@OhMyGoshYouGuys Wasn't winter boyfriends a thing around here for awhile? Pack them up in mothballs when the summer comes.
ETA: Not sure how to acquire one, though.
@crane your neck Ignore the rest of your new place in favor of getting your favorite room completely unpacked. Then do a relaxing activity of your choice in that room while continuing to ignore the rest of your new place. For example- unpack your bathroom and take a long bath, unpack your bedroom and read a good book in bed, etc
Sobriety update: No alcohol for eight months now, Hairpin. One thing I've learned is that I have a backbone ("Should I just give in and drink that frosty IPA? No. Come on. You've made it this far. Do you want to start over again?") and that has translated to joining a crazy strenuous strength program to make my outsides match my tough insides. Stay warm out there!
By iceberg on Friday Open Thread
The Diva, upon wearing a ruffled t-shirt and red plaid skirt:
[looks down at self]: "I'm a princess!"
[runs over to her brother] "Look!" [holds out skirt and dances a little bit to show it off]
[arrives at daycare, stands expectantly in front of teacher waiting for compliments]
She's going to be trouble.
We cut the feet out of the Diva's and the Clown's flannel footie PJs to make them last a bit longer, but Dimples (formerly known as the Quiet One) is having nnone of that and EVERY NIGHT as we put her footie PJs on she says "Don't cut them! Don't cut them!"
The Clown, my last holdout, has finally started potty training for real. He still has a lot of accidents if we don't remind him to go all the time, but he has volunteered "Mummy, I need to piss!" quite a few times as well, so we are making progress!
Next stop, getting rid of diapers at nap and night time.
Fuck I hate diapers.
oh my god, why didn't i believe you when you said "truly harrowing"? whyyyyyy
THE OCTOPUS EARRINGS
I NEED THEM
I CAN'T BREATHE
One of the great things, perhaps THE great thing, about endurance training (running miles in the 2 digits, circuit lifting) is that you can simulate the experience of eating food while stoned without the bother of getting stoned. You can taste peanuts in 3D after a good run, I swear to God
By Slanted & Enchanted on Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed
@Kira-Lynn@twitter Am I missing something? Only one of the questions asked for advice about weight loss, and that was the only response in which the dietician talked about weight loss. Also, I'm not seeing where she used the phrase "a healthy weight," only "healthy weight loss," which are two very different things. On the one hand, I feel you, since weight loss tips inundate the women's market and they're annoying and repetitive and often condescending and coming from a very superficial place. But I don't think this article is guilty of those things. I thought they were pretty thoughtful questions, honestly.
I'm going to go ahead and defend the person who asked the weight loss question and the author for selecting/answering it.
But first some caveats/recognition:
1. Yes, we absolutely live in a fat-phobic, fat shaming society.
2. This same society values thinness above all things regardless of physical health.
3. For people with body image/weight issues this is a particularly sensitive subject and the discussion of weight and weight loss can be triggering.
I respect and recognize all these things. HOWEVER.
If someone wants to lose weight in a healthy way that is meaningful to them, let them lose weight. Yes, they could be motivated by truly unreasonable beauty standards or could be doing it for purely superficial reasons but no one should be unhappy with their body for any reason. And no one should have to accept one body type over another for themselves simply because it's a more radical act. As long as you are healthy, you do you. Don't preach, don't judge, don't be a jerk and you'll be fine.