By SarcasticFringehead on A Very American Open Thread

@Briony Fields I feel like between this and @Hot Doom's sandwich, we're being haunted by some really weird ghosts right now.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm 9

By allofthecrafts on A Very American Open Thread

Does anybody else have to scroll past the yogurt ghost posts because they are too grossed out by yogurt/the idea of it spilled on something? No? Just me? I'll just sit over here.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm 16

By mcf on Ask a Glutton: Your Perfect Dinner Party

I actually registered just to comment on this post (longtime reader, first-time commenter): Smitten Kitchen (holla) has a magical recipe for buttermilk roasted chicken that makes an EXCELLENT dinner-party dish (for non-veg people, ahem). It takes about 5 minutes of prep time, one day of marinating/do nothing time, and about 40 minutes of cook time. Boom: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/01/buttermilk-roast-chicken/ I seriously recommend. Plus, it tastes fantastic with an easy green salad and some bread on the side. So easy. Hi everybody.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm 9

By wallsdonotfall on Ask a Glutton: Your Perfect Dinner Party

@Biketastrophy Sorry, what is "outdoors?" Do you mean the (flammable) fire escape?

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm 10

By Josh is like Germany Ambitious and Misunderstood on Bi Identification, Moving Out, and the Rhinestone-Encrusted Manicure

@Nicole Cliffe update: i did and now i have no job

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm 23

By bskinz on Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota

Anna akhmatova:
He Did Love
"He did love three things in this world:
choir chants at vespers, albino peacocks,
And worn, weathered maps of America.
And he did not love children crying,
Or tea served with raspberries,
Or a woman's hysteria.
...And i was his wife.

Edit: and also THIS http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/under-her-dark-veil/
Which, i hate to be that person, but is much better in the original Russian

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm 2

By PistolPackinMama on Everything You Need to Know About Online Dating

@City_Dater If I were wearing pants, I might feel worse about this than I do. But since I am wrapped in a towel post-shower, I guess it's only a medium-crummy feeling I am having.

Also, have any of you read the London Review of Books personals ad book? It's called They Call Me Naughty Lola? It is pretty fantastic and very, very endearing.

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm 2

By redheaded&crazy on On Second Chances

@quickdrawkiddo UGH I KNOW like when my brother lost my copy of return of the king and was like "well I'm upset too I wasn't done reading it!"

guys i ask you, is that not the perfect analogy?

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm 35

By anna maria on Mini Ask a Lady: Teenage Tattoos

I dunno guys, i don't think bad tattoos are that big a deal. i am a 26 yerar old with 2 tattoos, both done by friends, both pretty impulsive, neither particularly beautiful. I got one four years ago and one 3. I love them both. a lot. Tattoos to me are more about celebrating a fleeting moment of life, affirming the absurdity and beauty of my brief existence, than about beautification or artwork. for me they represent a vibrant seizing of the moment and an assertion of independence. Getting one is probably pretty foolish, but also, not truly 'permanent,' its just skin.Mine are on my rib and on my back. they are both small. My advice would be that if you really want to do it, do it, but maybe in a place you can always hide. All that being said-i tried to get a white tattoo of a lotus flower when i was 18 and the shop denied me, i was outwardly irate but inwardly relieved, and i am REALLY glad i don't have that on my body now. So maybe also think about whether you want it because you feel you 'should' have one or because its something you truly want to do, for yourself, for whatever reason.

OH and ALSO a new thing i have decided for myself is that whenever i want a new tattoo that is totally absurd, i make a t-shirt of said tattoo instead. So theres that, maybe get your septum pierced and make a t-shirt?

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm 7

By anachronistique on Mini Ask a Lady: Teenage Tattoos

@lil_bobbytables You aren't. Also, some of us are already fat and saggy! Before 30! And I still want to get more tattoos!

My brother got a big red robot for his first tattoo, a few months after he turned 18. He loves it still, almost seven years later. My sister got a tattoo about a week after she turned 18 of a symbol related to our family history and she loves it too.

I don't know, doing things you may come to regret is part of life, isn't it? A tattoo is more visible than other things but it's not necessarily worse than other decisions you'll make at 18.

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm 12