On An Accident Paid Off My MFA Debt

thank you for writing this! I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I was in a similar situation and my settlement could pay for grad school a few times over, but my program is the kind where they (miraculously!) pay me to be here. I'm so very glad you were able to use the money to get what you needed for yourself. I'm trying to come to terms with doing that also, but everything seems simultaneously so trivial and so big. so worthy and so undeserved.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm 0

On Have You Been Suckered Into Aromatherapy Yet?

@RiffRandell I get them from a company called young living which is a pyramid structured type thing like mary kay. I know there is a name for this but I forget what it is (ponzi scheme? just kidding?). Their stuff is super high quality (voir:expensive) and i use it because my mom uses it, but i've not seen anything better on the market. i am highly doubtful about anything that they sell at wholefoods or anywhere else. young living has differnt grades of oils - so there are some that are safe to ingest some that should only be used topically, and some that should only be diffused.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm 0

On Have You Been Suckered Into Aromatherapy Yet?

i am the woman who has a little kit of cute bottles! except that I never lend them out - they are expensive. I was raised with aromatherapy though, so I was the kid putting tea tree oil on my face in high school. I firmly and completely believe in the magical powers of essential oils and am happy to discuss/argue with anybody at nauseam .

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm 0

On Bittman Says Bring Your Lunch to Work, But What About People Who Find It a Chore?

@TheDilettantista second ditto to the city!

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm 0

On Bittman Says Bring Your Lunch to Work, But What About People Who Find It a Chore?

@backstagebethy which way is upside down?

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm 0

On Price Comparison Battle: Safeway vs. Trader Joe's vs. Costco vs. Casa Lucas

@stuffisthings that place is criminal.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm 0

On The One Month Break-up Balance Sheet

@questingbeast tell me more about Percy Pigs?

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm 0

On Do You Have a Uniform?

@Lorelei@twitter out of curiosity what kind of skinny jeans do you like? - I am also somebody who has a hard time with pencil skirts and sheath dresses, but also most kinds of skinny jeans...

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 11:08 am 0

On The Triple-Mint House

"Only a handful of rooms escape the decidedly blue palette found throughout"!!!!

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 10:33 am 0

On Places I've Lived: Minneapolis I'm Yours

Minneapolis! I grew up there and I miss it everyday.

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