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On I Don't Believe in Ghosts (So How Did the Empty Dog Kennel Break Down Our Door?)

This is super creepy! As someone mentioned above, I also had "gaslighting" thoughts, but I don't actually know how that would happen. The Gatsby party? The kennel breaking through the glass from the outside? It's weird. And next time my boyfriend is out of town, it will be scary.

I want to share my supernatural experience, but it's quicker to link to it than type it out. It was published on Punchnel's last year. This isn't meant to be a spam thing, it just seems easiest: http://www.punchnels.com/first-person/i-require-a-ghost/

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm 2

On Get This Look: Twin Peaks

@coolallison I also love the owl watch! The owls are not what they seem.

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm 1

On Leaving the Girl

@bananalise I always hated this. I loved my college friends, and sometimes when one of us got a boyfriend, they'd disappear on the others. And that hurts.

But I feel like, as I continue into my early thirties, I've gotten a bit better at it. Once you're out of college, it takes a bit more effort to stay close with your girlfriends. But it can happen. And if none of you have heinous, possessive boyfriends/husbands who want to be EVERYTHING to their significant other, you can maintain both "boy" and "girl" relationships, and have strengths in both.

I live with my boyfriend. He's great. I spent a week with old grad school friends in January, am going to fly to see one over spring break (I work at a college--I'm not an undergrad in my early thirties, to be clear), and I'm going to another's out-of-town baby shower in April.

Sometimes I have to be the one to carry the contact. Sometimes I have to remember to make the phone calls to say hi, to send the emails. But that's okay, people get busy. I don't take it personally. Other times, they call me more often.

The one thing is, none of these women are dramatic, damaged sorts like Tina in the above piece. I don't think it'd be so easy to maintain a friendship when you've drastically changed what your lifestyle is like, and your friend hasn't. That's what I think is going on in this article.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm 0

On Leaving the Girl

@queenofbithynia Unrelated, but now I want to have a daughter and name her Catlizabeth.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Many Faces of Barbara Stanwyck

@jenn_nyc Yes, Christmas in Connecticut! My family and I watch that almost every year. She's so great in it. So shameless the way she falls for the sailor and ignores her fiancee.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm 0

On Okay, Who's Refusing to Take Michael Wolff's Reservations?

@Chesh I've been loving all these comments, but yours made me actually bust out laughing.

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:48 pm 0

On Sex Phases, Red Flags, and "I Just Don't Think You'd Be a Good Parent"

@ponymalta Can someone post a picture of that T-Rex with the flags? That would fit very well for Letter #2.

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm 0

On The Fault in Her Stars

OK, mine was eerie. It said it was quite possible I was moving/buying a house. And I was. My boyfriend and I just moved in to our first bought-not-rented house. Make of it what you will.

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 11:56 pm 0

On Internet Homunculus

@KidPresentable That's the version I saw! I must've watched a director's cut and not realized it, and then when people would talk about the movie I'd reference that ending, and they'd think I was crazy/confused.

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm 1

On Internet Homunculus

@yeah-elle I suppose, yeah, but I remember seeing other kids get picked on in junior high and feeling terrible for them. Of course, as a scared 12-year-old who was made fun of herself, I didn't say anything. But I felt it.

It's just like this horrible group dynamic where being cruel is seen as normal, and anyone who thinks differently is so afraid of having that cruelty turned against them that they don't do anything...

And yeah, in agreement with everyone else, I can't even imagine junior high in the age of facebook.

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm 2