On What Character Are You?

@Lucienne I expect I only got the Dowager Countess because I like purple (?), but I do enjoy some helpful meddling.

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@iceberg In late pregnancy, I feel a kinship to the Bergy Bits.
What's Frisky bitching/crying about today?
You made me coffee like I asked, and now it smells like coffee grounds in the kitchen.
There was a ball of tape in the basement.
You sneezed.
You sneezed, I bitched at you, AND I FEEL TERRIBLE ABOUT IT.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm 9

On The Dark Alley Pie

@Judith Slutler I told my mom about learning the keys-through-the-fingers move in a junior high self defense class. "Oh yeah," she said, "Jab them in the eyes!" This is still vaguely disturbing me 20 years later.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:27 am 0

On Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

@Ophelia I've thought about Declan! The hubster likes Duncan, but that seems so...bookish.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 6:52 pm 0

On Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

I wanted a two-syllable Irish boy's name that meant "fire." Luckily, there is one! Unluckily, it's Aiden and it's the most popular goddamn boys' name there is.

I don't even know any Aidens. It's all Henry and Elliot with my crowd.

Sooooo, we're still thinking about it with 11 weeks to go.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm 2

On Knocked Up, Knocking Back

Do these pregnant ladies never drink beer?

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm 4

On Friday Open Thread

@fondue with cheddar I thought I was having a mildly sexy interlude with my oral surgeon. It was fine.

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm 7

On Farewell, Jane

But...I sincerely need help Being a Girl! And, especially, Being a Pregnant Lady Who Wears Clothes! Guess Twitter will have to do. Thank you, and good luck on the next thing!

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0

On Nuts, Olive Oil, Heart Disease

@wallsdonotfall Something like this? I love a good olive oil cake. http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2008/06/recipe_detail.html?id=7261

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm 1

On Be the Change, Jerks

UGH this is so rude to anyone else who might want a table in that restaurant. And to the waitstaff and owners who might prefer to turn some tables over to make money.

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm 12