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On Let's Revisit All of Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 1

I fail to understand why Hanson only have 6 out of 10. Don't you recognise genius when you hear it?

I was 8 in 1998. I still have a deep and abiding love for music from around 1997-2002 (my formative years!), even though lots of it is cheesy and awful.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 11:30 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Myrtle Thank you. (Admittedly, a lot of things about being at home were really stressful - lots of shouting and tears and fighting - but it was my home where I'd lived for 23 years, and it's what I'm used to, and I deal really badly with change. And I miss my cats so much.) Thanks for the legitimisation - I feel really guilty and silly for being sad.

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@honey cowl How is it going? I hope you have not been crying as much as I have.

@Madeline Shoes Good luck! It is scary, but I am probably making it sound much worse than it is (I have depression and am crazy and am the worst at dealing with change). I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 5:06 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@iceberg I have been looking forward to this all day!

@Frisky@twitter That sounds worryingly familiar. Oh god, am I pregnant? Have I been pregnant forever?

@missupright Rhotic accents are weird.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

My boyfriend and I moved in together last Saturday, and I am not coping well. Not the living-together part, I don't think - that part is nice - but being away from home and adjusting to something completely new. It feels really horrible to think of never living there again, pathetic as it sounds, and I hate being somewhere that's not quite right. We've spent the last week buying things to make it feel more habitable, but it's still not home. And I am so sick of cleaning and organising - there was stuff I wanted to do before I started my job, but I feel like I'll be bogged down with mindless drudgery forever - plus I am full of self-hate because I feel like I'm being really lazy and useless. I have cried just about every day so far, and feel awful about being such a bad girlfriend. Anyone else have rough starts with similar situations that did get better?

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm 1

On 10 Scariest Excerpts from "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In"

@wee_ramekin Whoops, yes. Just my train of thought about how same-sex relationships are not all exempt from the problems in mixed-sex relationship ones, and how shit that is.

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 4:00 am 1

On Get This Look: The Sunday Comics

@fondue with cheddar We have our own, unrelated, comic called Dennis The Menace! They both first appeared in March 1951.

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm 0

On 10 Scariest Excerpts from "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In"

@Mira Working for a domestic violence charity made me really disillusioned when I was able to see examples of abusive lesbian relationships. Come on, universe, can't I continue to see lesbian relationships as beacons of equality? (The lack of gender-related power imbalances does seem like it would really help.)

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm 0

On When a Girl Becomes a Demon

As someone from the UK to whom summer camp is alien, it has always sounded both really compelling and really terrifying. Adolescent girls can be so intense, which is great fun sometimes, but you also get stuff like this. Yes, good thing there were no weapons!

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@Queen of Pickles Ha, I like the image of brains being like confused dogs. Mine definitely is one.

@iceberg Yes, space is good. And yes, I completely agree about the little things being important - if you're used to doing things one way, it is jarring to change that. And @baked bean, I wish that were the case with my siblings. (We all had the same upbringing, why are they such slobs around the house?)

@honey cowl High five! Arrgh, that is a sobering statement.

The move has gone okay so far! I mean, we found quite a lot of things we wanted to be fixed, but the estate agent has been pretty good and we've had a plumber, carpenter and electrician round already this week, which is comforting. I have cried a bit, though (really badly at first), because it's all quite scary. It's not the living together, so much - we've spent a lot of time together, and we have some space (plus he's at work all day, and I will be from September onwards), but it's leaving home. Even if it was stressful a lot, it had still been my home for 23 years (three years at university hardly count; I had to vacate my room at the end of every term, and they were only eight weeks long, so I was at home half the time), and I love it, and it's all I know. I realise I am an adult and moving out is right and normal, but the thought of never living at home again really upsets me. I am ridiculous.

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm 0