Does anyone remember the creepy commercial (I believe it was Kay's) of a man and woman at a cabin where the camera angles made it look like there was someone in the bushes outside the window and the dude was all "I'll always be here to protect you" or something. Soooooo creepy.
By klemay on Friday Open Thread
One of the commenters on this week's Ask a Queer Chick (re: LW4 and painful intercourse) prompted me to make an appointment with my gynecologist and as it turns out I probably have an ovarian cyst! The bad news is that I have to do a bunch of tests, but the good news is that this completely random hairpin post and comment prompted me to take care of a potential medical issue before it becomes a big problem.
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!!
Sobriety update: No alcohol for eight months now, Hairpin. One thing I've learned is that I have a backbone ("Should I just give in and drink that frosty IPA? No. Come on. You've made it this far. Do you want to start over again?") and that has translated to joining a crazy strenuous strength program to make my outsides match my tough insides. Stay warm out there!
By MarianTheLibrarian on Maria Bello: "My feelings about attachment and partnership have always been that they are fluid and evolving"
@lasso tabasco Yes yes YES! This is the story of my life! I find it so hard to talk about my feelings for my closest friend without using words our society reserves for romantic partners, and then everything sounds weird. I love her deeply. I don't believe in soulmates in terms of we were meant to find one another or anything, but there's a depth to our connection that I can't describe any other way. Just because we're not fucking does not mean our friendship is any less intense/important/worth fight for than a marriage.
By Tragically Ludicrous on Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed
There's not a situation where a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a substitute for a donut.
I don't know, if I want to see diet/nutrition/exercise tips, I want to see it on The Hairpin, where it will be encased in Body Positivity & Feminism, you know? I am interested in these things, but the rest of the internet is a scary place to read about them...
B is absolutely correct about dick pics coming from dudes that end everything with haha or lol. Dead. On.
OMG these guys. Just set them all on fire, seriously. They're beyond all hope.
Reading Between the Texts is hands down my favorite thing to ever exist on the Internet. Happy birthday, Katie Heaney, and thank you for your texting wisdom which is hilarious and on point as always!