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On A Nut Tart With the Romans

A food historian and reenactor (with whom I, ahem, took historical cooking classes) suggests using Thai fish sauce as garum. It should add a salty flavor, but not overly fishy.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0

On Psychotherapy in the Age of Facebook

This is perfect.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm 1

On "You look in the mirror and what you see is a disgusting zoo animal"

I want to see the peer-review of the original Dove study. #science

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:37 pm 0

On How to Enjoy the Airport This Holiday Travel Season

I'm ok with most air travel grievances, but I hate that I have to lug around my carry-on (which is usually pretty big as I never check) and I always have to use the bathroom like a million times and maneuver the carry-on in and out. (It has become easier since I have the Patagonia MLC backpack - best ever - but I just have to watch out not to drop pieces in the toilet. Also, still a schlep.) I wish I could pre-check it at the gate for them to hold until I get on the plane.

Also, more airports need wifi. Khartoum had wifi over two years ago. Heathrow just got it. Gatwick doesn't have. JFK & LGW don't. ATL doesn't. Khartoum, why are you the leader in this???

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:53 am 0

On The Best Time I Lost a Tampon and Found My Cervix

Can someone, anyone, please explain how you forget a tampon is in there. 90% of the time I am aware that I am wearing one, either because it's a super or because the string is being uncomfortable, and the other 10% I am not wearing one at all because I hear horror stories about people losing them and I get nervous. I AM 26 YEARS OLD. How can you just forget???

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm 1

On The Bathroom Whisperer: How to Really Clean a Toilet

Can someone ask Jolie how to clean the toilet brush? I'm sure it requires setting up a mile-wide sterile zone.

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 5:42 am 1

On The Bathroom Whisperer: How to Really Clean a Toilet

@Beaks How does that stuff even get there???

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm 0

On The Best Time My Sister and I Got Kicked Out of Rugged Sleepaway Camp

@frenz.lo I didn't bring a miniskirt to summer camp until I realized that I would be socially isolated if I didn't the next year. Turns out I was socially isolated anyway because I wore goggles in the shower and just didn't really give a hoot about dances.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm 0

On An Ode to the Diva Cup

@fondue with cheddar OK, so no one has yet mentioned this. When I was a teenager, my friend super recommended this cup deal. I got one and was so pleased, but it JUST WOULDN'T GO IN. In retrospect, I think recommending friend was sexually active and I was not, because later in life I could get it in. HOWEVER, the suction was actually really painful, and also the stem was poking me even after I cut it shorter (I am really sensitive; even tampon strings bother me). It was recommended that I should wait until the vagina is bloody so it has some lubrication to go in, but my period is super irregular because of PCOS and I'll be all prepared to use it in the morning, but the flow is too light, and then suddenly I'm out shopping later and it'll become SUPER heavy and I don't have the opportunity to test out when I'm out in a public bathroom. (I have a similar problem with tampons...)
ARRGH SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE. I really want this to work so I can save the environment.

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 9:02 am 0

On Interview With a Virgin: Eliot

@adorable-eggplant Yes, but even so you get the but-you-have-a-car-do-I-really-have-to-take-the-bus-but-it'd-mean-so-much-to-me. I even told my then-boyfriend specifically to NOT pick me up (he'd have to take the bus to "pick me up" anyway) because I didn't want to get into that nonsense, and HE DID IT ANYWAY. It's a thing.

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 11:03 am 0