Leaving to spend more time with my baby-flavored doughnuts

Well, bah. This is hardly the sort of thing to devote a post to. It belongs in some second-tier WordPress tab labeled "Things Muttered by A Sarah In An Offhand Way While Looking At The Floor, Immediately Before She Offers Pastries In Her Compulsive Approval-Seeking Way." Oh well. Here's what I've realized, folks: I'm a … Continue reading Leaving to spend more time with my baby-flavored doughnuts

Friday Semi-Fluff: Letters to Santa

Ohferbleepssake. This Christmas, the Pennsylvania Medical Society is asking children to ease up on the milk and cookies for Santa Claus. That way, his ample waistline won't be further widened by the 787.5 million calories he would otherwise consume in that state alone. No, see, I get that large chunks of this are written with … Continue reading Friday Semi-Fluff: Letters to Santa

My Heart Aches – ACHES! – For Men Who Act Like Douchebags

Yaaaaaaaaaaaawn. This is almost, but not quite, so weary-eyeroll-inducing that it's not worth the effort of typing it all out. (And the "almost" caveat is due entirely to my gleeful anticipation of the snarky Shapeling comments to follow.) So first, Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams writes this about an ad campaign to designed to get British … Continue reading My Heart Aches – ACHES! – For Men Who Act Like Douchebags

I Can Be Reasoned With

I’ve been thinking about Stupak, and compromises, and patriarchal religious groups inserting themselves into the legislative process. I’d like to propose an alternative compromise to Stupak and the others currently in the legislative mix. No, it’s not perfect; but I think it speaks to the perceived needs of some of the anti-choice power brokers in … Continue reading I Can Be Reasoned With

‘Nuther Quick Hit: Nate Silver Temporarily Suspends Mathematical Rigor

During the presidential campaign I checked http://www.fivethirtyeight.com, like, several times a day. As one whose gifts lie not with the maths* I really appreciated his analysis, and the mounting sense of excitement I got that Indiana might go blue. Yet even Nate Silver suspends his just-the-numbers-ma'am approach when it comes to obesity. Here he suggests … Continue reading ‘Nuther Quick Hit: Nate Silver Temporarily Suspends Mathematical Rigor