She's surrounded by drama of her own making. I think that's what drives me crazy. A grown woman who says someone else "hurt her feelings" when the other person pointed out that she wasn't wearing an earpiece and therefore did not know what was going on is too much drama for me to handle. She just seems exhausting to… » 9/30/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

What's sad is that very little of what they like at that age is good. It's almost all crap. Frozen is better than so many of the options. Sophia the First makes me want to drive knives into my ears. As does Dora. Peppa Pig is super annoying and The Fresh Beat Band makes me embarrassed for everyone involved. » 9/25/14 10:42am Thursday 10:42am

I'm intrigued by this show but I confess I am one of the few women on the planet who hates Scandal (love the clothes, hate the show) and I tried watching Grey's and couldn't stand it. So I suspect that I'm just not a Shonda fan. » 9/25/14 10:02am Thursday 10:02am

I caught one episode of this and it was as terrible as you'd imagine. The one woman who's an expert in "soul" kept saying things like "All black women do ____" or "Every black woman out there knows about _____" and none of it made any sense. "All black woman know that sweatpants are not to be worn! Ever." or "Every… » 9/24/14 3:27pm 9/24/14 3:27pm

I work at a university now and while I still don't make donations to my school (because I'm still paying off loans and have two kids and I am not made of money) - tuition and donations go to different things. Tuition usually goes to the normal everyday running of the school: salaries, building upkeep, new technology,… » 9/24/14 11:52am 9/24/14 11:52am

Yep, same with my parents too. My grandparents paid for my mom's college, paid for their wedding, helped them buy a home and paid for our family vacations through the years. My parents had me put it all on loans, did not give me anything for a house except a hard time that I was renting. Although now they do let me… » 9/19/14 10:33am 9/19/14 10:33am

You guys all have famous-sounding names. Is that why I'm a failure? Because I have a boring name? Please let me know so I have something to blame this on. No one with a name like "Clover Hope" is going to get stuck at a dead-end job in a non-profit. » 9/18/14 3:24pm 9/18/14 3:24pm

The lego heroes thing is a good example. My son is really into space and planets so he was asking about NASA and astronauts. I said "I met an astronaut once." and he said "What was his name?" and I was happy I was able to say "HER name was Eileen Collins and she came to my school to talk when I was in college." and… » 9/17/14 12:40pm 9/17/14 12:40pm

It's interesting to me having worked in broadcast journalism that I think her situation is probably fairly common. Her story is similar to mine. I met someone at work because you work such crazy hours and the only people you meet are the ones you work with. I knew he had a temper because he'd scream a bit at work but… » 9/17/14 12:33pm 9/17/14 12:33pm

Granted, I only lived in Austin for about 4 years, but I never thought it was as cool as everyone says it is. Maybe this is because I had to work with politicians more than musicians but meh. Too crowded, too many entitled UT students, too many self-important organic GMO-free hippies and then just 10 minutes away you… » 9/17/14 10:30am 9/17/14 10:30am

The cynic in me thinks that this is in some way a response to the bad press they received from the sexism lawsuit that they faced (and won but after a great deal of bad press indicating that they are an old boys club) but still . . . it's something. I'll take it. » 9/16/14 6:58pm 9/16/14 6:58pm