On The Best Time I Thought I Was Going to Die Alone in Punta Cana

@Spooky Behaviour I don't have too many bad doctor stories, but if I start talking about terrible mental health professionals, I will never stop.

My aunt just drinks a couple of shots of espresso whenever she feels a migraine coming on. Though I'll take almost any excuse to drink coffee, I mostly rely on pills for migraines. I take Maxalt or Imitrex when I feel one coming on. Both work well for me, but Imitrex is cheaper because it's available in generic form. Bonus side effect: feeling unusually happy the next day because the stuff acts on serotonin receptors.

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm 0

On How to Preserve a Wedding Dress

@elizabeast That's awesome! I think I'm going to steal your thermostat-framing idea.

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 6:31 am 0

On What Your Payment Method Reveals About You

@whizz_dumb I keep my money in a wallet, but I have been known to sweat through it. 100+ degree summers are the worst, especially if you have to walk anywhere.

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm 0

On Ask a Married Dude: Bob and Eli

@cherrispryte Oh man, it makes me so happy to find people who like JRB!
And re songs about cheating, Nobody Needs to Know absolutely kills me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyZqvgtFa-k

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 12:56 am 0

On Ask a Married Dude: Bob and Eli

@redheadedandcrazy I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who does this! Ugh, anxiety.

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm 0

On Mixed Signals, Mirrors, and Two Accidental May-Decembers

@emilylouise "It fucked me up for a long time, thinking about those months and months of being totally devoted and happy to see a person and sleep with a person who hadn't really wanted it." OH GOD, THIS. This is why I am so screwed up over my breakup. Thank you for putting it into words.

It turns out that my ex didn't really want to be with me for the last six months or so of the two years we were living together. And that she moved across the country in part because she couldn't think of any other way to break up with me without hurting my feelings.

I still feel horrible about the time that we were still together when she didn't want to be. I have post-traumatic stress disorder from situations when I was a kid where I did not want physical affection but didn't feel like I could refuse it. It freaks me the fuck out to think that I could have put someone I love through something similar. She says that she doesn't think I did, but it still really bothers me.

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 12:02 am 0

On How the Internet Changed Solo Travel

@emilada I live in Arizona too. When I visited San Francisco last July, the highs were in the low 70s. And there was rain and fog! I absolutely loved it. It was great to get away from the summer heat.

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm 0

On Wild Teen P-Card Exchanging

@Third Wave Housewife I have done that too! But now my university is getting more obnoxious about password requirements--they won't let you reuse any of your most recent ten passwords and they make you wait 24 hours between password changes. So now I ignore people when they ask to borrow my login because it's too much work to change the password.

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm 0

On Sex and Your Husband's Friends

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Betweenness is a pretty common term in social network analysis. Really. Even though it sounds dumb. It is "measures the extent to which a particular point lies 'between' the various other points on the graph."1 It's actually a pretty cool and useful concept!

1. John Scott, Social Network Analysis: A Handbook [too lazy to look up publication info], 86.

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm 1

On Peppy Pecan Pie

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher I think it's fine to start sentences with "however." In the right context, it's not ambiguous. And besides, starting a new sentence instead of using a semicolon helps me keep the length of my sentences in check.

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm 0