What timing! I have a question related to this article: a friend of mine's boyfriend is in his mid-30s and has never read a book (he says), and asked me to recommend one. I find it very sweet that he asked me, but I'm kinda stymied.
DETAILS: He is originally from the UK, but has been living in Canada/US for the past 15 years. He comes from a working class family and was tracked into a trade school program in high school, so he didn't have a typical HS experience. He has been working as a chef for the past 10 years. He recently started reading those buzzfeed longer form articles like this one http://www.buzzfeed.com/markslutsky/how-the-youtube-comments-section-became-our-cultures-secret and he enjoys them. He has some knowledge of US history/culture, but not a lot. He likes fishing. He really like Game of Thrones TV show, but I think a big part of that is the social element (watching it with friends, etc). He really does want to read a book (and his girlfriend, my friend, wants to make a "bookclub" between the two of them out of it).
@Countess Maritza Clicked on this thread JUST for the Anastasia Krupnik references.
"You know who you kinda look like? Have you ever seen that mug shot of James Brown?"
Many years ago, I went through the first few stages of the screening process to donate my eggs. But I'm short and didn't go to an impressive college, so I figured no one would want my dumb, ugly genes. But earlier this year, I got a call from the agency saying they had a couple I was a really good match with--my mom's family is Bulgarian, and I have red hair from my dad's side, and this couple was totally looking for a red headed Bulgarian (or Romanian) who was 5'3'' - 5'6'' and had an educational background in science! That's me!
I really seriously considered it, for a week, but decided against it. I'm almost 30--older than I was when I originally signed up--and want to have kids myself pretty soon. Suddenly, babies aren't just this vague, nebulous concept of something that might exist for me, but a real, concrete goal. I didn't think I could deal with emotional aspect of it (plus, having had two unwanted pregnancies and abortions when I was younger, I have a pretty f'ed relationship with my fertility, and think that donating my eggs would just add to it). I did feel bad about saying no (and asking to me removed from the agency's list), especially since I felt like I knew something about this family, and woman, who I might have donated to. But I think it was the right decision.
I was leaving a telephone message at work, and I ended it like I was signing an e-mail. "Best, Kate." Guh!
@DrFeelGood I saw comercials for Whitney, and thought, "Wow, I'm so glad Yoanna from Season 2 of America's Next Top Model is getting work!"
As long as we're talking about Republican presidential candidates, I'd like to use to opportunity to confess to my enourmous crush on Jon Huntsman. He is a good looking man.
@Lady Pennyface Yay. Thank you.
So. . . what's a juicebox? Urbandictionary isn't helping me out here.
What does this mean?
"How should American reboot the economy?" "Revolution."