On Friday Open Thread

@nevergiveaninch Seconding Calvin Klein! I've found the best selection at Nordstrom.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

What made me cut down on soda was learning that drinking too much put the body's pH off balance- isn't calcium taken from the bones to counteract the soda's acidity?

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@all thanks so much for the advice everyone! I'm definitely getting a part time job once I get settled in, and will look into clubs (and Pinups :) ) I hope once I actually start classes I'll be too busy to catastrophize and assume everyone else has already found their place.

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

I went to my college orientation yesterday. Ugh. Any tips on not feeling like a loser at university? As someone who never made friends my own age I am way out of my comfort zone when it comes to socializing- I ended up having lunch with one of the mothers there and really enjoyed her company, but I want to hang out with people my own age without feeling lame/unwanted, ya know?

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm 0

On A Very American Open Thread

chanterelle mushrooms! all. over. the. place. All that crap weather wasn't for nothin' I guess. Most are golden, but a few are the color of those hot cheetos. If you've had a ton of rain and live near a wooded area, keep your eyes peeled!

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 12:26 am 2

On Friday Open Thread

Welp, a huge storm just passed over NC and the trees were not happy about it. The pool, deck and greenhouse are piles of rubble. just a couple weeks ago a similar storm passed through and left many counties w/o power for 3+ days. what's up with this weird summer weather?

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm 0

On The Craving: One Woman's Salty Confession


Posted on June 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm 2

On Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

@werewolfbarmitzvah Wesley is traditional, masculine, and not too common. He could go by Wes as he got older.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:46 am 3

On Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

@SarahP don't rethink if you love it! my name is ranked #172 and I've never met anyone with it! I think the rankings are misleading anyway- a better measure would be the number of babies born by that name per 100,000 born each year imo.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:40 am 3


i'm sure cicadas are a delicious substitution for chapulines. cicada tacos, cicada stew, cicada cocktails... i'm having a cicada themed dinner party and you are all invited!!

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:48 am 0