Extremely excited about this series.
@ clara morena Hooray!! DO ask the Arch-Boy out. What an exhilarating sense of Doing A Thing you will feel afterward! Very not Carrie Bradshaw of you.
If I may - - I suggest that you cut out the end line "If you do not want to.." as there's no need to instruct him in what to do if he's not interested. Let him work it out in his own way. You can always delete a sad "Sorry, no" text, or mock it amongst friends later! I say, sally forth with confidence! Don't make it seem that you anticipate uninterest! Stun with your irresistible awesomeness!
Ugh, this dude: "“‘I practiced the guitar till my fingers bled’ is something Taylor once said, which is laughable and surely a blatant lie as I plAy the guitar, only more shredding Metallica stuff… And my fingers never bled lol.. I find it hard to believe that with her 2 chord country songs… How difficult. But she put out a decent perfume, so I give her that at least lol”
DUDE you probably play an electric guitar, and she probably plays a steel-string acoustic. Apples and oranges, buddy.
@sardines I am having a hard time connecting the dots here between this piece and rape and sexual assault. I didn't really read it as "trying to address" anything, not even half-assedly, so I don't understand how you have a problem with it. Can you be specific? I'm sincerely interested.
I blame the man in white.
I loved this piece. I'm a sports fan (specifically I love football but I follow to some degree all major sports...except golf) and I used to listen to a local sports talk radio until one day the evening "drive time" guys devoted an entire show to "how do you feel about women who are sports fans?" and the outpouring of hate was overwhelming. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Did I expect there to be plenty of dudes professing to not like women sports fans? Sure. I'm not naive. But it was literally like 95% of the callers INCLUDING the hosts of the show. And no one could really articulate their distaste for women sports fans beyond "it's OUR THING though. Leave us ONE THING." It really stunned me. It totally bummed me out. Just the idea that so many guys just want me to SHUT MY MOUTH anytime I start talking about the game last night.
I would hate to be a woman working in that industry.
@Gordon Bombay I agree with you, and maybe this is an inappropriate time to say this, but I love your screen name and want to get into Flying V formation right now.
@yeah-elle Not cruel! It's like the ending of The Unbearable Lightness of Being--they died happy and together!
(Not sure I buy it either but it's comforting!)
We should all die such lovely poetic deaths full of love and nostalgia.
@Beaks Do you have button-front shirts? Lately I am ALL ABOUT the shirt buttoned all the way to the collar with a necklace tucked under the collar. I'm also broad-shouldered and this may accentuate that? BUT I don't care because I think it looks so cool.
Or just let it take over your body. If people give you side-eye, just tell them you're bringing back the breastplate.