@SarahP I feel like there is an oversharing gene, and I have it. My mom will tell a dressing room attendant about her hysterectomy at the drop of a hat so I really have to reel it in so I don't become that.
Sir, I like the cut of your jib.
This is resonating w/ me SO HARD because I'm at this weird transitional time in regard to friends--I've sort of shed some friendships that were shitty (getting married meant not having to go out for the sake of going out and I found myself not really as close with some people who are very self centered), and starting nursing school brought this new group of people into my life. I was hoping I'd find one or two other women who I'd bond with, and we'd have each others back and help each other get through this incredibly intense huge life experience...and that hasn't been the case. 60% of the people in my class seem perfectly nice (I don't know if I'd be friends with them outside of school), there are 5 people I would classify as "sketchy as fuck" (yeah, don't take my notes and put your name on them and turn them in), and the rest seem reclusive - but most attempted relationships seem to be of a "I want something from you" nature, and not in a reciprocal "I scratch your back and you scratch mine" way. I think people have sensed that I'm hard working and really try to take advantage of me, so I've sort of isolated myself a bit to stave off some of the leeches. And since I'm a little older than the other students, I do feel like I get some age discrimination - don't rule out us older ladies! We may not be at the same place in life but we can still be fun and since we're older we're more comfortable in hanging loose with our geeky tendencies.
I remember when I first moved to NYC (many, many years ago) my mom told me it was the sort of place you could be surrounded by thousands of people and feel incredibly alone. It's absolute truth. Hang in there and be patient.
@martinipie Mine is based on a vagina shape.
J/K!!! I'll never tell!
HI!!!!!! I've been sucked into the nursing school vortex and haven't been able to look at the hairpin for the last week and a half and I MISS YOU LADIES!
Until I can return, I'll just leave this to remember me by:
C YA LATER, GATORS
I wish I had know this so I could have ordered 15% more food for lunch today!
@fondue with cheddar Sorry, I was just joshin'. The New York State question is probably, "Who the fuck wants to know?!? (shakes fist, looks menacing)
@ghechr What's the Jersey state question, "Who farted?"
That top look is straight out of George Michael's "Freedom '90" video. I can totally picture it on Linda Evangelista.
@whizz_dumb I love it! The Twins had a kestrel for a bit that hung out on the foul pole and snacked on moths - http://www.sbnation.com/2010/5/6/1461660/twins-orioles-hawk-moth-picture Not sure if he's still hanging out but they named him Kirby the Kestrel.