1. My husband and I are religious, so that meant no messing around — at all — before we got married, which … obviously has pros and many cons, but after a year and a half I think we have the basics down. BUT. I just cannot get myself to give him a blow job. I can't do it! It seems so gross to me. I feel bad because he's gone down on me lots of times, and I've never returned the favor. We've talked about it and he's really nice about it; he says he would like to try it out, but he doesn't want me to do anything [...]
Listening and talking became even easier in the 1680s, with the introduction of the sofa. Seating for two! For the first time in history, people could sit comfortably together indoors for long stretches — thereby making it easier for them to speak comfortably together for long stretches.
Here's an interesting essay in N+1 about the evolution of conversation. It starts in the velvet-lined salons of the 17th century, the cradle of banter, and ends with Gchat, which we use all day, every day, to talk with "other people's boyfriends," until someone's circle turns orange.
Is he really gone, or has the sneak downloaded that add-on that [...]
Caroline Bankoff has written a long and charming essay for Thought Catalog about GChat, which for some of us has replaced speech as, if not the preferred than at least the most frequent form of human communication.
4. I started GChatting on March 6th, 2007, and as of this writing, I have 9940 chats in my records. If you have an idea for how I should commemorate my 10,000th chat – I estimate it will take place sometime late next week – you should let me know.
Interesting! I'm 11,069 from June of '06. You? What does it mean? Nothing? Literally nothing? Bankoff was also brave enough to search [...]