There Are No New Uses for an Old Tampon

We were going to feature some awesome Real Simple or Martha Stewart “new uses for old things” this week but then I implemented one of Martha’s ideas — which I thought was brilliant until my husband grabbed an umbrella as he left for work before rushing back in to demand what in the heck was on his umbrella. It was clearly a floral scarf tied just above the base of the handle but his level of disgust registered as if I’d attached a used tampon to it. “Could you please remove this thing.” So I took this as a sign to be careful with “new uses for old things” because unless you think them through and make sure they’re right for everyone in your household, they’re a bad idea.

Oh God, Can We Talk about Politics?

Being raised in the Midwest, in that crucial swing state Ohio no less, by an Organic Structure (NFJ) mother who abhors conflict and prizes harmony above all else, a Classic Freedom (SFJ) sister and business partner who gets migraines from heated discussions, and being an Organic Freedom (NFP) myself who avoids conflict like the plague — it’s hard for Kelly and I to venture into this prickly and conflict flooded arena, but we would be remiss if we didn’t add our Myers-Briggs knowledge to the present political scene and the upcoming election.

Slutty Nurses, Sexy Cats and Other Halloween Oddities Explained


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays because besides getting to wear whatever I want, I get to eat whatever I want and that’s always a beautiful thing in my book. Halloween is a day when you can be whoever you want, natural personality preferences be damned. It’s probably why so many typically buttoned up Classic (SJ) 20-somethings dress up like slutty nurses, cats, witches, etc. on All Hallow’s Eve. But it’s a lot harder to not be who we are when we go about becoming someone else. And if you need a reason to read more, an image of Kelly as a Wonder Twin with a codpiece awaits you on our website …

Fridge Wars

Kelly reminded me last week that the original impetus for last week’s Butter Wars was actually from a practical article from October’s issue of Real Simple. Y’know, what belongs in the fridge and what belongs in the pantry. Apparently this is the kind of thing that Classics (SJs) really dig so they can have confirmation that they’re right. Unfortunately, my Organic Freedom (NFP) personality type got away from me and I ended up talking about how my husband bugs me. It’s a akin to my general conversation abilities: “Wait, what was I talking about again?” So. This week. I’m going to concentrate. On the fridge. Details. Practicalities. Solutions. What should go in the fridge and what should stay out and how in the world do you keep the thing organized in a multiple person household.