"Go the fuck to sleep" is DEFINITELY funnier for parents/caregivers. When you experience the situation the book is about, maybe it's natural and developmentally appropriate and not intended to torture you, but it can still feel like torture. The book is mean-spirited because you start to feel pretty mean-spirited, and it's nice to know you're not the only one who is internally swearing a blue streak and thinking "Hmm, I am starting to understand how someone might come to shake their baby" while you gently tuck them in for the sixth time.
I never give off the registry-- I always, always give a teapot. Tea represents home, comfort and relaxation and it's ok if they end up with more than one teapot, so I find a beautiful vintage one or a really cool handmade one and do that. And the feedback I've gotten has been very positive.
@Valley Girl I've never read The Wilder Life, but I was thinking that as I read this post! Not only how delicious the food was, but also the sheer BOUNTY of it would be fascinating to someone who had extremely limited resources most of her life. It reads almost like porn.
On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."
I live in Chicago. Rahm Emmanuel is DEFINITELY a Slytherin, regardless of where you come down on the Hillary question.
I am WAY too lazy to read all the comments and find if someone already said this, but it's true that high waist is in now, and the thing that makes "mom jeans" is less the waist and more the cut of the rest of the jean. High waist+"tapered"
or "straight leg"=momageddon. I too have a small waist and plenty of trunk junk, and I personally am all about high waisted "wide leg" jeans, which do not look mom-y (mommy?) and are comfy to boot. I am way too self conscious to plonk my badonkadonk on top of a pair of those newfangled "skinny" jeans, but if you are a braver woman than I that might be another option. Also, I don't know what kind of shirts you wear, but they're all pretty long nowadays, right? So chances are no-one can even tell how high the waist of your pants is until you fail to moon them. And if you're tucking, at least the shirt has a chance of staying tucked in.
I realize that this is an old thread but ORGASM LADY! I also Never masturbated as a kid or teen, and did not become orgasmic right away when I became sexually active. The nice ladies at the clinic I go to said that orgasming is psycho/neurological, not mechanical, and there are circuits in your brain that actually have to learn to connect up before you can orgasm, even though nothing's wrong with your plumbing. Also, most women/people take much longer than two to five minutes. So basically, keeping at it is the only way to make those neural pathways grow. Also, Google is really really shitty for this kind of thing. Go to a sex-positive clinic of some sort and ask a real doctor/health worker.