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On IUDs, or A Detailed Guide to Long-Term Sperm Scarecrows

Another glowing review for ParaGaurd!
I decided that after twelve years of pills, shots and rings I wanted to take a break from hormones for a while- but I'm also lazy and like to have sex.
I did want to get permanently sterilized, but my state has a reproductive health program for low-income women that is my only way to affording pap smears and if I got my tubes tied I wouldn't be eligible for it anymore. So hey, this is the next best thing!

The insertion hurt pretty bad, I won't lie, but it was quick. I was pretty crampy for a few days after that, but nothing a hot water bottle, a vicodin, and curling up to watch movies didn't fix. My periods are heavier, but they were very light to begin with so they're perfectly manageable even now.

And it was all free, thanks to Planned Parenthood and the aforementioned state program!
So if you can't afford one, move to Washington! :P

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm 0

On The Best Time I Was an Extra on Dawson's Creek

When it said the beautiful but nice blonde girl had ten outfits with the tags still on, the first thing I thought was "Duh, because she's going to return them to the store when she's done!"
I've heard people do that.

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm 1

On Sometimes State Quarters...

@All Mimsy And all of us over here on the west (the best! Holla!) side of the state really feel for ya guys. :P

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm 0

On The League of Ordinary Ladies: Comics for the Radio

Ditto!

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm 0

On What to Eat at the Airport

I don't understand you people.
Mani/pedis? Massages? Waxing?
How do you have time to fit these in, what with all the three-hour long panic attacks and crying fits and trying to eat the bare minimum of crackers so you won't have to poop on the plane?

Yeah... I'm bad at flying.

That said, Ivar's at SeaTac is pretty damn good.

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm 0

On Um, I'm Pretty Sure It's Called a Hoo-Ha

We were taught the proper names for our bodies early on, and so in turn has been my sister's three year old daughter.
They went swimming recently and after the basic water-safety instruction, she was running around with her hands over her chest.

"What are you doing?"
"I'm holding my breasts so I can put my face under the water!"

To a three year old, breath = breasts.

So damn adorable.

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 12:29 am 1

On Where Did You Learn to Talk Like That?

@gfrancie YES! I took that Accent test and scored Inland North, even though I'm born and raised in the Skagit Valley. Lotsa Scandahoovian influence, donacha know!

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 1:25 am 1

On Where Did You Learn to Talk Like That?

@punkahontas I got Inland North, but I've lived in the Pacific NOrthwest all my 26 years.
On the other hand, I live in a small farming valley that my ancestors and other Scandinavian immigrants settled 150 years ago.
My boyfriend (who was raised in Sacramento) says I sound like Sarah Palin or someone from Fargo.
Well I say Uff Da! He's just crazy, doncha know! Ya sure ya betcha!

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 1:24 am 0

On Where Did You Learn to Talk Like That?

@lue I read somewhere there are small communities of people in eastern Oregon that have retained a fairly thick Southern accent over the years. Maybe you're distantly connected to them? :P

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 1:14 am 0

On "Size, Orientation, Flicker"

Interesting, but why do I feel like I just watched a commercial?

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm 0