On How My Obsession With Furnishing A Future Put Me Nearly $40,000 In Debt

@tuntastica Her responses in this thread have sucked, but her partner died 2 months ago and I'm inclined to cut her some slack. Grief makes us do things we regret.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm 6

On Is Snooze the Enemy?

@fallopian princess Yeah all this would be a dealbreaker for me. I have never hit snooze in my LIFE and I could not live with someone who was a habitual snooze-hitter.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 10:40 am 0

On Is Snooze the Enemy?

@nonvolleyball: Every single year from high school through the end of college, on the first day after each semester ended, I would set my alarm for something like 7am (SO EARLY... back then. Oh, adulthood.) simply for the pleasure of turning it off, literally giving it the finger and saying "fuck you, alarm!", and rolling over. It was often a top highlight of winter and summer vacations.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 10:36 am 0

On Interview with a Pastor on Spiritual Grammar, Mysticism and Coming Out

I wonder where he's coming from when he says it would be "deceptive" in a sense to be a Catholic clergyman. Granted, seminaries are tightening down the hatches when it comes to admitting openly gay men, but I imagine it's still done. As he says, the key is celibacy, which is the gold standard for ANY un-Church-married person, gay or straight.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 10:25 am 0

On The Treat Yo Self Pie

UGH I don't know why it's not showing up, and of course I already deleted the primary link from my email. Groupon's being really slow but if you go to Groupon Goods and search for leggings you should be able to find it!

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm 0

On What's Your Excuse for Not Having My Body?

@RebeccaKW I went to private school! I had to wear SKIRTS! Skirts and hairy legs. I spent recess wishing I could crawl under the mulch and just hide... at least that's how I spent the recesses that I didn't spend singing Sound of Music numbers or playing Star Wars with my elementary-school best friend.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm 0

On What's Your Excuse for Not Having My Body?

@StandardTuber Thank you! So far I have found that to be the case, and "fuck the haters" is my new motto for the back half of 2013. :)

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm 0

On What's Your Excuse for Not Having My Body?

@RNL Yup stubble everywhere. It's driving me crazy, but for the last year or two now it's been at least half the reason I haven't let the hair grow back. It's winter, so I'm wearing sweaters more often, so it seems a good a time as any to try it.

Although today I am wearing a shirt with short sleeves and I'm super self-conscious because tonight I am seeing (1) an ex-boyfriend AND (2) my Ex's (capital E) college roommate, who ergo was essentially MY college roommate plus I had a minor crush on him. So. Tonight's gonna be weird and I'm going to wish I had waited to grow them out, but YOLO I guess.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm 0

On What's Your Excuse for Not Having My Body?

@StandardTuber Sure! Ever since I started sprouting real body hair (as opposed to baby fuzz) I felt self-conscious; I had dark, coarse hair - for a white girl, anyway. My mother wouldn't allow me to shave my legs until I was 12, and it was mortifying and I was teased. (There was never any logical reason given, and my mother - who adopted me - has virtually no hair, anywhere on her body, so she has no idea of my travails.) One of my biggest pre-adolescent rebellions was when my parents went to Vegas for a weekend and, while staying with neighbors, I read the Book of Mormon and shaved my legs up to the knee with a disposable Bic.

At the very beginning of 10th grade, my tiny high school took everyone on a pre-school-year weeklong retreat up in the mountains. My best friend and I were taking showers in adjacent stalls when I mentioned something about how hairy my arms were, and she offhandedly said "oh I shave my arms!" Right then and there I shaved mine as well and I LOVED it. I still feel uncomfortable with letting them grow back, and I really hope they aren't as hairy now as I remember them being.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm 0

On What's Your Excuse for Not Having My Body?

I am still learning to accept my arm hair... I have shaved it faithfully every couple of days since I was 15, and just 2-3 weeks ago (at age 27.5) decided to put down the razor and see where it goes from here. It is awkward and weird but I am trying.

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm 1