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On 18 Brides in a Year

No one should get married who doesn't want to but you can just skip all of this:

The language and semiotics of marriage are terrible: we’re still proposed to, our cervical fealty insured by a ring, our fathers give us away to our fuck buddies, we erase and replace our own names. The preferred aesthetic for "bride" is still very close to that of "princess," a role so passive and empty that there's not even anything there to subvert.

I did. (Mostly. I changed my last name, and my old last name is now my husband and I's middle name). Just skip what you don't like.

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm 0

On Get This Kay Jewelers Commercial Out My Face

@stroopwafel When I see a lady wearing that necklace (at least twice in my life) I get really sad for her. Like "oh shit dude your husband sucks"

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm 12

On Did We Buy Any Cool Stuff This Weekend?

Re: But I also think that the "We're Above This" anti-Black Friday attitude is more like "We're Above This in Terms of Our Income Level"

Why is that bad? I mean honestly. I might be a numbers dork but I think about how much time I need to spend to save X dollars and compare that to what I make at work and see it it's worth it. I mean not that what I make at work is exactly what my free time is worth but it's a number to work with.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@celeec4@twitter It took over a month from when I complained the first time to when they got rid of him, and it was super mishandled (aka, he knew that I had talked to HR about him) so the last 6 weeks were nightmare fuel, but it's all worth it now.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

You guys. I had a super verbally abusive / gaslightly / manipulator boss for the last 6 months (he was new, I've been here for years) and I complained to HR AND NOW HE'S FIRED.

My life is suddenly 1000 times less stressful.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm 18

On We Have At Least 8.8 Billion More Earth-Like Planets to Ruin

@stuffisthings I'm still not going to give up coffee or beer.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm 1

On We Have At Least 8.8 Billion More Earth-Like Planets to Ruin

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose How about "There are billions of other planets, why was evil boss born on this one?"

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm 2

On Your Nice, Healing Echinacea Tablets May Be Merely "Powdered Rice and Weeds"

@cuminafterall True, I did not at all think of the second example. Although that diet sounds pretty unprocessed and delicious.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm 0

On Your Nice, Healing Echinacea Tablets May Be Merely "Powdered Rice and Weeds"

@garli How do vitamins make it easier for your body to absorb nutrients?

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm 0

On Your Nice, Healing Echinacea Tablets May Be Merely "Powdered Rice and Weeds"

I've always felt that most vitamins and supplements were a total waste of cash. Just eat healthy unprocessed foods and don't sweat it.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 10:33 am 1