On Sisters, Ranked

@mcf Yes, the picture!! I have one sister and my husband has two, and they have their various SOs and they are all pretty great.

This is hilarious: Once, I asked my mother why they'd gone through all the trouble to make our names match, expecting something deep and meaningful and heartfelt. "We'd just thought it'd be funny."

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On How to Sing With Dead People: Barry Manilow's My Dream Duets

ALERT: If anyone hasn't seen The Preacher's Wife, it's on Netflix. I just saw it last week!

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0

On Estate Jewelry: Dead Cromwell Edition

@AmbiSinister I genuinely want this brooch, despite the fact that a) I do not wear brooches and would have to learn how and b) would then need it to come down a few hundred bucks.

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm 1

On How Have You Made Yourself Proud This Year?

JAYA I need to see a wedding dress covered in gold sequins more than I have ever needed to see anything!

This year I kept my work/life balance under control more successfully than I have in any prior year, AND I have been managing someone for the first time and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be able to get her a promotion so that feels great.

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm 2

On Ask a (Terrifyingly) Clean Person: Oozing Gourds, Glue Mishaps and Food Coloring Woes

@Jolie Kerr Yeah and those pumpkins lasted FOREVER. I think that one finally turned to goop in, like, January.

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 4:01 pm 0

On Ask a (Terrifyingly) Clean Person: Oozing Gourds, Glue Mishaps and Food Coloring Woes

Oh my god I think the pumpkin one is me? From last year?

It was right fucked up, so I did end up sanding but then I couldn't match the finish right so there's just a little round sanded spot on my table until I get around to making my dad come and fix it. :/

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0

On Bow Down, Witches: The Beyoncé Jack-o-Lantern of Your Dreams


Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm 0

On The Hairpin Halloween Advent Calendar: Halloween Rituals

@tofuswalkman The highlight of my Halloween last year was when two ~10 year old boys tried to pull "trick or treat, smell my feet" on us but couldn't finish the rhyme and my husband finished it for them. They were shocked--SHOCKED!--that such an old person knew their secret child chant.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 4:01 pm 0

On The Hairpin Halloween Advent Calendar: Halloween Rituals

YAYYYYYY--We're doing a couple of things. First, we've already started the parade of scary movies by watching two random ones on Netflix, You're Next and Insidious 2. Both were worth it for a weeknight!

The next thing is that we're going to have a Fall Extravaganza where we go to a pumpkin patch/corn maze in the afternoon, then go have some kind of Octoberfest dinner (there isn't a convenient German restaurant so this will probably just be sausage and beer), then go to Field of Screams which is a haunted house/woods walk/hayride situation. I AM SO EXCITED.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm 1

On Nickelodeon's Diversity "Problem" Is That It Likes Diversity

@Mike_B I would watch a Parks and Rec spinoff that's just Donna's life FOR SURE.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm 0