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By funfetti on Friday Open Thread

WHY is it so hard to make adult friends? WHY?? *shakes fist*

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm 13

By blueblazes on Crushes on Professors and "How Can I Tell If I'm Boring?"

@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!

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm 4

By smidge on Crushes on Professors and "How Can I Tell If I'm Boring?"

@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.

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm 3

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.

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:52 am 7

By SuperGogo on Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Are Done

Jason Segel and Michelle Williams, you're our only hope! You better make this work!

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 10:53 am 3

By Lemonnier on Friday Open Thread

@Queen of Pickles Pimm's cups!

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm 6

By TheUnchosenOne on Friday Open Thread

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.

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm 43

By breccia on Ask an Indelicate Question: How Do You Go, Girl?

@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.

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm 18

By Rock and Roll Ken Doll on Second Favorites, Gold Stars, and Sex Not Had

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!

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm 3

By somethingobscure on The Perks of Herpes

Love this story. I can't believe that ok Cupid sends people to another site! Wtf.

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm 1