Also, everyone must immediately go read The Trephine, whom I found through Maggie Mason, WHO IS AWESOME.
A key quote:
"Cheesy music can really cheer you up. The cheesier, the better, really. Let Destiny’s Child offer you a strong moral message while also providing a beat to dance to in your new apartment. Note that your pets will not, in fact, throw their hands up at you, even if you entreat them to do so. Technically, they are not independent women, so I suppose this makes sense."
I laughed so hard at this that I woke up Roommate.