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A SoCal kid born and raised who ran away to Minnesota for college. After a few years there, a semester in Denmark, and a year volunteering in NYC, I came back to SoCal to get my MA in Cultural Studies/Media Studies. Now I'm about to working in Irvine, Ca. I am like an 80yo grandma: I will stuff you full of hotdish and baked goods, watch black & white films with you while we drink whiskey-laced tea, then tuck you in for bed in a blanket I knitted. I am also like your 12yo kid sibling: I'll geek out with you about dorky scifi movies, pull out every bit of innuendo EVERYWHERE, and do dramatic LOLcats readings. ...I watch too much television and spend too much time on Tumblr & Twitter.

On Did We Buy Any Cool Stuff This Weekend?

@Mariajoseh I dunno, I think scarves can be romantic presents. They make me think of warmth and cuddles and so on.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm 0

On Did We Buy Any Cool Stuff This Weekend?

I definitely bought myself 3 pairs of shoes yesterday (ostensibly to replace two pairs that are falling apart...plus boots) and, on Friday, stuff to put together as my work Gift Exchange item. Two of those plastic wine-filled glasses, a salami, some brie, crackers, and a little basket - throw in some homemade cookies, it's a Mini Picnic!

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm 0

On Maria Bello: "My feelings about attachment and partnership have always been that they are fluid and evolving"

Ugh. I am crying a little bit at my desk.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm 0

On Boy-Crazy But Curious, Dating While Disabled, and Introducing Parents to Your "New Norm"

Hm. LW1 sounds a bit like a friend of mine, who has settled on identifying as a panromantic homosexual. For a long time she thought she was asexual because she wasn't interested sexually in the men (man, really) with whom she was in love and was engaged to at one point, but then she started to date ladies and realized that she definitely wasn't asexual. But she does still have romantic feelings for guys (in addition to ladies).

tl;dr Sexuality is complicated, so don't feel bad if it takes a bit to figure out where you stand!

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm 1

On Started From the Bottom Now I'm Nemo

@SarahP Ugh, yes. I did theater all the way up until college, when I started realizing that I hated/was terrible at auditions. So then I wouldn't get parts that I probably would have been good at (better sometimes than the people who did get them), which only demoralized me further and made me more nervous for my next audition.

....although that's probably what everyone says.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:07 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Anybody heading to San Diego Comic Con next week or live in the San Diego area and want to hang out a little bit/grab a drink/get brunch?

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm 0

On The "I Dare You" Chickpea-Peanut-Butter-and-Honey-Dark-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

@all Update! Made these last night sans food processor (due to the house pup just coming home from an operation & not wanting to rile her up) and they were super tasty. I definitely would recommend using a blender/food processor, though, as I don't think the texture was quite right or smooth enough after mashing by hand.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:39 am 0

On The "I Dare You" Chickpea-Peanut-Butter-and-Honey-Dark-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

@siniichulok And the dough is SO TASTY. Like, I may have liked the dough a little better than the finished product.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:35 am 2

On The "I Dare You" Chickpea-Peanut-Butter-and-Honey-Dark-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

@Canal I agree about the chocolate chips. I used 65-70% dark chunks and it threw the flavors off a little. Mine were a little too moist, though (I think because my natural PB was a little oilier than expected). I didn't think I put a ton of OO in, but I'm definitely going to try reducing it next time.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:35 am 0

On The "I Dare You" Chickpea-Peanut-Butter-and-Honey-Dark-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

@Megasus True, but I always find consistency of texture an issue when hand-mashing. I can't seem to really get things "pureed" - like the difference between whipped and mashed potatoes.

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm 0