Mom: Are you going to chug that bottle of water? Me: The best way to carry water is in your body. Mom: Is that a survival thing? Me: Now I’m thinking it’s from ‘Dune,’ and only works if you’re wearing a stillsuit.
Oh, lovelies. Lovely, lovely ones. I am going in-house at The Hairpin as Books Editor. This is a time of great celebration, but it also means that I will be extremely infrequently active on Tumblr (I’ve been ramping down in preparation for the move anyway), and my books coverage will be moving on. You’re so wonderful, and I hope you all come read me and Edith and Jane at my new,...
My New Mad Men Recap →
DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE, IT IS SO CATTY YOU CAN’T EVEN PICTURE IT.
This Wiki Entry for Ben Bradlee is a Hot Mess →
In addition to the “Residence” section, please enjoy nineteen mentions of the historic Crowninshield family.
Mr. Himmelman did four 90-minute Bikram yoga sessions last week to calm down.– The New York Times piece on Jeff Himmelman’s mad-sneaky new biography of Ben Bradlee.
Oh, Grey's Anatomy.
(SPOILERS, sort of) Have you watched last night’s episode yet? Did you watch the END? Why do I still allow this show to manipulate me? I mean, it’s got nothing on the SNUFF FILM which “Private Practice” is rolling out this season. I’m sorry, first you tell me the little boy’s mom is dying, and he’s sad, then we find out she’s going to live, and...
On the Attachment Parenting Brouhaha
I would say, obnoxiously, that I’m too busy parenting to get involved in labels and dick-measuring, but the truth is that I’m actually too busy watching ‘Sherlock,’ and you should just feed your kid some kind of nutritious liquid in early infancy and follow your instincts from there. Edit: For the record, I had definitely planned on attachment parenting, but it...
The Romney Prep School Gay Bashing Article
…in the Washington Post. Personally, I think 1965 is probably going back too far to find dirt, and teenage hijinks blah blah blah. That being said, I have always agreed with my countryman Robertson Davies on the primacy of our own truest identity in childhood. ‘As we neared our sixties,’ his most famous narrator said, ‘the cloaks we had wrapped about our essential selves...
Note to Self
Change out of “MILF Island” t-shirt before prospective buyers show up to look at my pony for their kid this afternoon.
My New Mad Men Recap: Pete is Loathsome →
My dad came down for a week to help out with the baby (it was a lifesaver), and told me that when I was about five, and my little brother was one, the three of us were out for a walk in a big provincial park (my dad carrying my brother), and came to a rather steep cliff-face. I turned to Dad, and I said: “You could throw him off. We could tell people he fell. I wouldn’t breathe a...