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On Remembering the Early Days of Jezebel with Anna Holmes

@ipomoea Same, especially the excitement about stars. In fact, I remember you from Jez and follow your fab tumblr. I used to be really bitter about the decline of Jez, but I am now grateful for the education and sense of community it gave me, even if that community has flown to different websites/platforms now.

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 11:58 am 0

On The Cora Crawleys of the Gilded Age: "As fast as our honorable, hardworking men earn money their daughters toss it across the ocean"

@bowtiesarecool There is also the double biography Alva and Consuelo Vanderbilt which has a ton more amazing info about beautiful Consuelo (friendship with Winston Churchill, inspired John Singer Sargent) and intense Alva (whose fortune also funded radical suffrage activities in the US!) Highly recommend. http://www.amazon.com/Consuelo-Alva-Vanderbilt-Daughter-Mother/dp/0060938250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376598637&sr=8-1&keywords=alva+and+consuelo

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm 1

On TLC, Meant to Be

@yeah-elle I wish the world would make this kind of experience more readily available than this stupid "space tourism" crap I read about in USA Today every six months.

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm 3

On Lesbian Vocabulary, U-Hauls, and the Family That Comes Out Together

@Quinn A@twitter Thank you for this ray of hope.

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm 1

On Every Meal Almanzo Eats in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy

@stonefruit Yes! There were at least TWO berrying scenes weren't there? Manly and his father also went fishing on a rainy day and then fried the fish, right? This book is All About Food.

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm 0

On Every Meal Almanzo Eats in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy

I am a little late to this party but OMG I love this so much! Jia, you probably didn't include it because it is more butchering/cooking than eating but I have vivid memories of the hog butchering and Manzo describing all that was done with it including making headcheese. It was such a contrast to the Ingalls family's butchering in Little House in the Woods.

Other food memories from this book! Popcorn and milk! Sharing carrots with his baby oxen and describing the different taste in the inner carrot from the outer carrot! Pink lemonade on the 4th of July! The milk-fed pumpkin!

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 10:32 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@blueberry mary Ask him when grades are due. You should consider sticking it out.

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm 1

On Daisy, You're a Drip, Dear: Detestable Literary Characters Who Are Not Technically Villains

@Scandyhoovian Yes! Laurie had idealized the March family so much which I think was part of Jo's non-love for him - they didn't just spend all their time singing around their gifted piano, you know? But Laurie just had to be a part of the perfect family he always thought they were. And Amy was always impressed by flash. Let us not forget that Jo was supposed to be the one to go on that trip to Europe anyway. Amy is a jealous taker.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm 1

On Daisy, You're a Drip, Dear: Detestable Literary Characters Who Are Not Technically Villains

@han Yes this. And who has not been paralyzed by indecision or had our motivations misunderstood? Or been contemptuous to a relative with terrible taste?

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm 0

On Daisy, You're a Drip, Dear: Detestable Literary Characters Who Are Not Technically Villains

@The Lady of Shalott UGH Ashley! Can I rant a little with you? I hate how he stands for the Old Guard but is so fucking self righteous "I would have freed those slaves when I died. I truly loved them you know." and "I totally knew the South was going to lose but I went to war because it was the Right Thing for a gentleman to do." Just UGH. The real Old Guard/1% was not that nice.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm 0