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By Oh, squiggles on Friday Open Thread

And on a personal note I am suddenly getting offers for freelance work that I was not expecting and did not solicit, and I am a mixture of emotions about it. Nervous, excited, happy, surprised, lucky, guilty (surely someone else deserves my luck more than me?)...ect.

But this has been the best week of 2013 for me, hands down.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm 12

By Scandyhoovian on Carrie Got a Bad Rap: Beloved Literary Kids with Deadbeat or Absent Dads

Hairpin Book Posts + Me = <3 <3 <3 XOXOXO

I also once vowed to name my child Lyra.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm 10

By stonefruit on Introducing the "Girlfriend Zone"

To borrow from melis's post on Gawker about forgiving the NYTimes for its reprehensible sins: Urban Dictionary, because you have included this word, you are hereby forgiven for teaching me what the word "yiffing" means.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 11:29 am 9

By tea sonata on Introducing the "Girlfriend Zone"

@par_parenthese You should have said "Dodged that bullet!" while he was still listening.

Am I cruel? Pros out weighing cons? Hmm.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 11:27 am 21

By Apocalypstick on

@iceberg HAAAAWNK-slap!

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm 9

By Roxanne Rholes on You Have Never Known Suffering Like Cody the Screaming Dog

@wharrgarbl So, this happened to my aunt and uncle! They used to play a game with their dog, Candy, where they'd say in their Southwest accents "saaaaaang, Candy! Saaaaang!" and the dog would howl like no tomorrow. Then they figured out that if you held your hand in front of her mouth to tell her to shush, and ALSO said "saaaaaang, Candy!" she'd just howl with her mouth closed, which sounds absolutely awful/hilarious.

So the neighbors called the cops. I think they brought Candy next door to show the neighbor her "trick," I'm not sure, this was a few years ago.

Candy ROCKED.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm 6

By PistolPackinMama on Why Did You Lose Him?

@area@twitter I haven't trained him to come on recall for his name. And is he takes off running after a squirrel, he can be out of range before he hears me yelling for him.

Oh, sorry, that's greyhounds, not boyfriends.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm 4

By frigwiggin on Why Did You Lose Him?

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

Poor winter boyfriends.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:50 am 14

By TheBelleWitch on Why Did You Lose Him?

You definitely want to bait your guy, not trap him. That way, he'll take the bait back to his nest, where he'll die and be cannibalized by the others, ending your infestation worries.

... no wait, that's cockroaches.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:40 am 52

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Why Did You Lose Him?

He was just so little and got lost among the clutter.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:35 am 29