Help help, my face is stuck in D: and I can't get it to change
D: D: D:
I too want to see what everybody else looks like naked and have to struggle to be casual during nudie occasions.
Moe! I miss your wonderful, rambling, dense political writing! And I love it when I see it pop up on other sites and people are completely unable to make sense of it. Please write more everywhere. I say rambling with complete love.
@lucy snowe I'm tempted to make a parallel between the tactics of these women and those of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, but I'd make a muff of it. Just tossing the idea out there...
My friend is getting induced tomorrow (Thursday). She accidentally got pregnant with a guy she was randomly sleeping with; her birth control failed. In her entire 36 years of life, she never wanted children. It was tough for her to decide to keep the baby, and it was tough for her to come to terms with the fact that yeah, this kid is coming into the world. I don't think she's been transformed - I think her resilience, her bravery, her courage, and her honesty have shown through more in these last nine months than ever before. She's the same person, and now there's going to a baby who will be a challenge and a mystery and a joy and a lightning strike in her world.
Having a baby is something she's doing. Being a mom will be part of who she is, but she's still the same amazing person with big dreams, "petty" concerns, and beautiful humanness. And I and all our friends will continue to love her fiercely.
@queenofbithynia And actually I would say that "I'm not writing enough" is THE worry and complaint of the mother of young children. At least, of mothers of young children who have any ambitions in that regard. It's not a trivial or a light worry.
Oh brother. Sorry, but this whole thing reads like the perfect explanation of why our generation is always being called self involved and narcissistic. Like a real life character on Girls.
I am having a hard time decided whether or not this kind of truth-telling can actually be considered honesty in terms of being a portrait of someone. A list of facts about a person, no matter how intimate, conveys very little about them. So much of who we are is a product of style and reaction. Humor, patience, consideration, derisiveness, condescension, curiosity, and so forth, these kinds of things are communicated between the lines when we talk and interact. How we say things is just as what we say in terms of communicating who we are.
I'm very unsure of what conclusions. I feel like I know a lot about her but I'm not sure if I have any clues to who she actually is in as a person. I mean, I have an impression but I also have absolutely zero faith that it is at all accurate.
“Hi, you seem fun. What’s the scoop Jerome ?”
That's my new line.
I got an IUD yesterday (for free!!) so this is pretty relevant to me + my uterus today. Me: "Thanks, Obama!" My uterus: Withholding judgement for the moment, because no way could I have afforded to do this to it without the ACA making my insurance pay for it.