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On Just Keep Livin', (Livin' = Wearing a Fanny Pack Without Apologies)

@Jolie Kerr glue gear

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm 0

On Drake and Nicki Minaj Conversation

@muddgirl I have always heard the opposite that it is actually a skeezy choice in that the dancer can feel very clearly whatever is happening under there. Are there any dancers who can confirm or deny (or perhaps it is just personal preference and differs.)

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm 0

On I Came Dressed to Kill: Tracking the Nicki Minaj Makeunder

@DullHypothesis She really has been all over the map -that phase with the multi color jumpsuits but weird blonde high top fade kinda hair? And then of course her papal red carpet realness that one time. While I personally am not as into her music as I once was (Lookin Ass was just...not good.) I am happy she is staying successful because she is interesting and remaining relevant in a way many female rappers don't.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0

On In Support of Debra Harrell, Jailed for Letting Her 9-Year-Old Play Unsupervised in the Park

@Chuck Bass I too work in a public library and our first course of action is to try and contact the parent. If the child is in the upper ages of the "alone in the library" age limit (ours is 10) it's usually not that big a deal since they can tell us their name and parent's number. But if we can't get a hold of their parents then yeah, we call the police and I guess I've never really thought what happens after that, I guess I just assumed a stern talking to! While the cutoff can seem arbitrary, and there are 8 an 9 year olds who can safely use the library alone but we just can't set the precedent that we will babysit your kids, especially after they've used up all their computer time and are bored and restless. But this story does really make me think! I'm sure there are kids being left here since it seems safe enough to their parents and generally it is but in the case of a kid getting majorly hurt (which is even more likely in a park versus a library but kids are always trying to climb and jump on things here!) does seem like risk. But of course, in the age before hypervigillance, kids played on their own all day and somehow survived. I don't love being a part of a way overprotective culture on one hand, but on the other hand we have to do what we can to keep the library from becoming a daycare and alienating the adult patrons!

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm 0

On The Dad Vibes Pie

@Charlotte This chart cracked me up because just the other day my husband and I were planning to go see Steely Dan when they play at the nearby casino. I don't get their appeal (but am willing to go for him) and was like "do any women like Steely Dan?!" and apparently some do, learn something new everyday!

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 9:29 pm 0

On Mad Men, Season 7 Premiere: Is This Where the Fire Starts?

@sophi That's the one! It has been good, I'm not quite finished. It seems like if it's true Megan isn't getting killed, then the Manson murders will be mentioned and perhaps happen very close to where she lives or touch her life in some explicit way.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm 0

On Mad Men, Season 7 Premiere: Is This Where the Fire Starts?

@sophi Indeed, Margaret was acting very culty. I've been reading a Manson biography so I am probably thinking about these things more than normal. I had forgotten (until I read it on Slate, I think) that Helter Skelter starts out with a description of sound in the canyon which makes the "Megan dies by hand of Manson-like cult" even more possible! I think it would be weird to just rewrite history like that and actually make it the Manson family but who knows, it probably won't go anywhere, but I like theorizing!

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm 0

On Craigslist Behavior

So does anyone fear being lured by Craigslist into a murder trap? My husband basically will not "let" me buy anything from Craigslist unless I can meet them in a public place so that basically means no furniture or large items (obviously, he is not my master and I could do it if I wanted but I like to be considerate of his opinions, even if they are kind of insane.) And you know every time something like that happens (out of the countless uneventful, unmurdery craigslist transactions) he sends me the story.

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:32 pm 0

On Craigslist Behavior

@commanderbanana It Happened to Me: I regret doing an IHTM on xoJane...it was fairly early on in the life of the site and I thought it was super cool at the time but yeah, they have REALLY fallen off and made some very questionable decisions. Also, I -not being a professional writer- submitted my piece with a typo, in the last line that I didn't notice until it was published and no amount of bugging Emily (who is one of the last writers I still like, along with Lesley)could get it changed!

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm 0

On The Engagement Phone Cover and The Wedding-Industrial Complex

@Jaya For real. My hope is that maybe people are getting other people these phone cases for engagement presents? I hope that's at least part of where they come from! I try not be judgey about other people's choices -I turn my nose up at changing my name but I did have my dad walk me down the aisle, so we all just do what works for us- but really mushy facebook stuff really grinds my gears. Presumably, you live together or see each other quite often if you're engaged...tell them all the crazy mushy weird things instead of putting it on facebook, no one else needs to be privy to all that!

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm 2