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On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

This week was a most excellent week in Hairpinnage. My favorite was the 39 Questions piece! But seriously, there was so much good stuff. Thanks for all your work!

Jazmine, you are welcome to eat all the Gushers within reach (*shudder*) and I will eat the tomatoes. And we will both think we got the far better part of the deal!

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 10:48 am 1

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Is it big enough to put a fancy/shiny belt around it? I am not a fan of the blazer/t shirt look on myself, I prefer scarves...but I also know people who can really make it look good!

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 10:45 am 0

On Five Things Guaranteed to Turn Him On

BRB, gotta buy a coffin. That rice trick works every time but I have had bad luck with ziploc bags...thanks for the tip!

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm 0

On How To Write An Email

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) My mom uses Hi comma because she read it in the NYT or something, and it always looks vaguely censorious to me. Of course, this may be a thing between my mom and me, since we've had the conversation where she says YOU'RE AN EDITOR WHY ARE YOU NOT PUNCTUATING EMAILS CORRECTLY and I'm like, Because you're my MOM not the bloody University of Chicago Press.

Anyway, I generally don't mind receiving casual emails, but I always begin mine with a proper salutation of some sort, even if it's just "Hey Ma," and end with "Cheers" (for people who don't know me well) or "YT" (for friends and relations) plus my name.

I too worship Mary Beard but I think she might be overthinking this.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On How to Have a Dinner Party

Summon the food. Summon the food. Summon the food.

I keep doing this, but it's not working. Also, it's the middle of the day and there are no guests, but still. WHERE IS MY INVISIBLE MANSERVANT

It is snowing and I would really like a toasted cheese sandwich, is all.

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm 1

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) That is a hard one. I think there are many levels of friendship, some deep, some not. If you never talk about the tough things, you can't really make a strong bond IMO. Have you had a conversation about general friendship expectations without going into the specifics of that particular friendship?

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

Safe travels to you both, Jazmine and Haley! Jazmine, I swore never to return to Texas after Things happened to me there in 1994, but if there were anything that COULD induce me to go, it would be the possibility of seeing both you and Mallory on the same panel. Have fun!

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm 1

On Love Yourself the Way Drake Loves the Toronto Raptors Mascot

@shalalas Right? There is no situation that cannot be at least incrementally improved by a good cup of tea.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 10:39 am 0

On Love Yourself the Way Drake Loves the Toronto Raptors Mascot

Yep, this year has been up and down, but shit has gone so far south this week it has penguin tracks on it.

My planned self-care includes taking myself out to see a band tonight, and taking myself out to a midnight movie tomorrow, and basically keeping anyone who is not already firmly lodged in my heart at arm's length. And copious amounts of black tea with milk, always.

How about y'all?

(Unrelated: Why is the mascot for a team called "the Raptors" actually a lizard? Shouldn't it be, like, a ferruginous hawk or something? Canadians, enlighten me!)

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:48 am 1

On A Really Bad Month

This is stunning...thank you for offering such a beautiful window into raw pain. And that last panel! There is so much bitterness and joy in learning that the only person you can really count on in this life is yourself.

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm 0