By Lily Rowan on The Single Woman Need Not Be Eternally Panic-Stricken: An Interview With Sara Eckel
I'm a never-married, few relationships 40 year old, and one moment when I realized it was OK was when a friend of mine got married for the second time. For a minute, I was sad that she found two people to marry, when I hadn't had one yet, but then I remembered how totally awful her first marriage was, and was grateful that I hadn't had to go through that, and then I could focus on just being happy for her.
I do think long-term singledom is just more steady -- I don't get to have the highs of being in a relationship, but I also don't have to deal with the lows.
By missedconnections on The Single Woman Need Not Be Eternally Panic-Stricken: An Interview With Sara Eckel
This reminder came in at just the right time. I just got out of a relationship and I'm staring 32 in the face. As if that's not enough, one of my friends recently got married and is doing that, "Oh, it will happen for you too, you just have to believe" thing. Yes, I believe. I believe that you are really annoying and smug.
By mistersister on The Single Woman Need Not Be Eternally Panic-Stricken: An Interview With Sara Eckel
Such great advice! Like the author I spent my 20s and 30s trying to figure out what was wrong with me or "working" on myself. I wish I could go back in time and shake some sense into myself. You meet someone when you meet someone and there's nothing you can do to make it happen faster.
But better yet: there's nothing you can do to prevent it either. I used to worry about saying the wrong thing, wearing the wrong thing, having the wrong haircut. WTF. None of that matters. So much wasted time!
Young single women: just enjoy yourselves and do whoever you want. You'll meet a partner when you meet her/him.
Might I just point out how shocking it is to find such egregious sentence errors in our newspaper of record? To whit:
"It turns out that the Bedford, N.Y., bathroom cabinet of Martha Stewart, 72, is as well stocked as its gardening shed."
Excuse me, as WHAT'S gardening shed? The bathroom cabinet's gardening shed??? Or did they mean as Martha Stewart's gardening shed, in which case surely that "its" ought to be a "her"?? Clearly this sentence is meant to say that Martha Stewart's HOME has both a well-stocked bathroom cabinet and gardening shed, but that crucial subject-noun has been left out. Good job, THE NEW YORK TIMES
I'm sorry but it really chaps my ass. This is shit my freshmen do. America where did we lose our way
Is loving Martha Stewart weird? She's just so completely realized as a character.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose To be fair, in his store, he also had a lot of other glass that he made, the lightning-glass was just part of - nevermind, I'm just going to stop now, and join you in reassessing my life.
The men look like they smell bad and the women look like Sims.
I would think her the font from which all White Woman tears flow forth, except that I'm pretty sure her tears would just be some sort of artisanal pesto. Which probably tastes good also, but is not quite as nourishing.
By j-i-a on
@Judith Slutler oh no. oH NO. OH NO INTERNET come on hot dog legs tumblr is just NOT THE BEST PEG for a serious issue
By Nocs on
This is amazing. I was SO over these pictures, but now I will welcome them in my various newsfeeds, and by "Welcome them" I mean "leave a comment that is just a link to that Tumblr."
ETA fantastic tagging work, Jia.