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On Remembering 'Hocus Pocus'

@feartie I have played this game at Halloween (in America) with donuts! It's probably not as delicious though.

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm 0

On The Forest Dolls of Hillsborough, New Hampshire

@wee_ramekin As a lifelong New Hampshirer who has never ever heard these comparisons, I feel like I now must reconsider my entire identity...

Also, we were the only state to vote Bush in '00 that then didn't vote for him in '04.

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 11:06 am 0

On Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: Puritan Edition

@teffodee Yes! That was my favorite Dear America book because my Mayflower ancestors were in it. And I kind of wish I could get away with naming my kid Remember Patience? (Although I always wondered how her parents were able to predict her disposition when she was, like, a month old.)

Also: Dear Canada?!? I need it I need it

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 10:58 am 0

On Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: Puritan Edition

I am descended from the Brewsters! And also one Thankful Clapp, which is cute.

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 10:55 am 1

On Take This Halloween Costume Idea ... Please

@punkahontas I was the tooth fairy when I was seven and missing my front teeth for real. My mom glued dimes all around the edges of my wings.

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm 2

On Drama-Minimization and Bathroom Riddles

@Rosebudddd I'm a hoverer and guess what, it's super easy not to pee all over the seat. But just in case, I put the seat up first. Problem solved

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm 3

On Addendum to the Modern Meanings of Flowers: "Blue" Roses

@katherine oh and also he will probably smash your favorite knicknack aka your soul.

knew I couldn't be the only one for whom blue roses call to mind rather the opposite of "encouragement for pursuing a dream".

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm 1

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Ingrid Bergman, Instrument of Evil

But what about the time Magnani THREW SPAGHETTI AT HER?

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm 0

On I'll Have What That Character's Having: Foods We Want to Try

The Hunger Games made me really hungry for rabbit. Similarly, I read the book The Namesake and craved samosas for like a week.

Also, Frobscottle

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm 1

On The Terrible Trials of the Modern Family

Hey! This is my first comment! My half siblings have always and forever been just my siblings. I mention the half-sibling thing sometimes to explain the age difference (18, 13 and 12 years). I know this is so circumstantial though, my freshman year roommate had a very young half sister (with MY NAME, weird) and said 'she's not my sister, she's just my dad's kid.' and MY sister and I chose to share a bedroom when she was a teenager and I was a toddler, which I've come to realize is kind of crazy.

Technically I do also have step siblings, but I don't have to worry about what to call them, because I never talk about them. or to them. I've met the woman once and the man a handful of times, and they actually have kids who are my age, and we just have never had any reason to be friends or anything.

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 11:08 am 0