LW2: As an asian lady whose eyelids are oily and fold over themselves, I (after investing way too much time and money over the course of my makeup-wearing life in trying to find eye makeup that would stay in place and within my budget) now swear by Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner. It's a brush pen that works better than anything I've used before -- I don't even use any primer with it. Since it's a liquid liner, it's a bit bold, but I try to counter-act that (and the oil) by putting a bit of dark eyeshadow on top and above the line.
Overheard in a prep room about 5 years ago:
"You can totally eat and skeletonize at the same time. Sometimes I'll hold a bag of Doritos in one hand and work with the other..."
Perhaps, but I have 4 boy roommates and they are kind of the best ever.
@Jen Kiaba@facebook Thanks!And props to you for being able to open up about all of this. Openness continues to be the hardest part for me. I nearly had a panic attack when I saw the article in the NY Times about Rev. Moon's death. I had this irrational fear that everyone I'd ever met would read it and somehow connect it to me.
Thanks for sharing your story! I'm also a second gen who left, though I got out well before any serious talk of matching. I was never close to other people in the church, so I only get to hear these stories by randomly stumbling upon them. Luckily, my mom wanted me to go to college before getting married, so that bought me enough time to be in a position where I had other resources to turn to if my parents disowned me (which they almost did!)
It’s funny that you say your life could have been different if you had been handed the Economist. It was actually my lefty politics that began to seriously push me away from the church when I was in my early teens. I think my first biggest argument with my parents over the church was over Moon’s declaration that George W. Bush was God’s chosen leader for the U.S.
I think OKCupid is particularly good for people who are bad at flirting but generally awesome otherwise. My current bf is amazing, but if we had randomly met at a bar or some other public place, between the two of us (but especially me), ohmygoddisaster. I don't think that ship would have sailed.
@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher "The stock came from Mitt’s father. When he took over American Motors, the stock was worth nothing. But he invested Mitt’s birthday money year to year — it wasn’t much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself." It wasn't much? I don't think my parents have ever given me a few thousand anything to me for my birthday or ever.
@JG3 YES. Leave room at the social phobia wall for me too, please.