oh god oh god i hate this so much. this tag is everything: DON'T GIVE A MAN A FISH JUST TEACH YOUR DAUGHTER HOW TO FISH FOR FALSE EMOTIONAL SECURITY VIA MEN OFFERING HER SHINY OBJECTS TO REPRESENT HER VALUE LIKE IT'S FUCKING BIBLICAL TIMES. however it doesn't fully express the ick of the commercial, because it's not just that it's a diamond, it's that it's JUST LIKE YOURS, MOMMY (i've memorized it out of pure outrage and also because it plays every ten fucking minutes).
but what about the one with the man who runs the mistletoe company!?!?!?! how come no one's mentioned that? i think it wins for pure annoyingness.
and also this lotion is amazing!! you can buy it at whole foods, and it's not expensive - it's like $10 for one of these huge things, which you can use (gasp) on your body AND FACE. and i have really sensitive skin, so normally i would never. (full disclosure: because it's winter i'm currently using this mixed with some vitamin e and a little extra oil as my face lotion - but in summer i just use it straight.)
this is lovely. (but the copy editor in me wants to quibble that calling this a "sentence" is generous...it's a set of independent clauses joined colloquially by commas and conjunctions - which is beautiful in its own baseball-y way, but calling it a "one-sentence story" makes it sound like it's a marvel of grammatical engineering, and that's not where the love lies here.)
well, right, and can we talk about how if you don't use your printer for more than like a month, the cartridges DRY UP!? so you actually have to buy them MORE FREQUENTLY than you actually need to!??! and how new printers (at least mine, which is three years old and does this, though the ancient one i used to have did not) will refuse to print if you're out of ANY COLOR!? even if you want to print, say, a term paper (BLACK AND WHITE TEXT) and you're out of CYAN!?!???!?
excuse my caps. i hate this weird little corner of the computer industry so goddamn much.
i'm so confused by that picture. it's like rpatz and david duchovny had a severely malnourished baby?
usually at an unexpected moment, i discover i can't read; when i try to focus on a word, i can't see the letters directly in front of me, only those off to the side. it's not that i have a blind spot, more like i can't focus in the middle of my vision. sometimes my left arm goes numb and i get those tinglies like when your leg falls asleep. then just blinding, seizing head pain that i can't seem to compare to any other kind of headache; it's not like those ones where you have a spot of pain, or like those ones where it feels like your head is being squeezed; it's more like my head just turns into ache. light seems to make it worse, but darkness doesn't seem to make it better. nothing seems to touch it medication-wise. really all that can be done is to get into bed.