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On There Might Be a Pill For That

ok but we need a version of this for dudes too, STAT. Because papa's not feeding the monkey sufficient bananas, or insert whatever terrible euphemism here.

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm 5

On Who Bird-Corrects the Bird-Correcters?

re California: I agree that the condor is a total badass, but 1) it would be super embarassing if we made our state bird extinct, which is still a possibility; and 2) quail menfolk have little wiggly feather hats!

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

@formergr Ha! She is not at all treat-motivated unfortunately. She is only motivated by LASERS and TWIRLING FEATHERS so apparently I will have to march around the neighborhood like I'm having a one-person delusional vegas show. She is, however, extremely needy, and I'm betting she'll come running if she can hear me.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:45 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@raised amongst catalogs @par_parenthese hello sweets! other than the CAT-ASTROPHE (ba-dum ching) things are ok - new job! and dudefriend and I are working through it, and he's coming cat hunting tonight. So better -- or at least more manageable. Thanks, friends.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@par_parenthese yes. I get home tonight around 6:30, so if I ride my bike, I should be there by dinner time, right? Or a few weeks, give or take.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@raised amongst catalogs thanks, I'm really hoping she will find her way back :( She's got a collar on with my phone number and is microchipped so hopefully that will help if she managed to wander off too far.

oh, and @raised amongst catalogs, things are otherwise ok -- dudefriend and I had a good chat and I'm chalking up most of the panic to growing pains (we hadn't had a check-in talk in a long time) and giving it a little time before I make any sweeping DTMFA moves, because he's pretty great and our life circumstances are not helping the situation. how is your situation shaking out??

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

my roommate let my kitty out by accident after I went to bed last night and she's still missing and she's the best kitty ever and someone's probably going to catnap her if she didn't already get eaten by urban wildlife or a mean dog or something because she will crawl into anybody's arms/house/car if they agree to pet her. :(:(:(

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm 0

On Do You Need a Hug?

@russell brandom One of my favorite possessions is a tshirt with Tupac on it where his stomach tattoo is cut off just enough so it looks like he has a hug life tattoo

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm 4

On Do You Need a Hug?

Oh god I hate the limp back-patting hugs, the kind with hips all akimbo in an attempt to avoid any more contact than absolutely necessary to complete the transaction. If the hug is gonna happen, just go with it and fake the happy squeeze.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 3:20 pm 2

On If Trout Could Come Out of the Computer

@emmycantbemeeko Right? My mom made all of our bread from scratch and made the most amazing food, but at lunchtime I would just wiggle with jealously over those tidy wonder-bread-bologna sandwiches that other kids had. And their squeezits. God I wanted squeezits, even though they just tasted like burning.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm 0