From Portland, Oregon.
@parallel-lines On the other hand, it drives me nuts when a teacher goes on about how hard a pose is. Well, it wasn't, until you mentioned it.
@TheBelleWitch It can be a breathing thing, too! If you 'breathe up the back,' you can feel the area above the kidneys expand if you're sufficiently... I don't know what the word would be, maybe loose? The more you do yoga, the deeper you can breathe and eventually the breath expands into the back. Ujjayi breathing in child's pose is a nice way to check this out.
Like @LolaLooksFrench said, knit the lower ribs together, and puff up the kidneys = take the arch out of your lower back, but keep breeeeathing.
@owlegg U MEAN TAKES THE PIE
@Ellie "Reading too many feminist blog discussions"? Fuck that, and fuck you for using the 'angry feminist' trope to shut down someone who has a fair point regarding the fact that white men still seem to think they're pretty entitled and, when prodded, will often remember the days of yesteryear when they could air their icky sexist and racist opinions with nostalgia.
I work as a stripper, and I stay the hell away from old men. They are, as a rule, utterly disrespectful of personal boundaries and incredibly objectifying. Some younger men are, too, but the old dudes are nasty. I'm sure they're all somebody's dad.
However, I loved this story, and these old dudes sound sweet and kind of crazy, in that funny older person way. I think there is a difference between flirting that knows it isn't serious and leching, but it's definitely up to the lady who it's directed at to decide the difference.
Get rid of your writing style, seriously, it is revolting.
Also, this is the most patently ridiculous description of stripping I have ever heard: "As I came to learn, to be a stripper is to interface with the pain and shame of the world in one of the most visceral ways that you possibly can." I call bullshit; only women who have never danced describe stripping like this. Christ on a goddamn cracker.
@Janestreet Yeah, this is terrible writing. Does it sound like YA fiction from the early '00s? I feel like I read this in high school.
I want these stickers.
I've been told I look like Lana del Rey on multiple occasions, and I am ok with that.
Really happy to see the Hairpin linked to on kottke.org!
@londonienne I did the same thing this weekend. Pretend boyfriend wasn't awesome, but I'm still kind of sad/wondering if I'll be alone forever.
Confidential: It eats away at me that my ex bf, who I still have a tiny thing for, has a cute girlfriend AND she's a comedian AND they just went to Hawaii together. I just. want. him. to be miserable. Forever. Or at least as long as it takes for me to find a cute dude, which will never happen because I am clearly a terrible person.