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On Jesmyn Ward on American history and racial "threats secreted like seeds"

Salvage the Bones is wonderful and these snippets are wonderful. I can't wait to read the whole thing. And apropos of nothing, cripes is she gorgeous. Holy Cannoli.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm 0

On How to Enter Parties

NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE. I just died a little.

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm 0

On The To-Do List Pie

15% figure out what shoes I am wearing to a wedding this weekend
25% begin my marathon training
50% stop picking at ingrown hairs
110% STOP EATING ALL THE CHEESE BALLS IN THE OFFICE KITCHEN. JUST STOP.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm 0

On An E-Mail Announcement From the Proud New Mommy

@Daisy Razor I do, in fact, know more than one person who has received one. (Or two, as it was not limited to the first child.) I will not say any more, for fear of inadvertently passing judgment on people that I generally like.

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm 3

On A Chat With The Hairpin's New Editor, Emma Carmichael

@iceberg Oh hello Emma, I am a lustful cockmonster who is also a jaunty little gnome. Welcome.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm 5

On Friday Open Thread

@par_parenthese ROGER BUTT...many graciases for that!

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

Oh 'pinners...it is weird here. I think I am safe in my neighborhood, and I so desperately need to get away from the news, but this is a weird place to be right now...this world man...

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm 5

On Ask a Clueless Lady

@Sea Ermine It's not an STI, I got it from my mom, or my cousin, or my aunt or one of the 80% of my extended family that has had them since we were all wee things. They are absolutely not transferable unless you actually have one, and then, at least in my case, they are extremely obvious and no one is going to want to make out with me with that gnarly thing on my mouth anyway. I don't make out with people if I think I am getting one or if I actually have one, and they are so freaking annoying that if I am getting one/actually have one, I can't let it go, so you are generally well aware.

It is herpes, but it is not the same simplex as genital herpes, and in fact, can only rarely be passed if you were to perform oral with one on your mouth.

I am not saying you should just go on your merry way passing them happily along, but there is definitely no reason to tell a complete stranger that you get cold sores.

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@LordHennyson This sounds like it is relevant to my interests...what sayeth you?

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm 0

On Photo Etiquette and the Modern Family

@Jaya This has always been how it's handled in my very large extended family...my uncle also was the one that initiated this, and can totally get away with doing shit like that. It became a running joke that stands to this day. Ironically, the ones who laughed and stood on the ends are all still around, the ones that ended up in the middle of the photos are gone, to a one...

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm 4