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nonvolleyball

avid enthusiast of storytelling, humor, improvisation, games, grammar, & serendipity. also: rollercoasters, hoppy beer, cheese, & other experiences/consumables.

On Ask Polly: I'm 33 And Single. What Am I Doing Wrong?

I'm late to the party here, but the bunny/claws imagery feels like an awesome refraction of the dialogue in Swingers, & as an unrepentant Swingers apologist, I love it. (also the advice is fantastic, Polly is fantastic as always, & I want everyone in the world to either find someone who embraces all their messy weirdness or else take to the sea, as they see fit.)

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm 0

On Dr. Ruth: Nobody Does It Better (It Being Twitter)

@Edgar Allan Bro on a related note, my parents (who are usually reasonably with it!) didn't know what a "selfie" was until a few months ago (when I unthinkingly dropped it into conversation & was shocked at their confused response).

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm 0

On What's Your Excuse For Being The Worst?

so much to hate here, but my favorite was "He says he intentionally picked an older model iPhone, the 4S, for work, so he isn't tempted to use it for more than email."

I got my first (& only) smartphone in August 2013, & it's--gasp--an iPhone 4. I can only assume that my ability to use it for anything besides email is a special superpower possessed only by me.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm 2

On Which Is The Whitest TV Network Of Them All? (CBS)

@KimO yes, this. also, why no mention of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which features two Latinas and two Black men in its ensemble)?

at least there was an explanation for the usage of "Latin" in the pie chart, but I question how much space was saved by omitting a single character.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm 0

On Ask Polly: Should I Have This Baby?

@Taffeta Darling hear, hear. I'm sure her life will turn out awesome in the long run, whatever happens, but I don't envy the spot she's in right now.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm 0

On What To Do When Freaks Go Haywire On You On Twitter

is now a good time to confess that the "awww girl" sample from "Get Back" is still regularly referenced/verbalized in our household?

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Is Secretly Catfishing!

letter-writer, check out the URL, & make that past-tense a reality, please.

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm 0

On Ask Polly: Should I Play It Cool—Or Ask Him For More And Be "That Girl"?

it's so sad to me that I'll Be the Cool Uncaring Girl & Soon Everything Will Be Perfect is such a common phase--I went through it too, & it only served to teach me what an exercise in futility it really is.

some of my facebook friends were having a discussion of why "I won't tell you why I'm mad; you should know" is considered a trope of female argumentation & I think it comes from the same place: not feeling like it's okay to speak up for yourself, thus silently stewing in the vain hope that somehow your needs will become magically known & met.

be That Girl, letter writer. always & forever. That Girl is way happier than the "cool" one who pretends she doesn't care.

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 1:22 pm 0

On The U.S. Needs To Retire Daylight Savings Time And Just Have 19 Time Zones—Nine Minutes Apart

as someone who just moved from Angry Time to Itchy Time & is still not okay with the fact that everything on TV starts so goddamn late now, I suggest you reverse those two designations.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm 0

On Also Included In The Teaches Of Peaches Is This Music Documentary

I deeply distrust anyone who's familiar with Peaches but doesn't like her/her music. (the ones who aren't aware of her, I just pity or try to shaman into awareness.)

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm 0