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On Buzz Aldrin on the moon landing: "We didn't get to celebrate. Because we were out of town."

@eizverson22 Are you a spambot, or just someone overly fond of stating the obvious?

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:42 am 0

On Weekend Roundup

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Yay Seattle! I am headed that way next week. And also yay for human commenters! Spambots piss me off.

My week was mixed. On the plus side, I finished a big job. On the minus side, I sent it back to the client a day early and received zero, zip, bupkus in response. So now I am wondering if I will even get paid. On the plus side again (and related to your cough drops), one of our two beehives swarmed and I saw the swarm and my dad and I caught it and put it in a new hive. On the minus side, on Thursday the other hive swarmed and went 35 feet up into a tree and I spent all day trying to lure it down (called a tree-climbing friend who used a giant slingshot to shoot a rope over the tree so we could haul up a comb with brood in it that they would supposedly swarm to) to no avail. So those bees are a lost cause. But on the plus side yet again, today is beautiful and when I finish my work I will go canoeing on the river with beer and a friend. So all in all, I think the pluses win.

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm 0

On Headlines You'll Be Seeing Now That The Nation Is Run By A Witch Cabal

Not sure I can wait until 2018...

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm 0

On The Hobby Lobby Pie

Ahh this is the best/worst pie for sure.
Right there with you, Ann. Fuck all these motherfucking motherfuckers.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 6:34 pm 1

On Weekend Roundup

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Congratulations on open mic! You are brave to be doing standup, that is terrifying to me. Music is so much easier. Positive feedback is fantastic, too!

I think I can summon up 5 things:
1. Finally got nekkid with another human after a 6-month-plus dry spell
2. Had 2 big jobs come in, and 1 small one (I freelance)
3. Ate spinach and arugula from my own garden
4. Finally framed two things I had been meaning to put in frames foreverrrrrr
5. Had a date cancel this evening but stayed at the bar and drank dark beer and read Wodehouse and laughed my ass off by myself.

These good things are somewhat mitigated by the Dire Event that happened yesterday afternoon, in which I made myself a lovely cup of tea and drank it as I worked, and there was a LARGE SPIDER in the last mouthful arrrrghhhh I am still not over it. How did a spider get in my tea?!?!?! And I don't even mind spiders!

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm 0

On You Are, Was, and Always Will Be Pussy Control

Preach it, Jia!!!! This is so well put, and all bonus points for the Prince quote.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm 0

On It's Sexual Harassment Season at TJ Maxx!

Hey Hairpin,

Whenever I click on any link today, I get a pop-up message that says the following:
"Enter username and password for http://b46.sitemeter.com"

It has fields for entering the info after the message. When it pops up, I can't follow links to any email address on the site (which is why I am putting this message in the comments).

I am pretty sure it's a malevolent phenomenon. Hope you can remove it.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 11:22 am 1

On Spin, Measure, Cut: Hobby Lobby and the Tangled Skein of Reproductive Rights

This is just so, so good. Thank you Susan, and thank you Hairpin for publishing it!

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm 0

On Hillary Clinton, Do Not Feel Guilty About Your Pleasures

@Gleemonex I love this too but I also love "Holy goat-horned Shatner!" It is perfect.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm 0

On The Trouble With Reader-Shaming: A Y.A. Book List

@de Pizan I have never managed to get through The Book Thief and I have always felt vaguely guilty about it, like I'm betraying the Adult Readers of YA Books Club or something. So I'm kind of glad to learn I am not the only one who didn't like it.

I hear Code Name Verity is wonderful but very sad. I think I will give it a try anyway.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 10:40 pm 0