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lue

Assistant preschool teacher. Portland, Oregon. Married, with beagle.

On Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

@minijen I think that what's wrong with Isabella isn't the name itself, but the fact that the popularity spike came up alongside Twilight! See also: Jacob.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:12 am 2

On The To-Do List Pie

@planforamiracle I specifically asked about the diva cup when I got my IUD--the doctor said it is totally fine, your cervix is much stronger than any suction from the diva cup, but that it is a good idea to make sure you break the suction before pulling the cup out (which, duh, because it hurts like hell when you just pull it out, right?). So you should be all good! I've used mine and it's no problem!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@parallel-lines
When we were on our honeymoon (at a literary hotel where they have fancy dinners and seat you with other people and make you play 2 truths and a lie), the other diners (all couples, all in their 50s or 60s) realized that we were newly married, and went around the table giving us their best advice for a successful marriage. Most of it was of the 'never go to bed angry' variety, but one woman looked right at us and said, very seriously, "Always close the door when you poop. They don't need to see that."

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm 2

On Interview With a Person Who Thought She Was Reincarnated

@j-i-a Hexxus, seriously!

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:06 am 0

On Other People's Kids, Homes

Oh my goodness. Just jumping down here to say: I work with preschool kids all day. The way these kids acted is totally unacceptable.
I have seen a huge trend toward parents trying to be friends with their kid, or parents who seem to think avoiding freak-outs is good parenting.
The thing I wish all parents knew is that it is MUCH more important, and will make all of your lives MUCH easier in the long run, to teach your kid to be to be a kind, thoughtful person, with all of the sadness and frustration that comes along with that, than it is to try to keep them happy all of the time and turn them into a monster who has no coping skills.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm 2

On Other People's Kids, Homes

Oh my goodness. Just jumping down here to say: I work with preschool kids all day. The way these kids acted is totally unacceptable.
I have seen a huge trend toward parents trying to be friends with their kid, or parents who seem to think avoiding freak-outs is good parenting.
The thing I wish all parents knew is that it is MUCH more important, and will make all of your lives MUCH easier in the long run, to teach your kid to be to be a kind, thoughtful person, with all of the sadness and frustration that comes along with that, than it is to try to keep them happy all of the time and turn them into a monster who has no coping skills.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm 13

On Ranch Life

My family is like this. I'm a vegetarian now, and I've often encountered the situation where friends are preparing a meat dish near me, and they get all apologetic, "Oh, I'm sorry, I bet this is really gross to you," (which is thoughtful), but I usually just tell them about all of the times I would come home from school to find my dad butchering an elk or deer on the kitchen table.

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm 1

On Thora Birch's Nine Best 90s Movies

@hallelujah
YOU GUYS. I just watched Now and Then with a group of friends last weekend (during a beach vacation. It was the best thing that ever happened to me). It is still amazing.
Our adult boyfriends also thought it was a great movie, even though they had no sentimental attachment to it (maybe partially because we got them invested in the which-character-are-you thing--one of the dudes proudly claimed Chrissy, which is not something I've ever seen happen).

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm 4

On The Girl Next Door

I did think the writing was funny/clever, there was something about the upbeat, innocent voice of the narrator that made it less creepy than it might otherwise have been...but, as someone who has been the subject of, let's say 'light stalking,' it did make me feel a little UGH.

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm 2

On L1CENSE PL8

I have always hoped to catch another glimpse of a white hummer with some shiny silver and sparkly details, ICE BOX. I like to imagine this guy driving it.

Also, someone in my neighborhood has SBLACK and a bunch of Harry Potter stickers, so I always smile at them on my way to work.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm 1