Salvage the Bones is wonderful and these snippets are wonderful. I can't wait to read the whole thing. And apropos of nothing, cripes is she gorgeous. Holy Cannoli.
NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE. I just died a little.
15% figure out what shoes I am wearing to a wedding this weekend
25% begin my marathon training
50% stop picking at ingrown hairs
110% STOP EATING ALL THE CHEESE BALLS IN THE OFFICE KITCHEN. JUST STOP.
@Daisy Razor I do, in fact, know more than one person who has received one. (Or two, as it was not limited to the first child.) I will not say any more, for fear of inadvertently passing judgment on people that I generally like.
@iceberg Oh hello Emma, I am a lustful cockmonster who is also a jaunty little gnome. Welcome.
@par_parenthese ROGER BUTT...many graciases for that!
Oh 'pinners...it is weird here. I think I am safe in my neighborhood, and I so desperately need to get away from the news, but this is a weird place to be right now...this world man...
@Sea Ermine It's not an STI, I got it from my mom, or my cousin, or my aunt or one of the 80% of my extended family that has had them since we were all wee things. They are absolutely not transferable unless you actually have one, and then, at least in my case, they are extremely obvious and no one is going to want to make out with me with that gnarly thing on my mouth anyway. I don't make out with people if I think I am getting one or if I actually have one, and they are so freaking annoying that if I am getting one/actually have one, I can't let it go, so you are generally well aware.
It is herpes, but it is not the same simplex as genital herpes, and in fact, can only rarely be passed if you were to perform oral with one on your mouth.
I am not saying you should just go on your merry way passing them happily along, but there is definitely no reason to tell a complete stranger that you get cold sores.
@LordHennyson This sounds like it is relevant to my interests...what sayeth you?
@Jaya This has always been how it's handled in my very large extended family...my uncle also was the one that initiated this, and can totally get away with doing shit like that. It became a running joke that stands to this day. Ironically, the ones who laughed and stood on the ends are all still around, the ones that ended up in the middle of the photos are gone, to a one...