My (L)Activism, My Self?

Reading through the criticism of Mindy Kaling for her refusal to write an abortion-centered episode of The Mindy Project, it was interesting to see different peoples stances on Mindy's social responsibility. When we, as feminists - or human beings, or adults - have a public platform, what degree of activism do we… » 9/03/14 5:46pm 9/03/14 5:46pm

Internal Monolog: Sequels Keep Coming

Pride is continuing to fuck with me.

I'd write a really snarky takedown but I'm a.) exhausted b.) not in the mood and c.) about to be late for my supplemental, minimum-wage job.

I'm teaching seventeen credit hours this semester, so that I can be a contributing member of my household. That seventeen credit hours will net… » 8/28/14 12:19pm 8/28/14 12:19pm

Sharing is Caring: Conversations with FluterDude

FluterDude: Do you think Leonardo diCaprio is pretty cool, or kind of a douche?

FluterDale: It probably depends on your gender and height to weight ratio.

[quizzical look]

FluterDale: He's only dated Victoria's Secret models for the last decade.

FluterDude: [shrug] Maybe he misunderstood the concept of the catalog? » 7/04/14 1:18pm 7/04/14 1:18pm

Restaurant Job Addendum: Husband Version

I complained about work to FluterDude, and he spent about forty-five minutes trying to convince me we could afford for me to quit. (I need to sit down and do the math. He's not ... great with money, and even if he's right, I really did want to get further ahead with summer teaching. And now ... by any means necessary.) » 6/15/14 10:36pm 6/15/14 10:36pm

Restaurant Culture: Perhaps Stupid Questions

I started working at a restaurant last Friday.

I have a ton of customer service experience, but most of it was in retail. I'm not clear if restaurants and retail stores are wildly different, or if they're just wildly different from this particular restaurant.

For example: for the past two days, I have been training as… » 6/15/14 8:38pm 6/15/14 8:38pm