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On The Hairpin Rom Com Club: My Best Friend's Wedding

@Cheerfulcynic They definitely got married earlier then. The was a huge attitude change in the early 2000s. I got married in 1994 and had my first child in '95. At that point, I was considered a bit young to be having a baby, but not that young. The majority of my high school friends were also having families, and a good portion of my college friends. But by the time I had my third child at 32, most of my 'grown-up' friends were having their FIRST baby.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:30 am 0

On In Sickness and in Health, But Mostly in Sickness

Having support when you are dealing with autoimmune disease is so important and precious. When my husband and I were dating, I was just starting to deal with hemiplegic migraines. One marriage, three pre-eclamptic pregnancies and a miscarriage later, I was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome. Then came Reynaud's phenomenon and celiac disease. Right now, I'm getting tested for Hashimoto's and I get screened for lupus every four months. My husband has been there for every blood test, every hospital stay, every CT and surgery and MRI. He's learned and grown with me. He used to get irritated when I had flareups, and that made me angry, until I realized his irritation was related to his fear and frustration at not being able to help me. Now, he looks for gluten free recipes and tries to recreate my favorite meals. He keeps extra blankets and gloves and socks and handwarmers in his car. He takes the kids out of the house when I just need to suffer by myself. I don't usually "look sick", and most people don't get it. But he does. And when I'm covered in bruises, he deals with the fact that people think he beats me. He takes care of me in so many little (and big) ways, and I don't know what I would do without him.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:42 am 0

On Who Will Protest the Anti-Choice Protesters?

I like turtles too. But I LOVE Saturday Chores.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:49 pm 0

On The Cider Report

I am gluten free, and really appreciate the availability of the ciders lately, for my pocketbook, and also because vodka is not my friend. Angry Orchard is my favorite. I find the idea of an Angry Orchard amusing. We photograph golf balls a lot at work, and the marketing department always wants them to be moody. So we try to make the golf balls moody and angry.

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0

On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

@likearollingpin

Not overthinking it. That line was absolute perfection.

Also, I know a guy named Richard Holden III, and his father goes by Dick.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:36 am 0

On Frosting or Icing? Firefly or "Peenie Wallie"? Brew-Thru, Beverage Barn, or "I Have Never Heard of This Concept"?

@dotcommie
I am an Air Force brat, and I thought I could punk it too. But it nailed me as coming from New York and Michigan, where my father and mother are from, respectively.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:35 am 0

On A Controversial Graphic Design Project for the Homeless

@iceberg
I'm a graphic designer too, and ... yeah. The interviews help, and I get the idea of making the homeless more visible, but I think this makes them more visible TARGETS. Like Heat Signature says below, people are going to think that if they have enough money for a sign, why do they need money from me?

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm 3

On The Abridged Mean Girls

I love that he's wearing a pink shirt... I bet this video was recorded/posted on Wednesday.

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm 2

On Behind the Scenes at Camp Gyno, the "Best Tampon Ad in the History of the World"

I'm glad it's very quiet at work today. I can't stop crying with laughter here. AND, the camp gyno could easily be my daughter, same look, same attitude.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 3:25 pm 0

On Weird Boyfriends and Height Differences

@S. Elizabeth

My husband has a tendency to leave things on the top of the refrigerator... it's like a counter for him. Drives me crazy.

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:23 am 1