Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Cold as Balls



Breaking: Three Women in London Rescued from 30 Year Imprisonment

Two Lambeth, England suspects are in custody after three women were able to escape their home after 30 years of captivity. The three women reached out to Freedom Charity after seeing a documentary on forced marriages. The woman are reported as being “severely traumatized.” Continuing coverage on BBC  

Women In Academia

It’s Been a Long Week So Let’s Talk Writing

This has been a long week. I saw a post on tumblr recently that documented a great example of academic dude-bros mansplaining their metaphorically big butts all over the place. This has been too long of a week for me to even get into how depressing it is that even with PhD tacked onto your […]

Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Gaming Experiences and Harpies

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s my turn to drive the LTP bus. Today we’re going to talk about something dear to my heart, video games. 


Top Chef

I hate to cook. I don’t mind doing it and know the importance of cooking my food; for me or my family, but honestly? I don’t like doing it. I don’t walk into the kitchen and go,’FUCK YEAH! LET’S MAKE SOME DINNER!’

Public Service

It is 2:30 AM

I’m up, and drinking coffee, preparing for my first foray into Black Friday.  I do it for you, readers.   On today’s shopping agenda: Target, Michaels, Bed, Bath & Beyond, pumpkin pancakes at IHOP and Barnes & Noble.  Woo! I’m surprisingly excited, considering how much I dislike the real world and/or other people.

Pop Culture

The Apocalypse is Nigh: Bridalplasty on E!

Oh for the fuck of shit.  I’m sorry for the salty language, but trust me the ladies at my childhood church would be saying the same thing.  It really is the end times, and some sort of supreme being is going to come flying down here on a hover Roomba and get us all with […]

We try it!

We Try It: The LitterMaid

I am an unapologetic fan of cats.   I’m a fan of most domesticated critters no matter if they’re dogs, rabbits, turtles, birds or some sort of elongated rodents.   At present, I share my house with three cats.   Three cats that create what I think might be an unusually large amount of waste product by converting […]