@iceberg My partner's aunt has an alpaca farm. She's sort of looking to stop breeding them and all, so maybe we can hook you up?
@katiemcgillicuddy I don't have advice, but I'm so sorry that you're dealing with this. Vent as much as you need to.
@j-i-a Ohhhh okay that makes sense now. Thank you. My world is solid again.
Wait, but I've had this song for like... a while. Wasn't it released last year? I AM CONFUSED.
Because this is one of my favorite songs, and I don't think I've been time traveling.
@Bette: Sparkles for Everyone One of my friends from college is now a Gaga teacher in NYC!
I got to do a little bit while I was in school, and I keep meaning to try to make it to one of my friend's classes. And now you have reminded me to do so!
@blueberry mary That is generally my rule of thumb, yeah. But I will admit to going with my gut in the past and... I am really lucky, I guess?
@blueberry mary I am a huge fan of gloves! You can get nitrile gloves in black (I prefer them to latex) which is much sexier and less clinical than off-white. Condoms, too, but other than that... I don't let anyone touch my squishy bits if we haven't had a frank talk about their testing history and safer sex habits.
Since none of my partners have tested positive for anything, nor have their partners (well, at least one metamour has tested positive for HPV, but I am vaccinated and there isn't a truly effective way to protect against it), that's where I am. I haven't been picking people up for a while, though.
@thatgirl I feel like I should elaborate on crazy boss: This woman made my life hell for a year. I literally was in constant fear of being fired for no other reason than she felt like it. She never had a nice thing to say about any other human being. She gave me impossible projects to complete, and when I did the best I could, she would just say "nevermind." (Example: telling me to find the name of the EA to an exec from a cousin agency. In Brazil. No other information. I do not speak Portuguese, nor did anyone at the agency speak English.)
And then three days before her resignation took effect, she apparently sent a nasty email to her boss (the president of our agency!) and was told to get out and not come back.
Yes, my job is like Mad Men.
@hallelujah Not my wedding, but I lived with a couple who were planning their wedding and actually got married while we all lived together (this situation was way less weird than it sounds).
One thing that kept them sane was that they both had to wear silly headbands while they did wedding planning stuff (his had cat ears, and hers had sparkly antennae) so that any time they started getting carried away or stressed they could start laughing at how silly they both looked. I don't know why, but it seemed to work!