On Become a Beautiful Baby Tiger With Kim Kardashian's Contour Tutorial

God, I love Just the Tips. Also as someone who wears little-to-no makeup, I am completely fascinated by contouring and actually wish someone would do a real how-to/before and after video.

Edited to say that as soon as I posted that comment, it occurred to me that there is probably a plethora of contouring videos on YouTube. So I'm off to fall into an internet hole.

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 8:09 pm 0

On FOUND: The Best Sheets

@yrouttasight I bought flannel sheets this winter after slightly scoffing at my boyfriend for insisting we get them and I have to say, I'm a changed woman. I never thought they'd make such a difference, but I've been singing their praises through this whole polar vortex shit. You can pry my flannel sheets from my cold, dead hands.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:14 pm 0

On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

@likearollingpin I was going to say the same thing! So many comments without mention of that spectacular line.

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 8:44 pm 0

On 18 Brides in a Year

@muralgirl I thought the same thing. Having rented apartments in A2 for four years, I thought the rental rates were absolutely insane. I was luckily able to find some cheap(ish) places and with roommates never had to pay more than $450, but it's sooo hard to find those deals and takes months of searching and stress and ugh. I do not miss that.

Also, I lived in Ypsi for two years and commuted to school via AATA and saved sooo much money. The rent is way cheaper and the buses are great. Plus I got a lot of reading done on the commute, so it was really a win-win (for me, maybe not everyone).

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 11:28 am 0

On Now That I'm Married, I Only Use Crystal

This might be a good place to ask this question: If I'm standing up in a wedding, am I supposed to buy a gift for the couple as well? I've always thought that being a part of the bridal party was your "gift" since you spend money on lots of things for that (especially as maid of honor), but my best friend was a bridesmaid for a childhood friend over the summer and she bought a gift off the registry. Now I don't know what I'm supposed to do and I'm feeling stressed out about it.

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 12:31 am 0

On Let's Revisit All of Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 1

@katiemcgillicuddy I know this is like, 3 months later, but I just have to say that everyone loves Flagpole Sitta. I was a barista for several years in a busy coffee shop on my college campus and we were allowed to make our own playlists for the cafe. I had Flagpole Sitta on mine and every time it came on, you could see everyone in the place slowly start nodding their heads along to it.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 11:43 pm 0

On A Chat with Mikki Kendall and Flavia Dzodan About #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen

I'm still absorbing a lot of from this interview and thoughtful comment thread, but I just want to say that I hope to see more pieces and discussion like this in the future. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@honey cowl I have no advice, only commiseration. All of my friends LOVE that song and video and I just want to be like, "Do you not see how problematic everything about this is?"

Being socially and politically aware can be hard and tiresome and defeating. Sometimes everything feels crushing.

ETA: I'm sorry that's not the least bit helpful or actually addresses your question.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@Smallison Portabello mushroom stack! I don't even know what that is, but it sounds just delicious.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@coolallison Michigan. Come to Michigan, the weather this week has been just perfect (if you like sunny and low 70's).

This is, however, highly atypical and last week's highs hovered in the upper 90's with a heat index of 103. So much humidity. I wanted to die.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm 1