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On You're One in Eight Million

This article could not be more timely for me...I've recently decided that I need to make concrete steps to finding new friends, it's helpful to read this essay and the comments and know that I am not entirely alone. I have ventured lightly into meetup, but no luck so far so I guess I need to cast a wider net...and work on myself, cuz I know I am my own biggest hurdle.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 9:23 pm 1

On You're One in Eight Million

@upupandaway hi! I pressed send by mistake! I was going to comment that the fear of feeling like an uncool old or something was what has kept me away from pinups (everyone seems so young!) then I changed my mind and now I don't want an empty comment so I'll go ahead...um... I hope for both of our sakes that we can try again, with more success.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm 2

On A Perfect Meal for Two

Nicole, I sincerely thought that this was written by M.F.K. Fisher. Great writing, I don't even love scallops but I loved reading this.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm 1

On A Perfect Meal for Two

@PatatasBravas Monkfish liver...mmmmmm. The best liver there is.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 7:13 pm 0

On Lana Del Rey Covers Leonard Cohen, "Chelsea Hotel"

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll @loren smith My guy and I saw him in Oakland! It was so good, I'd say best concert I'd ever been to. Absolutely worth the ticket price, trip from LA to Oakland and staying in the sleaziest hotel I've ever seen! Plus the Paramount Theater in Oakland is gorgeous. The sound was perfect, I didn't even care that I had tears streaming down my face. I've been unable to listen to anything but LC since... not that that's a problem!

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm 0

On All the Emojis, Drawn

I find myself feeling dissatisfied when I have to text someone who has a not-iPhone, because I can't use emojis and have to resort to :-),;-),>:-/. Way less cute.
Also, is there some way we could get these drawings as our emojis? They are adorable! Someone should really get on that!

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm 1

On New York to Alaska, on Motorcycle

@RoxxieRae " It's lame to be awed by a woman just getting on one and operating the controls, because THERE'S NO REASON A WOMAN CAN'T DO THAT" gee.. You just said what I find so damn hard to articulate about the whole Moto-Girl/Babe culture.
Well, at least it's better than the last motorcycle related article I remember seeing on the Hairpin (http://thehairpin.com/2012/07/a-brief-history-of-the-loud-motorcycle-man) (massive eye-roll...)

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 12:01 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@ALL! Thank you all for the thoughtful advice! I'm definitely weighing how to deal with this. Maybe next time I'll say something polite yet direct...

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

I have a question for you ladies, what do you do about friends (or family) who make comments about your body? I'm seriously considering curtailing my friendship with this woman who regally comments about my weight. Not in a negative way, but usually, "you've lost weight" type comments. I may have of may not have but not to any great degree (haven't changed clothing sizes!) She actually went so far as to start conjecturing as to how much weight exactly I had lost! "You must have lost 15-20 pounds!" So, I don't think this is cool. But I don't want to be (should say I am afraid to be) that uptight you-know-what who confronts "friends" over issues like this. I don't have a ton of friends...but I don't know if I need to be friends with the Body Police? What would you do in this situation?

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm 0

On "the formless, infinite, unchanging and unchangeable void"

awwwww..Jumping spiders are so cute! Have you seen the little dances they do? Adorable!

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm 2