On More Banking Bonus Discussions Should Be Scored To Songs About Women With Large Asses

wait ..... this wasn't just a weird dream I had?

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 7:24 pm 2

On Maybe Sex Is The Least Fun Thing Two People Can Do

I remember feeling this way in my early 20s, I'm sure it's something a lot of young women can relate to. However, as I became more sure of myself and my desires as an independent woman in the world, my desire for interactions that included sex increased. I guess my point is that desire and ideas about sex can ebb and flow for one person over a lifetime (particularly women, whose lives are more at the mercy of various chemical interactions) and that's totally normal and okay. We don't have to live in a dichotomy of horndog vs. prude.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 11:21 am 1

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

@allyzay I'm not reading emotional abuse here. Maybe immaturity? Some codependence possibly? But emotional abuse seems a bridge too far.

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 9:41 am 0

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

@Pandemic Endemic Keep in mind that you may be one of only a few adults those kids encounter who isn't a religious zealot, and you can model a different mode of being for them. If you want to!

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 9:38 am 2

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

Dear LW; I HAVE SO BEEN THERE. In my 30s, I mostly didn't go home for the festivities. But now in my 40s I'm sorry that I didn't. Sure I hate the bible-thumping, judgement, schmaltz and forced cheer. It's completely awful! But visiting the family homestead is like going on a hero's journey, and your reward for "going through the motions" is actually knowledge about yourself. There's a level at which shunning your parents is shunning an important part of yourself. SO if you can't go through with it out of love for your mother (which: no judgment - I've been there!), then do it in the interest of self-betterment. Like going to the gym, except an emotional exercise.

FWIW - I found the whole mishegoss a lot easier to deal with sober, but your mileage may vary.

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 9:37 am 1

On When Will New York's Hugging Epidemic End?

Hugging is for Californians. Get a grip, New Yorkers! Pressing your torso to someone you've never seen naked is for hippies.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:52 am 1

On Everyone Around You May Be High On Marijuana

and the New York Post is ON IT

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:58 am 2

On Can We Interest You In An Opera Or Two?

i was fortunate enough to see both 'Two Boys' and 'Anna Nicole' this year - both were amazing and inspirational! I'm glad to see you recommend Die Frau ohne Schatten - I was tempted but not yet convinced! Strauss can be a heavy lift but I might just be ready.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Am So Jealous Of This Other Girl!

In addition to this being fantastic, world-beating advice; it's also beautifully written. POLLY FOR BENEVOLENT DICTATOR.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm 1

On 14 People Who Should Run The 'New York Times' Mag

I second the votes for Clara Jeffreys and Tom McGeveran (!!) and would very much like for Hamilton Nolan to throw his hat in that ring as well.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 11:40 am 0