I live in Boston, have a food blog, and love advice columns.

On Word Search

I loved this. And what an amazing opportunity to talk to all of these people!

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm 1

On I Will Not Soak It In

@SarahP I realized as I typed this that the technology aspect is maybe what bothers the "soak it in" people the most. Would a "soak it in" person judge me for reading through a sunset? Probably not. (Even if it's something trashy!) But looking at a phone somehow is less okay to some people.

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm 0

On I Will Not Soak It In

Every day on the commute home from my last job, I would get to see the sun set over the Boston skyline. And some days I really liked setting my book (didn't have a smart phone at the time) aside and looking out the window. But other days I had seen the sunset before and I just wanted to keep reading. There is nothing wrong with that. We don't need to look at everything all the time!

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 4:33 pm 0

On I Will Not Soak It In

@TyrannosaurusWreck "Just because I'm not in YOUR moment doesn't mean I'm not in A moment." I love that!

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0

On Ask a Clean Person About Her New Book: A Conversation With Jolie Kerr

@Lily Rowan I too am excited about not just having this book on my shelf, but using it frequently. Yaaaaaaay Jolie!

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

It's late in the thread, but I wanted to add my voice to this: I used to be a REALLY active commenter here, but changed jobs, so I can only catch up once or twice a week. But I still like it here! The layout of the Toast (and the fact that it's blocked at my work) makes it harder for me to read, and the comments either don't load right on my home computer or just aren't as easy to browse anyway. I love the content in both places, but the Hairpin will always have my heart.

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm 0

On Young Sting, Younger Gwen Stefani

@ifsolitude Their hair! I love it. Actually,I would love this picture regardless of whether the girl in the middle was Gwen Stefani or not--it's so great.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0

On Befriending Your Best Friend's Girlfriend and Resisting the "One True Sex Act"

LW1, this is sort of just brekaup common sense, so sorry if it sounds elementary, but one other piece of advice: do not bad mouth the ex. It may be tempting to agree with any vitriol your sweetie needs to get over the rbeakup, but if that comes up, just be a listening ear. Agreeing with negative things about the ex could backfire.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm 1

On Estate Jewelry: Millennial Octopi and The Perfect Handle for Your Parasol

If I HAVE the neck to pull off that necklace, SOMEONE should probably let me try it on, right?

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm 3

On Closeted Characters, and the Books That Love Them

@meetapossum <3 u too, meetapossum

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 6:57 am 0