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By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on Friday Open Thread

Okay so last week's FOT, I mentioned this boy I met at a party who I heard was interested in me, but that I never heard from.

So um, on Tuesday he sent flowers to my office? Yeah. Really nice ones. He was not messing around.

It was completely out of left field, and felt kind of weird, but he didn't mean it in a weird way, and it's like he's trying to buy me or anything. No one other than family members has ever given me flowers. It was kind of weirdly overwhelming, and like here I am getting all attached to material things but like... I don't know, it made me feel special.

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm 6

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Friday Open Thread

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!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm 18

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Wednesday Open Thread

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!

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm 17

By laurel on Friday Open Thread

Hey Jia and Emma, the comments login system logs me out and my comments disappear whenever I refresh.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm 6

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.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:17 pm 25

By RNL on The Pickup Artists of PUAHate

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose That actually exactly sums up my sexual persona.

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm 2

By errata stigmata on The Pickup Artists of PUAHate

@peasofmind I'm currently inpiz (involuntarily pizzaless) myself.

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm 19

By koume on The Pickup Artists of PUAHate

Maybe it was supposed to be PUAHats, not PUAHate.

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm 18

By Jaya on The Pickup Artists of PUAHate

@Jaya Wait there's a ladder? Oh man, I need to refresh my sex ed.

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm 7

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

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm 1