@adorable-eggplant NOOOOOO STAY AWAY FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD!!!
@up cubed Here is a puppy that a local dachshund rescue currently has, and made me smile:
WHYYYY ARE THERE NO COMMENTS YET?
I made the mistake of reading the comments section on an article about a lawsuit against California's new standards for egg-laying hens and now I feel all sad and was hoping to find solace in the open thread. Don't let me down, pinners!
Also, I live in Austin, and my commute takes me through downtown and now it is COMPLETELY OVERRUN WITH SXSW-ERS AND MY COMMUTE HAS DOUBLED. AND APPARENTLY THAT MAKES ME FEEL UNHAPPY FEELINGS. Maybe that's just because I don't get to go to the parties... I have to work. :/
@adorable-eggplant I ended up downing a bottle of wine and then cry-singing along with The Beatles special from last week. I'm calling it a win.
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) I did one open-mic night. I was TERRIFIED. So much so, that I didn't tell a single person that I knew that I was doing it, so that if it was horrible, no one would ever talk to me about it. I did... okay. I got some laughs. Not nearly as many as I thought I deserved, but you know. :) That was about a year ago, and I haven't had the guts to do one again. You'll have to keep us posted! Maybe your courage will rub off on me?
I'm gonna rant for a minute. Here I was thinking I would be complaint-free for the open thread this week, and then my boss called me. So, I do improv and have a show next week, AND I'm about to start training for a (very short) triathlon (but need a lot of help/practice in the swimming part). And then he tells me "you need to book a hotel room in XX city next week, and we might be looking at a 4-week project. Thanks for your flexibility." I mean, it's fine and probably a stupid thing to be cranky about, but damnit, I had stuff I wanted to do in town for those next four weeks. Rant over.
@adorable-eggplant I had a Galentine's event last night! It might be one of my new favorite things to celebrate.
My husband is going out of town tonight, so I think my V-day will consist of jammies, wine, and probably a pizza. And I will watch ANYTHING I WANT. (Surely there's an SVU marathon on somewhere... right?)
@adorable-eggplant I want you to always give me life advice. And also we could be wine-drinking buddies! Aww funn!!
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) "What the actual fuck" is what I said outloud while reading hellcat's comment, so I was happy to see that someone else thought it, too.
@hellcat what the actual fuck. I'm so sorry for this situation. I'm really proud of you, because if this were my sister, I would probably respond to all the pleas for attention. And tell off my family. So hey, stay strong. I'll drink a glass of wine for you tonight. Virtual toast?
So, I might get kicked off the Hairpin forever for admitting what I'm about to, but, I have realized lately that I am not much of a reader, though I'd like to be. When I get home from work, all I want to do is space out in front of sit-com reruns that I've seen a million times. But I'm starting to feel embarrassed by just how little I read. I even let my Runner's World subscriptions stack up until I have to knock out like 4 issues at once. So by that point, I'm just skimming for something that grabs my attention.
So, 'pinners... any good book suggestions? I seem to enjoy books with female protagonists. (Easier to relate to, I guess?) I have read almost all of the Spellman series by Lisa Lutz and have enjoyed those (mysteries keep me interested). But I have no idea how to even go about picking out a book, so instead of trying, I guess I don't even bother? So, any book suggestions? Or suggestions on how to find good books?
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) People always say this whenever I say something like "if I ever have a kid, I hope she's a girl." I grew up with a sister. It's what I'm more familiar with. But it seems that every. single. time. that I say I'd want a girl, someone says "but boys are easier!" Okay. I still would rather have a girl. (If any at all, which honestly... not sure I'll ever get to that point. But whatever.)