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So, hi, y'all. You might remember me. I haven't been around much lately, but since Slay is interested in getting The Powder Room to be more active again, I told her I'd try to post here on a weekly basis. » 3/13/14 11:26am 3/13/14 11:26am

Toshi Reagon responds to Ani Difranco's Plantation Retreat

As a follow up to this, I just wanted to share that Toshi Reagon has posted this response to the Righteous Retreat being held at a plantation. » 12/29/13 1:26pm 12/29/13 1:26pm

Christmas Morning with my Family

Me: OHHH MOM, YOU GOT ME THE COLORS OF NATURE PALETTE, THANK YOU!

Aunt: Colors of NATURE? You don't wear the colors of nature!

Me: Well they're the BRIGHT colors of nature.

Uncle: The colors found in nature's brothel.

Aunt: The colors of nature fucking. » 12/25/13 4:20pm 12/25/13 4:20pm

Ani Difranco, I Am Disappoint.

Even though there is NO WAY I could begin to afford it at $1000, I still freaked the fuck out when I saw that my beloved Ani Difranco is hosting a "Righteous Retreat" next summer. » 12/18/13 10:18am 12/18/13 10:18am

IUD Question

OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I AM SO FUCKING CRAMPY TODAY. IT'S ALMOST LIKE THERE IS SOMETHING POKING MY UTERUS FROM THE INSIDE! PLEASE TELL ME IT'S NOT ALWAYS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS? » 12/10/13 4:39pm 12/10/13 4:39pm

Comments on my IUD post.

So as I mentioned, I got an IUD today and posted a picture my ultrasound of it to Facebook. I should say, I didn't moderate visibility of the post—it's available to anyone on my Facebook friends list, including friends, family members, colleagues, students, etc. I'm kind of shameless. » 12/04/13 9:08pm 12/04/13 9:08pm

My Christmas Present to Me

So, ever since I heard about it back in October, I've been jonesing for the Ciate Nail Lab, which is a do-it-youself nail polish frankening kit. It appears that it's only sold (at least in the US) through Sephora, and so when I looked at it yesterday on their webpage and saw it listed as sold out, I started to worry… » 11/27/13 11:05pm 11/27/13 11:05pm

Beauty Box - Llarowe's A Box, Indied.

Woohoo! I signed up for my first subscription beauty box this month. As many of you know, I loves me some makeup and especially nail polish, so I'd been eyeballing a number of beauty box subscriptions for a while now. Many of them run in the $25-50 range, though, and given my monthly budget for beauty stuff has been… » 11/25/13 11:47pm 11/25/13 11:47pm

Holyshit! KillerMartinis got HuffPo-ed!

Has someone already posted about this? Probably, right? I'm sorry if I missed it! But someone just posted this on Facebook and I thought, "Wait, I've read this already!" Scrolled down, and sure enough. KillerMartinis! WOW. » 11/23/13 9:27am 11/23/13 9:27am