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On Just Your Average Barbie

Average Barbie looks like she could seriously kick ass and take names. I like that.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm 0

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

I looked at all the maps -- absolutely fascinating. I lived the first 36 years of my life in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area and have been in the Inland Empire (Riverside/San Bernardino) area of California for the past 15 years. While there are more commonalities in speech than I thought between the two areas, I am definitely more Californian now. I'm fine with that. :-)

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 2:02 am 0

On Beauty Q&A: Miss Fancy Pants Goes to Work

@renegadeoboe I like the way you think. LW1, mix those more conservative pieces with some fun and funky stuff and create your unique style. That way you get to enjoy the nice clothes you already have and get to buy some new stuff, too -- the best of both worlds, I'd say.

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm 2

On Checking in With Eggs

@Lulu22 My friends who own a ranch have chickens that are 10 years old that still lay eggs. They all live heavenly chicken lives wandering around the ranch picking larvae out of horse poo and getting sundry food scraps until they pass away of old age, misadventure, or, rarely, illness. Those are some of the best damn eggs I've ever tasted.

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm 2

On What a (Good) Girl Wants

I've never seen The Voice. I think it would frustrate the crap out of me. De'Borah was the only singer mentioned in the article that did anything for me, not just because of her singing, but her genuineness when she was singing. I wanted to like Amanda, especially since Dream On seems to me to be an excellent song to show the full range of one's vocal chops, but I just couldn't make it past the first minute.

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm 0

On The Best Emergency Gear

Remember to have food supplies for pets as well and include them in your water plans.

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 12:30 am 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Gloria Swanson Saga, Part Two

I just watched Sunset Boulevard for the first time because of this post. WOW! Fantastic and creepy film. The Hairpin and AHP turns me on to cultural icons again. Many thanks!

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm 0

On Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"

I hope Ms. Swift makes songs in this new style AND continues to make songs in her country-touched style. I don't know whether I would go so far as to say I actually like her music, but I find it less obnoxious and more sweetly innocuous that most songs out there.

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm 2

On Answers to "What's That Thing on Your Baby's Head?"

One of my nieces was born with a very large strawberry mark on her shoulder and it disappeared within a year. I have several little ones that I've had all my 50 years, but they are in privileged spots that only very special people get to see. :-)

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm 2

On My Boyfriend Dreams of Food: The Second Taco

I often wake myself up sleeptalking, so I don't really know what I say. Sometimes I wake up to one of my dogs standing above me and looking down with that tilted head puzzled gaze of concern.

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 3:33 am 1