On The Prom King on Instagram, 10 Years After the Party

I really liked this article, but with one caveat: I graduated around the same time as you, but our lives are very divergent. I hate reading these articles where they're like "we're all too old for _____" because honestly, I'm not posting pictures of my backyard (I rent in a large city), and I don't have children, and I don't feel too old to post articles on facebook. I would never post that you're too young to be doing ______, and I just wish that the generalizations about life paths would chilllllll. We're not all out there taking pics of our food once we hit 30.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 12:35 pm 0

On What Goes With Online Shopping?

I bet in real life, I would like Diane quite a bit, but there is really no way to be a sommelier and write about drinking without sounding like a a snobby asshole.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 10:33 am 0

On At Least We're Not in Oymyakon, Coldest Inhabitable City on Earth

I truly can't fathom anyone living here. There are so many other places to live. So many.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:42 am 0

On Signs I Want You To Leave My House After I've Hosted You for Dinner

This could also be titled "Signs I am passive-aggressive, and not someone you should be spending your evenings with, anyway."

My list would be as follows:

1. I have said, "oh, I've had such a great time with you! I have to wake up early tomorrow, though, so I have to cut the evening a bit short. Can we do this again soon?"

Another intricate problem solved by saying what you mean.

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 5:01 pm 4

On Coming-Out Technology, Exiting the Girlfriend Zone, and the Lesbro Conundrum

@paddlepickle Yeah, I did not agree with the advice to LW3 one bit. The other girl sounded like kind of an asshole who'd had this problem before and lacks self-reflection. And trust, I have no jealousy problems-I just think this sounds off.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm 5

On Weapons

I don't understand why doorbells in the middle of the night make people uneasy...no one is going to alert you to their presence before they break in, yes? I mean, unless they think you're naive enough to just open the door, but who is a big city would do that without knowing exactly who it is?

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 11:40 am 0

On A Plan for Dealing With This

@TheGenYgirl It used to be a place for good debate! Then they let the comment sections drive the content, and then the best editors/writers left, and then...well, thus is the way with any website I've ever read. Actually, minus 'The Awl', probably because their comments section is always dry as a desert, which I like.

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 11:02 am 1

On Befriending Your Best Friend's Girlfriend and Resisting the "One True Sex Act"

@klemay HA. You're funny. I'm not defending society, but I'm pointing out that we didn't exactly come up with this concept.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm 1

On Befriending Your Best Friend's Girlfriend and Resisting the "One True Sex Act"

I don't take issue with anything in the actual answer, but this: "It is, indeed, ridiculous that we as a society have come to define “sex” as penis-in-vagina" " It's less about 'we as a society defining' as it is about that kind of sex being the only kind that leads to procreation. Which is the absolute reason that sex exists, biologically. At all. The others stuff is a wonderful incentive for the continuance of the human race. So while I agree that we have moved past that as "THE ONLY SEX THAT MATTERS", I'm not entirely sure that our current society had anything to do with defining it at all.

And yes, of course, I'm not an idiot and I believe the other sex is still sex. No need to set me on fire.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm 3

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed



This post contains a lot of erroneous information.

Also: most cravings are NOT traceable to a deficiency. Unless you're pregnant, then mayyyyybe, but usually not.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:58 pm 3