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On You Can Now Enroll at Hogwarts Via MOOC

@Statham I always get sorted into Ravenclaw by quizzes and such, but I know in my heart that I would be sorted into Hufflepuff (or beg the sorting hat) because this is their common room: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Hufflepuff_Basement

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Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm 0

On "The hippo who tried to kill me wasn't a stranger." GO ON

@SwissMeringue That alone is enough to haunt me for days.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:36 am 0

On Logan Echolls Syndrome, Cohabitation Power Politics, and The Girlfriend Label

@CaitlinRenee I love all of this advice. It rings very, very true for me personally. I think even the parts that sound counter intuitive, like "You force yourself to talk to and engage with the people who seem soooo boring, and unfamiliar, and dumb, and lame, and not all that interesting. You engage them and learn what’s really going on inside those people, because there is a lot," are important. Because maybe you are used to a lot of things that feel good because they feel comfortable/familiar (being lied to was a big one of these for me), so it will take a while to switch from embracing the devil you know, to something more healthy.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm 0

On Logan Echolls Syndrome, Cohabitation Power Politics, and The Girlfriend Label

@paddlepickle Good point! Yes, I am a cycle commuter and a weepy ride is no biggie especially on a cold day, because then really who can tell the difference, but I would not want to have to sit on a bus/subway with a puffy face.

Maybe coffee shop within three blocks of said person's apartment as a compromise? On their turf, but not in their actual home.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm 1

On Logan Echolls Syndrome, Cohabitation Power Politics, and The Girlfriend Label

@themegnapkin Agreed, except I am also the wierdo who prefers being broken up with by phone (I mean, do check where I am/make sure it's fairly private) soooo I could be an outlier.

Unless you're cohabitating and there's a sticky wicket (like we have to sort this out before someone flounces off) I'd say: find a tucked away spot near a back exit at a coffee shop. Buy that person a scone. Don't be surprised if person throws scone in your face.

Ditto on not wanting break up memories in the actual place that I live.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm 0

On ‘Tis the Saison: How to Entertain for Easter

I know this is a sponsored post, but let me just say that I love shandies and shizz that I can make in my crockpot. So spot on advertisers, spot on.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:11 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@OhMarie I'd go with 'Flub', which would be short of 'Mother Flubbin Kitten'. Otherwise names that reference fuzziness or smallness or a combination thereof.

ETA: And I can never have a kitten, so that name is forever free for the taking.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@coolallison Oh I am counting down the minutes. Your list is banging, in particular #3 and #4. :) I'm camping this weekend, which I should add to my list, because it will be nice to be out among the trees and rocks (really, it's just humanity that is on my shit-list right now).

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant I just thought of one more thing: margaritas.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm 1

On Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

@stonefruit It's the same for objections to catcalling: the response is always something like, "I'm calling you a hottie, shut up or pretend to enjoy it." And when people try to explain that even for people who do fit the face-of-the-future hazel-eyed mould this kind of stuff is insulting and degrading, there's always a backlash. Don't get it? Fine, sorry you cannot have some basic empathy.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm 2