I'm so happy to learn I'm not the only one who has their UPS guy hate them, heh. Mine keeps making passive-aggresive remarks like "You sure do get a lot of packages!"
Yes I do non-hot UPS man. Yes I do.
On Teeth Dreams
I have teeth-falling-out dreams, too. Have ever since I was a teenager (I'm 41 now). They often turn into lucid dreams now because I'm so used to them that I realize I'm dreaming during it.
A couple of years ago, I tried opening a nail polish bottle with my back teeth (REALLY REALLY STUPID!), and I felt part of my back tooth snap off from the rest. I sat there in absolute shock and was completely convinced I was dreaming. All day & the next until I could get to the dentist, I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't in some sort of horrible nightmare that I was going to wake up from. (I ended up getting a cap for it)
I have another similar dream where I'm chewing gum, and I'm trying to get it out of my mouth, but it's stuck to my back teeth... plus there's suddenly a lot. I spend hours and hours trying to get that gum out of my mouth. One time, I was making out with John Cusack (in my dream) when this happened. I was pissed!
I loved this. It even made me cry, for some reason.
@cmf406 I lost my baby a couple of weeks before my shower, and I disagree. I don't believe in "bad luck."
Getting reminders from Babies R Us about my baby shower registry for months/years afterwards really really sucked, though. And I know it was hard for my mom, who had already bought some (non-returnable) baby stuff.
Still, when I got pregnant a few years after that, I had a shower and was really grateful for all the stuff I got to get me started on my new life with my new baby.
(this time I did not register anywhere, however)
I was not aware that showers still happened like this! It's 2014... not 1950!
At ours, there were men & women. My husband & I opened the presents together. It was fun!
I went to one a few weeks ago. They insisted on no presents and just a party to celebrate their soon-to-be baby. Men & women were there. We all had a blast!
There was nothing like you describe, above, at either one. I guess it just depends on your group of friends. (I know you can't choose your co-workers)
LW4: For the record, I'm straight & married and my husband & I don't have P-in-V sex. We don't want another kid, and we're terrified of my getting pregnant. I don't want to be on the pill/hormones. He hates condoms. He's terrified of getting a vasectomy. I don't orgasm from it. My husband is (kind of irrationally) convinced that if there's a .1111% chance of my getting pregnant, I will, and he doesn't trust any contraceptive.
So, for now, it's oral. I do miss some of the intimacy of P/V sex, but it's not that big of a deal. You'll find someone. A lot of guys (and women) are worried about pregnancy & AIDS.
@Oliver St. John Mollusc To be fair, I was over 30 when I had sex with a big "above average" (IT WAS A MONSTER!) dick. So it also might have been an age/experience thing too.
I have personally found that the bigger the dick, the better the lover. And I'm not even talking about straight intercourse. You would THINK it would be the opposite. Like "I have a big dick, I don't have to work on my other sexual skills," but I have found it to be quite the reverse. Weird.
@Gilgongo Well, you're also constantly being bombarded with people telling you to have a kid, so I get it. I don't understand why perfect strangers feel that it's acceptable to tell someone that they "HAVE" to procreate. I, actually, rarely had anyone tell me that I should have kids (which I sort of found insulting, heh), but once I had one, everyone has come out of the woodwork to tell me I HAVE to have ANOTHER! "You can't just have one!!!"
Kids are not Pringles, people.
But, yeah, you can love kids and not want one. It's weird that so many people don't get that. Having a kid is fucking hard! Not to mention painful and it messes up your body. I'm shocked so many people want to do it as it is!
This was beautiful.
I have a kid. A lot (most, actually) of my friends do not. (I'm 40, if that matters) I actually love to hear about their non-baby-having lives. They are no less valid.
My favorite friends are the "I like kids... but I don't want them," ones. I have a few that are of the "BREEDER!" mentality, and I do feel a bit uncomfortable around them now. Those are the ones that I wonder are inwardly rolling their eyes at MY baby-having life when I talk about it.