@Stina They're grooming each other's heads already!!! Amazing. Sounds like you've got a match!
@annecara No doubt. We held out on a couch, just to see what life was like without one, but I've been finding myself choosing to sprawl out on the hardwood floor (ow) over sitting in a chair. It's definitely time.
@Stina CATS!!! congrats on the new fur ball! How's he adjusting?
Holy expensive weekend! Friday - $106 grocery shop (why so big?!) & lazy Netflixing Saturday - Visited with my parents and treated lunch ($35). We finally went to IKEA and bought a damn couch ($600). It's super great and going couchless was a silly experiment, but $600!! ugh Sunday - Contributed to a fundraiser for a friend who's spending some unexpected time in the NICU ($50). It took all of me not to throw several hundred dollars at them but I refrained because their medical bills are taken care of--they just need like, dinner and a hotel. Total: $791. Low-spend October, here I come!
@Jordan Rosenfeld@facebook Dude, don't read the comments section on your pieces. Why argue with strangers on the internet about whether your husband is a douchebag or not?
Uggghhhhhhh WHY YOU GOTTA BE LIKE THAT ESTER I've been thinking that I need to pull back on coffee but ugghhh. I quit smoking over a year ago, and when I pulled back the nicotine, the caffeine started affecting me in ways it never had before. I cut way, wayyyy back, but still SO SENSITIVE. I pulled myself off alcohol for a little while because it seemed to be affecting my sleep (I do, indeed, sleep a fuckton better if I abstain BUT WHISKEY I LOVE YOU), so I feel like I'd probably benefit from doing the same with coffee but I'm still like 40% in denial?
Oh my, I have trouble even imagining being so conservative that you'd hide being a web developer for porn sites. BEING A WEB DEVELOPER! You guys!
I bristled at this piece, too. The author came from an abusive situation? Recovering from the shit abuse does to you requires tons of compassion and not-being-a-douche-bag. I almost punched through the screen to trip this asshole when I read this: Though I knew I deserved it, this was all painfully reminiscent of my time with my ex, who had used silence as a form of punishment when I did not conform to his desires. "THOUGH I KNEW I DESERVED IT" Bullshit. This guy used silence as a form of punishment, too, and no one deserves that, least of all someone who's clawing their way out of patterns of abuse. This was 15 years ago, so yeah, the guy might not be an asshole now, but the actions portrayed in this piece are definitely assholey.
On Fall Fashion
I have a uniform, Mike-Dang style, and it ensures that all seasons are equally good in terms in fashion because UNIFORM. It does require making enough to buy perfectly-fitting pieces, though (it is a bullshit lie that you can find ~*great clothes on a budget*~ DON'T LET ANYONE GUILT YOU INTO BELIEVING THAT SHIT)
@samburger oh god I'm googling this douche bag ("douche" because he is unnecessary and bad for vaginas) and his response to Laura's letter includes this: "I’ve grabbed plenty of girls’ asses in my life, but I’ve never grabbed hers.” he is practicing his halloween costume as a misandrist parody of himself, maybe???