On Ask Polly: I Am Obsessed With My Boyfriend's Evil Ex-Girlfriend—And Her Blog! (And Their Dogs!)

@Better to Eat You With

I have friends who actively try to keep tabs on my ex husband and then give me periodic updates. It drives me crazy. If I wanted to know, I would know!

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm 0

On Olives, Ranked

3. Canned black
2. Green
1. Black

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm 1

On This Restraining Order Expires On Tuesday

As a commentor with a number pre-256k, I wanted to weigh in and say how much I enjoyed this piece.

A few years ago I was in the early stages of dating a guy who was active in his church community and through his position was informally counseling a co-parishioner. I went to a service with him once and upon seeing the two of us together she had a complete and total public meltdown which ultimately ended with him and the church taking restraining orders against her.

At first, the adrenaline rush made the story exciting to tell and she was easily cast as a crazy bitch and him as a knight in shining armor. But it was a bit more complicated than that. Although I believe him that nothing untoward ever happened between them, I think he didn't take into account her emotional state when he reached out to her and offered support.

All of this is long way to say I understand the emotions she is getting at. Ultimately I felt bad for my boyfriend's stalker. A relationship she imagined didn't materialize in the way she wanted and she couldn't cope.

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm 1

On The Squares Of New York City, In Order

Not enough Father Demo square

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm 0

On Chopped Salad Toppings, In Order

The salad place near me has hummus as a topping. I mean, honestly, who wants to make their salad squish and slimy. Salad is for crunch! It's mother nature's toothbrush.

Also broccoli needs to be split into two entries (broccoli-too big pieces and broccoli-just right) and reordered accordingly.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:51 pm 1

On The 50 Best Versions Of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," In Order

Bing Crosby owns that song. Also, it's a family tradition to play Bing Crosby Christmas songs and then my dad will do a great impression of Bing saying things like "Hey kids, Merry Christmas, now go outside and cut a switch I can beat you with." It's a great way to keep the spirit of the season.

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm 1

On Something Ordinary In The Air

I actually pay for business and first class regularly. Many times it is only marginally more expensive than coach. I assume the ticket prices are primarily driven by whether there is a business demand for a particular ticket.

I flew Upper Class/First Class on Virgin from NY to London and paid a bit more than $1200 for the one way ticket. Which is really not that much more than they regularly charge for coach. It was 4th of July weekend and I assume there was no business demand.

It was worth every penny. Fully reclining bed. Amazing food. Free pajamas. Big pillow, duvet, etc., etc. Never arrived feeling more rested. But I admit that other times of the year it is cost prohibitive.

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0

On Responses To "Rape Joke"


If you're upset about not getting credit, why don't you just repost your outrage here? We'll happily give you the credit you deserve.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm 6

On Millennial Fired For Tweet

Wait? Do you make less than minimum wage?

I hate this idea of tipping people in regular waged jobs because it skews toward tipping people like this guy. Why should we tip this guy and his cohorts and not the people working the counter at McDonalds?

Also, I worked in food service for 5 years and the only thing worse than not giving a tip, is calling someone out for it. If I owned a restaurant, that would be a termination offense every single time.

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm 10

On A Poem By Patricia Lockwood

I'm speachless - but increadibly glad you are not.

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm 6