I play music, I read books, I drink coffee, I procrastinate on the internet. But only on quality sites like the Hairpin.
@she came in through the bathroom window My nerdy devouring of books about space exploration coincided nicely with the onset of puberty. Oh Yuri, oh my heart....(HIS SMILE I KNOW OMG)
Ok, explain like I'm from Mars because sometimes I think I might be - when people say they want to eat up an adorable baby or kitten or whatever, is there an actual/primordial twinge of the actual desire to consume?
I always kind of figured it was a dorky expression based in the impulse to *kiss* something one finds lovable, and kisses according to my understanding have nothing to do with eating.
@she came in through the bathroom window YURI GAGARIN!! My first love!! I had a picture of him in my room between ages 10-13 the way kids from religious families might have a picture of Jesus or an icon of Mary. I was kind of a weird shy lonely kid but looking at Yuri's portrait looking right back at me with his fearless yet kind expression made me feel like I might be brave and badass someday too. <3
Sorry, just had to bust in and squee all over the place, carry on with the history discussion.
In conclusion: the entire rest of the Internet is already like this, can we please have our happy place back?
@Away Laughing see, THAT was funny.
@Mariajoseh de-lurking to completely agree with you. It hasn't been till today that I've really put my finger on what's been disappointing me about the Pin lately: the content used to be, overall, Go forth ye ladies and be awesome, smart, funny and beautiful, and to hell with anyone who tries to keep you down. Now it feels more like, Look at all these horrible ways society is horrible to everyone but especially to you as a woman, and by the way here are some lists of things that make me unhappy. I get that pointing out societal ills is important, but there used to be such joie de vivre here and I miss it.
Late to the FOT again, but whoever it was last week that recommended vitamin b12 for general energy levels - THANK YOU! I've been taking these little gummy B12 supplements every day this week and I feel kind of awesome. I'm not sure if it's placebo, or coincidence with the usual timing of my semester-beginning wild optimism, but whatever it is I feel like a goddamn rock star.
@Lurkasaurus Personally I delete any and all political shitshows from my wall about a day or two after the conversation has died down. I don't mind arguing with people about things I have strong opinions about, but they don't need to be out there in public cyberspace for all and sundry to see at any possible moment. And believe me, it has been a hard-won lesson.....
@katiemcgillicuddy I'm sort of reeling from the stunning fact that my (possibly) last year of grad school started on Monday. What?? Assignments? Stuff to read? Things to not procrastinate until the last possible moment?? Oh look, I have a million mundane chores I'd rather do instead.
I'm also watching a lot of Mythbusters.
@adorable-eggplant As someone who has never in fact played D&D but always wanted to play D&D, let me go on record as saying that if there's ever a New York D&D pinup, I am THERE.