@Hellcat Oh my god, THAT. My mother was married AND had me by the time she was 23, and it BLOWS MY MIND. I really just can't wrap my brain around it. I'm 24 now and I still can't imagine being close to ready for marriage, let alone a kid (though, I'm also on the "I'm never having a kid" bandwagon). Aghhhhhh.
Just a while back, I was dating a 22 year old and it ended disastrously. He had so many issues to deal with (many of them were just "grow up already, I'm not your damn mother" issues)--one of them being my main pet-peeve of being overly-clingy. I had an extremely busy point where I told him I wouldn't be able to go out for at least a week due to an extremely important project that my grad degree depended on, and he proceeded to text me almost every day, 3 or more times a day, asking when we were going to hang out. That was preeeetty much the end of that.
I'm seeing a lovely 30-ish year old man now that has his shit together and it's amazzzziiiing. If I ever meet the women he dated before me that did the heavy-lifting to get him to this point, I'll need to thank them.
I love the "DON'T EAT THIS BOOK" one, hahaha--mainly because books used to be my favorite snack when I was a toddler! Nom nom. Nothin' like the taste of an old book. ;P
@Passion Fruit MARIA BAMFORD! She is the best. Also, she's super sweet. She came to B-town last winter (was it winter?! Summer?!), and we chatted for like, 15 minutes. When she found out I was going to the Music School here, we had this large discussion about stage fright and how similar the two arts were.
<3 u, Mariaaaaaa
@whateverlolawants I was not! :O It should definitely happen. I'm going to laugh if it ends up happening when I'm out of town.
Actually, has there been a Hairpin meetup in Indy? I think we should petition for one if not. If there has been...then we should petition for another one??
@whateverlolawants I live in Bloomington, can I come?! I'll make mimosas. Hahaha
@cinnamonskin Ohmygod, that sounds amazing. All of that, I want all of that in my mouth right now.
@someofmybestfriends Yeahhhh, I was a little put off by that. Especially considering the opposite is basically true and Gypsy/Romany culture is steeped in tradition.... :/
@Emmanuelle Cunt Ahhhh, my Great Grandmother was also a Czech immigrant, and it's the same deal with her recipes in that it's all based on feel and texture--she never measured anything out for real. Luckily my grandmother managed to learn the recipes and then taught my mother (who has taught me), but it still bothers me that I can't really pin down exact measurements. My favorite is a stuffing called Nadivfka (pronounced something like NAHD-jef-kah), which has a cracker base and tons of glorious garlick.
I also worked my ass off at a bakery for a while recently where I live now and learned how to make "World" breads (babka, brioche, etc). But I was super excited to learn how to make Kolache and Kolachki! SO DELICIOUS. My polish grandfather used to mention them, too, so I'm hoping to make those for him when I go home for Christmas. BUT!!!, the point of that was mainly that I wonder if your grandmother used a Babka dough for her cinnamon twists?? Were they a bread? If so, I'd be happy to send you a recipe to try out for the base bread, although I'm not sure what to tell you about the filling (we made chocolate babka twists in the bakery)....
@The Lady of Shalott I have curly hair, too! I sometimes reaaally wish I could have bangs because I get really jealous of seeing everyone else with amazing bang.
But! I trained my part to on one side, and then got my hair cut with some face-framing layers, and depending on I get them cut, I can get a couple of small-ish curls to act as almost-bangs, and it's adorable (I hope, eeep!).