i live in pittsburgh and write about how to be less crazy in a book and a blog and a column on the hairpin!

By breccia on A Chat With The Hairpin's New Editor, Emma Carmichael

@katiemcgillicuddy edith you are not an attic wife you are a MAIN FLOOR wife

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:49 am 45

By Mariajoseh on A Chat With The Hairpin's New Editor, Emma Carmichael

I sometimes worry about my emotional investment in this site an how I really FEEL ALL THE FEELINGS after every big change. So I'll just say: Welcome, Emma! and Edith, you are the best and I'll miss your writing.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:46 am 13

By missupright on On Fear as the Mind-Killer

Today I saw a photo of myself from a year ago and I am so, so skinny; I look all wrong, I look as if I might break, I look as if I don't know how to be in my own bones.

And I look so miserable, and I remember the photo being taken, and I remember I was thinking as she took the picture jesuschrist I am SO FAT, I am SO FAT , and I- I just wasn't. I really, really fucking wasn't.

And I am fatter now; and I am happier now; and it was like a little tiny breakthrough, or a little tiny noticing of a massive breakthrough, and I feel like this is the sort of post to say it, and I'll never say it on Twitter or Facebook or even to anybody I know in the world.

But anyway, thank you, thank you so much for writing this, it was beautiful. Thank you. And your photo made me grin, because so much fucking triumph. Thank you. Ta.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm 9

By meetapossum on The Homemade Cadbury Creme Egg

@jule_b_sorry For real. Why is everyone here hatin' on Creme Eggs? They're tied for best Easter candy with Reese's peanut butter eggs.

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm 4

By H.E. Ladypants on Get This Look: David Bowie

@parallel-lines While at a friend's wedding reception, we noticed there was a costume party going on across the street and standing outside what a lady dressed in a spot-on Labyrinth Bowie costume. Of course, we all immediately ran out of the reception and across the street to see if she'd completed it with the appropriate bulge.

She had. It was magical.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:44 am 19

By R&RKD on The Bestworst Guy

@Britta Sorensen@facebook
One tit raps in French, the other raps in Spanish.

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm 39

By garli on The Bestworst Guy

Can we all (all of us who are past our best/worst guys) just have a moment of silence and be happy that what ever infected our brains at that point has since passed?

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm 20

By frigwiggin on Sex Phases, Red Flags, and "I Just Don't Think You'd Be a Good Parent"

@ponymalta Right? Ugh. It's hard not to extrapolate unverified information from your submission LW#2, but there's something about this setup (oh, he gets to help make a child but thinks you would be a terrible parent) makes me want to punch him.

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm 15

By Dancercise on The Comment Section for Every Article Ever Written About Food Allergies

More of this series forever, please.

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm 7

By OhMarie on The Comment Section for Every Article Ever Written About Food Allergies

Amazing, nailed it. I do always wonder if there are really more peanut allergies nowadays or if a kid with peanut allergies in 1780 just died and it was like, whoops, lost another one.

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm 35