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On How To Do Pull-Ups

@j-i-a Hear, hear! But good for you, Melinda, you badass.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm 1

On Interview With My Mom, The Olympian Who Wasn't

@polka dots vs stripes Pocock! Founded 1911 ... so maybe Pocock is Ford and Vespoli is, like, Tesla? Anyhow, Vespoli, yay!

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 8:23 pm 2

On Interview With My Mom, The Olympian Who Wasn't

This is fantastic. Thanks, Laura! And Nancy, you sound like a remarkable person -- I can't even imagine having gone through this and not being even a little bitter.

Incidentally, non-rowing people, Vespoli is the bomb: "my father started his own company building boats" more or less = "my great-grandfather Henry Ford founded a car company."

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm 2

On The Last Sunday of the Year

This is so incredibly sweet, and Esther has so much goodwill built up, that it even warmed the tiny black chip of flint in my heart space.

Creativity works on its own calendar, and I hope yours and the Hairpin's sync up again soon. Happy Valentine's Day/Eve of Half-Price Candy Day!

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm 0

On New England States, Ranked By How Much They Are Contributing To The American Cause In Sochi

@HereKitty That was more of a "hey, you're not from VERMONT, are you?" comment, mostly because the tags absolutely slayed me. Good to know, though!

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 9:04 am 0

On Olympic Programming Break: Dogs

That last sentence suggests that Cruella de Vil is a Hairpin commenter, which ... might be interesting, actually. Maybe she could write a guest post!

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 9:01 am 0

On New England States, Ranked By How Much They Are Contributing To The American Cause In Sochi

Emma! Where ya from?

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm 0

On Winter Survival: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday Cake

@nessy Coffee does that also, without smelling like old lady. (Not picking on you! I just really hate rosewater. It sounds so elegant and ladylike, and then ...)

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 8:41 am 1

On Winter Survival: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday Cake

This is wonderful and hilarious; thank you both for your public service. Gastrointestinally, this is probably as close as you can come to actually taking a bullet. Plus, your kitchen smells like someone's grandmother's powder room! (HATE rosewater.)

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm 2

On Surprise! We're All Going to the Super Bowl With This Dude and His Mom

@meatcute "What did you do, you two-legged monster? She's our Mom, too!"

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm 1