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On How My Obsession With Furnishing A Future Put Me Nearly $40,000 In Debt

@adorable-eggplant I don't know how to say more plainly that you aren't the boss of anything I say, and I carefully chose my uncivil words. It's my prerogative whether or not to be polite and considerate in a dialogue I think is disgusting. I'm not sorry I offended you with my language. I don't care what you're fine with.

I AM sorry a person in this commentariat chose to tell the author of this piece that nobody in the author's life has died so she doesn't deserve a voice, I guess; I'm also sorry the author of the piece responded to someone by saying, Who the fuck are you?

No, I don't think "friendly discourse" addresses that in the way I believe is right to do.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm 0

On How My Obsession With Furnishing A Future Put Me Nearly $40,000 In Debt

@adorable-eggplant Oh good, the feelings police are here. Thanks for reminding me what I should find sickening or not.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm 0

On How My Obsession With Furnishing A Future Put Me Nearly $40,000 In Debt

@Queen of Pickles They're sickeningly cruel and confrontational. This site has really gone to shit, both above and below the fold.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Nails 101

@Jackie G@twitter Oh, dear heart. Use a Q-tip for the one nail. Maybe try applying thinner coats, and if your polish is too gummy, try one of the thinning products people suggested. Polish should be about dry to the touch before you do another, and make sure you have enough polish on the brush that you're not dragging the first coat back up off of your nail. (Using gummy polish would not help with that either.)

Probably the answer is: Polish thinner.

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 9:35 am 0

On The Revolution Was Televised

There is a towel sponsor.

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm 2

On Obama, No. 44

@shumacumlaude I think I'd just bear hug him like that pizza dude did.

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:09 am 1

On Obama, No. 44

@whateverlolawants What's it like being friends with Cheryl Swoops?

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:08 am 3

On Obama, No. 44

I once worked for a magazine publisher who altered interviews at will and without the permission of the subjects. It was exactly like someone in this NYT piece says: "There are times when this feels like I’m dealing with some of my editors. It’s like, ‘You just changed this because you could!’"

Which is worse: vetting someone's written work about you, or rewriting an interview you just conducted? Both are gross. It's all gross.

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:02 am 2

On Obama, No. 44

@OhMyGoshYouGuys If someone published anyway without quote approval, what would happen? It would likely be your last time covering a politician but might be worth it for a large-scale piece and the gumption of taking a stand. I don't know.

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 am 0

On Obama, No. 44

@OhMyGoshYouGuys Can you explain what the alternative is? I can't imagine President Obama allowing this level of access without quote approval. Otherwise you'd have to be on and off the record every other minute and explicitly say so every time?

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 10:01 am 0