My first boyfriend's obsession with the Dead sort of formed a negative association for me that I haven't been able to shake after all these years, because he was one of those East Coast, privileged hippies you speak of. I still adore American Beauty, but the meandering concert jams make me cranky.
@katzenklavier Solidarity! I struggled with similar ladyparts-related issues for years, and it was so goddamn infuriating. I felt like I could never get any straight answers and every doctor I visited was too busy for me.
Wait, no one's going to mention "cunning linguist when it came to slang for oral sex"? Because that's really fucking clever, unless I'm just overthinking it.
Wow. I think maybe things aren't quite as, er, cramped down there for me as for some people, because knowing where my cervix is has never been a problem and I can't imagine not being able to retrieve a lost tampon if I put my mind to it. That's okay with me, though, because the idea of there being a foreign object in there I didn't know about is more than a little horrifying.
@1967336072@twitter This is going to be my new way of changing the subject in any old conversation. "This is a nice research you presented here. A fine collection. All time favorites. But anyway, let's talk about. . . ."
@LMac Another one of my favorite Terry Gross WTF moments was when she was interviewing Lena Dunham and she said (totally paraphrasing here), "So you have tattoos of pictures from children's books. Aren't they weird to look at when you're having sex?" Even if I were armed with tons of media training by a publicist, I would not know how to tactfully answer an awkward interview question like that.
Did you guys listen to Allie's spot on Fresh Air yesterday? Am I the only one who thought Terry Gross was being really pushy and invasive? "Did you have a plan? How did you want to kill yourself?" Cripes, that made me uncomfy. This interview was much more enjoyable/informative/interesting. Well played, Jen Doll.
Gah, the fact that some people say, "I know you don't drink, but you've got to try this" makes me feel a little stabby. But congrats on your sobriety, and thank you for sharing your story.
"What I wouldn’t do to go back to that conversation today, loaded up with years of feminist ammo!"
Story of my life.
@honey cowl In an effort to be different, I always said I preferred Tobias. Even though he was described as an out-of-shape loner who was also permanently a hawk.