THANK YOU. I had a friend recently invite me for brunch, and when I was clarifying the time for the reservation (to me, this meant like 12:3opm or 1pm?) she responded "Like 10. Maybe 10:30?" I just stared at her. And then promptly cancelled brunch. » 4/17/14 11:27pm Yesterday 11:27pm

Frankly, I would go so far as to state that you can eat other, BETTER, jelly beans. Starburst jellybeans are, I believe, the superior jellybean. And they're always easy to find at Easter season! » 4/17/14 1:18am Yesterday 1:18am

I think we have different body types, but I've had really good luck with American Eagle jeans. I feel stupid going in there, because I'm 25, and I think the average customer age is 14, but their jeans fit me soooo well. The dark washes would be good for work, and there isn't bedazzling on the pockets or anything. » 4/17/14 1:16am Yesterday 1:16am

This was part of how Wee Little Ginger hopped off the Normal Religion bandwagon. I was like, "ummmmm, my dog is totally going to heaven, so you can just eat it" (I was a precocious youth). I am now a UU, and my lefty little church has an annual "Blessing of the Animals" service, where we all bring our pets and they blessed … » 4/17/14 1:07am Yesterday 1:07am

Agreed. I'd be more bothered if she were bringing her political beliefs into her work at Today. But while I obviously don't share her beliefs, she's allowed to express them in her own podcast. And frankly, I wish more notable people were able to not inject politics into every single thing they do. In real life, I have… » 4/16/14 4:12pm Wednesday 4:12pm

Those people are the WORST. I was the MOH for my best friend's wedding last summer, and helped with some of the RSVP chasing down. She had one guest who just never responded—didn't send in the RSVP, didn't respond to the phone calls, didn't reply to the emails. So, we were like "okay, that's a dick move, but that's… » 4/14/14 9:28pm Monday 9:28pm

My mom's dog is in a training class for highly reactive dogs (my mom's pup is a rescue from a puppy mill, so she is terrified of EVERYTHING, but most of the other dogs externalize their anxiety), and one of the things the trainer said is to never discourage your dog from growling. Growling is good. It's how your dog is … » 4/14/14 9:15pm Monday 9:15pm

This is magic. My friend's boyfriend is "that guy" (why she is with him, I will never know), and it drives me bananas. Like, no, Friend's Boyfriend, I didn't find your "go make me a sandwich" joke funny the first 30 times I heard it, so I'm probably not going to find it hilarious right now, either. I can't wait to use this … » 4/10/14 12:38am 4/10/14 12:38am

No help, but I have lots of commiseration. It took me like 10 minutes to reply to someone from my phone last night. I almost chucked my phone across the room in frustration. Seriously, it just stops typing, randomly capitalizes letters, jumps back to the beginning of my sentences with no warning, so my writing becomes… » 4/10/14 12:31am 4/10/14 12:31am

I would like to mute any comment where I asked a simple question, and then had 100 people respond to me with the same answer. No one ever seems to look to see if someone else answered already, so then I get like 50 replies of "The capital of California is Sacramento, you idiot!" » 4/10/14 12:25am 4/10/14 12:25am

The Population Reference Bureau has awesome demography resources for both the US and the world. GapMinder also has great maps/data to play with, and The Demographic and Health Surveys have lots of Great data to explore through their StatCompilEr Database. » 4/09/14 12:09am 4/09/14 12:09am