On An Interview with the Lady Aye, the Dorothy Parker of Sword Swallowers

Great interview! Also so fascinated with the sideshow life.

In a past job I got to meet the Fleet Family aka the Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow (http://www.luckydaredevil.com/) - husband and wife sword swallowers (+fire and snakes, also Jill sword swallowed while preggers). Here's a mini-doc about their home life http://vimeo.com/65971233

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On You're Doo-ing It Wrong

@annejumps @NeverOddOrEven I strongly feel levels of squat toilets are strongly, positively correlated to levels of spry old people.

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 4:54 pm 0

On The Playground Gourmet

These are wonderful and may I point you toward the pioneering work they've done in the field of "Guys With Fancy Lady Hair"? http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/3547-guys-with-fancy-lady-hair

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On Please Welcome Jazmine Hughes, The Hairpin's New Contributing Editor

Welcome @jazzloon! And where'dya get that rad raglan shoulder denim shirt?

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm 1

On It's Been Real, Buds

Thanks, Jia! You will be missed. Best of luck out there on the internets. Just did the right thing and signed up for your Thing.

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm 0

On Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Stop Thinking About This One Person I'll Never Actually Get With?

@AmbiSinister Best advice, seconded. Much needed. Also, defenestration is the best word.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm 0

On The Trouble With Reader-Shaming: A Y.A. Book List

@pollypeachum YES, Birdy totally holds up. So does saying "it grumbles my guts."

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm 0

On Ask a Fancy Person: Entry-Level Expensive, Unwanted Guests and the Gratefulness Feedback Loop

My entry level fancy is this coat! which I had a small heart-attack about buying but intend on looking super cool in for the next 20 years. So maybe outwear if you live in a place where that makes sense?

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup

@PennyCentury While I've always been more of a lurker than a commenter, I learned so much from those threads.

Totally with @Up_cubed on the on-pointness of the 'Pin this week. Galactic Rabbit knocked the wind out of this Gemini.

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm 0

On How to Take Advantage of Rhubarb Season

The best thing I did last summer was make rhubarb vodka. Old glass milk bottle + a bunch of cut up rhubarb + shake in enough sugar to coat + cover with vodka. Leave in a cool dark place for a month (in my case, bedside table). Drain out of the liquid and drink. It's dangerous- I drank almost the entire thing sans mix on a beach on Labour Day and it was the best weekend of my summer. GET ON IT NOW.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 10:16 pm 0