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On Why I Have To Be So "Rude"

When I grow up, I want to write like Jia, who expresses my thoughts 100x better than I can.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:40 pm 2

On Ask a Fancy Person: Consignment Shops, Gendered Pronouns and Leaving the Forever 21 Zone

Can Fancy or anyone else address whether consignment/second hand stores are double digit size friendly? I maybe thought that all of those types of stores were for the trim and fit only...

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm 0

On Someone Explain Dating to Me

The creepy, weird, sent-to-100-people-at-once messages are one thing. Like another poster said, they're easy enough to ignore. It's when you actually vet someone through normal enough messages, and when you meet him it turns out "freelance writer" means "I write a Sex & the City recap blog [and it's surprisingly hard to make money off of it]." Also, sidenote, for all who are in LTRs and aghast, not all dating is like this. But online dating is a breed of horror I cannot, unfortunately, endorse.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm 2

On A Thing You Should Probably Read If You Use the NuvaRing

@Briar Heart Funny, my doctor told me to stay away from compression socks. Also she told me to stay away from flights but IT JUST SO HAPPENS travel is my passion so I kinda sorta just booked a flight to Spain? And to Charleston?

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm 0

On A Thing You Should Probably Read If You Use the NuvaRing

@Briar Heart Yeah, DVT and PE. Granted, developed after a flight from Vegas to Philly (not really "long" flight but, I guess 4 hours is long?) but no genetic pre-existing condition or anything. Worst experience of my life, by far. The only thing I'm potentially thinking could be a positive, is that I look back and be thankful that it showed me how bad of a relationship I was in, and that I was able to get out before it went on. But right now everything sort of sucks.

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm 0

On A Thing You Should Probably Read If You Use the NuvaRing

So, this is real. I almost died this summer from blood clots which were a complication from taking birth control pills. I get that the big deal about NuvaRing is the FDA's non-regulation, but women need to be aware that putting hormones into their bodies does have an effect and does pose a risk. I'm happy to talk about my experience, though it was excruciating physically and to top it all off eventually led me to break up with my (now)ex boyfriend. 2014 anyone?

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm 3

On Ask a Three-Year-Old: Heartbreak

Heartbroken isn't me, but is. I'm taking the advice.

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm 0

On An Original Break-Up Song

No man who vacuums will be single for long.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm 6

On The First Response Pie

@Bekki@twitter @LydiaBennett

It's real! My gyno gave me the talk about the risks of clots before I went on the pill, which is the only reason I knew/had a terrible feeling of what was happening to me. I had just returned from a trip to the West Coast and my leg felt like I had pulled a muscle. The pain gradually got worse and I actually went in for an ultrasound for my leg to check for a DVT and it came back negative. Two weeks later I couldn't go up a flight of stairs or walk a block without seriously needing to stop to catch my breath. I'm a pretty active person, so I knew this was not right and not just sickness symptoms. Also the pain, preach. The pain in my leg was one thing, but there was a stabby pain on my side that corresponds to a lot like what Bekki was saying. Everytime I inhaled, felt like I was getting stabbed in my side - not exactly chest pain but like SIDE/lower lung pain. I never coughed up blood, but I did go to the ER where they found the "massive" clot in my leg which had dislodged and moved into my lung. Most blood clots start in your leg and end up in your heart or lungs. I'm so lucky I caught it. My friend's classmate in dental school was training for a marathon and rationalized away her symptoms, thinking the leg pain was a sports injury and her shortness of breath school related stress. She collapsed and died on campus.
I'm just now coming around to the various evils of birth control, but when it works it is the best. I'm a little sad to have to give it up.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm 0

On When a Man Writes a Woman

@AmandaElsewhere And apparently my hate for it grew with time.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm 0