By ScienceGeek on Writing, Depression and Learning How to Handle Attention: A Conversation with Allie Brosh

I used Allie's pain chart during childbirth. It worked really well, especially when I made the joyful discovery that I'm really susceptible to the Happy Gas. I'm lying in the bath, sucking down the gas whenever a contraction hits, and when my husband asks what my pain is like, I say (giggling) 'I see Jesus coming for me, but it's okay. Want some of my gas, JC?'. The midwive is very confused, so my husband is all, 'Uh, there's this website called hyperbole and a half, and there's a pain chart on it and..'
'Oh, I remember that one,' says the midwife. 'OK hun, let me know when the bear's mauling you.'
It was a Bonding Moment.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 12:55 am 15

By Chareth Cutestory on 10 Years, Actually: Harry & Karen, David & Natalie, John & Judy

To me, this series is perfect.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm 3

By LiterarySara on 10 Years, Actually: Sarah & Karl, Jamie & Aurélia

Bless you, Bobby Finger. If you had asked me, I would have said that I wanted Sarah to end up with impossibly beautiful Karl. I always want to end up with impossibly beautiful men, too. But having her do her life the way she wants it, with absolutely no one (brother or lover) to interrupt until she was good and ready. . . so much better.

Besides, what kind of man holds on to the certain knowledge that a woman is crazy about him, and does absolutely nothing--no hangouts, no makeouts, no encouragement--for two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, an hour and thirty minutes. . . and then springs it all on her in the emotional turmoil of the winter holidays?
Not someone who loves her back, that's for certain.

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm 15

By hallelujah on 10 Years, Actually: Rufus

The biggest twist for me is that Rufus is straight! I hope he and Ellen are plushies or something, at least.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm 4

By cuminafterall on 10 Years, Actually: Rufus

Bobby Finger

To me you are perfect

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm 13

By Nutellaface on The Treat Yo Self Pie


Posted on October 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm 11

By 3586681@twitter on The OkCupid Honesty Project: An Exercise in Truth-Telling

Wouldn't radical transparency include the fact that the profile was set up exclusively to cull responses for an art project and include using private communication without permission?

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm 11

By rachelrachel on The Treat Yo Self Pie

10% chocolate mousse pie
20% fancy underwears
30% not inviting anyone to come with me to "reading and crosswords at the bar Sundays"
10% taking the stairs to use the single bathroom at work instead of the one with three stalls and locking the front door.
10% using all the fancy skincare at Sephora on my break
20% chips and salsa and bed and netflix while wearing tights pulled all the way up over the stomach as pants

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm 11

By OhMarie on The OkCupid Honesty Project: An Exercise in Truth-Telling

@DullHypothesis I'm pretty into this guy in particular: “hey, you’re okay. Hang in there, man.”

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm 12

By planforamiracle on Mouthwatering Recipes from the March 1950 Issue of McCall's

I am loving the names for this stuff, both real and made-up. I once found a cookbook that had the following as a chapter title:

"Soufflées and Puddings, from the Ethereal to the Weighty."

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm 6