Enell sports bra. The tits just DON'T move! And I enjoy feeling like I'm a B cup once in a while, so I'll wear one just farting around. It's actually helped cut down on oglers and street harassment because NOTHING is gong on in the funbag arena. Enell is THE BEST! Marry me, Enell, let's run away with our chests comfotably immobilzed into the sunset...

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm 2

On "Nipples on a C or D-cup can accelerate up to 45 mph in one second, faster than a Ferrari"

@apb Preach! I should get paid by Enell, I tell everyone about them!

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm 0