On How Little Exercise Is "Enough" Exercise?

@noodge Good to know! Might incorporate some of that high-intensity stuff or more exercise into my life, besides bike-riding :-D

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm 0

On How Little Exercise Is "Enough" Exercise?

@noodge Wait, which symptoms of your PCOS have improved? (From one PCOSer to another)

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm 0

On Do You Suffer From Bitchy Resting Face?

@vine fruit Ahhh, watching these videos now. These girls are hilarious!

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 10:42 am 0

On Ways in Which Hashtags Will Further Ruin Your Facebook Feed

@kamikaze OH my goodness! Amazing that you follow her, too! She is kind of an idol of mine.

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm 1

On Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman

@wee_ramekin Omg, thanks to you, I just did, too.

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 10:26 am 2

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant Guyyyyys, this is so late and you probably won't read this, but this is SO relevant to my interests. (The Hairpin comin' through, as always). I had major surgery 4 months ago and it was the worst time of my life (not sleeping, on meds that had to be ingested every 2 hours or so, and so depressed, felt like I was in a black hole for weeks). Everyone who saw me at that time commented on how "good" I looked. ("Good" = "skinny;" ugh, fuck that shit). Now that I'm exercising and eating again, I'm going back to "normal" (healthy, slightly big), and the comments are dropping off. I even TOLD everyone, "Guys, I look this way because I am not eating food. I am going to go back to my normal weight eventually."

Emotionally/intellectually, it's been a huge struggle to not get TOO angry about all the body-comments and our societal assumptions about women's weight that underlie them. I don't have much to add, except that I appreciate so much that you are talking about this, and hope to, like all of you, live outside all these toxic assumptions about body/size/weight as much as possible, and just appreciate that I have a healthy body that can move about the world. I can't hike yet, but when I get to that place, I'm gonna damn well appreciate the beautiful non-airbrushed trees and savor my escape from constant bodily assessment.

That sounded rambly, sorry. But grateful to you for talking about this, everyone.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 11:06 am 0

On Reading Between the Texts: Is THIS Flirting?

@BoozinSusan Haaa, and by "fiancee" I meant "wife." Oops.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm 0

On Reading Between the Texts: Is THIS Flirting?

@par_parenthese Seriously, I am at an age (late 20s) where everyone awesome seems to have a girlfriend. I usually find it out by Facebook stalking them after we meet (charmingly...) which is rather labor-intensive and always disappointing.

Recently, though, a hot Italian dude was flirting with me all night, and when I looked him up on FB later his profile name was literally "Alessio Giulia's Husband" with a profile pic of her kissing him. Since he shaved a good 15 minutes off my internet stalking, and his profile appears to have been created BY HIS FIANCEE TO WARD OFF POTENTIALLY INTERESTED FEMALES, I couldn't help having a good laugh. Modern life!

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm 16

On Reading Between the Texts: Is THIS Flirting?

@BoozinSusan What I really mean is, welcome back, you UFO-crazed darling.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:15 pm 4

On Reading Between the Texts: Is THIS Flirting?

I was just on the pot the other day and randomly thought of how much I missed Reading Between the Texts and thought you'd never come back. That's probably not an appropriate thing to share here, but um. ::tries to whistle nonchalantly while walking away::

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm 8