My mom rattles on constantly about our extended family, and I couldn't care less if I were dead. Her dad had a ton of sibling who all had a ton of kids and so on. Somehow she is made aware of and remembers every fucking inane detail of all of their lives and feels compelled to pass it on. I grew up being forced to… » 10/21/14 5:13pm Today 5:13pm

I (and many others, apparently) am shocked that you're cool with ottowan posting this info here. Publicly available or not, having it all clearly plastered here in the comments is not cool. Most sane people would not have gone looking for it, but how it's just right there smackin' you in the face. » 10/21/14 4:28pm Today 4:28pm

I've been hooking mine behind my back since I started wearing bras with hooks, but was also recently told this is wrong. Supposedly it stretches the band out? I'm really good at it though, and I hold the clasp close to my body when I hook it, so I don't *think* it's getting stretched. I started hooking in front and… » 10/21/14 2:54pm Today 2:54pm

Some genius cracked that "upper hand" joke as LordSparrow and I were cutting our cake. I saw the flash of the photographer's camera go off from the corner of my eye as I threw my harshest death glare at whoever it was. I'm pretty disappointed we didn't get that photo. » 10/20/14 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm

I my mom's set of Wusthof, but I really love Shun. Definitely a splurge, but they're wonderful. They're Japanese and have a thinner blade with a narrower angle on the cutting edge than Wusthof or other German brands. I use my santoku from them for nearly everything. » 10/20/14 12:49am Yesterday 12:49am

I need new pants because all of mine are getting baggy on me and I've just recently embraced how good I look in tight skinny jeans. Also, I can suddenly flip food around in my giant wok like it's no big deal. Or, actually like it is a big deal, because I totally made Lord and Little stop what they were doing to come… » 10/18/14 3:04pm Saturday 3:04pm

LittleSparrow has had different shades of neon and candy-colored hair for a couple years now, and she gets the most positive feedback from older people out in public. It's freaking awesome when a gray-haired lady comes speeding over with her walker to rave about how wonderful her hair is and praise her for fully… » 10/17/14 5:28pm Friday 5:28pm

It's funny you mention the Scorpio thing. I'm also a Scorp, and probably 90% of my clothes are black. I can tell items apart by the specific shade of black and level of fading. I feel like Archer explaining it: this one is black, and this one is a slightly darker black, while this is an almost brown-black... » 10/13/14 6:55pm 10/13/14 6:55pm