This is just the young generation's version of thrift shopping. For them, 90s and even early 2000s is vintage. Also this is hardly new, when I first arrived at my university as a grad student years ago, I noticed that sometimes I couldn't tell a hip undergraduate apart from a midwestern middle aged mom if I saw them from behind.
@Blushingflwr I just came to say the same thing. I can't remember if I opted in or if it was default, but I definitely get email notifications!
Ok, so this may be a sensitive topic, but here goes:
I have only commented a handful of times here (but I have been an avid reader for a while) so maybe I don't really have a right to be annoyed, but I am so disappointed that all the commenters seem to have left en masse for The Toast.
I'm just going to say it, I don't really like The Toast. It is actually physically hard for me to look at, I think it has something to do with the color scheme, like the text is gray or something? And the layout and commenting format is very weird.
Also however cliqueish the commentariat was here, it is so much worse there. It's like everyone arrived already knowing each other (which they did). Actually it's not just the comments, the vibe of the whole place has an in-group feel.
Okay I'm done with my complaining, had to vent.
Does anyone else feel the same?
Did they get matching bob haircuts? They are both so cute as always.
@stonefruit Haha so true. I don't live in the Bay Area any longer, I am very surprised to learn that place hasn't been shuttered yet.
Recommended read: Lydia Kiesling's review of "Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History" by Rachel Laudan over at The Millions, with is interspersed with truly funny personal reflections about food and cooking.
@di If you tracked your basal body temp you would likely get a warning as to when your period is coming, because even in women with irregular periods, the length of time between ovulation and menstruation remains the same cycle to cycle. It's kind of a commitment but once you get used to doing it it's just second nature. Bonus is you get to find out when/ if you're ovulating which could be useful info down the line.
@Olivia2.0 That is lame, and I'm sorry to hear about your m/c. I have been using kindara and you can enter if you're pregnant, but it is primarily a fertility tracker, so it doesn't have a place to enter all the period symptom stuff. Although I guess you can do that as custom entries/ the "diary" section. It seems like most folks are using "fertility friend" as a fertility tracker but the app is so ugly and malfunctioned on my ipad so I started using the kindara one. Now I kind of want to switch but all my data is there already so...
I use a fertility-tracking oriented one called kindara, which is also free. I do the Basal Body Temp thing, which by the way, I recommend to get a handle on when/ if you ovulate. Even if you are not trying to get pregnant it is really cool to understand your cycle in this much detail. Then if you ever do start trying to get pregnant you will be totally on top of the game.
@davey Ugh I quit caffeine about two months ago as well and I wish it made my acne go away! With regards to energy I can't figure out whether I'm not back to normal yet or maybe this just is my normal.