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

@peacheater Yay condoms! As I said in a thread above, my partner and I have been using only condoms for close to nine years now, and have only had one break in all this time. Sometimes I get jealous of the easy periods people on HBC seem to have, but for me it's just not worth it. (Also, I realllly don't trust myself to remember to take a pill, and although everyone seems to love their IUDs, the idea of popping that thing inside sounds excruciating. Plus, this puts the responsibilty of birth control on my partner instead of on me. Why the hell should I have to alter MY hormones?)

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:31 am 0

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

@harebell Yeah, I've never been on HBC, and I don't plan on it -- to me, it's simply not worth the risk and the side effects. My partner of nine years and I have always used plain old condoms, which for some reason blows people's minds. (We have had ONE break -- I went to get the morning after pill, everything was fine.) I have been curious about getting a diaphragm, though.

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm 0

On 917 People Who Are Hotter Than Benedict Cumberbatch

Not sure if I was more pleased by the inclusion of Alan Alda, Captain Janeway, or the Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin in action series.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm 1

On A Plan for Dealing With This

@adorable-eggplant *raises hand* I was born and raised in Southern California. I've lived my entire life here, and I never want to leave. I don't have that much to compare it to -- but why should I bother comparing, when I'm so happy and all my family lives here? I love the urban sprawl. I love being able to go to the beach or out in the hills or to the desert. I love our amazing public university system. (San Marcos, the city that he's bitching about, is home to CSU San Marcos.) I love that we finally have a damn good Democratic governor and a legislature that is finally trying to fix years of Republican fuckery.

Maybe I'm not clever enough to get this piece -- I mean, maybe we're supposed to be making fun of this asshole guy? But I have gotten a little tired of out-of-state people moving to my beloved home solely to bitch about how pointless and shallow my entire culture is. I was born in Long Beach, the entirety of my education came from Southern California public schools and the University of California, and I am an INTERESTING fucking person and I DO give a shit.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm 1

On 2013 Doesn’t Count Because Rihanna Didn’t Release an Album

RIHANNA. I just love her so much and think she's the most beautiful woman in the world and Umbrella can make me cry if I'm in the right mood.

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 8:23 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant Yeah, I worked at Starbucks for years, and that's definitely a thing. Just order an eggnog steamer.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm 0

On Closeted Characters, and the Books That Love Them

I agree with all of these -- oh my god, YES, to Ender/Alai, forever yes to Nick/Gatsby.

I do have to shamefully admit that I ship Haymitch/grownup!Katniss. They would be so fucked up and beautiful, in a drunken, destructive, goose-herding kind of way.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm 0

On In Four Years, Man Arrested 62 Times For Trespassing (In The Convenience Store Where He Works)

I hate this racist fucking country so much. I am just so tired of this crap, and nothing's getting better, and white people en masse just seem to be getting worse and worse.

...I have no eloquence on this Friday morning. Just rage and resignation, in about a 60/40 mix.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm 0

On Some Important Star Stuff

God, that is so beautiful. And now I am spending what's left of my lunch on NASA's photo blog, so thanks!

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@katiemcgillicuddy I always wanted to get in on one of these FOT sports things! NBA I MISSED YOU SO BAD!

I'm a Lakers fan, so not expecting a whole lot this season, but DAMN, new bench mob, way to get me excited! We haven't had decent production off the bench for at least three seasons. Of course, they then proceeded to lose spectacularly to GSW -- but that was fun purely from a basketball fan perspective, because OMG, look at Klay Thompson go! AND YES WITH THE SIXERS BEATING MIAMI.

And yeeeah, as an LA sports fan, even one who's not particularly into baseball, I'm generally not down with Boston winning anything, even if it's not the Celtics.

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm 0