@Ophelia Yep, add me to the list that thought that Bill Clinton was the only possible answer. I do think George Clooney is charming, but he isn't the first person to come to mind when asked about who is charming. Bill Clinton is, like, WIZARD-level charming.
@whizz_dumb Well, there was a time when I didn't mind giving the Hairpin some money, and when sponsored posts were even interesting and fun (those photo ones from a while back were aces, i thought). I've not been as attentive a Pin reader lately, so I didn't realize the sponsored posts had become abhorrent. That one's on me, I guess.
@The Lady of Shalott Proofing was not the problem. I didn't find any typos (unless you consider telling me what sort of fucking muscles and body I should want, a typo, which I do not). A Hairpin where that sort of article--be it a regular article or sponsored content or a fucking popup ad, forchrissake--is considered acceptable, is not a Hairpin of which I want ANY part.
Good luck, dudes. i guess. i'll be over here waxing nostalgic about the days when I'd leave the Pin feeling *better* about my body, not worse.
@candybeans aaaand, by putting it in print, i have realized that i want him to be THE dude, not just A dude. The 'Pin: Getting All My Shit Straightened Out since 2011.
While they were talking about an old Outkast album, I tried to impress the dude's (ack THE dude?! I DONT KNOW)(HOPEFULLY) friends this weekend by talking about how this album was coming out soon, and that Big Boi's last album was also utterly aces. They were either stunned into silence by my awesomeness, or nonplussed (or nonplussed by my awesomeness?).
In conclusion, BIG BOI FOREVER.
Boo, i got a back-up plan to the back-up plan to back up my back-up plan. Mothafucka let's GO.
HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS WAS COMING OUT OH GOD YESSSSSSSSSSS i am still obsessively listening to the last one. The ultimate album of pump-up jams to blast in your tiny red car or in your ears at the gym to transform you instantly into a badass.
@werewolfbarmitzvah yeah, i was under the impression that they're barred for contractual reasons from recording together; not, like, unfriendliness reasons.
@Sea Ermine yeah, those are good suggestions. These two incidents caught me off-guard, and I handled everything wrong. But traveling with hankies would certainly be a good start.
@carolita ha, thanks! And, seriously. What a stupid way to cheat yourself out.of.more sex with a cute, not-needy 20-something.
Carolita, thank you. I just love the way you write, and am (to some extent, to somewhat more modest results) living this right now, so it's extra pertinent. I have had some condom-based adventures in the past couple weeks that this piece reminded me of, which make me think that, in my years of coupledness in between now and my prior singledom, men have simply stopped being willing to wear them? To which I say, ugh.