@e-liz One thing that helped me keep during my training was eating immediately after running. I mean, immediately - as soon as I walked in the door. I'd have a gatorade, some peanuts and chocolate milk for 6+ miles, maybe just the chocolate milk for fewer miles. Then I'd stretch and shower and be ready for a real meal but not out-of-control hungry.
I also found myself craving animal protein with nearly every meal, so I just went for it. I'd eat a whole pound of spaghetti with marinara sauce, but if I had a bolognese sauce, I felt satisfied with a lot less.
Sames with the "online" thing - I swore up and down I'd never say it and after just a few months in New York, it was just rolling off my tongue all natural-like.
Also, being from Alabama, I can confirm the "devil beating his wife" during a sunshower (i only recently learned that it is called a sunshower, and I am 34 years old). But when my mom taught me the expression, she taught it to me as "the devil's wife is beating the devil." I clearly remember having an intense argument with another 7-year-old about which was the right expression.
This past week: 100% not doing the dishes. F 'em.
Tonight (because I got paid): 100% not doing the dishes PLUS wine and takeout.
Dishes will keep 'til Saturday.
@fondue with cheddar The south's answer to White Castle.
@pterodactylish Yes. And then dude friends/boyfriends don't believe you when you try to describe how much harassment you get when you're alone because they've never seen it. Because you don't get the same level of harassment when you're accompanied by a dude.
And I hate that the "I have a partner" excuse works to make creepers go away. I mean, I've used it before, but it also drives me nuts that if I'm at a party talking to someone new and he finds out I'm partnered up, he hightails it out of there. Oh, I am no longer worthy of conversation because I'm not sexually available to you? Thanks, buddy.
@upupandaway *actually spits out water laughing for first time in life; is unfortunately stil at work*
@TheBelleWitch @doesitneedsaying I'm from Alabama, and I got rid of my accent by moving to New York and living with 2 women, one from Long Island and the other from New Jersey. It was suprisingly effective in neutralizing my accent, which I didn't think needed to be neutralized until my first week in law school, when one of my professors did not understand the words that were coming out of my mouth because of my accent, which really was never that thick to begin with. There was also the mind-blowing fact that I had lived my first 22 years in Alabama, a place my northern classmates were simultaneously terrified of (more than one person told me they were too scared to get out of their cars on roadtrips that passed through my state) and fascinated by (is it really like Forrest Gump?).
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose I'm with you guys, and so is my favorite English professor, who taught me it was ok to hate the Beatles. There are more of us than you think.
@Moonshine Mona Lisa I went with my boyfriend to a pizza place the other night, and they had a big screen TV playing a live Phil Collins concert. Obviously, we had to leave. But my boyfriend - a musician! in a band! - tried to convince me that Phil Collins is not that bad. But agreed, "In the Air Tonight" is fine, if only because of the accompanying urban legend.
@RebeccaKW I think it is a great choice, too, and I think I see myself making a similar one, or adopting - or both! I've wanted kids since I was a teenager, but have questioned whether marriage/a long-term partner would be the right fit for me since I was in college (I'm 34 now).
The thing is, a friend of mine who's turning 40 is doing this and I'm thrilled for her. I mentioned it to my dad; he made a face and said "why on earth would she do THAT?!" Oof.