Posts Tagged ‘music’

An Ask Ally Swan Song?

In Life on November 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Hey all.

It is a sad topic for an Ask Ally post (which was originally a message to the Ask Ally Facebook Take Over group), but a necessary one. The truth is, people, that I am thinking about letting Ask Ally go.

It seems to be crippled and in pain. And when something you love is hobbling along, oozing blood from various orifices, you don’t just stand there and watch it. You shoot it in the face. With love.
What I mean by this gory but poignant metaphor is that no one has sent me questions in literally months, even when I directly asked for them (you’ll notice there is a question in the comments. He solved it himself within days. Dammit). And I don’t just mean good questions that I can work with (usually, I get some good questions, and some questions that are really just impossibly to develop anything out of). I mean any questions. Since September. About anything. At all. Read the rest of this entry »


Ask Ally takes on Nessie

In Funny, Life on September 16, 2008 at 12:04 am

Yes, I did. Instead of updating I went to Loch Ness.

I did not see the point in facing off the legendary monster, given that it has lived so peacefully for so long, so sadly there is no epic story there.


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The “Roommate Rage” Edition

In Advice, Funny, Life, People, question, Relationships on November 28, 2007 at 10:30 pm

Two questions came my way about dealing with roommates this week. Hear that? Two. That’s one more than one! Clearly people are hurting, and it’s up to me to help.

First, Zatylia, from the Umbrella Corporation, wrote:

Dear Ally,

Thank God you are back from your hiatus. I felt incomplete.

Question: how do you tell a roommate that his music sucks? Keep in mind I’m passive aggressive!



Second, Tired and Cranky desperately asked:

Dear Ally,

How do you tell a roommate that you hate when her boyfriend is over because because you can’t get to sleep? Without causing a fight, that is.

Tired and Cranky (…I like sleep).

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Ah, my dearest Zatylia and Ms. Cranky – how much I do sympathize with you.

I must tell you a tiny little secret – but be careful not to repeat it, lest it get back to the wrong ears: I too have suffered through the abominable hell of roommates. Don’t even get me started on the gaggle I managed to rope together last year! What a bunch of horrible old hags they were! Noisy, disrespectful, generally inconsiderate both of my private property and my personal space, and not to mention their almost complete and total lack of attention to hygiene! Read the rest of this entry »