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On Beauty Q&A: Do You Smell What I Smell?

Finally quit the cigs (I was down to a very stubborn 2-3/night habit) after a recent illness marked by some serious breathing issues. It's amazing how much more I smell, including the crappy smell of just-smoked-cigarettes on my husband who has not yet quit.

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm 0

On An Imaginary Conversation With My Potential Child When I Tell Her About Hanukkah

So glad I can take this opportunity to introduce everyone to The LeeVees -- a Hanukkah band that literally has one amazing pop-rock Hanukkah song after another (including one about the spelling issue). All of these songs should be classics.

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 10:34 am 0

On Hairpin Book Club: New York Edition

@travelmugs Telegraph Ave just took me a while to give into. I found the lead male characters a little off-putting at first,almost cartoonish. There was definitely a Tarantino vibe. However I loved the female characters--both midwives--and came around to the guys.

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm 0

On He Doesn't Know If You've Been Bad or Good

My favorite is my 6-year-old daughter asking questions about Santa that I have no idea how to answer, i.e.: "I just don't understand why Santa lives forever." And then as I mumble something incoherent pipes up: "I know! It's because everyone believes in him and as long as everyone believes there will always be Santa." And then my heart melts and all is right with the world.

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm 1

On Shared Spaces, Lie-Measurement, and the Manageable Hassle

This may not be a popular answer to LW1, but there is a certain amount of not doing of crap that I have learned to live with because as A Dude notes, mess just does not bother him as much as it does me so when he has free time (we are married, both work full time and have 2 young kids), he relaxes. I vacuum/do dishes/whatever and then relax. Still, he needs to have at least a couple jobs that are pretty much all his--in my case, he does the laundry, empties the dishwasher and takes out the recycling. He also washes the cars and mows the lawn, weather permitting. I've come around to this arrangement and it works for us. Stewing in resentment is no way to live.

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm 0

On Twenty Marleys and Me

@Mary Adkins@facebook It's a lovely story. Thank you.

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm 0

On Twenty Marleys and Me

@rabbitheart Assuming her story is true, all these men did identify themselves as "Marley." They are all very distinctly drawn in the story however, and she and her friend come to know at least one or two of them fairly intimately (while drinking in a karaoke bar). Should she have used their last names?

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm 0

On Toy Guns, Barbies, Open Pill Bottles...

I somehow drew the line at my daughter downloading "I'm Sexy and I Know It" on her Kindle, but Rihanna? fine. Katy Perry covered in whipped cream? OK. I really have no issue with toy guns; kids should be able to play imaginative games whether it's cops and robbers, aliens and astronauts or school. I'm much more concerned about video games and limiting "screen time."

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm 0

On A Rap Genius Interview

I hope you showered after this interview. Also--are they triplets?

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: If You See Something, Say Something

@crango Just seeing this--but recommended the same downthread. Love Pacifica!

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm 0