By Bonnie Downing on My Special Friend

It's natural to read this as clever commentary about our crazy modern times, until you're sitting at a bar and in comes Edith, hauling a small but heavy dude.

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm 8

By cuminafterall on A Bold Notion for Baby Showers

@pterodactylish If you got your birth last name from your dad, didn't name come from his dad? So how come it belongs to him more than it belongs to you?

I chose not to change my name for geneaological reasons (there are so many dead ends in my ancestry because I don't know my foremothers' birth surnames!) I don't really care if others do change their names (except when dudes say it's a dealbreaker if their wife doesn't take their name, I find that creepy and awful). But I find the "father's name/husband's name" logic really depressing! Because I'm a woman, my name doesn't really belong to me? That's sad.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm 9

By j-i-a on Teenage Girls, as Imagined By an 8-Year-Old in 1991

@mollpants We Are All Michelle

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm 14

By MandyAnne on Teenage Girls, as Imagined By an 8-Year-Old in 1991

Oh, Michelle. Maybe if you didn't spend all your time drinking, you might be able to land a boyfriend or make some friends.

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm 17

By j-i-a on A Plan for Dealing With This

@TheGenYgirl That is a good question! Gave it some thought, think my answer is

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm 10

By meetapossum on Friday Open Thread

@iceberg My co-worker just had a baby and after lunch yesterday she was talking about diapers, and I said out loud, "UGH, babies."


Posted on December 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm 7

By up cubed on I Am So Sorry You Probably Didn't Have An Orgasm That Time We Hooked Up

@TheJacqueline I think this would make a lot more sense if it was illustrated with stickers, right?

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm 2

By cabber on Friday Open Thread

Any one have any recipes that will take up most of a day with delicious results? I am homebound for the weekend (two puppies, cold weather, broke broke broke!) and love to cook up big Sunday dinners for whoever feels like stopping by, but I'm feeling very uninspired by my standard go-to recipes. I eat meat, but often do meatless and have access to tons of seasonal produce at our local farmer's market.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm 1

By Ameelz123 on The OkCupid Honesty Project: An Exercise in Truth-Telling

i can't help but find this project extremely irritating and not at all thought provoking. We all have flaws, and we're dishonest about them as we're trying to lure significant others, I get it. We're also all to some degree unhappy. In fact, much of her profile writings I can relate to. But Jessica, it seems to me you're unhappy because you're so extremely self-involved. Maybe you should get a dog?

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm 21

By kfizz on Drinking Up and Sitting Down With the Men's Men at the Nashville Whiskey Festival

The woman who pours my whiskey is tall, which helps me take her seriously, despite her perky demeanor and conventional attractiveness.


Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:08 am 8