On The Best Time I Passed a Note to an Attractive Stranger

I passed a note once. I was working as a temp for a week at a marketing firm, and my supervisor at the job was a stone fox. Just as I was leaving on my last day I awkwardly gave him a note with my number on it, all "You should have THIS." I bolted, and never expected to hear from him.

He did call me, but then we got in to a texting conversation. This was in 2007, when the dark ages of texting required me to type in the letters using the number pad on my Motorola Razr and it was just exhausting. So he was terrible at talking on the phone and I was terrible at texting, and he just didn't really seem that in to me, but he still asked me out for the following Saturday.

I ended up cancelling on him at the last minute to go on my first date with the guy who I married just last year.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 10:53 am 0

On X-Files Red, Not Lohan Red: A Haircut Trauma

This post just seemed kind of mean-spirited. No one was holding you hostage at the salon, and you are taking out your neurosis about your head on someone whose job it is to cut hair.

Just cut your own hair. No "trauma" necessary.

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm 4

On FOUND: The Best Sheets

I'll be sleeping exclusively on flannel sheets until the temperature gets above 30 degrees.

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm 0

On The Unsexy Pie

My birth control does a pretty good job of that :\...

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant I'm on the Drynuary wagon as well. THIS IS A SECRET, BUT: I had a beer while out bowling with friends last Saturday. One beer, went home early, haven't had anything else since. I'm chalking it up to "waste not, want not", because it was a free beer that a friend bought me not knowing that I was dry. I might go an extra day to make up for it, but I'm considering one drink in a month a damn victory.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0

On Ann Friedman's Best Things of 2013

@Jen@twitter I kid you not! My husband and I were actually picking up our marriage license at City Hall that day. We were joking around that it should be "our song" on the way out.

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 2:25 pm 0

On The 17th-Century Breastoration: A Time Before Bras

@D.@twitter I have a embroidered, gauzy, see-through hippie tunic of my mom's from the 60's. The first time my mom saw me wearing it with a camisole underneath, she sighed and said

"You know, in my day, I didn't bother to wear anything under that. Not even a bra!"

Now, I am am much more endowed in the breasticle region than my mother ever was, but GOOD GOD.

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm 0

On Ann Friedman's Best Things of 2013


"5. Playing "My Heart Will Go On" on a piano in city hall plaza in Boston."

That was you?! Bravo!

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm 0

On The Hoarders Pie

@OhMarie I NEVER drink hard alcohol at home, yet I have 3/4 of a bottle of fancy tequila that has been in my freezer since my housewarming party 5 years ago.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm 0

On Estate Jewelry: The Original Burning Man and A Ring For the Birds

@cmf406 I actually just saw an episode of the Antiques Roadshow recently where a woman had a similar bracelet. It had hounds and foxes on it. I thought of that immediately when I saw that broach.

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm 0