author of Joss Whedon: The Biography. mtv lifer.
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emptystreetriot replied to your photo: There’s money in the banana stand, people. I don’t…

You look super-cute! Love the bird blouse and the blue hair. Shall focus on that instead of the massive jealousy.

judygrimes replied to your photoThere’s money in the banana stand, people. I don’t…

everything about this is amazing esp that your hair matches your shirt

code-name-duchess replied to your photoThere’s money in the banana stand, people. I don’t…

The banana stand! Your hair! I love everything about this.

Awww… thanks ladies!

thank goodness i recently did my hair because it had been a while and it was all sorts of faded, dingy and grey. i didn’t make any plans to match (although it apparently matched my dress on friday as well), and i didn’t even know that we were going, much less properly prepped for a photoshoot until 5 minutes before we left :)

dashakay replied to your photoThere’s money in the banana stand, people. I don’t…

My jealousy knows no bounds. Plus, I love your hair color and your lipstick (please share the lipstick).

it is a great lipstick! i actually get a lot of compliments on that lipstick when people see it in photos. 

It’s Make Up For Ever — Rouge Artist Intense #21, Pearly Bright Red. The color on the site doesn’t do it justice at all. It’s a great red w/gold specks.

dashakay replied to your post: Can Nicky Parsons and Pamela Landy go off and run a clandestine operation of awesomeness?

You don’t even understand. This is my dream scenario.

kenyatta replied to your postCan Nicky Parsons and Pamela Landy go off and run a clandestine operation of awesomeness?

I’d watch that over Legacy any and every day.

Seriously. How can we make this happen? I’d be happy with a comic book series. Maybe like a super badass version of Angelina Jolie’s team in Mr & Mrs Smith?

auntiesuze replied to your postAs a result of iloveyouandilikeyou’s Licorice…

Black licorice & anise are HORRIBLE. Yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck.

THEY ARE BEYOND GROSS. Getting a black jellybean when you think it’s ANY other kind of jellybean is devastating.

iloveyouandilikeyou replied to your postAs a result of iloveyouandilikeyou’s Licorice…

Shoelace licorice looks a lot like my beloved pull n peels. I could be wrong.

I’ve never tried it, i’ll check it out!

stars-inthe-sky replied to your postStupid weather forecasters are stupid.

Same thing happened on the East Coast, if that helps. The DC “Snowquester” became the “Noquester,” and meanwhile my office in Boston is closed again for another crazy snowstorm. At least the car is in the shop and doesn’t need to be dug out…

Oh, i’m jealous! See, I live on the side of a mountain and my house is on the downslant from the road. It’s a bitch when the weather is nice, and superevil when there’s snow — don’t get me started on ice. When we had that massive snow/ice storm in January, i couldn’t get my car out for a week. And when I park it on the top, my little Mini Cooper gets plowed in to the windows. The ONLY thing i care about wherever I move next is that I have a flat driveway.

reluctantbadger replied to your posttonight’s ridiculousness.

Meanwhile that set is giving me serious ass flashbacks to the set they used in You Can’t Do That On Television for the high school classroom scenes.

i LOVE YCDTOT! But the diner scenes always scarred me due to all the gross food references. I’m still squicked.

turnabout replied to your posttonight’s ridiculousness.

Tell someone to tell Dylan to sit up straight.

I’ll pass it along ;) 

zambonirider replied to your photoFun With Dashboard Scrolling! These came up…

Never be another Swayze! *runs off to listen to SHE’S LIKE THE WIND*

When Baby sees Johnny for the first time in the dining room? My stomach STILL flutters and I get chills. “I carried a watermelon” and the dancing? GAH. There will NEVER be another Swayze!



Our matchmaker!

HA! Leslie, did you forget you post asking to help a directionless girl out in the world of Parks smut? 

Far be it from me to not step in and guide such a poor soul away to such fertile lands ;)


strange things are afoot @ the circle k: stillscape: Ethel Beavers being super good at dating is maybe the most…



Ethel Beavers being super good at dating is maybe the most delightful tiny bit of continuity yet. Pawnee’s seniors know how to get it on.

I just hope that she practiced safe sex. We all know about the STDs in the senior community.

I feel that Ethel would be a most…

Can you see Ethel handing out condoms? “Take one, or don’t take one. Use it if you feel like it. I don’t care, do what you want.” 

That little scene makes me happy that I once had Ethel fantasizing about shirtless Chris, I must say.


