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On Bisexuality, "Ass Worship," and Failures in the Bedroom

@Lauren Payette Thank you! I really didn't like seeing that. As a bisexual woman who has dated (exclusively, without cheating) men and women, it's offensive to me that people image anyone who is bisexual can't be satisfied.

The letter writer even clarified (because they've been previously criticized, as have I!) that they are not on the road to gay, not slutty and not a cheater. Because bisexual people face this criticism ALL the time! So if you can't separate your opinions about bisexual people from what you're writing, I suggest you stop writing about bisexual people and their relationships.

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm 3

On Bisexuality, "Ass Worship," and Failures in the Bedroom

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm 0

On Breaking Up Is Hard to Do With Dignity

@gobblegirl I will NEVER love again! What kind of monster would bring a cat into this broken home?! What if you come back from Peru and have missed me that whole time but you think I'm weak for running out to get a cat before the stamp on your passport was dry?!

Why are you pushing me so far away? I'll stop calling. If that's really what you want. You don't have to leave!

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm 4

On Breaking Up Is Hard to Do With Dignity

I need to get dumped, I really want a cat.

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm 3

On Sixth Senses, Approachability, and the Penniless Nomad Actors

@maevemealone You've never known a dude with a pregnant lady that didn't try to cheat? Not ONE?!

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm 1

On Sixth Senses, Approachability, and the Penniless Nomad Actors

@atipofthehat I have to agree, intuition (even when possibly clouded by pregnancy hormones) is worth listening to.

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm 4

On Friday Bargain Bin: What to Do With Your Allowance This Week

I bought a fish out of loneliness last June! And because I wanted a roommate that I liked.

Since then I've taken in five hermit crabs as fosters. The snails I bought to clean the fish bowl died. But I might but more betas to put around the apartment.

(What's usable space?)

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm 0

On Do This No. 6: Festive Holiday Boundary-Setting

@gimlet I didn't even realize that this is exactly what happened between my mother and I on the phone recently until you mentioned the phone. She brought up my unhappiness (when, in a moment of weakness I admitted to being unhappy at work) and when I was crying and saying "I don't want to talk about it", she persisted with "why not?" and "I'm trying to help" and finally "You're 26, single, childless and have no responsibilities, whose fault is it that you're unhappy?" I dodged her calls for weeks when all I needed to say was, "I don't want to talk about this".

THANK YOU for illustrating how this isn't just an in-person issue. I'm going to use your strategy next time.

Coincidentally, the conversation started with me telling my mother that I wouldn't be spending xmas with the family this year. The subsequent conversation just proved that I'd made the right choice. I'm hoping to be high and happy on December 25 in an empty movie theatre.

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 7:05 pm 3

On Friday Bargain Bin: Gift Exchange Edition

You might not want to gift a Moleskine book to the people on your list who work (or wish they were working) in creative. After Moleskine tried to get a new logo through spec work this year, they became a lot less popular.

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm 1

On Ask a Clean Person: Jacuzzi Jets, Shoe Polish Stains, and Glass Pipes

@alice b. tchotchke
I do it with soapy water and sea salt. I don't like the taste of other stuff.

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm 0