@gulleyjimson Yes! Boars are really dangerous: they gore people. Take no risks. That's my motto.
That picture up top takes me back to the National Cowgirl Museum (thanks for all the memories!): http://www.cowgirl.net/
My week did go weirdly because I was 2x as spontaneous as usual, so I went out dancing (on a weeknight) and am still hobbling around as a result. I hardly recognize myself.
I got "Wool & Wanker" and am committed to never drinking anywhere else again.
ETA: Unless it's at the "Rum & Stirrup" hahaaaa.
ETTAAAA: "Clown & Farthing" lol it's like Crown. I'm almost done.
@j-i-a Annnnd that just inspired me to spend (too much?) time reading up on the Slytherin problem: http://bronzedragon.tumblr.com/post/30187808385/the-problem-of-slytherin
I've got room in my heart for my Slytherin sistren. Ambition is just another world for hustle (or maybe that's ambition + industry, but still).
@saraldn 'Puff 4 eva. I'm rereading the Goblet of Fire at the moment and am reminded of just what a raw deal they get, but it's all leveled out by the sweetness of having a common room off the kitchen.
@Statham I always get sorted into Ravenclaw by quizzes and such, but I know in my heart that I would be sorted into Hufflepuff (or beg the sorting hat) because this is their common room: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Hufflepuff_Basement
<3 <3 <3
@SwissMeringue That alone is enough to haunt me for days.
@CaitlinRenee I love all of this advice. It rings very, very true for me personally. I think even the parts that sound counter intuitive, like "You force yourself to talk to and engage with the people who seem soooo boring, and unfamiliar, and dumb, and lame, and not all that interesting. You engage them and learn what’s really going on inside those people, because there is a lot," are important. Because maybe you are used to a lot of things that feel good because they feel comfortable/familiar (being lied to was a big one of these for me), so it will take a while to switch from embracing the devil you know, to something more healthy.
@paddlepickle Good point! Yes, I am a cycle commuter and a weepy ride is no biggie especially on a cold day, because then really who can tell the difference, but I would not want to have to sit on a bus/subway with a puffy face.
Maybe coffee shop within three blocks of said person's apartment as a compromise? On their turf, but not in their actual home.
@themegnapkin Agreed, except I am also the wierdo who prefers being broken up with by phone (I mean, do check where I am/make sure it's fairly private) soooo I could be an outlier.
Unless you're cohabitating and there's a sticky wicket (like we have to sort this out before someone flounces off) I'd say: find a tucked away spot near a back exit at a coffee shop. Buy that person a scone. Don't be surprised if person throws scone in your face.
Ditto on not wanting break up memories in the actual place that I live.