I love writing but I'm bad at writing about me.
@adorable-eggplant I literally JUST started! I wanted to pick up Ms. Marvel but none of the booths I went to at Comic-Con had issue 1 in stock. I bought one issue of Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon (because those are two of my favourite things) a few in Matt Fraction's Hawkeye series, and two trades of his Iron Man series. ("Invincible Iron Man," which I am apparently unable to pronounce, so if anyone wants to write a series called "Invisible Iron Man" I'd appreciate it.)
@adorable-eggplant You can always do the wedding equivalent of what my friend did (she didn't tell Facebook about her pregnancy until after her son was born) and just surprise people with a wedding photo.
Only thing about that is that then people might not be sure who knows and who doesn't, so they might not be able to titter to each other about how excited they are for your wedding, for fear of spilling the beans. (I spent four months - maybe more - not talking to anyone about my friend's pregnancy, even though I was so excited!)
Oh also congratulations! (How wonderful?)
I changed my demeanor at work for a very important meeting, and actually spoke up and voiced my negative opinions, so that was pretty therapeutic!
Um, I bought some comic books and will start reading them soon - does that count as a change?
I'm not sure what other changes I really made, but I've made a few decisions that will likely lead to concrete changes in the coming weeks. (Should I get highlights, though? Yeah, I guess I should.)
@adorable-eggplant *gasp* we're not allowed to guess what the semi-secret is, are we?
I have a friend who managed to avoid mentioning a major life happening on Facebook for MONTHS. I knew it was happening because she told me irl, and she's not a social media addict anyway so it was pretty easy for her not to slip, but I was impressed that she kept it a secret for long.
Loved this piece and your perspective. Just yesterday I went to a closing sale at a bookstore, and the place was full of people - not just bargain-hunters but people who had a real connection to words on a page and wanted to buy as much as they could before all the shelves that once held books were taken down, sold, or sent away.
"Dean picks Laney, played by Rachel Leigh Cook (remember when all teen stars were required to have three names?)"
I miss Susan May Pratt.
Okay going to rewatch the movie and then read the rest of this article.
Having grown up in a European immigrant community, I know that my experience wasn't exactly the same as yours, but I definitely recognize that feeling.
@susan@twitter the silent judgment of family friends is probably even worse than the stupidly-said-out-loud kind, which my sister has experienced at least once. (I don't drink beer, so I haven't been subjected to it. I also don't really drink coffee, so that usually gives them something to gripe about.)
Now I don't know who to trust! Though I do have a sneaking suspicion about the man who sells pencils on the metro...
@anotherkate is there a protocol for what happens when people find your secret Tumblr? asking for a friend.
no wait that made it sound even weirder. I am not asking for a friend.