Unwelcome Home

It just hit me. My grandpa’s 90th birthday is fast approaching. My mother has been doing her motherly things and has planned a grand escape for the family. She rented a whole section of cabins on Lake McDonald in Glacier Park. It is one of my papa’s favorite places. All of the family has been invited to this big party. Both of her brothers and their spouses will be there, as will all of their children. I, the disappointment, will not. I am unwelcome.  Read More Unwelcome Home

News in Asia Special Edition: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

So there’s been a bit of a kerfuffle about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal that President Obama is trying to push through Congress. Read More News in Asia Special Edition: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Reducing Food Waste: Leftovers and Ingredients

For some reason, I seem to be the only person to consume leftovers on a regular basis in my household. If I don’t remember, things are placed in the fridge, not eaten the next day, and by the time I remember them, I’m worried that they have gone bad and I’m not sure when we ate them, so they get tossed. It’s wasteful and it’s also frustrating, because if I bother to cook it, dammit, I expect it to be consumed by my admiring public. Read More Reducing Food Waste: Leftovers and Ingredients

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×07, “Little Scorpion”

In the morning after Ethan’s transformation, Sembene remarks on what he saw. When he was younger, he had heard stories of humans who could shift into animals as well from the shamans of his tribe. He knew that many shifters couldn’t remember what they had done in their animal forms. Ethan’s ability is neither a gift nor a curse, but something that he needs to learn to live with. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×07, “Little Scorpion”

The Shittiest Princess and the Real House Duchesses of Kingdomville

The Shittiest Princess is a series of funny fairy tales for those of us who ain’t exactly cartoon princesses. You can find the whole series here.

In the olden times, when nobody was there to make friends, the land of Kingdomville had the shittiest princess since Princess Always Suggests Kale. The shittiest princess, Princess Poot, was very awful — even though she would never eat kale.

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This Open Thread Has Had a Weird Week

Last week I went to a job interview that, had I gotten the position, would have required me to travel to training seminars on L. Ron Hubbard’s management theories. Yes, I’m still laughing my ass off. (And yes, I was infinitely relieved not to get that job, no matter how badly I need one. And a bit ashamed that I didn’t just walk out as soon as they mentioned his name in the same sentence as “genius.”) Read More This Open Thread Has Had a Weird Week

PoC News In America

OMG GUYS, this week. We don’t even know where to begin. Wait, yes we do, let’s get to it. Read More PoC News In America