So, so good and such a well-earned conclusion. Thanks for writing thoughtfully (and so very compellingly!) on a topic that so often ends in irrational screeds.
"But then after I ate half the box and felt disgusted about myself, I realized that it was actually a mean gift. She’s not my friend, she’s jealous."
Are we CERTAIN this wasn't an Onion article?
The Hairpin mass is too great for this simple photography site so I haven't seen all the photos but your alter with all of the candles and that magnificent portrait took my breath away. Congratulations!
Your advice is always so kind and measured. I always appreciate reading it!
They make this orange flavored cupcake thing that is so delicious, so I will be stocking up on that. It's so shitty, too, that all those jobs are now gone. Boo.
"Guy Fieri? That’s harsh, dude."
The Times really DOES hate Fieri!
@mustelid Ah, but what WAS the worst thing you've had?
@hallelujah That's my problem. I think of totally plausible worst case scenarios that I can't shake.
For me, I totally totally agree that a search for "happiness" doesn't work at all as advertised, and keeping a healthy perspective can be great. Playing the "worst case scenario" game is really helpful for me! But also, as with anything, no solution is right for everyone. It's just good to have a variety of options.
@the ghost of amy lee I've always always always wanted a racing greyhound. Someday when I have a different living situation! Enjoy enjoy!
(Also you have a kick ass avatar, so clearly you're my people.)