On How Old Is "Old Enough to Complain About Being Old"?

I'm 50. When I talk about my age, sometimes it's about getting respect for my experience and sometimes it's me remembering the cause of that low-grade irritation/depression I carry around.

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm 0

On 10 Things That Happened While I Read Wilkie Collins' 'The Woman in White'

One thing that happened while I read, 'The Woman in White': Added 'rampant spinster' to my resume

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 10:53 pm 4

On Future Questions in Women's Advertising

My eyebrows. They are jejune. Help me.

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 3:59 am 0

On Be the Change, Jerks

I hope this isn't already mentioned (I'm in a bit of a hurry) . As a chronically on-time person, I found chronic lateness seriously affecting my friendships. I think what I found most frustrating was that whenever the late party arrived, I was obliged to get caught up in whatever drama led them to be late. I wanted a little empathy for my situation-- e.g., taking up a table for 4 in a crowded restaurant while getting the evil eye from those waiting to be seated, but it was always all about them.

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm 5

On Ideas for a Solo Traveler

I travel alone a lot. I'm not sure if there are places that are more amenable to the single (female) travelers than others, and as others have said, it's a matter of where you feel comfortable. That said, as a New Orleans resident, I can endorse it as a great place for single travelers. If you are the slightest bit outgoing, you will find the locals very welcoming, very helpful, and ready to make sure you have a good time. Also, I loved Marrakesh and would go back ther e in a minute. I found it to be very affordable (once you get there).

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm 0

On Ideas for a Solo Traveler

@klpencil I enjoyed a week long trip to a French language school in Guadeloupe, and definitely would have gone for longer if I could. It was great to have some focus in the morning with the afternoons completely free. Most of my fellow students were various parts of Europe, and I stayed in the apartment of a local family, so I spoke French nearly all the time.

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm 0

On Jim Behrle Wants to Know

Regarding the silent treatment, you may wish to consider setting yourself or the other party on fire. If that seems extreme, maybe you can just tell them they have some spinach in their teeth so they will have to talk to you to figure out which tooth.

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

This is the place for random thoughts that occur to you while procrastinating, right? Okay: I would like to see Meryl Streep playing Hillary Clinton in a movie based on the Tumblr, TextsfromHillary

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 2:40 am 12

On Lana Del Rey, Little [Silver] Riding [Vampire]?! Perfect.

@annev6 I know I don't understand fashion, but I have to say the lighting in these is not doing anyone any favors. It's really bringing these people down.

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 10:27 am 1

On Byliner's Best

I don't know who is the fire and who is the log, but I know that the internet is the lighter fluid that makes it burn brightly and with vigor and sometimes causes the loss of eyebrows.

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:44 am 1