Posts tagged “nicole and mallory”

  1. If you do not like the things we approve of, we suggest you revisit your stance. You are still allowed to like and/or engage in the things we dis-approve of, you are just wrong. Previous installments can be found here. – Eds. The Toast Approves of the Following Things: 1. Key & Peele 2. Thanksgiving starches, esp. stuffing 3. Books about fictional characters, a la Havisham or Grendel 4. Cheeseburgers 5. The episode of Archer where…

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  2. Last night marked the first-ever Toast away game, and it was a rousing success. You are all so charming! There were so many of you (including five very brave, slightly wide-eyed males), and you wore such sensible yet stylish shoes! Nicole did 30 pushups just because we all asked her to. (Later she did an additional ten as I placed my boots on her back and laughed. It was wonderful.) 

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  3. If you do not like the things we approve of, we suggest you revisit your stance. You are still allowed to like and/or engage in the things we dis-approve of, you are just wrong. Previous installments can be found here. - Eds. The Toast Approves of the Following Things: 1. Target. 2. Hiding multiple lip balms around your home. 3. Comfortable shoes. 4. Articles/books/zines/tattoos about lesbian separatism. 5. Getting things framed. The Toast Disapproves…

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  4. From left to right: Nicole Cliffe, Baby Cliffe, Self, Sister of Self Laura Ortberg Turner (colloquially known as The Moose, for reasons that have been lost to time). Pictured in background: a great deal of Klondike bars, as this selfie was taken at the frozen novelties aisle at Target.

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  5. Gabbin' About God, in which Mallory uses her religious background to explain things to Nicole, most recently featured atonement theory. Mallory, can we talk about the Devil today? I was thinking about the Old Scratch because of Scalia's constant need to advocate on his behalf, and I'd love to know a little more about how he fits into Christian theology. Why is God supposed to have created him in the first place,…

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  6. If you do not like the things we approve of, we suggest you revisit your stance. You are still allowed to like and/or engage in the things we dis-approve of, you are just wrong. - Eds. The Toast Approves of the Following Things: 1. Taran Wanderer. 2. Taran Killam. 3. The new commercials with the "lazy phone" guy. 4. Dear Prudie. 5. Tea with milk. The Toast Disapproves of the Following Things: 1. Robert…

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  7. Previously: A Mouse, An Interloper. Mallory has gone to Utah to visit Nicole, and Utah has thus far lived up to all expectations. We will be providing you with semi-regular updates of our adventures together, because life is short and time is fleeting. This week, a small child voluntarily spoke my name aloud and then settled herself into my lap, because I am not completely lost to better things. To be more specific, the…

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  8. Mallory has gone to Utah to visit Nicole, and Utah has thus far lived up to all expectations. We will be providing you with semi-regular updates of our adventures together, because life is short and time is fleeting. So far we have made carnitas and pumpkin chocolate-chip bread and gone to the mall. Sunday night, the cat (heretofore known as Cat) dragged a mouse (hereby known as Brimley) into the master bedroom, where both of…

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  9. Welcome to Gabbin' About God, in which Mallory uses her religious background to explain things to Nicole. Mallory, can I ask you a dumb question about Jesus? Because you know a lot about Christian theology, and I was pretty into it for a few years before becoming non-religious, but I was High Anglican, so I'm more tea-cake-Evensong-y? Like, I'm super up on the Bible itself, but this is not really explained in the Bible.

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  10. Previously: an introduction. There is a doc -- a Google doc -- that you have never seen, covered in page after page of truly terrible possible blog names that Nicole and I created back in the heady, champagne-fueled days of late May. They're as bad as you can imagine, and then some. Someday, perhaps, we will allow you to see the names this website almost had. But that day is not today; all you…

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