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On What Is the Worst Possible Job for You?

@victorian rose Yeah, my answer is "whoops, the one I spent over $100k training for." Well, there are some aspects of lawyering I am very good at, but your basic litigation attorney job -- heavy on deposition-taking, hearing-attending, public speaking, 80 hour work weeks, and getting yelled at by higher-ups -- is my anti-job. Please just let me sit in the office and do research and write things.

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm 0

On 8 Headlines That Sound Like Upworthy, But Are Simply Attempts To Express My Withering Contempt For That Collective of Neo-Liberal Douchebags

Joke's on you, Petaluma already has a hot yoga studio!

...it's called Yoga Hell and its logo has a cartoon devil. Top that.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm 4

On Which Name Is Weirder, Saxby Chambliss or Barkevious Mingo? The Answer May Tell You Whether or Not You're Racist

@Mike_B a baseball player I like named his daughter Bralynne. The parents' names? Brandon and Jalynne. Sigh.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@siniichulok Ghi! That's totally every baby's first sound, right? In my son's case it usually means "I am really frustrated your milk is slowing down after 15 minutes and will now scream."

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@mystique the site previously felt like most girls/women I know -- considering ourselves feminist and progressive for sure, but having lots of girly guilty pleasures which we then feel guilty about labeling "guilty pleasures" because we like what we like, right?? I think that paradox of modern feminism/womanhood has gone from the site's mission and identity and that's why we feel more like it's full of articles we "should" like than ones we do.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:32 pm 6

On Friday Open Thread

@katiemcgillicuddy the Dodgers are totally going to clinch this weekend in front of the Giants, probably with Brian Wilson pitching. Last season was written by a fairy godmother, and it seems like this one got handed to Maleficent. Sigh.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Practical motherhood complaint: California, get your shit together. I am six weeks post partum and still haven't gotten my family leave befits, which is holding up my application for state insurance, so my son is uninsured and I have no money coming in. Fix your budgets and hire more staff!

Emotional motherhood complaint, c&p from the Momterview today because I am typing with one finger (sleeping baby on me): How do you get to the point of being ok to leave your baby? I thought I'd look forward to returning to work and letting my husband stay on unemployment as care provider, but I can barely stand to move my six week old to the swing when he falls asleep on me, and I haven't even tried pumping to bottle feed yet. Is it just a function of time? It's not even like this is so much fun, I am tired of typing one handed emails and comments (ahem) but anything else feels wrong.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm 0

On Interview with My Mom, the Scientist

@ghechr How do you get to the point where it feels ok, though? I thought I'd look forward to returning to work and letting my husband stay on unemployment as care provider, but I can barely stand to move my six week old to the swing when he falls asleep on me, and I haven't even tried pumping to bottle feed yet. Is it just a function of time? It's not even like this is so much fun, I am tired of typing one handed emails and comments (ahem) but anything else feels wrong.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm 0

On How Many Words Could You Read Aloud While Climaxing?

@Lucienne Heh, as an erotica writer I tend to describe erotica as "stuff I like" versus porn being "stuff dudes like." But I just meant that this was a depiction of a sex act on film, so all the usual criticisms of porn (which I was seeing here) of course apply, regardless of the subject matter being classier.

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm 0

On How Many Words Could You Read Aloud While Climaxing?

Look, this is porn. So the same structural objections anyone ever has to porn apply here. But it was porn I enjoyed watching when I first saw it last year, and I put aside those objections like you have to if you're going to enjoy porn.The only difference here is a novel (haha) thematic subject.

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm 5