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On "What's the Worst Thing That's Woken You Up in the Dead of Night?"

I woke up to a light tickling on my arm. As my sleepy brain tried to process the sensation I twitched and immediately felt an intense stinging pain in my elbow. I jumped out of bed screaming and flipped on the lights to discover a wasp had crawled into bed with me.

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@darklingplain Good advice I got from a friend: "You are a great person, and I don't feel the way about you I should for us to continue/get more involved" I like this because it keeps the reasons for breaking up about myself and my feelings, not about him.

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm 9

On Friday Open Thread

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher This is the recipe for the richest fudgiest brownies I have ever had: http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/1992/outrageous-brownies.html

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm 0

On All Things Converge

@mackymoo I had a very similar break up situation 2 years ago and honestly navigating the emotional intimacy boundaries is still difficult for me. I think everyone's advice to have a period of no contact is essential. And yes, you define exactly as you stated: tremendous amounts of goodwill but you need space to break the old habits of the emotional intimacy. So you both can figure out/change your habits of who that first person you look to for emotional support is.

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm 0

On The Bestworst Guy

This is timely as I have been thinking about BestWorst guy way too much lately.

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@thebestjasmine @Daisy Razor This is fantastic!

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm 0

On Happy Birthday, Jane Marie!

I share my birthday with Jane!!!! Happy Birthday Jane!!!

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm 0

On Long Distances, "Terribleness," and the Skin-Crawly Feeling

@packedsuitcase My grandmother claims the best advice she ever got when her 1st husband left her was to build a life that made her happy. Not in the expectation of a partner because that isn't guaranteed but that she alone could be happy with. She gave me the same advice and it has been working very well. I am single but I am happy : )

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm 6

On Long Distances, "Terribleness," and the Skin-Crawly Feeling

@dracula's ghost Yes! I wish someone had told me to break up with my high school boyfriend! I stayed with him for another 7 years, and while he is a really great guy, I missed out. I am working on making up for it now but my college experience could have been so much more fun! Long distance relationships are hard and as a college freshman is not the time to try to manage one.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm 0

On Rejection, Bigotry, and Vanilla With Sprinkles

"pin me down, pull my hair, fuck me hard, and take me" Oh yes!! I have always had such a hard time explaining to my partners exactly what I want. Thank you LW4 for giving me the perfect words! And perhaps framing it to your very sweet sounding lady as something that makes you feel good might help. Good luck!

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm 0