@Sister Administrator I lost it when I was reading a paleo cookbook, and the author recommended that people claim they were allergic to gluten when eating out at restaurants. As someone with celiac, who in the last few years has gotten an increase in restaurant workers asking me just how serious my gluten free needs are, or has gotten eye rolls for people on the other side of the counter, fuck you paleo author lady.
@BabbityRabbity I agree. I'm asexual, and I saw Elsa as maybe being asexual--but then again maybe not. She's been shut in the castle most of her life, so never had opportunities for friends, let alone romances. Her not having a love interest makes sense, as does the possibility that she doesn't want to fall into a serious relationship the second she gains her freedom.
I want Attenborough to narrate everything.
Here in Portland we just got out of our first snow and icestorm this winter, probably the most snow we've had in four or five years. And while it was fun, after the 3rd day of being unable to go anywhere because it's so icy, they even shut the trains down, there were over 600 weather-related accidents, I'm good for the rest of the winter thanks.
I'm so sorry this happened to you. And I'm glad you were able to get out of such a toxic environment--good luck finding a better job soon.
The other night I watched one of those hyperbolic Animal Planet shows, this one about giant man-eating squid. As if after the jellyfish I need another reason not to go near the ocean.
I'm not usually a big fan of ski jumping, but I'm so excited they finally got with the 21st century and are including women's ski jump. Not even kidding, these are the excuses they've used in the last decade as to why they didn't have it "president in 2005, Gian Franco Kasper, also an IOC member, said he opposed women’s ski jumping because it 'seems not to be appropriate for ladies from a medical point of view.'
The peril Kasper alluded to, as other skeptics put it to [Lindsey] Van more bluntly, is that a woman’s reproductive organs could be damaged — even dislodged — by the cumulative impact of ski-jump landings."
I think Boltman and Raider Rusher are the most awful. Especially Boltman. It's like Max Headroom and Mac Tonight from the McDonald's commercials had a terrifying terrifying baby.
"those who have & who love you will stand near & know you in yr new way, as long as it lasts."
This was just beautiful. I love these columns so much.
This was great, and I'll be looking forward to the film.
I was going to start my comment saying luckily my doctors' never said it was in my head...until I remembered two who kept persistently asking if I was sure I wasn't depressed. Most of the doctors in my early years of the diagnosis (and I was lucky in that it only took me 3 months to get diagnosed) were pretty apathetic, "oh you've got that, that's too bad, sorry there's nothing I can do for you." Not that I wanted a cure, but surely they could have tried to help alleviate the symptoms that were making it impossible to function. After a long search, I did find several that were great--and that would say, that's a new symptom/side effect I've never heard of, but I'm going to research and try something (else). It felt a like like being a guinea pig at times, but I was so grateful that at least they were trying.