On Friday Open Thread

I'm rocking these crazy awesome vintage boots an old boyfriend's mom gave me that she wore as a teenager in the seventies. Only they have like a three or four inch heel and I am having a hard time...walking and stuff. I got some gel inserts, but they are still like torture devices. They are so beautiful though! How can I make this work? Sitting only events?

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm 0

On What Do You Wear Around the House?

@leon s My dude works from home. He gets dressed to come over to my house, and if my roommate is gone, he immediately changes out of his jeans and into the "comfy shorts" he leaves at my place. So he is "dressed" for the seven minutes it takes to drive to my house plus the three it takes to convince me we should stay in for the evening.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm 1

On Shouldn’t I Be Saving The World, Or Something?

@EggsErroneous She also used to sing "que sera sera" to me a lot.

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 6:24 pm 2

On Shouldn’t I Be Saving The World, Or Something?

when i was a little kid I asked my mom why some people would want to become __________ (insert professions that don't sound impressive to a child), and didn't everyone want to be successful? And she told me that everyone's idea of success was different, and that someone who chooses to be a ___________ can be more successful than someone who chooses to be a ____________ based on how they define success. That's when I knew she was a hippie. Just kidding. That's when I knew it would be ok to go to art school.

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm 3

On Places Where Single Women Are Encouraged to Seek "The One," and to Which I've Gone, Dutifully, to Befriend No One But Likeminded Women

@SarahDances Congratulations, how wonderful.

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm 5

On A Lazy Man's Guide to Seducing Women

@Springtime for Voldemort Good point - If I wanted to communicate with them and have them communicate with me after that initial meeting, I typically found a way to bring up the calling preference. I got an eye roll one time in response. Ha! It works both ways - I call rather than text while trying to develop that initial rapport. Same in business...email is more efficient but it is assumptive and not likely to get much response(in my line of work) unless you have spoken at least once.

I'm not saying texting isn't appropriate, but in my opinion when trying to develop some kind of rapport with someone it does not show much effort. I use texting a lot after a level of intimacy has been established.

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 11:05 am 1

On The Fondue-tain of Old Age

Worm cheese. Anyone?

Yeah, me neither. When I was 16 my Italian boss told me gorgonzola was worm cheese and I can't eat it to this day, though I know it's not the same as casu marzu.

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm 0

On A Lazy Man's Guide to Seducing Women

I started dating my current boyfriend almost solely because he ACTUALLY USED MY PHONE NUMBER TO CALL ME INSTEAD OF TEXTING ME. Really, is it that impressive? It seems to be after a slew of the ever seductive "hey whats up" texts from guys that you don't even have saved in your phone yet.

I also caught a lot of flack from my girlfriends who told me I was being unreasonable by writing off the texty dudes. They would tell me that it is an acceptable form of communication in our culture and to stop having standards that other people wouldn't even know about let alone could live up to.

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm 5

On Friday Item Receptacle

@Emmanuelle Cunt Agreed, I would love a good knife recommendation. Mostly for camping - can it double as a fishing knife? I have had to gut fish with a dull camping knife before and that kinda sucked but I think it was situational and still hold out hope that one knife can be multipurpose for me if I take good care of it.

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 11:32 am 0

On Beauty Q&A: Do You Smell What I Smell?

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm 0