Longtime lurker, first time commenter. Literally created an account just so I could share how utterly perfect this. As a devout Louis-lover I should finally admit that, yes, we all like Harry more. But so does Louis, so it's okay.
@backstagebethy I have no idea what any of the One Directioners look like, but Own it. Bone it. + get more tattoos are how I endeavor to live my life, so I'm goin with him.
"so throw yr vision board back into its hell river"
Boy, do I plan on using this retort when anyone brings up "The Secret"-related claptrap.
In my experience, love is not a thing that arrives on the doorsteps of the worthy like an overnight Amazon Prime order. So while I completely support decisions to tip more, floss, read outdoors, and generally treat yourself with kindness, don't convince yourself that no one will love you until you're perfect, because most of the time people fall in love with you for being imperfect.
@harebell I live in L.A., and I agree with this statement. The entire population suffers from a deadly combination of vanity, insecurity, ambition and completely reasonable unwillingness to sit in one's car for an hour minimum to go get a $15 cocktail (after which you are trapped with an asshole until you have metabolized the alcohol). Awwwww I am part of the problem!
Cacti are some of the most difficult plants to keep alive, even for experienced gardeners. If you keep killing your kalanchoe, you might have a nurturing problem, but the cactus is not sufficient evidence. That boy sounds like a dick.
By George Templeton Strong on "What Could We Have Been If We Hadn't Put All That Energy Into Being Hidden?"
I am in a long-lasting (27 years!) same-sex relationship and every year it gets easier, thanks to people like Edith and Thea. At Thanksgiving I gave thanks for my husband and the fact that I can finally have one, at least in New York. My New Year's resolution is to spend the rest of my life with him. It's strange to feel so grateful to two women whom I've never met, one of whom I never will, at least in this life.
GUYS MY AUCTION MADE ALMOST $10,000 MORE THAN MY BOSS' GOAL!!! It made $2,000 more than my goal (my boss may or may not have NO faith in my ability to do my job). It ended up making about 30% more than they did in 2012 - I started two weeks after it ended last year, so I was especially excited since it was my first year running it!
My coworkers took me out to lunch to celebrate and people kept congratulating me all day - it was the first time in a year I really felt like a useful part of my team! My boss, however, has still not acknowledged to me that the auction happened and keeps trying to give credit to my coworker (he is very kindly and stubbornly continuing to remind her that I did all the work).
I am very proud and very frustrated and trying to focus on the proud part and forget about the frustrated part.
Writing this out is making me feel all warm and excited again!!
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)
Oh, actually, a joke! (That I already posted to Twitter after it did not elicit enough laughs in a packed conference room at work)
"Are we in San Francisco? Because this is a full house!"
...I'll see myself out.
By Gulfie on Friday Open Thread
So I just finished my first semester of grad school and I think I did pretty well, and I have a solid relationship with my roommate and made a bunch of new friends and last night guy I'm seeing and I talked and he declared unambiguously that he wants to be my boyfriend and my social anxiety is mostly in check and, most miraculously, I've been using my therapy lamp and vitamin D consistently and not only is SAD in check but I've been downright HAPPY.
Of course it's not all sunshine and my mind is still 85% uncertainty about where I am in my life/the future/the void blah blah but, still.
It feels so absolutely bizarre to be, quite frankly, a very successful person right now.