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On "I Don't Fucking Care If You Like It"

Yup to all of this. I think of it as - "Hold on, I never said I was doing a survey"

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:22 am 1

On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: Notting Hill

Sideways was the worst for this slacker unattractive man deserves and gets amazingly attractive girlfriend thing. And worse because it was somehow supposed to be a subversive, alternative film. Not subversive enough to make the point that men don't get what they want just because they are men and they want it.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:32 am 2

On Having the Best-Selling Cake and Eating the Review, Too: An Interview With Jennifer Weiner

Great interview on both sides! I didn't realise Jennifer Weiner had written so much. I am in the UK so she's a bit on the radar but not the poster girl for "don't call this chick-lit" - I think that's probably Marion Keyes here who also writes really fun, compelling books often with dark, dark themes (addiction and domestic violence being two recent ones) and who gets stupid book covers slapped all over her books and a chick lit label. Anyway, off to find some more Jennifer Weiner to read.

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 5:35 am 1

On Part Two of "Mother's Mind"

oh good lord. What a terrible, terrible story. Wishing strength for Cindy's family and her boy.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:38 am 0

On RIP, Maya Angelou

Just had a little eye-prickle at Maya, Lesley, Carlo and Elmo. She was amazing - her musicality in her poems and just doing this little sketch on Sesame St.

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:40 am 0

On The Jewish Daughter Diaries

Can your mother love you too much? I suppose yes if they can't let you go but actually, from a mother's point of view, I love my children to distraction. Is that too much? If I promise I will let them go (a bit) is that still too much?

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 8:52 am 0

On How Old Is "Old Enough to Complain About Being Old"?

As for hairdressers, who say "ah bless" they must clearly be destroyed. I think this might be an English thing that stupid English people say - I can't visualise (?) this in an American accent (and no it's not Dolly Parton in Steel Magnolias - that's a whole different thing). It's highly, highly patronising.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:53 am 0

On How Old Is "Old Enough to Complain About Being Old"?

@Danzig! Or you have someone at work, who actually does a proper, technical job as opposed to being the work experience person, who has never heard of the Fonz. This has happened to me.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:49 am 0

On The Lost Art of Dress: A Conversation with Historian Linda Przybyszewski

This is very interesting. I also love a 30s and a 40s style dress. My grandma wore them and they were in beautiful heavy crepe, with interesting necklines as described, and lovely 3/4 length sleeves. Also my pet peeve with a lot of fashion now is that it's all too short. You could imagine Anthropologie selling an updated version of any of the dresses illustrated on the McCall / Simplicity pattern packs. But they would make them end half way down the thigh and I don't have the appropriate thighs. I also just think that longer is prettier - even Heidi would look better with a skirt six inches longer http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/fashion/emmy-awards-2010-red-carpet-hits-misses-show-highlights-gallery-1.29825?pmSlide=1.27576

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm 1

On Snacking with Jane Austen: Brown Bread & Parmesan Ice Creams

brown bread ice cream is still a thing in the UK. Not a well known thing but a foodie thing and it is really good. Never had parmesan ice cream but bacon and egg ice cream is also a thing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_ice_cream

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 4:44 am 0