@districter Does anyone else have more input on this arousal stuff? I have been on the pill since I was 18, so like 7 years. In general it works really well for me and agrees with my body but I have wondered if it could have anything to do with a decrease in sex drive. It's a bummer but also I am reluctant to mess around with a system that has worked for me? Ah, ladyhood.
In highschool my first boyfriend (and soon to be husband, yeah, I am that girl) got me one of those GIANT teddy bears for my birthday. We hadn't been dating that long and it was very sweet but also sort of embarrassing. Then, a week or two later, he took me out on a "real" date..pick me up, fancy dinner, etc. He drives me home at the end of the night and there is this bear, sitting in a lawn chair in the middle of the driveway, illuminated by a flashlight. My dad and sister were inside, giggling.
I am all for bees because, y'know, saving the ecosystem and crops and apparently everything will go to hell if they aren't around...but pictures of a swarm of bees are just horrifying. Terrible. Visceral, skin-crawling reaction over here.
Also, "full of bees, ready to explode?" made me laugh a lot.
On The Best Time I Said Yes to Everything for a Week and Ended Up Having Bad Sex (Twice), Going Camping and Contracting Shingles
Having had shingles, genital shingles sounds awful. Ack! Was the doctor surprised at that at all or is that a normal shingles occurrence?
I self diagnosed my shingles when I was 22 and my mom swore it couldn't be true, that it was only something old people got. Doctor looked at it for one minute and was like "Yup, shingles." Mmm, stress and the immune system!
@lalalaloveyou I have no suggestions, especially since you sleep next to your husband, haha. The one thing that works the best for me is having a sleeping buddy -- I have a boyfriend but we don't live together right now. When he's with me, I definitely do it less. Mine come and go..I won't do it at all for a while, and then (like right now) I'll do it every night for a week. All in all, it is irritating but not a big problem for me, so I sort of just go with it.
Once I was sharing a bed with a friend on a trip. I sat up and starting babbling at her. In my dream, I was actually talking to her but she was on the other side of the room. She woke me up because I was scaring her and I screamed and smacked her because she had gone from across the room to right next me in an instant, haha.
@lalalaloveyou I also suffer from night terrors! Though I think mine are sometimes a combination of the two? Because sometimes, like you, I jump up and turn on lights and say things. But sometimes I either freeze entirely or sit part way up and freeze...and then just stare at whatever it is that is threatening me. It is totally bizarre and hard to explain to people. I agree, thanks for sharing, Jenah. Always interesting/comforting to realize you're not alone.
@dj pomegranate Some friend-of-a-friend on FB posted a long blog entry awhile ago about how they have anosmia, which is where they can't smell anything ever. They posted it a long time ago, so I don't really remember the details..but I do remember them saying that everything more or less tasted the same, besides the basic salt/bitter/sweet. And for a long time they didn't know they had anosmia and wondered why people were so excited about the way things tasted. So, you know, maybe they would like boring liquid dinner?
I'll join the battalion of "I love short hair!" I've had a pixie for almost a year and it's the best. I still get compliments on it all the time, which I don't mean in a braggy way but more in a I am so rarely complimented for my appearance but hey, this hair is pretty cool sort of way.
As far as upkeep/styling.. I find it easier. It can get weird/shaggy/messed fairly easily, I basically have to wet it down daily to keep from having Alfalfa hair. But long hair was so hard for me that this is much better. And as I said somewhere above, I am a proponent of "with hair this short, it doesn't matter who cuts it" and go to Great Clips. Does the job!
@Ishmaeline of Domesticity I for reals go to Great Clips because, you know, it's fine. It costs $20 (including tip) and they haven't messed up yet. I'm sure I could get a lot more detailed/finely styled cut somewhere else..but I figure this is probably one of the joys of having short hair!
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@frigwiggin I just..couldn't even. I left the page, haha. I am squeamish and extremely empathetic..my foot feels weird now! Ugh.