Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it. --Lady Macbeth

On What Were the Names of Your High School Tribes?

I grew up very close to Boston and I was in the band, and I only hung out with "Band Kids" ....but it wasn't until after graduation, when I grew closer with a couple other people from my hometown that WEREN'T in the band, that I found out everyone else basically stereo-typed each other based on the college in "the City" they figured everyone would end up at. One girl actually showed me a yearbook from junior year that she an her friends had marked up and assigned every kid in our graduating class of 300 a group. I wish I was kidding.
The largest groups were the "BU Dude-Bros" (you know, all those guys that ran around saying "DUDE.... Bro..." in the late 90s?) the MASSArtists (self explanatory), the BerkleeBros and BerkleeBabes (again, self explanatory) the ZOOMASS Wasters, Emmanuel Evangelists, LesbiSimmons and apparently the "13th graders" which it took me WAY too long to figure out was a VERY RUDE name for the kids they figured would end up at the local community college.
Needless to say, I was reminded why I only hung out with band kids. And now I teach band, so I still get to hang out with band kids. WINNING.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm 2

On Why I'll Miss Bunheads: Because I'm a Mess, Too

YES to everything! Personally, I feel a major downfall of this show is the NAME and the way it was marketed. From the beginning it looked like the show was going to be another "dance" show, thus severely limiting the audience. With a new name and a new marketing campaign advertising what it's actually about, this show could go far!

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm 1

On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."


Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm 4

On Six Guaranteed Low-Effort Toddler Games

late to the party on this but another lazy game the children in my life seem to enjoy: taking small objects off the floor/table (puzzle pieces, cards, etc.) and stacking them in my outstretched hand. when all the pieces are in my hand i dramatically flip my hand over and dump them out. repeat X 100. seriously, hours of toddler entertainment.

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm 0

On What Do You Wear Around the House?

@Ellie Are you ME? I, too, am equally as obsessive about my "house clothes." Just last night, before bed, I changed from one pair of black yoga pants to a different pair of black yoga pants in which to sleep. SO, who is relatively new, just looked on strangely. But when I got into bed he just kissed my forehead, bless his heart.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm 2

On The Best of the Best Music of 2012

but...but... I thought FOR SURE "Everything is Embarrassing" by Sky Ferreira was basically The Hairpin anthem of 2012?

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm 1

On Or, It's Just the Fridge Magnets After All

@Faintly Macabre I have sight/sound synesthesia as well, I don't typically encounter many others as it seems the number/word/letter color people are more prevalent, or at least more prominent on the internet. I TOTALLY know what you mean about music, there are some songs I CANNOT listen to while driving as the visuals get in the way of concentrating on the road!

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm 1

On Ask a Clean Person's Gross Substitute

@dotcommie Hair on the walls! My most disgusting habit, by far. I used to write messages to my brother when we shared a bathroom, he was not amused. Currently, my shower is completely enclosed by a curtain so I have not hair-doodled in FAR too long.

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm 1

On Happy Hour: Happy Trails

@maevemealone we called our version of your "Tea Plus" "Tea Surprise" because, well, SURPRISE YOU'RE DRUNK.

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm 0

On A Guide to Finding Sunglasses for Lesser-known Face Shapes

don't say upside-down face, don't say upside-down face...

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm 2