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On A Scary Story by Laura van den Berg: "The river freezes. The child is everywhere, all the time."

Kelly Mahfah Link! Monster smart-girl crush on her.

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 11:13 am 0

On When Friends Have Babies

@SmartCookie Oh, they're totally NOT bragging - who brags about stretch marks and morning sickness? - but it feels like they're waving from the Republic of Grown-Ass Adult Women With Their Acts Together, and I'm waving back from my leaky rowboat on the Sea of Failing To Live Up to Self-Imposed Expectations of What Being a Woman Is.

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm 5

On When Friends Have Babies

I have two friends who are pregnant, and this post really resonated with me. I'm very aware of that chasm, and I don't know what to ask, and I feel resentful when the conversations steers over to the pregnancy (both the good parts and the bad), because I feel like they're...bragging?...about their impending "leveling-up" as a woman/human and I feel like a petulant swamp monster for even being weird about any of it in the first place.

So, uh, I can relate.

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm 2

On 'Game of Thrones' Men, by Hotness

Aw, Samwell. Due to my fondness for nice, oversized dudes, I would rank him higher. Also, is it possible to negative rank someone? (Joffrey.)

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm 12

On 'Game of Thrones' Men, by Hotness

@meetapossum Definitely had a sex dream about Gendry last night. Thanks to you, will likely have another one tonight. Unrelated question: is it possible to run that GIF slowwwwwwer?

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm 1

On Shop Talk

Sex blogger here! My personal preference is the Lelo Lily, which is rechargeable, comes with five different pulse patterns, and has a warranty, which is awesome. Lelo products are about on par with JimmyJane products in terms of quality and design.

I sometimes use it with a NobEssence dildo, which are amazing. They're wood and then covered in a finish that makes it glass-like, and they're extremely well-designed and usually double-ended. Both the NobEssence and the Lelo were pricy, but they're total sex-toy game-changers.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:48 am 1

On Friday Open Thread

@frigwiggin Oh, thank you guys so much. I had a big cry at the office, and then came home to a lovely, slightly disappointed boyfriend.

Plus I emailed the ring maker and they give 20% off replacements on lost or stolen rings. *Big cry, sniffles, brave smile.*

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 10:23 am 1

On Friday Open Thread

@OwlOfDerision I hate the wait-and-see approach! So many feelings and hyperness goes with it! Is there any reason you're waiting and seeing, other than to test out whether or not he'll call?

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@OwlOfDerision Oh man, the overthink is the dater's worst luck charm.

You seem into being direct (see: "I like you!"), so maybe you could ask him if he likes you. And point out that he seems a little *shrugs shoulders* about the whole thing. See what he says.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

I just lost the ring my boyfriend gave me for Christmas. I feel so stupid and horrible - it fell off my hand sometime during lunch, not that I noticed. I love that ring! It was his first time buying a big-ticket item for a girlfriend, and of course, I have to fucking lose it. I am the reason we can't have nice things.

Should I buy a replacement? I already told him about the loss, so I can't sneak it in. Ugh. Bereft.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm 0