@Senna me too but I never go because grad school. soon I will be writing some version of this poem.
your dad sounds a lot like my dad.
@Ester Bloom BDSM ax murderers with leather masks and chains and infrared goggles. This was one of the the weirdest movies I have ever seen. Have you seen The Host ( 2006 version, same director)?
I have seen this and would be excited to discuss, particularly because while I enjoyed it, I did not think it lived up to the hype. Also, it is not just sporadically violent, it is extremely, graphically, Tarantino-at-his-best violent, in case that bothers anybody.
thank you for writing this! I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I was in a similar situation and my settlement could pay for grad school a few times over, but my program is the kind where they (miraculously!) pay me to be here. I'm so very glad you were able to use the money to get what you needed for yourself. I'm trying to come to terms with doing that also, but everything seems simultaneously so trivial and so big. so worthy and so undeserved.
@RiffRandell I get them from a company called young living which is a pyramid structured type thing like mary kay. I know there is a name for this but I forget what it is (ponzi scheme? just kidding?). Their stuff is super high quality (voir:expensive) and i use it because my mom uses it, but i've not seen anything better on the market. i am highly doubtful about anything that they sell at wholefoods or anywhere else. young living has differnt grades of oils - so there are some that are safe to ingest some that should only be used topically, and some that should only be diffused.
i am the woman who has a little kit of cute bottles! except that I never lend them out - they are expensive. I was raised with aromatherapy though, so I was the kid putting tea tree oil on my face in high school. I firmly and completely believe in the magical powers of essential oils and am happy to discuss/argue with anybody at nauseam .
@TheDilettantista second ditto to the city!
@backstagebethy which way is upside down?