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On In Support of Debra Harrell, Jailed for Letting Her 9-Year-Old Play Unsupervised in the Park

Yeah, I definitely played in the park and walked there on my own at the age of nine. And then walked to the pharmacy and bought myself treats. Also, I have a nine year old and he would be capable of doing these things, but life is slightly more dangerous in cities these days and what would we think or say if the child had gone missing?

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm 1

On This Video Is Rated Unembeddable For Containing Both John Mayer and Katy Perry

I unabashedly love this song! The video super cheesy but I can't remember the last time a saw a genuine duet of people in love since Beyoncé and Jay-Z. It's really moving in a way that they put themselves out there. I know they don't have great track records but love doesn't have to be forever to be real. I have been with my husband for 21 years (1/2 my life) so I'm not some sappy teenager.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm 0

On If You Ever Go Across the Sea to Ireland

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose in the late '90s I ordered two mixed drinks from a drive thru bar in northern Wyoming just to see if I could. I was flabbergasted that it worked. This was the same time that Montana had no speed limit, so it was generally lawless around there I guess. Assuming things have changed a bit since then

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm 0

On Wine Babies

@werewolfbarmitzvah congrats! If you are feeling morning sickness, try eating protein instead of carbs. It works better. Start off the morning taking tiny bites of a protein bar or something easily chewed. Then finish it slowly. It really does a much better job. I promise. It took me three tries to figure it out!

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:05 am 1

On The Mulholland Pie

It looks like there may have been other, even weirder non-adding together pies. You can see the indentations. Or is this pad of paper solely devoted to pie charts Ms Friedman?

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm 1

On Rubbernecking Across the Pond

@Anna_anna I asked a cabbie today if he knew what the rules were on restricted lanes (as I drive down Park Lane regularly) and he was all, "your guess is as good as mine". There is a general feeling that we gave the milk away for free with this thing. And the crap weather doesnt help, does it? Today was especially bad.

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm 0

On Anti-Monopoly Is Real!

@E I had the whale one too! It was called Save the Whales! It was long-ish, but I loved it. If I remember it correctly it was a pretty, well-made game. I think it came from the mail order of some hippy catalog or the health food store in the 80s because that's the only place my mom ever shopped. Hippie Moms!!

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm 0

On The Art of Sharpening Pencils

@atipofthehat Or of the point getting dull over time...

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 11:21 am 1

On The Art of Sharpening Pencils

I worry that the pencil sharpening may have contributed to the demise of the marriage. What if the ex-wife couldn't figure out if it was a joke or not and whether it was funny or not? I personally would be completely confounded if someone spent this much time on pencils, joke or not.

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 11:03 am 1

On Fantasies, Expiration Dates, and the Vasectomy

@MEGA VENUTIAN SPACE SCORPION Just wait. After many years (and kids possibly) he becomes your best friend/(worst friend at times). There is no choice. He's always there! And he knows you so well! he can talk you off the ledge. He can also tell you what you are going to do before you do it and he can tell you when you are acting crazy and be your person to lean on. (you can do all of those things for him too). I mean of course he is your best friend. Who else talks to you every single day and knows all of your insides and outsides? He definitely is there for me more than any lady best friend I have ever known.

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm 3