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.
To me, this series is perfect.
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.
The biggest twist for me is that Rufus is straight! I hope he and Ellen are plushies or something, at least.
To me you are perfect
I LITERALLY BOUGHT A $22 LIPSTICK THIS MORNING AND EXPLAINED IT TO MY HUSBAND BY SAYING "TREAT YO'SELF" HAIRPIN HOW DO YOU KNOW ME SO WELL
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?
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
@DullHypothesis I'm pretty into this guy in particular: “hey, you’re okay. Hang in there, man.”
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."