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Tums! I had no idea! My midwife asked how I was feeling, yesterday, and I mentioned that I’ve been waking up around one am feeling like a firemonster is trying to escape up my throat, and she was all, ‘what are you taking for it?’ And I just kind of stared at her. And then she rolled her eyes and told me to immediately go buy Tums before I do permanent damage to my...
This Is So Embarrassing.
Miss Canada’s…remarkable lack of cultural awareness, notable even by pageant standards.
Nature is Also Weird
Rory Cat is obsessed with attacking bugs (or “eck-ecks,” which is what we call them, after the noise she makes while on the hunt) through our screen windows in the evening. And then she catches a claw, and howls until we come and detach her, and then we tell her to quit being so clueless, THE MOTH IS OUTSIDE, and she’s not doing much for the eternal dog-cat intelligence...
Nature is Cruel
Industrious is a paraglider. Or, rather, he paraglides. A paraglider is a big hunk of fabric and cords. I digress. This morning, he was flying, and glanced to his right. Sitting there, ‘illing, in the same thermal, was a kestrel. Eating a mouse. Just sort of wafting on the breeze, taking a snack break. And Industrious was all, “Hey, Mr. Kestrel! Look at us…flying.” And,...
You Should Read This
…very brave piece about having an abortion while already a single mother on Mommyish. Some of the comments are douchebaggy, lots are supportive. I did have a chuckle at the “ZOMG evil witch slut murderer” commenter who wrapped up with “Rest in heavenly peace little baby….in Jesus’ arms you’ll grow, there’s no better place for you to be. <3” ‘Cause, I mean,...
Newsies, On Broadway.
Newsies! Can it be done? Will it be the same? Is Santa Fe really so great, and if not, why do so many (well, two) musicals have haunting, wistful tribute songs to it? These are the questions which plague me.
Wait, wait. Wait.
If Harrison Ford asks if the seat next to you is taken, and it is, you offer him your freaking lap, right? With a creepy smile? Because that’s what I’d be doing.
jelizabethl asked: Ok, so CLEARLY "The Girl Who Waited" was a tearjerker. But I was wondering, what are your general feelings about Doctor Who? Favorite Doctor? Favorite companion?
Absolute Must Read
Jacob Sullum’s new piece in Reason about Obama’s move to the right on the War on Drugs since his days in the Senate. It’s also just a fantastic primer on the current status of drug reform in America.
Speaking of Jackie Kennedy
I am now picturing her sitting in her apartment cranking “High Flying, Adored” from Evita. Over and over and over again. And then saying, fuck ittttt I’m marrying Ari Onassis and you can all go to hell.
Tonight Is Our Second-Last Hippie Birthing Class
Which is mildly intimidating, since WAIT, I AM NOT TWO CLASSES AWAY FROM BEING PREPARED TO HAVE A BABY. I ONLY HAVE ALL THESE BOOKS AND ABOUT FORTY PREPPED AND DRIED CLOTH DIAPERS. But, to be honest, at just under 35 weeks, I can tell the Wheels Are Starting To Come Off The Bus. If I eat after six pm, I have heartburn all night. I’m no longer “just pregnant from the side,” more...
LOTR: The Return of the King
Okay, you may remember that I rewatched and bitched about “The Fellowship of the Ring” a month or so ago. Because I’m an obsessive, obsessive Tolkien fangirl, with a moderate Elvish vocabulary. Just…deal with it. Anyway, we loaded up “The Return of the King” last night. Drove. Me. Nuts. First of all, I damn near had a heart attack when Industrious Husband...
advancedslacking asked: How come we hear so much more about Bella than we do about your other horse? (I am not suggesting less Bella, I'm suggesting more horsie.) (Also, I hope there is some amazing story like, "My other horse and I are legally separated and don't speak to each other anymore except at shows.)
This First Official Day Without "The Hairpin"...
…but, a) Jane Marie!, and b) more time with youuuuuuuuu. That being said, I miss Edith already.
From the Most Recent Etiquette Q&A in the NY Times
I’ve been going to the same hairstylist for seven years. When she took her vacation this summer, I tried another stylist in the salon. My hair has never looked better! The cut, the color, even the little massage at the end were vastly superior with the new girl. Is it possible to make a permanent switch, or would that be too disloyal to my original stylist? How do I maneuver it? And why do...
Oh, Jackie Kennedy.
My complete lack of fondness for the Kennedy family is already well-known to the Tumblr community, but it’s always nice to get another facepalm: Of Madame Nhu, the sister-in-law of the president of South Vietnam, and Clare Boothe Luce, a former member of Congress, she tells Mr. Schlesinger, in a stage whisper, “I wouldn’t be surprised if they were lesbians.” The tapes are interesting,...
No, Still Upset About Doctor Who
Lazy: (getting teary) Industrious: I know, it’s very sad. Lazy: WOULD YOU SAVE YOUNG LAZY OR OLD LAZY? Industrious: I…would save both of you. Lazy: YOU CAN’T. IT’S A PARADOX AND YOU CAN ONLY SAVE ONE LAZY. Industrious (firmly): I would save both of you.
Suck a Bag of Dicks, Doctor Who!
Shut the TARDIS’s door in Old Amy’s face? THIS IS THE BULLSHIT. Oh, whatever, she won’t have existed. BUT SHE DID, right?! She was hanging out for decades! I am taking this episode extremely personally.