This really needs to be an episode. And there needs to be 100% more Ethel Beavers on the show.


That was one of my favorite early April & Andy moments—they both like old people. And, as we saw in in “The Bubble” old people think they’re adorable.

So basically April and Andy need to work with Ethel to teach old people about safe sex. It would be perfect.

You know, with Andy working with Ben at Sweetum’s Charity Foundation, I think it makes PERFECT SENSE that he goes to check out a non-profit sexual health organization that focuses on seniors. But he needs a senior to go with him, so he takes Ethel and April ends up having to drive. And of course, hijinks and confusion abound and it’s either assumed that they’re all in some kind of polyamorous relationship or that Andy and Ethel are in a May-December romance and April is Ethel’s disapproving granddaughter.

diaphenia replied to your post: Leslie and Ben (And Us!)


i know bb. i know. me too.

iloveyouandilikeyou replied to your post: Leslie and Ben (And Us!)

When I saw Toms ID, I thought the same thing. And the reveal hit me with the same emotion and depth of Citizen Knope they do it for their friends because they love them and they help each other.

Exactly. It’s been a show where they all support each other and show up for each other. I particularly love it in all the small moments like in  ”Indianapolis,” when Leslie tells Ben to go to the Snakehole Lounge with everyone after he refuses Tom’s invitation. And then he’s surprised at the small things — Donna buying him a Miller Lite, saying “that’s your drink, right?”, the easiness of his conversations with Andy (who is oddly his only confidant) and talking to Tom and genuinely wanting him to feel better about his dreams, which smell horrible. And perhaps it was Ben’s first reaction as a Pawneean when he sprays Tom’s perfume into Dennis Feinstein’s car in a show of support and revenge for Tom.

dashakay replied to your post: Leslie and Ben (And Us!)

Thats what I love so much about Parks and Rec. Its chock full of those little details that harken back to other moments, other episodes. Emotional continuity!

I think you can look at every character at the beginning of the series and right now and see their emotional and narrative arc and it MAKES SENSE. they’ve all grown — even in smaller ways like Jerry and Donna — and you can easily trace it through big and small moments. 

there is SO MUCH academic work on Joss Whedon’s work and I honestly feel like Parks and Rec offers up an incredible wealth of source material — especially for a sitcom — to do the same. 

iloveyouandilikeyou replied to your postParks Revelation

Oh this could definitely make a lot of sense.

whatschutney replied to your post: Parks Revelation

I was kind of thinking the same thing. It looks like it could be a last minute thing. Ben could easily scrounge up a tux (might even own one, given their jobs) but her dress would likely be on order or still in need of alterations this far in advance.

dashakay replied to your postParks Revelation

That’s a good theory. I’m like the idea of it being Leslie and Ann “make it work time.” My other theory is that the dress is the one that Leslie actually picked out/sort of made and she either ran home and got it or it’s been at Ann’s all this time.

I’m on board with that too — that the dress has been at Ann’s and still needs alterations and the two ladies “made it work.” We know that Leslie loves herself some Tim Gunn and Project Runway. 

iloveyouandilikeyou replied to your photo: For Galentines Day, Im celebrating how cute my…

it does look really cute! and i love your shirt a ton. A+

Thank you! It’s from Heartbreaker Fashion which is a fantastic company with super cute, well-made clothes.I have a bunch of dresses from there and I always get compliments on them. PLUS the people there are pretty damn awesome too — I need to write up a piece on just how wonderful they were when the post office completely screwed me over.

dashakay replied to your photo: For Galentines Day, Im celebrating how cute my…

Your hair is great but Im REALLY feeling your lipstick. What brand/color?

Thanks! I love, love lipstick like so many of the ladies on here love nail polish. I have a ridiculous amount of lipsticks and most of them are various shades of red.

This particular shade is Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense #21 - Pearly Bright Red. The picture on Sephora doesn’t really do it justice — it’s a brighter red with gold specks. 

MUFE is another company that treated me incredibly well when someone else refused — then it was in 1998 and the people at the SoHo MAC wouldn’t acknowledge me when I was in their shop. The girl in the MUFE shop around the corner was just wonderful. She did my makeup, explained what she did, told me what i should get and what i could use if i already had it. I never felt pressured, and more than that, she treated me like a worthwhile human being. WHAT A NOVEL CONCEPT! So I’ve been a very loyal customer since then, even when I had to trek downtown because there was no Sephora that I knew of and certainly no MUFE in Sephora.