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On Ask Baba Yaga: Can I Do Something Reckless and Selfish Without Suffering the Consequences?

@gulleyjimson Yes! Boars are really dangerous: they gore people. Take no risks. That's my motto.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

That picture up top takes me back to the National Cowgirl Museum (thanks for all the memories!): http://www.cowgirl.net/

My week did go weirdly because I was 2x as spontaneous as usual, so I went out dancing (on a weeknight) and am still hobbling around as a result. I hardly recognize myself.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm 0

On The Stupid Trendy Cocktail Bar Name Generator

I got "Wool & Wanker" and am committed to never drinking anywhere else again.

ETA: Unless it's at the "Rum & Stirrup" hahaaaa.

ETTAAAA: "Clown & Farthing" lol it's like Crown. I'm almost done.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm 1

On You Can Now Enroll at Hogwarts Via MOOC

@j-i-a Annnnd that just inspired me to spend (too much?) time reading up on the Slytherin problem: http://bronzedragon.tumblr.com/post/30187808385/the-problem-of-slytherin

I've got room in my heart for my Slytherin sistren. Ambition is just another world for hustle (or maybe that's ambition + industry, but still).

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm 0

On You Can Now Enroll at Hogwarts Via MOOC

@saraldn 'Puff 4 eva. I'm rereading the Goblet of Fire at the moment and am reminded of just what a raw deal they get, but it's all leveled out by the sweetness of having a common room off the kitchen.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm 0

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

<3 <3 <3

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1

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