@bookfreak My mum loves to tell the story of taking me on a loooooong flight when I was a tiny baby; all the flight crew saw me and had terror in their eyes, but I didn't make a peep and then they were cooing over what a good baby i was... Unbeknownst to them she had drugged me to the tiny eyeballs.
Once I almost met Mr. T at the mall. The entire day, I kept saying, 'I'll go a little later, I'll go a little later...' And when I got there, they told me he just left. And when I asked the mall guy if he'll ever come back again, he said he didn't know. Well, I'm never going to let something like that happen again!
Homer: I'm like that guy. That Spanish guy. You know, he fought the windmill...
Marge: Don Quixote?
Homer: No, that's not it. What's-his-name, the Man of La Mancha.
Marge: Don Quixote.
Marge: I really think that was the character's name. Don Quixote.
Homer: Fine! I'll look it up!
Marge: [annoyed] Well, who was it?
Homer: Never mind.
They're not Fig Newtons, anyway, they're PIG Newtons!
By Oh, squiggles on Into the Gray
At 25 I discovered Vaughn, my one white hair, as he stood straight up from my head. Three years later and we are still going strong. Sometimes I go for weeks without seeing him, but then, I look in the mirror, and I'm like "Hey, Vaughn! Is that you? Looking good as ever, my man". And he doesn't say anything, cause he is just a white hair (white, no color, not gray), but he seems to stand a little straighter when I notice him. Which is good, since he is kind of short, much shorter than the other hairs, so his confidence does him credit.
@charizard Thank you! The comments on this thread are pretty out of character and judge-y for The Hairpin. I have enough family and friends (and politicians and religious leaders) discredit and scoff at my relationship because it's nonmonogamous, and I expected at least open minds from 'Pinners.
For those defensively monogamous commenters, remember this couple is not judging you and they are putting themselves out there despite probably getting a lot of shit slung in their direction for the decisions they make as consenting adults. Let's at least hear them out here, respectfully and with an open mind. Saying you don't understand is one thing, but then qualifying that with judgmental and inaccurate comments is disrespectful.
@yamtoes That seems like a really good question. It's probably one of the things at the core of most objections to nonmonogamy, right? The fear that your partner might find someone better.
On the one hand, that's a terrible thing to think. Doesn't it mean, "I may not deserve this person, but as long as I keep him or her under wraps, maybe he or she won't figure that out"? And isn't that just horrible for both of you?
On the other hand, human nature. At a certain point, you should be entitled to say, "I realize there are six billion people out there and some of them may be even awesomer than me, but I believe we're happy together and I'd like to quit being paranoid about it." And at that point, does free reign to make out with whoever smiles back at you on the bus constitute unreasonable temptation?
I find the idea of nonmonogamy incredibly seductive and tough to wrestle with.
@mpdg Your comment is like a breath of lovely, fresh air. We all get irrational from time to time, and it's a freaking shame that this fear of being A Crazy Girl/Not A Cool Girlfriend is so persistent. Speaking anecdotally, one thing I appreciate about the relationship I have with my current partner that I feel the freedom to express my insecurities from time to time, and he accepts them for what they are: irrational insecurities. Then we can laugh about it and like, drink another beer and watch more Arrested Development. We all deserve the freedom to express our "crazy" feelings to the people we trust, as long as there's some healthy self-reflection thrown into the mix.
@melis Burninating the country side, burninating the peasants, burninating all the people and their THATCHED ROOF COTTAGESSSSSS!
I can totally back you up on the Red Dead Redemption thing. I faithfully watched my boyfriend play through the entire game, and then I cried at the end scene when you beat it and the dad dies and the son takes over. We would name his various horses and sometimes when he wasn't home I'd play and just run around until I found a pen of cows and punch them. I know how fucked up that sounds but it's actually hilarious to run around in there, cow-punching until one of them tries to fight you.
So, yeah. Red Dead Redemption is a great game.