I think this is so tragic. I laughed at the character in Kimmy Schmit because I didn't know he was based on a real person. But really, now that I know this feels like bullying someone for their appearance. If I were Tina Fey, I would feel just terrible. » 4/06/15 10:45am 4/06/15 10:45am

But the difference, I think, is that Gaga's created persona is actually of her own choosing and she doesn't get her face slapped on any old thing her handlers want to slap it on. I am starting to think that the only control Guy has over his persona and product are the recipes he publishes. The restaurants, and DDD… » 3/16/15 3:12pm 3/16/15 3:12pm

I am pretty convinced my sister has orthorexia. She is obsessed with food she finds healthy, over the years she has gradually cut out all previous "cheats" (her word, not mine) like ice cream or pasta, and it has come between us in a serious way. We are almost estranged at this point, mainly because of her attitude… » 1/30/15 12:37pm 1/30/15 12:37pm

There are prescription diet pills like Phentermine that are basically pharmaceutical speed. You DO indeed lose a lot of weight on them. When I took Phentermine, I would eat a normal healthy portion and my body would literally make me stop eating when I was full. At the time I couldn't help but wonder if that's what… » 12/11/14 1:27pm 12/11/14 1:27pm

How does Black Friday serve as a reminder of the divide between rich and poor? I'm genuinely curious, because I am not rich and refuse to shop on Black Friday. Plenty of rich people shop Black Friday, and plenty of poor people do, too. Also, people can be horrible to each other when they are sleep deprived and… » 12/03/14 3:29pm 12/03/14 3:29pm

I refuse to believe that anyone who has spent a lifetime in food service would advocate making your own tea/lemonade at the table. When I worked in restaurants we HATED those people! They made a huge mess and rarely tipped well. No one I know who has worked in restaurants would ever do this. » 12/02/14 10:08am 12/02/14 10:08am

The ridiculous portion sizes are a big part of the problem. It's hard to quit eating when food is sitting in front of you, and I hate asking for a to-go box before I've even started eating. I tend to avoid places like Cheesecake Factory all together because I always eat too much there and am uncomfortably full after.… » 11/25/14 2:31pm 11/25/14 2:31pm

Ugghh Texas Roadhouse rolls... Those damn things, man. I always want to ask them not to put them on the table until the salad comes, but my husband always vetoes me and I literally have to sit on my hands to keep from ruining my meal with those fucking rolls of evil pillowy deliciousness. » 11/24/14 5:28pm 11/24/14 5:28pm

And funny enough, every successful writer is a big time reader. I've never known a published writer who didn't read. Most writers, when asked advice, will simply say, "read." I really don't understand people who think they can be a writer without reading. » 11/23/14 12:14pm 11/23/14 12:14pm

I think for most people, it's less that she's an attention seeker and more that she is somewhat of an unreliable narrator. Not that it excuses victim bashing/blaming, but reactions I am seeing around are like, "Yeah... but can you trust anything that comes out of Janice Dickinson's mouth?" I feel for her. I can't… » 11/19/14 9:35am 11/19/14 9:35am

My grandpa used to make SOS but used regular ground beef instead of that dried stuff. He always put it on white bread toast. I used to love it as a kid. I would probably hate it now. He also used to make fried spam sandwiches which I LOVED. Thinly sliced pan-fried spam, topped with fried egg, sandwiched between two… » 11/18/14 9:37am 11/18/14 9:37am

The JC Penny near me reorganized the store and put the plus sizes smack in the middle of the floor, right in front of your face when you walk in. It's pretty great. The only problem is that the clothes are very hit or miss, and many of the selections are very dowdy. While they will have cute pieces scattered here and… » 11/17/14 9:44am 11/17/14 9:44am

That excuse that they "specially design" the plus items is fucking bullshit. Has that woman worn Old Navy clothes? They fit like shit. They also fall apart after two washings. I used to swear by their jeans but I wouldn't buy Old Navy clothes anymore if my life depended on it. They are so crappy! » 11/14/14 3:51pm 11/14/14 3:51pm

I had planned on bringing a beer-braised beef roast to a work pot luck. After I wrote it down on the "who brings what" list, my supervisor approached me and told me I would have to bring something else because "beer isn't allowed at the workplace, you know that, Amy!" No amount of telling her that after braising for… » 11/10/14 4:57pm 11/10/14 4:57pm