On The Best Time I Watched My Doctor Examine My Stool Sample

Oh god this is so real to me because I just got over food poisoning. Still not over pooping myself for the first time since I was young enough that it was expected :(

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm 0

On Ask a Jeweler: A Buyer’s Guide to Diamonds

Fun fact: my best friend from college works at GIA as a diamond grader! It's super intense and not quite as fun a job as "looking at diamonds all day" initially sounds. On the other hand, she's in Johannesburg for three months right now, on GIA's dime, to grade diamonds and hang out and stuff. Could be worse.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 7:15 pm 0

On So Long, and Thanks for All the Shutdown

Read the Wired article (obligatory public health nerd plug) But DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS I repeat DO NOT unless you're really interested in the viewpoints of people who believe the government shutdown was a good thing because they know literally nothing about how and why the government operates.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 12:43 am 0

On We Got Ourselves a Chairwoman!

@Megasus not any bank, a central bank aka the national bank that rules all other banks (very non technical description, sorry). Although I can't name any female CEOs of regular banks off the top of my head, I assume there's been at least one somewhere in Europe etc., and quite likely in the US too.

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm 0

On The Health Care Pie

I got an IUD yesterday (for free!!) so this is pretty relevant to me + my uterus today. Me: "Thanks, Obama!" My uterus: Withholding judgement for the moment, because no way could I have afforded to do this to it without the ACA making my insurance pay for it.

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm 4

On A Girl's Education in Little House in the Big Woods

Oh god so much of this is incredibly familiar. Uncle George! Blackberry buttons! BRB going to go reread all of these right now

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 3:07 am 0

On Katy Perry's "Roar" Video

My takeaway from this is that Katy Perry's boobs can tame tigers. I buy it. I am also looking forward to singing along to this in the car often and with great enthusiasm in the next few months!

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm 0

On Of Long-Winded Female Writers and Role Models: Remembering Maeve Brennan

This is great.

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm 0

On The Cheap Wine Report

"This Vrac doesn’t have any kind of animal on the label, and that made me lonely. I like to drink with friends. I love you, pig!"

This speaks to me a little too much.

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm 4

On What Is the Difference Between Mascara, Eye-Liner and Concealer? Six Philosophical Inquiries

@leon s I hope people won't hold it against the writers who are working there- so far most of the backlash seems to be directed at Bryan Goldberg. I also don't think it's impossible that the site could transcend its terrible launch if it actually can pay talented people to write for it.

On the other hand, apparently they were offering $100 a day for 4-6 pieces sooooo maybe not.

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm 3