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By Edith Zimmerman on Thank You, Dinosaur Erotica

@MisterHippity I like the idea that they all shared one, sort of like the Olympic torch!

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm 5

By Tragically Ludicrous on 917 People Who Are Hotter Than Benedict Cumberbatch

Why ar ewe so fucking obsessed with what other people (women, I assume) find hot? Why are we so into shaming people we think are "wrong" about it? Jesus Christ, just shut up already.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm 6

By j-i-a on What If a Women's Magazine Editor Edited a BBC News Story About Syria?

@MaryJReno my roomate's [NAME??] half-sister [IS FATHER REMARRIED OR MOTHER? MAY BE GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT WORK-LIFE BALANCE] makes $74/hour [IS THIS CONFIRMED] on the computer [WHAT MODEL? NEW COMPUTER? PROBABLY MAC AIR??]. She has been fired from work [WHY WAS SHE FIRED? DETAILS] for five months ["FUNEMPLOYED" MAYBE] but last month her paycheck was $21376 [PAID EVERY MONTH? BIWEEKLY?] just working on the computer for a few hours [PER DAY? IS SHE A WEBCAM GIRL???? DON'T BURY THIS LEDE]. you could look here WWW.Ring77.COm [WE NEED A BETTER LOOKING URL]

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm 37

By Harriet Welch on Wednesday Open Thread

@emsiela I call bullshit on the "I love you more every day". Sure, some people feel that way, but I think it's a little cliche and people don't really feel that way.
There are days where I do NOT love my husband more than I loved him the day before. Any time someone says this I think of the two days in my marriage that disprove this to me. One day, my wonderful husband snuck out of bed, turned the heater up obscenely high so I would be warm, left the house and came home with coffee, bagels and flowers. The next day, we got in some dumb fight in the car and I made him pull over so I could get out and he left me on the side of the road.
I 100% did not love the husband who left me on the side of the road more than the one who turned the heater up to lure me out of bed. I think waxing and waning is the normal state of things and is fine and healthy.

The second thing, abut the "fireworks all the time"- I also can't stand that. I had a very passionate relationship with a dirt-bag. It was very fireworks all the time-y. It SUCKED it was unhealthy and stupid. I knew I was in love with my husband when on Day 10 of knowing each other, we sat on the couch eating pasta and watching Netflix and there was a warm, nice content feeling. No fireworks. We got engaged 3 days later and then married 4 months after that. People assume all the time there must have been some kind of love-at-first-sight, fireworks kind of situation. Not so, it was more that we felt so comfortable and happy we just couldn't imagine wanting to go through the drama and rigamarole of dating when we liked just being us.

Don't let weird hallmark cliches turn you off of marrying someone you want to marry.

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm 3

By rosaline on Friday Open Thread

@upupandaway I've got a 2008 Nissan Versa hatchback and I've been really happy with it. When I bought it this spring, I made all my tall friends sit in the backseat so they could appreciate all the legroom and headspace. It's treated me really well so far. And yeah, what @allofthewine said. Test drive everything and don't let the salesmen hurry you at all.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm 1

By avocadosandwich on The Best Time I Lost a Tampon and Found My Cervix

Off topic, but what the hell's happened to the hairpin comments lately? All these sketchy robot people with their sketchy robot links? Sorry if I'm late to the conversation here.

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm 4

By cabber on Friday Open Thread

@all YES. My husband was awesome and took care of it. We're sitting here with wine, two puppies, a pizza on the way and NO houseguests.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm 6

By MrsTeacherFace on Friday Open Thread

Baby Teacher face is a girl! We now have a pronoun!

My husband: "I'm going to buy her a toolset and convince her that her husband needs to take her last name."

I'm so excited!!! 20 more weeks to go....

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm 12

By yeah-elle on Friday Open Thread

thanks, guys!!! i seriously wouldn't have done it without y'all (and my in-person friends. and my mom.) being like, "DO IT, DO IT," haha.

ahh he also got the biggest, goofiest grin on his face and said "yeah!" right away. every time i think about it, i get the stupidest, sappiest smile just planted on my mug.

i really hope it goes well. caring is scary, man! IT'S SCARY.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm 15

By iceberg on Friday Open Thread

This week with the BBs:

You haven't seen cute until you've watched three toddlers sharing Nutella toast by taking bites and passing it around. Gently admonishing each other not to drop it and politely asking for their turn. Ridiculous.

Adventures in Raising Feminists:
"Diva, girls can do anything boys can do. You can do anything you want."
"... I want wee-wee."

Started wearing dangly earrings again, now that the kids are older. Diva's reaction: "Ooh your earrings pretty! I want earrings like you mama!" Dimples, apparently interpreting the invitation to look at my earrings as a threat to forcibly pierce her ears, tearfully: "I no want holes!"

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm 14