On They Need to Do Way Instain Mother

I'm a lesbian and 8 month pregnant, and so far I haven't minded some of the questions I've been asked, since people (so far) have meant well and just been curious, and nothings been too invasive yet.
But omg, a couple weeks ago! I was seeing a different obgyn than usual for my prenatal, and my partner was in the exam room. The physician's assistance comes in and immediately asks my partner who she is ("are you her friend, or something?"). I answer, this is my wife, and the PA gets this incredulous look on her face and says (while pointing at my pregnant belly), "then how did this happen?"

[and then once we explained where gaybies sometimes come from, she started spouting facts about sperm. which was awkward, and um, EW.]

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm 3

On Things to Ban Instead of Commonly Banned Books

@Scandyhoovian Can we talk about all the Twilight hatred? I mean, it's really not for me, and I'm not its target audience, but it's not the *worst* thing I've ever read. I think this whole shit-on-twilight meme is based at least partly on the fact that it's for girls and is all about girls' feelings about boys, so therefore it's not worth anything? Because girl's experiences/fantasies about shiny boys/feelings aren't worth anything...? I don't know.

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm 6

On Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love"

Washington 'pinners! Please vote! Please tell everyone you know to vote!

This law directly impacts me and my wife, and I'm sure quite a few other 'pinners. We're expecting a baby in January, and if Ref 74 passes, our kid could have legally married parents from birth. I never thought that could be a possibility, and now that it's so close I really don't want to lose that chance.

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm 3

On Jim Behrle Wants to Know

@Princess Gigglyfart I have a My Little Pony tattoo. Jealous?

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 11:24 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@soul toast Sorry, that should be DESSERTS. waited too long to edit.

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@rallisaurus At my wedding we just had an assortment of our favorite deserts! We ordered ahead for the modest, but delicious cake, and our friends stopped by a couple local bakeries for a pie and some chocolate cupcakes. Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/soul_toast/5245696578/

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant I like it! I think I'll borrow that next time we go out.

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@olivebee No boys names yet, not really. At least not any serious ones. We've been reading so many baby name lists it's getting ridiculous, and I've started making up joke names. Like Torchibald.
@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher I saw that baseball name list! How timely!

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm 4

On Friday Open Thread

@gobblegirl That sounds so awesome! Good luck!
Also, in my experience, and from talking to other grad students, the first term is usually pretty intense. I think they do that to make sure that everyone who goes through is focused on the subject. If it's hard, just remember that you can do it!

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@somuchsugar Sometimes my wife and I kind of eavesdrop on other people in restaurants? I know that's not polite, but it gives us something to talk about later, or when the other people leave. Does anyone else do that, or are we just horrible people? It's not on purpose, I swear.
Also, there are these "games" that are basically boxes of questions you can ask people. My father in law sent us one, and we've never actually played it, but I've pulled it out when I've had people over who didn't really know each other that well. We all just took turns picking the weirdest questions to talk about.

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm 2