Look, I recognize that my smoking is terrible and proved dangerous and I will quit.
But those alcohol recommendations? I don't care how much shorter my life is, it's better without a two drink maximum.
I say this in every Mom interview post, and I'll say it again: I LOVE THIS SERIES.
@BosomBuddy Gin and just a squeeze of lime. Done.
Chilled in a chilled glass! Who needs ICE!
@iceberg I agree. I expect the list order changes depending on the individual author--no I get what you mean, just poking fun.
REITERATING DIGRESSION: red pants are hot.
#1 should be train.
@fondue with cheddar it is a payment that a man makes to a woman in return for the production of a child. it exists as a 'thank-you' token so that women do not forget to whom the child produced by their labor fundamentally belongs. The post-birth equivalent of contemptuously throwing a few bills onto a woman's pillow as you leave her bedroom, except the idea is that women will be pleased by the gesture, because, women, right? It is important to remind them that they are employees of their husbands and not the managers of their own factories.
It is largely mythical but any excuse to write a trend piece about women as self-absorbed gold-diggers (because just because you're paying her doesn't mean she's earned it) is a good excuse, so it will probably keep on existing as a phrase for a while. A. Ha ha, some lady thinks she deserves a piece of jewelry for enduring agonizing pain, life-altering biological changes and the temporary (?) disruption of her various bodily processes, how shallow, but also, B. that is what your nine months of gestation and labor are worth to your husband and society, a nice necklace. We couldn't afford paid medical leave so we got you some emeralds. Congratulations!
By Lily Rowan on Friday Open Thread
You guys, I'm scared the Pin is going to get younger and too young for me (no offense, 25-year-olds!) and also no more advice columns, and it bums me out.
I would like to propose a toast. Edith, this is the best goddamn place on the internet and we have you to thank for it. I can say, without reservation, that The 'Pin has made me a better person, period. The wit, the thoughtfulness, and the camaraderie here, both in the posts and in the comments, are unmatched. So, fare thee well, Edith, and I look forward to reading what I'm assuming will be a 50-year series of celebrity profiles featuring Chris Evans.
/puts down salad, stops laughing
//raises glass of Qream
To Edith! ¡Salud! Sláinte! Cheers!
@Slutface I read: I came from the fingering
and I was like yep well, *nods head musingly*
@BosomBuddy Fingering everyone. Willy-nilly.