@codi_cathleen I think a lot of women do wax. I don't wax, have never waxed and I'm scared of it. I use a bikini trimmer and I love, love, love it. (I also shave the side parts, like person B.) If you want totally hairless (I don't), I think waxing seems to be the consensus way to go. I haven't heard a compelling argument yet to make me replace the shaving elements with waxing.
This is the greatest job in the world. I love being looked at. BUT: What if you had to go to the bathroom? I would not want to do it if you couldn't take breaks to go to the bathroom. You probably couldn't. It's slightly more than I make now, but it's also a lot fewer hours and you probably couldn't get as high paying a job(s) to fill the remaining hours.
@saritasara Yeah, just leave it out, that is the great thing about vegetable soup. If you want something else mildly crunchy, you could use rutabaga or turnip or both (I think they each go really fantastic in lentil soup).
@lululemming I agree with what you are saying. I also agree with the criticism that "What's your excuse" turns into a "me vs. you" setup and that this is a hurtful sentiment especially in the context of body image and attractiveness, which is a very sensitive subject, a source of anxiety and something to struggle with for a great many women, not to mention that it is incredibly subjective (I could not be happier with how I look, but I don't look like that woman and don't wish to).
However, for people who DO want to look like that (many do), I can definitely see how it can be read as an inspiring message that it's achievable with enough hard work. I don't think that "What's your excuse" is a very positive way of phrasing this, but some people do well in response to tough-love and "no pain no gain"-type sentiments. For example I would probably react well to a "What's your excuse" about getting enough sleep because that is something I am always castigating myself about. So I don't think it's a very positive message about body image, but I also don't think that it's a really evil or harmful thing to say, or that it is supposed to speak to ALL women. Just women who actually want to look like her, and if you don't want to, no problem.
@PrimordialToothpaste Wow. I'm tempted to send this to my boyfriend, who cooks with an instant read thermometer.
@BeesKnees Alcoholics' metabolism learns to "waste" calories from alcohol after a certain point.
These people might have hit that point so it may be possible that they get fewer calories from the alcohol than the average person, but not enough to make it zero (probably).
I could be in the minority but I kind of thought that what was meant was "I eat ONLY reindeer meat and pure spelt bread. Except, one exception is that, for breakfast, I eat fruit soup." Did I read that wrong?
@90s Hits There is a spoiler! I regretted reading it! Good call.
I wrote Phyllis Reynolds Naylor a fan letter when I was 19 or 20 or so (I went to the University of Chicago, so I was really excited that Patrick was going there too) and she wrote me back a really nice note.
@planforamiracle Don't you have to have ASMR to benefit from it, though? My boyfriend has it and I'm really jealous, especially of the reliable sleep inducingness. I can definitely see how the videos could be relaxing even if you don't have it but I'm not sure how far that goes.
@wee_ramekin Thanks!! And thanks for remembering my stupid saga of last year, I definitely remember your (and others') helpful advice! Yes, I couldn't feel more differently than how I did then. I can't believe I was so into that guy (I still run into him at the gym sometimes, could not be a more neutral or less interesting encounter).
I will definitely think about proposing the concert idea sooner, I guess it's not really necessary to wait that long. Besides, if he doesn't want to go I need time to find someone who does! (It's Pixies, I am very excited.)