On Famous People It Took Me Way Too Long To Realize Are Not the Same Person

James Marsden and James Franco, only distinguished once the latter got so weird.

Liam Hemsworth and... the other Hemsworth brother. I just assumed they were the same dude.

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:08 pm 0

On Men Explain Cars To Me

@DaJuice A more charitable interpretation: "The only thing that usually amuses me is looking at a penis"

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm 2

On Good Vibrations

Semi-related: I am always flummoxed by the number of male pals who see my Clarisonic on the bathroom counter and think that it's some kind of sex toy. FELLAS. NO. Women do not exfoliate the clitoris.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 2:33 pm 3

On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: My Best Friend's Wedding

@Justis Phillips@facebook Also I'd put in that 500 Days of Summer is a good inverse of the formula-- JGL is like "Why would you break up with me for someone else, how can you get married to this dude when you wouldn't commit to me, wahh." and Zooey Deschanel is basically like "I didn't love you, sorry."

That movie was unbearably twee but I did like the central message, ie, sometimes you just have to deal with your heartbreak and then get your shit together. That movie was a good call-out of how basically projecting your fantasies onto someone you barely know doesn't work very well, despite what most other rom coms suggest.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:26 pm 0

On Reasons Why Everyone is Engaged But Me: A Sampling

Meghan! We would all rather be watching Pitch Perfect in bed.

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm 2

On Interview with Susan Murphy, Genius Grant-Winning Statistician

This interview is great! Go Susan Murphy! Also we really should learn logic and stats in high schools; as someone who works in research it's consistently infuriating to me how sloppily research and data are interpreted or presented by media.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm 1

On The Curious Case of Jennifer Weiner

Yes! I read this on the bus this morning and have been mulling it over. It's hard to imagine that she is really waging a campaign to have (commercial) female authors taken seriously and respected when her focus seems to be on disparaging or subtweeting anyone who espouses a different kind of style or protagonist or purpose in their writing.

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm 1

On Are You a Grown Woman? An Informal Survey

I think I will feel like I've achieved Peak Adult when I attain my mom's ability to negotiate with customer service reps and sales people. Like, when I call my cell phone provider and they're like, "No, this fee is non-negotiable," I usually make a weak protest and then cave because I hate talking to them and I'm tired. But my mom is like, "That is unacceptable. RELENT." and then she manages to get them to do whatever she wants. The ability and confidence not to immediately fall back on, "Oh, okay, sorry for asking." is my epitome of Adulthood.

Also every time I use eye cream I feel like an adult (what is it even doing?)

Posted on December 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm 0

On Are You a Grown Woman? An Informal Survey

@Gordon Bombay I feel pretty good in red lipstick but I really appreciate your description "looking like I ate crayons" to describe any of my other pathetic attempts at non-red colour- like all the trendy corals and orange-y colours from this year, or weird pale pink pastels.

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm 0

On A Thing You Should Probably Read If You Use the NuvaRing

@mynamehere <3 my Mirena

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm 2