@SarahP I realized as I typed this that the technology aspect is maybe what bothers the "soak it in" people the most. Would a "soak it in" person judge me for reading through a sunset? Probably not. (Even if it's something trashy!) But looking at a phone somehow is less okay to some people.
Every day on the commute home from my last job, I would get to see the sun set over the Boston skyline. And some days I really liked setting my book (didn't have a smart phone at the time) aside and looking out the window. But other days I had seen the sunset before and I just wanted to keep reading. There is nothing wrong with that. We don't need to look at everything all the time!
@TyrannosaurusWreck "Just because I'm not in YOUR moment doesn't mean I'm not in A moment." I love that!
@Lily Rowan I too am excited about not just having this book on my shelf, but using it frequently. Yaaaaaaay Jolie!
It's late in the thread, but I wanted to add my voice to this: I used to be a REALLY active commenter here, but changed jobs, so I can only catch up once or twice a week. But I still like it here! The layout of the Toast (and the fact that it's blocked at my work) makes it harder for me to read, and the comments either don't load right on my home computer or just aren't as easy to browse anyway. I love the content in both places, but the Hairpin will always have my heart.
@ifsolitude Their hair! I love it. Actually,I would love this picture regardless of whether the girl in the middle was Gwen Stefani or not--it's so great.
LW1, this is sort of just brekaup common sense, so sorry if it sounds elementary, but one other piece of advice: do not bad mouth the ex. It may be tempting to agree with any vitriol your sweetie needs to get over the rbeakup, but if that comes up, just be a listening ear. Agreeing with negative things about the ex could backfire.
If I HAVE the neck to pull off that necklace, SOMEONE should probably let me try it on, right?
@meetapossum <3 u too, meetapossum