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On How Did You Get There, Vegan Fashion Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart?

Interesting. The whole article is focused on animal rights and vegan clothing, and yet, there is no mention of the living or working conditions of the (human) individuals who made the fabric, hardware, or the coats themselves...

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm 1

On Drinking While Pregnant

@Vanessa Klisch@facebook Thank you. I feel that the article (and comments) are a little preemptively congratulatory. As you say, FASD is a spectrum... your drinking may have effects you won't ever be able to knowingly link to drinking during pregnancy. Can you live with that possibility? That there is a problem at some point, and you were drinking some or a lot during pregnancy, could you have prevented the problem? My parents are both smokers, and I know my mom smoked some during my pregnancy. I turned out fine, but I do not think that justifies her behavior. I also don't blame her because we are all human, with our own faults and weaknesses. But come on, please don't be so blase about the whole thing.

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm 1

On Drinking While Pregnant

@Emily Wright@twitter Yes, but they weren't drinking 14% ABV wines, or 6% ABV beer. They were drinking severely watered down spirits for the most part. And 300 years ago, most people were not having awesome babies; they were having a LOT of them, and hoping that a few turned out OK. How do you measure "a little"? It's a slippery slope, as this article points out. How much were europeans drinking 300 years ago? A lot or a little? Can you quantify this? There is a long history -- worldwide - of congenital defects, but a very short history of understanding their causes.

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm 2

On Some Advice for Young People

@Pizza4Life What do you do when the soulless careerist is combined with the drama queen and is your boss? Well, I quit, but just wondering...

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm 0

On Some Advice for Young People

The best way to appear impartial is to be impartial. I have had so many bosses and co-workers who have tried to suck me into gossip sessions, only later to use the information against me. I now keep my mouth shut about 99.5% of the crap that goes on in any job, and I have one confidant who works in a different area and doesn't impact my job or my boss. This means that I don't have a lot of work friends, but that's ok, I have real friends at home. Perfecting the smile and nod face is the best too, when they throw bullshit at you, they want a huge reaction. If you give them little to no reaction, then they know you're not interested in playing their game and they usually quit it real fast.

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm 1

On I've Become an Amazing Mom in the Six Hours I've Been Sober

@juliahairpincommenter Thank you. This is cringe worthy. At the risk of being a "Debbie Downer" alcoholism is like the joke addiction du jour, and it ain't funny really.

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 9:11 am 0

On Why Yoga Can Be So Irritating (Although You Should Go Anyway!)

What about that one guy (you know the one) who is all into his breathing A LITTLE TOO MUCH?! And his namaste's and ohm's are the loudest too. Shut up annoying yoga man. No one likes you.

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm 0

On Why Yoga Can Be So Irritating (Although You Should Go Anyway!)

@likethestore Yea I'm a gal and I totally giggle when I can't do the pose, or when my face is in someone's ass. Then I sit there in child's place for ~2 min like fuck fuck fuck I'm sore why am I here...

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 11:03 pm 0

On Why Yoga Can Be So Irritating (Although You Should Go Anyway!)

@EmilyKane Yea I am not a diehard, but all the stuff that sounded corny as hell when I first started going is now kindof fun. My advice to all the yoga haters is to try a chill time and try different studios. My favorite class is on a friday afternoon at 5 pm. There are usually like 3 - 7 people in the class.

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm 0

On Why Yoga Can Be So Irritating (Although You Should Go Anyway!)

@Dani You should try another studio . I am SO not a yoga person, go really irregularly, but when I do go I love it. I have had instructors that I did not like though. My favorite instructor is a guy who is in the army! for reals.

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm 0