I fucked up

I'm supposed to have new friends over for Thanksgiving dinner this evening, and I've already destroyed my kitchen, ruined my pies, and failed to walk my dog. WHY IS ADULTING SO HARD? » 10/12/14 6:00pm 10/12/14 6:00pm

Sexism in Doctor Who

In case any of you ever needed validation in your gut instinct that Donna is the best and Moffatt is the worst, here's this interesting article. » 5/30/14 10:43am 5/30/14 10:43am

Moving is stressful--halp?

NightDude, NightDog and I are moving in the fall, to a city where we don't really have any close connections. I'm generally looking forward to the move, but holy hell apartment searching with a dog is really anxiety-provoking. » 5/26/14 1:51pm 5/26/14 1:51pm

Academic and legal fashionistas! (Update)

I have 2 weeks left at work and my brain is checking out. Distract me from looming deadlines by helping me prepare for impending life changes—specifically, starting law school in the fall. [UPDATE: All academic fashion advice welcome!] » 5/20/14 1:31pm 5/20/14 1:31pm

Hey GTer studying criminology!

We talked a couple weeks ago about some issues you were having navigating your school's system, and I told you I'd put you in touch with a friend who'd dealt with similar problems (I'm being purposefully vague about details here—I hope you'll remember the conversation!). I've finally heard back from her, but it looks… » 4/30/14 6:18pm 4/30/14 6:18pm

Dogs, infants and anxiety

I'm going away for Easter weekend, and am leaving NightDog with friends who recently had a baby. The friends have dog-sat before, pre-child, and NightDog gets along well with their own dog. Hell, NightDog gets along well with everyone! He's a big, slobbery, exuberant goofball, who has never exhibited any signs of… » 4/17/14 5:58pm 4/17/14 5:58pm

DRAMA in the NightCheese household!

NightDude and I are currently in a BIG FIGHT [ed note: we are not currently in a big fight] because he wants to stop watching The Walking Dead so intensely. He's all "NightCheese, remember how we are humans who live in the real world and have real friends and usually go hiking on the weekend? Maybe we should do that… » 4/13/14 6:11pm 4/13/14 6:11pm

The Walking Dead Update: Holy Shit Y'all! (no spoilers)

I know, I'm late to the party. But this show. It is so good. It is also so, so violent. I've blown through the first two seasons and am onto the third (I also watched the first season twice in one day so that NightDude could join in). » 4/06/14 10:25pm 4/06/14 10:25pm

I would also enthusiastically bang Glenn and Daryl, because clearly this needs to be…

How scary is The Walking Dead?

I'm home sick and want to binge-watch a TV show alone. I really, really like zombies, but I'm also a big wussy baby. Like, even though 28 Days Later is one of my favourite movies ever and I've seen it half a dozen times, it still gives me nightmares. I had to go to sleep with the lights on after watching that "Lights… » 4/02/14 1:06pm 4/02/14 1:06pm

Hey permanently partnered people

For those of you in forever-ish relationships, when did you decide that you were going to commit your life to that person(s)? How old were you when you met, or when you made the decision? Did you get married/will you one day?

It was always an unquestioned assumption for me that I wouldn't get married/settle down until… » 3/07/14 11:18am 3/07/14 11:18am

Bullying and Marginalization

I'm doing that thing again, where I look for work help from you bright and brilliant minds. Specifically, I'm interested if you have ideas for research/resources/articles/analysis etc. on how the differential impacts of "bullying" (yes, that's an inadequate and problematic term) on marginalized populations. Like,… » 2/04/14 11:41am 2/04/14 11:41am


Please tell me that you guise get pantsfeelings over weird things/people. Reassure me that I'm not alone.

I'm currently losing it over Arthur Darvill as a vicar in Broadchurch. » 1/21/14 8:31pm 1/21/14 8:31pm

Crafty Crafternoon!

Ok technically it's still morning, but I like combining those words and I wanted to see the latest from you talented people. SHOW ME YOUR WEEKEND CRAFTS!!! » 1/18/14 12:49pm 1/18/14 12:49pm


First comes the house, then comes the baby, then comes the marriage! (or at least, such is the nursery rhyme according to Groupthink this morning.) I LOVE YOU ALL, YAAAAAYYY!

What a great way to start the morning. » 12/30/13 9:30am 12/30/13 9:30am

Checking out

Guise, I only have 9.5 hours of work left before I go on holidays. Am I allowed to just check out and coast for the next day or so? I've been super productive and finished my "must complete before leaving work" to do list, I've submitted my law school applications, and my house is (almost!) clean.

Please give me… » 12/18/13 5:47pm 12/18/13 5:47pm