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Affordable Care yayyyyyyy!!! I am glad it's here.
Suck it, haters.
@formergr If we're being honest, I also don't like doing outdoorsy stuff, exploring the city, of spending a chill night in. And frankly, the most private thing I'm willing to admit isn't that I'm here on OK Cupid. It's that I know exactly what happened to Jason's Lunchable in 3rd grade. I think in the back of his mind, Jason knows it, too. I can admit that—here, now that we're being honest.
Oh god, this is making me unexpectedly completely bawl.
Once upon a time, a woman read an article online that actually made her feel better about herself and life in general. And then she read the comments after it and there wasn't a single horrible, nasty, hateful one in the bunch. The comments turned out to be as life-affirming and wonderful as the article. The woman smiled.
Once upon a time, a woman almost died of a previously undetected genetic health condition. She survived, and she married her college sweetheart and eventually they had a lovely child. She had a rewarding career, a nice house, lovely friends and a family that didn't drive her crazy (most of the time).
One day she sat down and really, truly accepted the physical limitations her health condition imposed on her. And she stopped being bitter about all the things she couldn't do, and she rejoiced in all the things she could do. And she recognized and celebrated all the blessings in her life, and was content.
Sometimes The Hairpin makes my heart swell up so much, I want to distribute the posts to many friends. But then I'm afraid they will look in the comments and figure out who I am and proceed to read my whole comment history and know odd details of my life, so I don't.
Once upon a time there was a girl who didn't like what she saw in the mirror, and focused all her efforts on being smart instead of beautiful. But then she grew up and realized she was beautiful, and not because she fit modern standards of beauty, but because she had made a life for herself that was truly happy. (That life happened to involve a partner who was her best friend since childhood and a fat cat and learning how to pole dance.) She learned it was ok to think of herself as beautiful, because that's how she felt inside.
once upon a time a woman met a lovely man on the internet, and they were a good nerdy match for each other. they both knew they never wanted to have children, but instead had two cats in their city apartment, and were quite content.
now you! you tell one!
There is a corollary syndrome, in which kids are drawn to you like a damn magnet, and everyone tells you that you'd be a great mother. Stating that you do not intend to have kids, toothily grinning toddler in your arms, causes existential angst for the entire party. It is now your job to mend the rent you have just torn in everyone's vision of the universe.
Good luck with that.