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@SmartCookie Yes. Twice! One is now divorced (and they got divorced very very quickly, which was tough for her but really just great news in the long run because he was the fucking worst), and the other has been married less than a year and they are - by her account - doing just fine.
My unsolicited advice? Grin and bear it. You're right, she's going to need friends to either shake her and/or be there for her when it falls apart. If she's lost friends for this guy already, she knows what people think of him and you're not telling her anything new by chiming in, so you're very unlikely to change her mind.
Totally one of those "understand you can't always stop people from making their own mistakes" things - which sucks and is hard, but is also an adulthood thing.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@frumious bandersnatch At home remedies never do it for me, unfortunately (if they do it for you, I am jealous). I'm a big fan of the pill you can have prescribed instead of the applicator and goo, but if you don't have insurance/good insurance and can't get your trip to a minute clinic or whatever covered to get a pill rx, the goo certainly works.

You are very unlikely to create a drug-resistant strain of super yeast if you let it go another day or two to see if your home remedies are clearing it up, though. It doesn't operate like a bacterial infection. I (Mega TMI) get a few a year and because they are a semi-regular plague on my life I sometimes don't get around to dealing with treating them for a few days, because it is like a chore (like leaving your dry cleaning by the door for 3 days instead of taking it with you the first time). You'll know if it is starting to get worse.

Also - pro-tip - any time I have to go on antibiotics for anything(not often), I also have them prescribe me a YI pill since about 50% of the time, I will get one while on antibiotics. The other 50% of the time, I keep them for when I get one whatever other way I get one.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

@dtowngirl I know a few people who have done this. One was an investment banker, even! They are all much happier now, if a tad less flush with cash, but the happiness is definitely what matters more. Everyone I know that has done it has gone the Master of Arts in Teaching route and done a 12 or 15 month program.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm 0

On What I've Been Up To

@Jinxie I know - it is so perfect. I loved it.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm 0

On Katy Perry's "Roar" Video

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose We are Bravely Roaring.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm 0

On What I've Been Up To

@honey cowl That might mean you have to take a bleach shower, but maybe not? I am doubting very much that Chris read any of Choire's book outside the amazon synopsis, so you might be ok.

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm 0

On What I've Been Up To

OK I discovered yesterday that ChrisRoberts@facebook did an amazon review of Choire's book, and it was typically Chris. Then I discovered that he has given something like 250 books 1-star reviews, and zero books 3 or 4 or 5 star reviews.
Chris Roberts=#tbt

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm 6

On Programming Note: Edith Is Here

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedith! Welcome back. For today and tomorrow.

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 10:18 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@laurel Congrats! Also yes, it must have felt very weird to see that.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm 0

On Nice to Meet You, Internet

@Sea Ermine Oh God, if that's the kind of content the editors are putting out there, I'm sure they are completely mortified by all of this.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm 2