@Amphora Right? "Unwittingly." Yes, NYT, I completely did not realize that I didn't go to sleep until 1:30 this morning! THAT must be why I couldn't drag my ass out of bed today!
@garli My mom's whole side of the family is like this. One of our family stories is about the time one of my cousins got home from a night out (not even a little drunk), couldn't be arsed to go to her bedroom on the second floor, and so just flopped down, shod and fully-clothed, on the bottom three stairs and proceeded to get her full eight hours.
I, on the other hand, require an absurdly specific scenario to sleep well, and even then, the vibrate setting on my phone wakes me up 100% of the time. (I CAN almost always get back to sleep if I wake up though, which is good.)
@mlle.gateau Oh man, that's terrible!! I know one Ruby, the prettiest little girl you ever did see who is destined to be smart and confident and delightful.
@iceberg "Two bowls of Special K, three pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of popcorn, FIVE peanut butter M&Ms, and like three pieces of licorice."
(Also I feel like that falls under the category of "general gripes/observations about life" rather than passive-aggressive critiques of your foodie friends' posts about their yummy dinners which makes it basically mandatory.)
@hallelujah (I could not possibly love this idea more. If I ever adopt as a single lady, Pearl is totes on the name list, just for the lulz.)
@packedsuitcase Like this bullshit?
What's the sexiest thing for a woman to do with her... ahem... hair 'down there'?
A) Nothing; I love it wild and untamed (8%)
B) Neat and trimmed, clean at the edges, but not bare (36%)
C) A 'landing strip' but clean everywhere else (24%)
D) Completely bare (18%)
E) Doesn't matter, as long as I get to see it! (14%)
WELL OK THEN LET ME RUSH RIGHT OUT AND HAVE A STRANGER RIP THE HAIR FROM MY LABIA TO MAKE SURE I MEET WITH YOUR EXACTING PUBIC HAIR SPECIFICATIONS, ANONYMOUS MAGAZINE DUDE LOL WONDER IF THERE'S A BIT OF BIAS INHERENT IN THE WAY THESE OPTIONS ARE PHRASED LOL NAH TRUTH IN JOURNALISM I'M SURE IT'S FINE NO BODY HATRED HERE MOVE ALONG
@hallelujah I looooooooooooooooooove the name Pearl!! (Also Ruby. Not so much Sapphire or Diamond, though. Hm.)
There are some olde-tyme names I really like (Vivian! Freddie!), but man, some of them just seem so... precious, I guess? Also I just looked at the 1913 list and the only girl-baby names my friends haven't used are Mildred, Gladys, Frances, Ethel, and Edna. The rest of them are actual names of actual children in my circle of acquaintance.
@Heat Signature My uncle had one of those! Huge, awkward, insanely expensive to use.
@RK Fire @harebell One of my friends frequently rides the line between "amusingly sardonic" and "total dickhead" and for about three weeks he posted daily pictures of the remains of his lunch, which was always, like, a bag of fritos and a store-brand strawberry yogurt, or a pb&j and half a diet coke from three days ago. Complete with descriptions of the texture of the peanut butter or whatever. It would have been hilarious if it hadn't been so passive aggressive, and so unrelenting.