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!
Dear Hairpin -
This year, I'm thankful for finding you. Not only do I get to laugh a lot here, but also think and share and get a better understanding through all the good people who spend time on this site. I've gotten real world friendships out of this, and for that I'm grateful.
Happy holidays; everyone be safe!
By laurel on Friday Open Thread
Hey Jia and Emma, the comments login system logs me out and my comments disappear whenever I refresh.
By yeah-elle on Friday Open Thread
guys guys guys, i am just so happy about this that i have no compunction about gloating about it here.
when i finally got to spend like half an hour making out with my crush-that-i-asked-out, he kept stopping just to hug me and mutter little things like "oh man" and "jeez" and kiss the side of my head.
it's so cheesy and yet i am so happyyyyy, i am spending a ridiculous amount of time just smiling off into the ether like a total nutjob. it's scary guyssss i'm happy it's scary.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose That actually exactly sums up my sexual persona.
@peasofmind I'm currently inpiz (involuntarily pizzaless) myself.
Maybe it was supposed to be PUAHats, not PUAHate.
@Jaya Wait there's a ladder? Oh man, I need to refresh my sex ed.
By jazzloon on Friday Open Thread
@Madeline Shoes that's exactly how I go about things. So the Type A planner in me says it's coming soon!! Eeeeee yet again
By honey cowl on Friday Open Thread
@Madeline Shoes GAHHH I FEEL YA. My BF and I have been together 3.5 yrs, my ring finger is getting itchy. I would stroll on down to city hall and put a ring on it tomorrow if he'd let me, but he has Grand Ideas about Having Our Lives Together and Getting Down On One Knee, which I can't really begrudge him that, but dude.
Edit: we just recently had the big conversation where we're like "Yeah dawg let's be together forever yo" but the ring-purchasing aspect.... it is fraught.