this shit cray.
Grown Ass Woman (or G.A.W. because I use it so much) is my primary self identifier, before mother, wife, human, activist, witch, etc. It's a great little empowering fuck you to a society that wants to define me solely by my relationships to men, for me. And it's so goddamn satisfying to use in a heated argument!
@Gordon Bombay I agree with you, and maybe this is an inappropriate time to say this, but I love your screen name and want to get into Flying V formation right now.
By up cubed on
@Gordon Bombay: I had to talk about my assault (at least 15 years have gone by since it happened) when I got called for jury duty, because they ask if someone has committed a crime against you. I was able to just tell the judge, the lawyers, and the defendant of this random trial (and they were all very kind), but I still felt re-traumatized. I can't imagine trying to explain this to a whole courthouse.
I appreciate that this story was written and published, because it does help to not feel alone. We're not alone.
As someone who has done crossfit, and for whom crossfit was a gateway drug into powerlifting and olympic weightlifting, I have to say that I'm surprised that it's not on this list. See also: paleo diet.
Party Log #Z-909918:
The madness must end; the center cannot hold. The partying has lasted an astonishing 6,859 days and shows no sign of stopping, not tomorrow, not the next day, not at any point in the next decade or century of millennium. There is glass everywhere. In some rooms, the stench of stale beer is overpowering. There are too many people, too many people everywhere. It is a revolting palace of skin and MDMA and broken Stoli bottles. The fun has long ceased and we are all dead inside, driven to party by some cursed, nightmarish momentum of fate. We can't stop. We can't stop. We can't stop..
@elissa_what? I guess tip one is probably "don't post on the Friday open thread" but...
@Gordon Bombay Spyglass!
(sorry, no helpful advice on your actual question)
By frigwiggin on Friday Open Thread
@martinipie Okay, good! I don't have a Facebook account but hopefully other Bay Area pinners who didn't know about this might have a look-see and come along!
I might be bringing a friend, and I plan on wearing bright yellow plaid jeans for maximum visibility.
By Amphora on Friday Open Thread
@katiethegreat TOWANDAAAAAAA that movie is so great.
By Urwelt on Friday Open Thread
@Gordon Bombay Pretty sure the solution to this is to don a sex scarf.