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By Kalorama_Kat on 20 Songs by Women that Will Turn 20 in 2014

@madge oh i like you

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm 2

By Bunburying on 20 Songs by Women that Will Turn 20 in 2014

When I first read the headline I thought it meant "20 songs by women that will (THE WOMEN) turn 20 in 2014 (BECAUSE THEY, THE WOMEN, WERE BORN IN 1994)" and I was like :((((((((

(But then I read the whole thing and felt better about my increasing and inevitable obsolescence because at least it has a nice soundtrack)

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm 2

By Kalorama_Kat on 20 Songs by Women that Will Turn 20 in 2014

Say what you will about Courtney Love, but Live Through This is fucking incredible. Also, if we're giving Hole the entire album, I ask the same treatment for Sonic Youth's Experimental Jetset Trash and No Star. Fucking. Incredible.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm 5

By 90s Hits on Will You Sign My Yearbook, Mr. President?

Haven’t looked at my yearbooks lately but I can guarantee that none of the messages contained semi-colons. HE USED A SEMI-COLON!

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:45 am 11

By whizz_dumb on Friday Open Thread

I've decided to embrace my inner derelict bachelor side for a while and not try, not force things, not necessarily give up but let myself off the hook. Don't buy groceries, eat out a lot, party with friends even more. Still dress well (by my standards) and stay clean bodied, but let my apartment get/stay messy. (I'll get back to staying on top of apartment cleaning at some point when I'm motivated but right now I'm trying this slob thing out for a while because, why not? I don't have a roommate besides a cat who probably loves the clutter.) Oh, and above all else: stop internet dating and know that someone will come along (naturally, probably in no time) and it'll be amazing. It has happened before.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm 10

By raised amongst catalogs on Friday Open Thread

@funfetti See my comment above! (Rhubarb simple syrup, Grey Goose, squeeze of lime, top that off with some club soda and a dash of bitters.)

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm 2

By Emby on Friday Open Thread

Hey! So, everyone (or at least some folks) wanted me to let them know when my Washington Post story came out. And it did! Today! You can read it here.

It was originally going to go magazine, but the Style section was able to get it out in a timelier fashion.

Read if you're interested in: African-American history; forgotten cemeteries; local DC history; neighborhood politics; community gadflies; and/or archaeology.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm 31

By Citizen Christy on We Are All Pregnant Again

Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm 31

By Killerpants on 10 Things My Yoga Instructor Said That Almost Made Me Quit Yoga

Thank you list-maker and commenters for giving me all the laughs I ever wanted. Good stuff.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:45 am 3

By Anita Ham Sandwich on Angelina Jolie: "My Medical Choice"

My double mastectomy and reconstruction weren't prophylactic (I had cancer, while not having either BRCA gene). I've had a lot of issues with feeling desirable since, and while that's improving, reading Angelina Jolie own her choice both powerfully and non-apologetically certainly helps.

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm 9