On Friday Open Thread

@BosomBuddy This may help: my parents are approximately seventy years old. Help me, hairpin, you're my only hope!

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 9:21 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Declining numbers be damned, it's time to start posting on OT again, because nothing is the same.

I have a seasonal, lazy question, that I will likely be asking anyone I meet tomorrow:

What are you all buying your parents for Christmas? My folks are rather practical, and of course have everything. My mother is not a conventional feminine type, so makeup and most things of that ilk do not apply. My father also does not appreciate traditionally masculine gifts, eg. tools, razors. And why are gift guides for men so terrible? They do not all need techie stuff, new razors, bears and wallets.

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm 2

On Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

One glass of wine? I'm willing to challenge this gender binary.

There is just no way that, when I open a bottle of wine with dinner, I am having only one glass. I mean, I cook while I'm drinking the first one. The second, and maybe third, are for eating.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm 2

On The Stereotype Pie

@Diana Who are you people? I would like to join your tribe. It convinces me to keep trying, for a short while. I'll probably complain in open thread next week how I've given up.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 10:51 am 0

On The Stereotype Pie

@meetapossum They do this in southern France, so now you can double the stereotype. "I put ice in my wine because Europe." Sophistication/obnoxiousness: accomplished.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm 2

On The Stereotype Pie

@districter Even just talking about Breaking Bad makes me a stereotype. Same goes for any other show, eg. BSG, Doctor Who (but those are all great so who cares?)

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm 1

On The Stereotype Pie

For me, many of these are half-truths. I don't need karaoke or drink, sadly, to slur "Don't Stop Believin'", nor do I need to be stoned to eat too many Doritos. They just have to be on and around. I mean, booze and pot help, but I rarely need that first indulgence to get to the next one. If that makes sense.

Also, mentioned upthread: white wine. I love nothing more than getting my day drunk or after work slow drunk on with white wine. I tell myself I'm not the stereotype because I drink it out of a juice glass.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm 7

On The Stereotype Pie

I can't get into Wolf Hall. What is wrong with me?

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@supernovice 2) Eyeko is my favorite liquid liner.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm 0

On The First Response Pie

@lemonadefish When I worried that I was pregnant (and did not want to be) I understood everything as a sign of pregnancy/not pregnancy, depending on my mood. I can only imagine having the opposite dilemma, you have my sympathies and hugs.

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm 3