This article could not be more timely for me...I've recently decided that I need to make concrete steps to finding new friends, it's helpful to read this essay and the comments and know that I am not entirely alone. I have ventured lightly into meetup, but no luck so far so I guess I need to cast a wider net...and work on myself, cuz I know I am my own biggest hurdle.
@upupandaway hi! I pressed send by mistake! I was going to comment that the fear of feeling like an uncool old or something was what has kept me away from pinups (everyone seems so young!) then I changed my mind and now I don't want an empty comment so I'll go ahead...um... I hope for both of our sakes that we can try again, with more success.
Nicole, I sincerely thought that this was written by M.F.K. Fisher. Great writing, I don't even love scallops but I loved reading this.
@PatatasBravas Monkfish liver...mmmmmm. The best liver there is.
@Rock and Roll Ken Doll @loren smith My guy and I saw him in Oakland! It was so good, I'd say best concert I'd ever been to. Absolutely worth the ticket price, trip from LA to Oakland and staying in the sleaziest hotel I've ever seen! Plus the Paramount Theater in Oakland is gorgeous. The sound was perfect, I didn't even care that I had tears streaming down my face. I've been unable to listen to anything but LC since... not that that's a problem!
I find myself feeling dissatisfied when I have to text someone who has a not-iPhone, because I can't use emojis and have to resort to :-),;-),>:-/. Way less cute.
Also, is there some way we could get these drawings as our emojis? They are adorable! Someone should really get on that!
@RoxxieRae " It's lame to be awed by a woman just getting on one and operating the controls, because THERE'S NO REASON A WOMAN CAN'T DO THAT" gee.. You just said what I find so damn hard to articulate about the whole Moto-Girl/Babe culture.
Well, at least it's better than the last motorcycle related article I remember seeing on the Hairpin (http://thehairpin.com/2012/07/a-brief-history-of-the-loud-motorcycle-man) (massive eye-roll...)
@ALL! Thank you all for the thoughtful advice! I'm definitely weighing how to deal with this. Maybe next time I'll say something polite yet direct...
I have a question for you ladies, what do you do about friends (or family) who make comments about your body? I'm seriously considering curtailing my friendship with this woman who regally comments about my weight. Not in a negative way, but usually, "you've lost weight" type comments. I may have of may not have but not to any great degree (haven't changed clothing sizes!) She actually went so far as to start conjecturing as to how much weight exactly I had lost! "You must have lost 15-20 pounds!" So, I don't think this is cool. But I don't want to be (should say I am afraid to be) that uptight you-know-what who confronts "friends" over issues like this. I don't have a ton of friends...but I don't know if I need to be friends with the Body Police? What would you do in this situation?
awwwww..Jumping spiders are so cute! Have you seen the little dances they do? Adorable!