On Drunk Pics, Hot Sisters, and Long-Distance Dumping

@Hellcat Oh my god, THAT. My mother was married AND had me by the time she was 23, and it BLOWS MY MIND. I really just can't wrap my brain around it. I'm 24 now and I still can't imagine being close to ready for marriage, let alone a kid (though, I'm also on the "I'm never having a kid" bandwagon). Aghhhhhh.

Just a while back, I was dating a 22 year old and it ended disastrously. He had so many issues to deal with (many of them were just "grow up already, I'm not your damn mother" issues)--one of them being my main pet-peeve of being overly-clingy. I had an extremely busy point where I told him I wouldn't be able to go out for at least a week due to an extremely important project that my grad degree depended on, and he proceeded to text me almost every day, 3 or more times a day, asking when we were going to hang out. That was preeeetty much the end of that.

I'm seeing a lovely 30-ish year old man now that has his shit together and it's amazzzziiiing. If I ever meet the women he dated before me that did the heavy-lifting to get him to this point, I'll need to thank them.

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm 0

On Some Potential Books

I love the "DON'T EAT THIS BOOK" one, hahaha--mainly because books used to be my favorite snack when I was a toddler! Nom nom. Nothin' like the taste of an old book. ;P

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm 1

On Friday Bargain Bin: The Leftovers

@Passion Fruit MARIA BAMFORD! She is the best. Also, she's super sweet. She came to B-town last winter (was it winter?! Summer?!), and we chatted for like, 15 minutes. When she found out I was going to the Music School here, we had this large discussion about stage fright and how similar the two arts were.

<3 u, Mariaaaaaa

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm 0

On A Video Response to the BIC for Her Pen

@whateverlolawants I was not! :O It should definitely happen. I'm going to laugh if it ends up happening when I'm out of town.

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 1:12 am 0

On A Video Response to the BIC for Her Pen

@whateverlolawants Yayyyyyyyyy!

Actually, has there been a Hairpin meetup in Indy? I think we should petition for one if not. If there has been...then we should petition for another one??

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm 0

On A Video Response to the BIC for Her Pen

@whateverlolawants I live in Bloomington, can I come?! I'll make mimosas. Hahaha

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm 0

On Recipes

@cinnamonskin Ohmygod, that sounds amazing. All of that, I want all of that in my mouth right now.


Posted on November 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm 0

On Recipes

@someofmybestfriends Yeahhhh, I was a little put off by that. Especially considering the opposite is basically true and Gypsy/Romany culture is steeped in tradition.... :/

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm 1

On Recipes

@Emmanuelle Cunt Ahhhh, my Great Grandmother was also a Czech immigrant, and it's the same deal with her recipes in that it's all based on feel and texture--she never measured anything out for real. Luckily my grandmother managed to learn the recipes and then taught my mother (who has taught me), but it still bothers me that I can't really pin down exact measurements. My favorite is a stuffing called Nadivfka (pronounced something like NAHD-jef-kah), which has a cracker base and tons of glorious garlick.

I also worked my ass off at a bakery for a while recently where I live now and learned how to make "World" breads (babka, brioche, etc). But I was super excited to learn how to make Kolache and Kolachki! SO DELICIOUS. My polish grandfather used to mention them, too, so I'm hoping to make those for him when I go home for Christmas. BUT!!!, the point of that was mainly that I wonder if your grandmother used a Babka dough for her cinnamon twists?? Were they a bread? If so, I'd be happy to send you a recipe to try out for the base bread, although I'm not sure what to tell you about the filling (we made chocolate babka twists in the bakery)....

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: The Most Beautiful Bright Lipstick in the Land

@The Lady of Shalott I have curly hair, too! I sometimes reaaally wish I could have bangs because I get really jealous of seeing everyone else with amazing bang.

But! I trained my part to on one side, and then got my hair cut with some face-framing layers, and depending on I get them cut, I can get a couple of small-ish curls to act as almost-bangs, and it's adorable (I hope, eeep!).

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm 1