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On Ask a Clean Person About Her New Book: A Conversation With Jolie Kerr

I may have passive aggressively avoided reading some of Jolie's columns because you left the Hairpin and I realize now the error of my ways. Many many kudos and I look forward to owning this book!

I keep *intending* to make my bed :)

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm 0

On The Last Sunday of the Year


Posted on February 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm 3

On Interview with a Santeria Priestess

This was SO interesting! I am actually looking to see if there are any practices where I live, I am curious about the divinations.

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm 0

On How to Help the Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Haiyan, not haiphan.

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 11:15 am 0

On 10 Years, Actually: Harry & Karen, David & Natalie, John & Judy

This is apparently an unpopular opinion but I hated Love, Actually. I was going to say I liked these posts way more than I liked the movie but I felt like I had to make that clear. I actually _really_ liked these posts, almost enough to make me consider rewatching the movie, but I think I will stick with my current arrangement.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm 1

On Pumpkin-Chickpea-Almond-Butter Bars

I am drooling!

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm 1

On Remembering the Early Days of Jezebel with Anna Holmes

I still read Jezebel so I guess I shouldn't judge, but it certainly does feel both sensationalist and pandering now in a way it didn't before. I love Lindy West though.

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 7:31 am 2

On Interview with Elliott Sailors, a Woman Working as a Male Model

@Lily Rowan hmmm that is something to consider. Though, I think she is expected to pose in a masculine way. I mean clothes are supposed to accentuate, or give the illusion of, certain silhouettes right? Silhouettes that are considered desirably masculine...

ETA: the other article says she binds her breasts. So she is presenting as male, I guess it's like drag?

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm 0

On The "Box Girls" at the Standard Hotel

A lot more than $25/hour. Also... are they supposed to not go to the bathroom? Can people not go to the bathroom for 7 hours? I am a very frequent pee-er so I don't know what's normal but that seems like too long.

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm 0

On Inside the San Marcos Aquarena, an "underwater world of mermaids, clowns, and a swimming pig named Ralph"

Well now I feel bad about all the times I've complained about the temperature at work...

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 11:09 am 2