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On 'The Day After' Was A Scary Thing That Happened 30 Years Ago Today

@LondonLee THANK YOU! I was killing myself trying to remember the name. I was shocked I could ever forget it because that one really messed me up for a while.

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm 0

On Parents Are Aliens From Space

I loved this. First essay about moms that I have been able to finish since I lost my own.

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm 1

On Ask Polly: How Do I Stop Panicking And Crying Over The Slightest Criticism?

@rhp No...that was about ME! Seriously, that letter made my blood run cold and I though I was having some kind of dissociative experience until I saw how young the true writer was! Knowing other people suffer from this makes me feel better, but also worse because it sucks so bad I feel for anyone who goes through it.

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm 1

On 'Crash': The Most Loathsome Best Picture Of Them All

@Lionel Mandrake Both of those scenes caused me to ugly-cry and almost take to my bed in the worst way. Once when I was twelve, the other time when I was thirty-five.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm 1

On Ask Polly: Should I Drop Out Of College?

Word on the alarm clock with no snooze button! Get an old wind up and put it across the room. I have to get up for work by 430 am and it is the only thing that has prevented me from routinely over-sleeping and getting my butt canned.

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 11:59 am 0

On Donald Fagen Is 65

"The Night Fly" is the only album I have had on almost every music medium. Album, cassette, CD and downloaded, and it would have been 8 track as well, but I am too young by a nosehair. Love that man.

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 9:37 am 1

On How To Talk To 911 When You're Bound And Gagged

*Jealous* Why can't I get calls like that? In my sleepy, stupid suburb people call 911 about squirrels dead on the road or keys locked in their cars. Most of the time, at least.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm 0

On The Miraculous Exploits Of Princess Michael Of Kent

She sounds like the villain on some bad episode of "Hart to Hart". I kind of love her now.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm 0

On Don't Stop Running

This was incredible, moving, and just all around brilliant. Wow. (Bonus- I love quietly sobbing at my desk as it keeps the coworkers on edge just enough to give me my space. Keep 'em coming.)

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:32 am 0

On How To Lie To Kids About Santa

My 10 yo is trying to get me to confirm that I am really Santa, but he is not pressing the issue. I think he knows the jig is up, but he doesn't want to risk getting fewer presents by calling me out.
At lease I dodged that whole "Elf on the Shelf" business, though! PHEW!

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm 0