On Come and Take It: The Fight Against HB2

Also contributed to Fund Texas Choice, in honor of all my patients at Texas State Hospital in San Antonio.

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 4:53 pm 0

On Lessons My Closet Taught Me

@chickpeas akimbo , You could not have read the article if you think so, hon!

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm 1

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

@Lis I was going to say, dresses only, one piece and you're done. They are so EASY, no mixing, no matching, and there is never any question whether a particular outfit is work-appropriate.

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm 0

On You Belong To Me

Where did you learn to write like that? (Yes, we could have figured out that Dayna Evans was a writer, even without your tag line :-)). That was so beautiful. You make us all feel connected.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 11:04 pm 0

On My Eulogy According to My Amazon.com Orders

Witty and hilarious! I giggled the entire way through. Definitely worth of meme status (though not what we usually think of as a meme)!

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:35 pm 1

On Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Stop Feeling Like My Chronic Illness Is a Curse?

"to bow down to" is key. Oh, how happily I would trade my Seer knowledge for my blithfully ignorant, radiant good health. Chronic incurable bad health that affects your body, mind and spirit is a bitch and only somebody with excellent health would pretend otherwise. Any variation of "it's a blessing" (another great one: "keep a positive attitude!"--thanks for not going there, Baba) makes that wreath tighten around my neck and gag me.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm 0

On Two Ways to Order a Shake

Hilarious post! But sorry, I agree with your co-worker about minimal words conveying maximal content. Damn, you made me hungry for an awesome smoothie! My yogurt is out of date and a smoothie just isn't a smoothie without yogurt....go ahead, BEG me for my recipe.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm 0

On BLAH: A Lifestyle Magazine for the Depressed Woman

What, no suicide jokes? (Yes, that was sarcasm.)

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 9:49 pm 0

On Coming-Out Technology, Exiting the Girlfriend Zone, and the Lesbro Conundrum

@Quinn A@twitter , to me the LW doesn't sound "seriously possessive and immature and mistrustful," more like "human." I'm not sure her letter supports anything to do with your oldest friend's husband running you off because you talk to her more than him. The two instances could not be more unrelated.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm 1

On Coming-Out Technology, Exiting the Girlfriend Zone, and the Lesbro Conundrum

Re:LW # 3, Oooh, a gorgeous gay lady who announced she wanted to be Best Friends with my guy after the very first time she met him, largely ignored me when the three of us got together, drunk dialed him, and sent him souvenirs when she went away on trips? Oh, and lost her Last Best Guy Friend because she wanted him to be s sperm donor over the objections of Last Best Guy Friend's lady? This sounds like a Toxic Trouble-making Lady to me.Somebody who uses her gayness as an excuse to run all roughshod over the normal boundaries of relationships. I don't think your imagination is running wild here.

I think if this was a GUY acting like this, you would also be wondering if he was coming on to your man (announcing they should be best friends after one meeting? Ignoring you? Drunk dialing him? Souvenirs?) This lady is over the top, and not in a good way.

Maybe you didn't try hard enough to talk everything out with your guy, but I can't tell that from your letter.You say, " I spoke to both of them about my discomfort as honestly as I could, but after nothing changed it eventually became too much for me." So, it sounds like you DID try to talk things out.

I personally think you have to do what you have to do to protect your primary relationship, and the right thing to do was for your guy to COOL IT. I don't see that you did anything wrong here. (P.S. My "deleted by user" post was due to misspellings, sigh, so forgive my spelling errors.)

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm 6