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On "The truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic": Ariel Levy's "Thanksgiving in Mongolia"

I absolutely couldn't even get through the synopsis or comments. My 11 day old baby is on my lap. She's as healthy as a horse, but this was impossible to read. Stormy tears and newborns don't mix. Not for those not yet done with postpartum hormones.

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm 0

On Getting Guns

@blueblazes I'm jealous, I definitely want a 16-gauge. I have a strange predilection for the rarer sizes, and a 16-gauge or a 10-gauge is my dream. Although I'm sure the 10-gauge is going to feel like an elephant gun.

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm 0

On Getting Guns

@laurel oh try the shotgun! Shotties are my absolute favorite thing to shoot! Try a big gun, and the kick will be less. I know, it sounds paradoxical, but the heavier weight will absorb the recoil more. My bantam model 20-gauge fits me like a glove, but it absolutely kills my shoulder. My double-barrel 12-gauge takes a little muscling to swing it around, but man is it smooth and easy on my bod. I could shoot it all day (and have!).

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm 0

On Getting Guns

@Emma K@twitter I love trap and skeet! I think people who have never shot before don't realize what instant gratification it is to blast a clay pigeon. Pull the trigger and you immediately know whether you've hit the mark or not. I find it extremely therapeutic.

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm 0

On Getting Guns

I used to be vehemently anti-gun. Then I dated someone who was very pro-gun. He took me to the range, taught me how to properly handle a firearm, and let me shoot. And I was a GREAT shot. And now I really enjoy shooting sports of all kinds. I still think ALL guns should be the most controlled and regulated thing in society, though.

Oh, and I married him!

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm 2

On You Thought Framing Was Expensive

@Jane Marie oh yeah, no, I meant they make him rich

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm 0

On You Thought Framing Was Expensive

Oh wow, I pinned one of those Jeremy Mann paintings the other day. His work is really compelling and rich.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@olivebee I want to talk about Top Chef! Are you feeling it was an absolute travesty? Have you read Tom and Gail's blogs about it? Some interesting insight there.

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 9:15 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@raised amongst catalogs ooooohhhhhhhh The Philadelphia Story! How do we make this work?

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 9:14 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Lucienne apple brandy is definitely fancier than applejack, but they are different beasts. I do like applejack for its ability to take the place of whiskey in whiskey-based drinks, and for being the star in my favorite cocktail, the Jack Rose.

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm 0