Agreed with everyone else - this was fantastic!
I know have post-its on my laptop: "is this distraction worth your time?" and "just fucking do it," so lets hope they help!
I do wish you had a broader pool of people to ask, as much as I appreciated this column and answers, I would have liked to hear from people who do work other than writing.
I didn't realize you wrote that New Yorker piece, Jazmine!!! I LOVED it!!!
Lost it at #29+30. And yeah, just more reasons to never change my name if/when I get married.
As certain as I am that I do not want kids (the list of reasons is endless and overlaps with some of your thoughts!), I have often wondered what kind of mother I'd be and think it'd be interesting to see how a child of mine would turn out. Of course, having a kid because of that guinea-pig-curiousity is actually just another reason why I shouldn't!
Ahhh!!! I have had so many abnormal paps. And then I've had biopsies, and HOLY SHIT THEY HURT and I always pass out afterwards. But pro tip: coughing as they snip off your cervix helps with the pain (I swear). So anyway what I was told is that being a smoker can lead to abnormal paps - I used to be a heavy constant over a pack a day smoker and I was also having lots of sex at the time but once I quit smoking the paps stopped being abnormal. Either, the HPV cleared or smoking really lead to a false positive. Anyway I do want to get Gardasil but I ain't sweating it anymore because my last few paps have all been fine. /storytime
THIS DUDE IS GREAT!
I have an American Express savings account and it's no fee and "high" interest (they claim it's high interest, I have very little money in there so it's not like I'm seeing any return) and there's no minimum balance! woo
I have a few Things:
1 - the sound made by a roll of packing tape when you're using a tape gun and it reaches the end of the roll of tape but some of the cardboard is torn off the cardboard roll with the remaining tape - it is seriously terrifying and makes me want to puke
2 - the smell of cigarettes on other people. I used to smoke! but when someone walks by you or worse, sits at the desk in front of you at work, and you can smell their cigarette on them after they have finished smoking it, ew, gag
3 - Sometimes but not all the times I freak out when clean clothes touch dirty clothes and then the clean clothes become dirty and I won't wear them because they're dirty but despite this I have no problem re-wearing clothes without washing them as long as they seem clean/don't smell/haven't touched legitimately dirty clothes