Remembering the Armenian Genocide (all the TWs)

We never learned about it in history class; the US doesn’t formally recognize it as a genocide; I would probably not know about it, were it not part of my extended family’s history. This post is written by a distant cousin, recounting his great aunt’s (I’m related to this part of family by marriage) experience with… » 4/24/15 10:06am Friday 10:06am

I'm sick of the "baby" themes around Ariana Grande

It’s entirely possible I have missed something. As a kind of young-looking woman who is often patronized as if I am a teenager all the time (which I think a lot of women, babyfaced or not, can relate to), I am finding this really demeaning. She’s not a fucking baby. » 4/20/15 9:20pm Monday 9:20pm

Indecisiveness: To Marinate or Not To Marinate?

I’m having people over for some grilled steaks later and I can’t decide whether I want to go the Salt+Pepper+Fire = Perfect route, or if I want to be more elaborate with it. We are eating steak and drinking scotch before we go see Nick Offerman & Megan Mullaly’s standup show later tonight (yay!). I feel like Ron… » 4/19/15 4:00pm 4/19/15 4:00pm

(new title) Lesbians get paid more than straight women?

Someone here posted about how she thought maybe she is exempt from some forms of sexism in the office because she is a lesbian. I can't for the life of me remember who it was, what it was called, or much of what it said (and I can't find it either!), and I can't speak from any level of experience, but I just… » 4/14/15 12:05pm 4/14/15 12:05pm

WTF is with 500 Days of Kristin?

I just can't with this. I've made it through select paragraphs of a few. I'm confused as to why it sets off my rage-o-meter so quickly. I think, perhaps, it's that somewhere, in a meeting or email or something, several people signed off as if this was a good idea. I don't even understand it, in concept. I know it's a… » 4/10/15 10:47pm 4/10/15 10:47pm

Rant: Let me autopay my water bill.

I'm disorganized. I have all of my bills set to autopay. It keeps all my bills paid, because otherwise every single one would be late. Except water. Water does not have this option. If I could pay the sewerage and water board automatically, I would. And it doesn't help that their late fee is like $3. That's not enough… » 4/03/15 10:02am 4/03/15 10:02am