By funfetti on Friday Open Thread
WHY is it so hard to make adult friends? WHY?? *shakes fist*
@HeyMatilda I am that person at parties who can't tell a story. I love hearing friends relay a funny thing that happened to them that day, but when I try to do the same thing it always ends with crickets chirping. And also I write for a living so it's not like I don't know how stories work.
My solution is to be likeable by listening well and asking leading questions. It might be that I'm boring, but at least I can have positive social interactions!
@HeyMatilda Plus you both sound really lovely and self-aware, which automatically makes anyone (in my mind) super interesting because we can actually have conversations that are meaningful.
By dj pomegranate on Obama, No. 44
Obama, sounding like he was about 12 years old, said, “Marty—well, Marty’s my best friend.”
GUYS, this is just so adorable.
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams, you're our only hope! You better make this work!
By Lemonnier on Friday Open Thread
@Queen of Pickles Pimm's cups!
Maybe this is too personal to share with a bunch of strangers but I'm hoping that'll force me to actually follow through. My insurance offers counseling so after work today I'm going to call and schedule an appointment.
@vanillawaif YES. My bf has bowel issues and has taken care of me through epic food poisoning so we have no butt-secrets. i often tell him that he is the only person on the planet who poops, and that he is terribly inefficient at utilizing what he eats. i also say this to the cats but cats seem impervious to poopshame. if i am near the litterbox they sometimes straight up make eye contact with me the whole time they're pooping, like YEAH, WHAT, IM POOPIN. WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT. they're the worst.
Re LW#4, I totally loved this piece about Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, and I kind of think the whole thing is kind of not a big deal? It's sort of a contemporary thing that marriage and marriage-type relationships necessarily constitute the partners' primary source of emotional intimacy? People haven't always lived that way? But maybe it's a good thing to have this primacy, maybe at least from a feminist perspective? Imma go sit in a corner and think about this!
Love this story. I can't believe that ok Cupid sends people to another site! Wtf.