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On Bless Us, Every One

For the record, here's what I did for our wedding invitations:

Married and sharing a last name:
Mrs. Jane and Mr. Joshua Smith

Married with different last names:
Mr. Joshua Smith and Mrs. Jane Jones

Unmarried but invited together:
Ms Jane Jones and Mr. Joshua Smith

Married, sharing a last name, with children:
The Jones Family

Married, different last names, with children:
The Smith and Jones Family

Also, lol forever at "do the gays have different etiquette rules?"

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 11:41 am 13

On Interview With a Virgin: Scarlet

@lasso tabasco For real, yes it is!

It's interesting to hear the perspective of someone who's chosen not to have vaginal sex, but I feel like one of her core reasons for avoiding PIV is based on the incorrect assumption that bonding hormones are ONLY released during vaginal sex. Not that I'm an expert on bonding hormones, but I'm pretty sure they're released when you orgasm...?

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 4:36 pm 29

On Cathrynn Brown's House Bill 206

@hallelujah I'm sure the intent of the law is to prevent rape survivors from seeking/getting abortions. If they're so fucking worried about "destroying evidence" then I'd be happy to bottle up my abortion and hand it to the first available GOP rep.

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm 4

On That Baby Wants to Break You Up

I'm due in 28 days and this just scared the shit out of me :(

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm 2

On What It Sounds Like Your Coworker's Eating: A Gchat Log

I used to work with an Eric! How is it that some people just bring whatever the hell they want to eat to work? I always tried to bring polite, silent food, like turkey and cheese sandwiches on squishy bread. Meanwhile this asshole is across the room with like 5 juicy apples and a sandwich on the kind of crusty bread that can only be eaten by, like, rending it apart with your bared teeth like some kind of wild animal and then chewing each bite for a solid minute.

Now I have an office to myself. Fucking right.

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm 6

On The Wolf at the Door

I want to read this so badly but I'm at work :(

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm 0

On Talking the Talk

I remember my mom giving me the talk using a book that was illustrated with people for most of the text (the "this is what puberty stages look like" parts, etc.), but chickens for the intercourse part. Very confusing. The talk culminated in her looking at me very, very seriously and saying, "And if anyone ever, ever tries to touch your vagina or your other parts, you tell someone RIGHT AWAY. That is NOT OKAY." Kind of an intense approach to take with a six-year old, but whatever.

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm 3

On Quirks: Is Their Ignorance Our Bliss?

Oh also, less adorable but still funny: My husband sometimes uses the wrong pronouns for people. Not in like a "being an asshole to transgendered people" way. More like, "I went over to my mom's house and we took his car to the grocery store," meaning his mom's car. Since English is his first and only language I don't know where the confusion comes from.

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm 7

On Quirks: Is Their Ignorance Our Bliss?

@Stephanie@twitter Because it's gross, infantilizing, and awkward! I totally get it.

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm 1

On Quirks: Is Their Ignorance Our Bliss?

When my husband says something he thinks is funny, his eyes go all wide and his mouth kind of twists down at the edges, and then this high-pitched, stifled "hyaaaaahhhhhhhh!" noise escapes. It sounds obnoxious, but it cracks me up every single time! He was unaware of it until I mentioned it offhandedly three years into the relationship. It's gotten more pronounced since he's started trying to stifle it :)

He's told me that when I sleep on my back my mouth hangs open and I make these kind of... chattering chipmunk noises? Fortunately he thinks it's cute. I think it sounds frightening, but to each his own.

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm 3