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On The Satanic How-To Guide to Exalted Girldom

"I was an epistolary Catfish" haha. Oh my lawd, that effing description of Jessica and Elizabeth that every book would have of being the 'perfect height with perfect figures and perfect blue-green eyes'- I definitely internalized that as the physical ideal for years of my pubescence! I remember being around 11 and wishing with all my heart that my hair would magically turn blonde in my sleep. Now I fully embrace my wavy Latina brunette-ness and brown eyes because I'm not 11 anymore. SORRY I'M NOT ARYAN LOOKING ENOUGH FOR YOU, BRUCE PATMAN!

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm 5

On A Girl's Education in Little House in the Big Woods

@thisisunclear Don't forget the pig's bladder aka the pioneer's version of a balloon!

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm 4

On A Girl's Education in Little House in the Big Woods

@emilies Do you mean when they (SPOILER) thought Jack died or when he really died?? Because when he didn't really die and then they see him again I cry buckets and I'm like PUT YOUR DAMN DOG IN YOUR WAGON NEXT TIME.

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

Has anyone ever taken an improv class before? Did you get anything out of it? I went to a free one the other day and have now signed up for a 7 week course even though the idea of it makes me want to pee myself a little bit. It was fun but exhausting fun because I was so nervous the whole time!

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

Mos def. I mean, this could possibly be 100% Excited Golden Retriever and very innocent, but if you feel something is a bit off, I'd probably still go ahead with the date but be on your guard and make sure it's in a public place, etc.

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm 0

On Remembering Lilith: Fiona Apple

@fainthope2310 ??

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm 0

On What If Gwyneth Paltrow Is Merely a Mirror of Our Own Obnoxiousness?

@dracula's ghost "...we are commenting angrily about vegenaise on a feminist website" lololol TRUTH.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm 1

On Remembering Lilith: Fiona Apple

@BScottie The Idler Wheel also hit me right in the feels fo sho.
"Regret" gives me the chills. I think the saddest lyric of that song is, "'Member I when I was so sick and you didn't believe me?" I mean seriously. You have been writing about horrible men for over 10 years now (though she certainly has made a case for herself as well)! Find a new, emotionally healthy man for the love of God. Someone a step up from a filler like "Jonathan" even! A part of me really wants Fiona to have a breakthrough and abandon the angst and write clever and beautiful songs about happiness and lightness and at least occasionally ending up on the other side of sadness and struggle. I want her to come up with her own brand of chai tea or something and live on a farm with a bunch of horses but I don't know if that'll ever be the case.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm 2

On Remembering Lilith: Fiona Apple

I LOVED THIS. You two expressed so much of the complexity (and undying love) I feel for Fiona but am completely unable to articulate.

I remember listening to her on my discman on my walk to high school school around 2002. I was in elementary school when Tidal and When the Pawn came out but I think her particular breed of beautiful sadness and angst will forever find an audience in beautifully sad and angsty teenage girls.

Sidenote- after watching the video for "Hot Knife" I saw that PTA is now married to Maya Rudolph! For some reason that makes me so very happy.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant I can't handle this! SO CUTE! As is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgEOSSwEsPE

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm 0