Call Me Christine

twenty-something, ohio, etc.

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I’ll tell you what I’m tired of hearing? That somehow or other we’re too emotional when we talk. You know, when we raise an issue, we’re too emotional. Well, I am emotional… It brings tears to my eyes to know how women every, single day are working so hard and are getting paid less. It makes me emotional to hear that. Then, when I hear all of these phony reasons — some are mean and some are meaningless — I do get emotional. I get angry, I get outraged, I get volcanic.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski  on the gender pay gap and whether she’s too emotional about it.    (via mavieenrose)

We should all be angry and emotional about the pay gap. 

(via georgiegirlnyc)

(Source: babiesgettingrabies, via georgiegirlnyc)

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11 Questions

I got tagged by youngesthousewife and I NEVER get tagged in this kind of stuff.  Obviously I’m the worst and am too MIA on tumblr to answer stuff in a timely manner, but I have 5 minutes at work so here we go!

Here is some random stuff about me, asked by the fun (and much more on her game than me) Tiffany. 

Rules:
1. Post the rules 
2. Answer the questions the tagged set for you. Write 11 new ones.
3. Tag 11 people. 

4. Let them know you tagged them. (Ask, message, etc)

  1. Are you a brand snob? Or are you good with generic? I’m usually good with generic - but some foods like pizza rolls and Cheerios are just better if they are name brand.
  2. What do you love most about where you live? Columbus in general is just a fun city in general and is full of young, working professionals which is a perfect fit for my little family.  We bought a place in the ‘burbs and I’m itching to move closer to downtown so we can be closer to restaurants, etc. 
  3. What do you watch on You Tube? Usually work out videos or Kanye West vids just because I’m too cheap to spring for many albums on iTunes.
  4. When and Why did you join Tumblr? Almost two years ago. I was feeling a little lonely after moving to Columbus w/ my husband working all the time and was hoping to find a little community here.
  5. Favorite show growing up? I was definitely a happy member of the FRIENDS generation
  6. Do you think you accurately represent your true self online or would people be shocked if they met you in real life? I think I represent myself pretty accurately, though I certainly don’t post as much of the “serious” stuff as I could. The first year of having a baby has been a tough, interested roller coaster for my marriage, which is something I keep pretty quiet about. 
  7. Favorite piece of clothing? gray t-shirts. Lame answer, but a wardrobe staple for me.  My top three would be a gray t, my black (faux) leather jacket, and skinny jeans
  8. Italy or India? Italy.  I was in Florence for a week in college and did not do the trip justice. I would love to go back now that I have more travel under my belt and really enjoy the place. (Plus wine + carbs)
  9. What’s the age gap between you and your siblings? Are you guys close? I am 3 years older than my brother. We’ve never been BEST FRIENDS, but our relationship is becoming closer as we get older. We are too much alike in a lot of ways which can cause friction. Having Marjorie has made us much closer and more appreciative of each other.
  10. 5 most important material objects in your life? my phone, jogging stroller, kitchen appliances (is that cheating to lump them together?), and 1 expensive purse that could pay my bills for a month if needed
  11. It’s your birthday! (Happy Birthday) What kind of cake do you want? Cassata cake!  Never had it? Find yourself an italian bakery and order a cake ASAP.  

I’m lazy and awful and out of time to play on tumblr so I’m not going to think of 11 questions and people to tag. But now you know more about me!

Filed under 11 questions youngesthousewife sorry i suck

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So bob goes to the garage to use our grill and I hear “Hey. Hey! You can’t be here. Now get out!” My ears perk up and I become a little nervous and panicky. Turns out he was referring to two pigeons who’ve nested in our garage. For those wondering, pigeons do not respond to the firm urging of even the tallest of dudes.

So bob goes to the garage to use our grill and I hear “Hey. Hey! You can’t be here. Now get out!” My ears perk up and I become a little nervous and panicky. Turns out he was referring to two pigeons who’ve nested in our garage. For those wondering, pigeons do not respond to the firm urging of even the tallest of dudes.

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Hoping Marj is down for a loooong afternoon nap. I do not want to move a muscle.

Hoping Marj is down for a loooong afternoon nap. I do not want to move a muscle.

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How do you cupcake?

Cupcakes from a bakery are EXPENSIVE. And a risky investment! Marjorie’s first birthday is rapidly approaching and I’m finally ready to own the fact that if cannot do it all myself when it comes to her (small) party. But I am having anxiety at the thought of spending $3 a pop on fancy cupcakes that may not be amazing. And $3 for a cupcake means they better be amaaazing. Got a tested, loved, no fail recipe? Send it to me.

Filed under cupcakes party planning dessert recipe needed

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My husband and I decided months and MONTHS ago to cancel cable so we could spend our hard earned dough elsewhere. He stalled until 2 days ago, and now that I’m sitting down to enjoy some tea and cookies in front of the boob tube I am so depressed. I don’t regret much, but I might regret this.

Filed under bye bye cable what's the point of HDTV nowwww