For better or for worse, I have learned far too many lessons the hard way, so my biggest "getting shit done" motivator is to stop and consider the negative consequences of NOT getting shit done. After almost 36 years, it mostly works!
Annnnnd...... this is EXACTLY why I didn't change my name when I got married. Feminist ideology was but a small part of it. Hatred of bureaucracy was a much bigger stumbling block for me. I believe my exact words were "okay fine, if it's that important, YOU take umpteen hours off work and come to every single government agency with me in order to get this accomplished." He quickly backed off.
I have never seen a single episode of this show, and all I really know about it is that it is one of the few places I can think of where the collective interests of the interwebz and my mother intersect, and for that reason alone, I am intrigued.
My mom would be interested in a blog detailing the latest health fads that “they” say are supposed to be really good for you, wherein “they” = Dr. Oz, nine times out of ten. Her latest dollop of wisdom was something to the effect of “they say that you’re supposed to wait 45 minutes after eating or drinking to brush your teeth so that your toothbrush doesn't embed any stains!” Well, Mom, that’s great for people who have 45 minutes to just sit around between their last cup of coffee and having to actually be somewhere in the morning. Super helpful stuff.
But for reals, sugar-free jam is the worst. :(
My husband and I eloped to Vegas, no family, no friends, wearing shorts and flip-flops, and the ONLY thing I have ever regretted about not having a wedding-wedding is not being able to subject his family to my musical selections at the reception. They..... would not have approved. I am definitely glad I skipped over the entire wedding-industrial complex, though. This shit is cray.
BURQUE REPRESENT! You have no idea how homesick this makes me! Beautiful, just beautiful.
The stacked bob haircut thing is SO TRUE. I spent two years in Nebraska, and easily 80% of the women I encountered had some version of that haircut, usually with highlights. It was like one of those bad 80's/90's hair salon look books come to life.