It's that time of year again, folks. As Fillyjonk wrote two two years ago: Of course, we strive to make EVERY day No Diet Day, but if you’ve been teetering on the edge, today is the day to try it out for 24 hours and see how you function when you make peace with food.… Continue reading Happy International No Diet Day!
So, hey, here's a screenshot of one chunk of our recent spam queue. If you click to embiggen it, you will see that there is one actual spam comment in there. Additionally, there are comments by Plumcake of Manolo for the Big Girl and The Manolo himself, attempting to call me out for ripping Plummy… Continue reading Commenting Issues
I wrote another piece for Broadsheet yesterday because this Daily Beast piece made me tremendously ranty, and I figured I might as well get paid for it. I've been thinking a lot about the social advantages and disadvantages of motherhood these days, so once I started, I couldn't shut up even more than usual. Which… Continue reading The Last Three Paragraphs
It's hardly a well-kept secret that journalists can make an interviewee sound like she said pretty much anything. Those of us who are asked to speak on controversial topics know we risk seeing our words twisted to fit a predetermined narrative -- even to suggest the exact opposite of what we clearly meant -- every… Continue reading CNN Makes Jaclyn Friedman Sound Like a Victim-Blamer! Again!
I hate to distract anyone from the serious business of talking about how FUCKING AWESOME we all are, but it's come to my attention that many Shapelings are spectacular cooks, some with dazzling signature recipes, and I would like to know more about these things. Tell us, please, about those recipes. Plus any helpful tips… Continue reading Useful Weekend Fluff: Your Fucking Recipes
So, the other night, I went to see my friend (and sometime Shapeling) Tari play at a local bar, and as usual, I was slightly surprised by how awesome she is. Not because I have any good reason to underestimate her, but because A) I just don't hear her play all that often, and B)… Continue reading Slightly Pre-Friday Sorta-Fluff: I’m Kate Fucking Harding
So, I saw Kick-Ass yesterday, and I thought I might want to blog about it, but I wasn't sure if A) I could articulate just what I liked about it -- because I did like it -- and B) I wanted to open that can of worms. Now, I've committed to B in my own… Continue reading In Defense of Hit Girl