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On The Best Time My Girlfriend’s Baby Tooth Fell Out

Okay, so, in my family it is not unusual to have an extra front baby tooth. So, instead of two front teeth, my sister & I and some of our cousins had three front teeth. For everyone else, the extra tooth fell out and their other teeth either grew together or they have a charming little gap. But not for me. My third front baby tooth stood her ground, causing my right front tooth to grow in sideways. When it finally fell out, another tooth grew into that spot! So it had to be pulled and I had to wear braces on my front four teeth for a year to straighten them out.

I'm also obstinately allowing my 4 wisdom teeth to grow in which has been fine with the exception of the bottom right tooth which caused a ridiculous amount of pain a few months ago but which has calmed down. Eventually, they will probably have to be pulled.

And lastly, my husband had his wisdom teeth pulled in college. Last year he had to have them removed AGAIN because three of them grew back. Our babies are doomed to have a million teeth.

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 10:55 am 1

On Takeoff omg

Aurgh! As a flight attendant, this is the issue that annoys me the MOST. And I am not one of those power-tripping flight attendants when it comes to electronic devices. I am very pleasant about it and am only rude if you are rude about it first (ie, still not turning it off after the THIRD time I've asked you). But the fact of the matter is, the rule exists and until the FAA says, "Okay, hey, you can keep your EDs on" my job is to tell you to turn yours off. Please do not argue with me. Please do not tell me "Oh, it is off" when I can clearly see the screen is still illuminated through your SHIRT POCKET, sir.

And videos and articles like these get on my nerves because people read/watch them and then come on the plane and want to argue with me. And honestly? I have zero influence in changing the rules. ZERO. If it is something about which you are passionate, take it up with the FAA. Please don't argue with me because something you would know if you paid attention to the safety presentation is that the FAA also mandates that you "obey all posted placards, lighted information signs and CREW INSTRUCTIONS." I am crew and I am instructing you to turn off your device. End of story.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm 9

On Unconnectable Dots

@Jane Marie THIS. This was the part that absolutely broke my heart.

Also, I totally teared up when they gave him his Florida state ID card. I was so happy for him!

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm 0

On Horrible Things That Have Happened to Doctors on "Grey's Anatomy" Since 2005

@area@twitter I have a friend who, no matter how many times I've told her that I don't want Grey's or Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars or WHATEVER (not a holier-than-thou kind of not watching, more of a I-don't-have-a-TV-and-I'm-not-interested-enough-to-Netflix-it way), occasionally sends me texts about the shows she is watching, ie, "OMG, I cannot BELIEVE Serena just DID that!" And I'm all, "Who is Serena?"

I bring this up because one time, out of f'ing NOWHERE, I get a text that just says, "Holy shit, they are shooting up the hospital!" So I am immediately texting back, "Oh my god, are you okay? Where are you? Why are you at the hospital? WHAT IS GOING ON?" And I am seriously panicked. She responds with, "Aren't you watching GREY'S?!?" Seriously so pissed.

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm 5

On The First Holiday Negotiating In-Law (or Almost-In-Law) Needs and Wants

I'm quite pleased that the Mister & I have found loopholes to family holidays...when a flight attendant with zero seniority (meaning I work most weekends and EVERY holiday) marries a Naval officer (sometimes deployed for six months at a time), no one actually expects us to come to holidays. Well, let me rephrase. My family does not expect us, but often drop hints of how they would really really really love it if we could somehow make it, but it's okay, they realize it is out of our control. His mother on the other hand does horrible things like when asked what she would like for her birthday, the only thing she wants is for her son to be come on the family vacation that he is only skipping because he is in the Navy and is on a ship and the ship is out to sea.

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 10:19 am 0

On Quirks: Is Their Ignorance Our Bliss?

When barefooted, I walk on my toes. Apparently this is something little kids often do, so maybe I just never outgrew it? I never realized I did this until a roommate's friend watched me walk into the kitchen and said, "Aw, that's so cute how you walk on your toes!" And I was like, "Whaaa?" Now I'm aware of it, but I still can't help it.

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm 1

On Quirks: Is Their Ignorance Our Bliss?

@LornaLoo I rub my feet together too! I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm 0

On Author Leigh Stein on Her First Novel, The Fallback Plan

Oh man...I used to be LiveJournal friends with Leigh back when LiveJournal was still a Thing. I'm so glad to see she's becoming a successful writer! I always enjoyed her entries!

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm 0

On Things to Do in the Winter

Something about the music made me think of Mister Rogers. And that made me happy.

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm 0

On The Secret Lives of Shoppers

@celacia Okay, seriously, I thought I was imagining things when it comes to Febreeze. B/c back in college, I used it to get the stank of stale cigarette smoke out of my non-machine-washable items (too poor for dry cleaning) and I thought my clothes smelled, you know, passably clean. A year or so ago, I bought some Febreeze to take with me on trips (I'm a flight attendant) to spritz my uniform blazer to keep it fresh-seeming and was horribly grossed-out by the smell. It's like the smell of the Febreeze compounded with the people smell lingering in the collar of my jacket. Gross gross gross. I've found that spritzing a bit of my perfume is a waaaay better bet than relying on Febreeze. Febreeze be nasty, y'all.

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 7:13 am 0