@Aspiriationally Natalie Fair enough, Ryan being a man of few and/or poorly chosen words, but not even a "I missed you! I love you! I can't be without you! Marry me!" ?
Basically I really wanted more reasons to swoon over Matt Lauria and was denied, so hmrph to the Parenthood writers.
@thisisunclear This guy is away at war for like 7 months, you need a SPEECH about love and butterflies and rainbows AND THEN pop the question, not just "hi will you marry me"
I hold out hope the romantic speech will come later.
@SmartCookie Along those lines, have a different task for every day. So Monday is baseboard-dusting day, Tuesday is bleaching bathroom mold, Wednesday is vacuuming, etc etc.
@crane your neck My story is a little different, because I was in graduate school for two of the three years my partner was too, but yeah - patience and understanding is a big part. A lot of communicating about your needs (ie, when I am in this room with the door closed, don't bother me, when it's open, bothering me is ok, etc etc).
Is there something specific you have concerns about or are dealing with?
IF YOU DID NOT WATCH PARENTHOOD LAST NIGHT KEEP ON SCROLLIN'
Please tell me I'm not the only one bummed by how totally unromantic the end of Parenthood was last night?? I mean, it was romantic, obviously, but I'm pretty sure that was his only line all night!
You're a heart-tugging TV show, Parenthood, I expected more out of you!
@annpan Definitely do it!! Swimming is so important. If you can swim 25-50 yards of freestyle, you could also try out a local Master's club - it's a big group swim, so there isn't too much focus on you, but if you have a good coach they'll give you some individual tips and arrange workouts so that everyone in the pool can learn something.
@paper bag princess LL Bean makes fabuuuulous lined moccasin slipper type things, some of which look very shoe-like: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/513347?page=20-off-end-of-season-gear-sale&nav=pA1b-hp#/llb/shop/503005?nav=ln-609&page=slippers
Why is UPS so terrible? Why why why. I don't order much online, but everything I've bought this past month has either been terribly late, not even delivered, or arrived with the box completely opened. I guess I should be happy the delivery guy didn't want a women's dress?
NOT that this isn't important to talk about, but does anyone else feel like everything you read on Hairpin you read about on Gawker media or the Atlantic a day or two earlier? I realize there's only so much news, you want to share things, etc, but I find lately I've been skipping over a lot of stuff because I've seen it before like...everywhere. I'd love to see more diverse source material than Jez, Atlantic Wire, and the NY Times.
@thiscallsforsoap Irvine's a really nice town, but it is and is completely surrounded by suburbs. I have friends in the area who bike a lot, and it's gorgeous, but you're definitely going to need a car to get around. It's also pretty wealthy (lots of fancy cars with USC bumper stickers), so depending on your salary you might end up living in a different Orange County suburb.
All of the stereotypes about LA traffic apply to Orange County - Irvine is near the 5 and 405 interstates and getting around can sometimes be headache inducing. You'll be pretty far from Los Angeles, if you want to be near a big city, to be honest. I still love the area, though.