aphroditebean
AphroditeBean
aphroditebean
Apr 11 2018
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My supervisor left back in August. When I told my manager (boss’ boss) that I was interested in the position, I was told I “wasn’t ready yet”. When I asked what would make me ready, I was told I needed to go above and beyond, ignoring all the times in the past 4 years that I have in fact gone above and beyond. I Read more

Nov 26 2017
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I met my person when I was 31 and he was 36. We met on OKCupid, which is apparently a rarity because you have to wade through a lot of crap. I don’t believe in soul mates, but we really are a good match. We’ve been married five years now and are in the process of adopting a teenager. I just went to my uncle’s wedding Read more

Nov 10 2017
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This was pretty much my mother too. Although it was a bit more harsh with a “You’ll never get a man if you are fat.” I wasn’t even fat when she said it! Nevermind that I did find someone and they really didn’t care about the pudge around my middle. Or anywhere else for that matter.

Nov 10 2017
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Several years ago, before I met my now husband, my mother told me that I needed to lose weight because no one would be interested in dating a fat woman. The weirdest part of this was that I was in great shape, rode a bike to work, rock climbed and hiked regularly, and would definitely not have considered myself fat at Read more

Aug 29 2017
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I felt the exact same way. Unbelief seemed so terrifying based on everything I had been taught by the church and my parents. Yet, when I finally let religion go it was a relief. That’s not to say that there haven’t been some bumps along the road, but I feel like I am finally living an authentic life.

Aug 16 2017
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For the most part. My mom will probably always struggle with keeping her temper, but she discovered a number of techniques that helped her manager her anger and us. Parenting With Love & Logic made our home a much calmer place. It was our much needed version of Super Nanny. She’s a grandma now and is incredibly good Read more

Jul 27 2017
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I went to a children’s lit book club last week and every five minutes, this one woman would bring up Trump. I mentioned that I had been re-reading a lot of older books because I frequently re-read books I love in the summer. Her response: “Comfort books to get your mind off of Trump.” No. That is not why I re-read Read more

Jul 21 2017
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I have never cut my own hair, but have certainly gone from long to short impulsively. I’ll show up at the hair dresser and she’ll ask, “Just a trim.” And I smile and say I want to chop it off. I trust you. Do whatever. Hairstylists get super excited about being given free reign. Last year we dyed the front purple and Read more

Jul 21 2017
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That is so weird. I get shit for wearing a “grandma” bathing suit. It’s one of those swimdresses and I LOVE it. It’s the best bathing suit I have ever owned. Not only is there less of my body that can be burned, but it also feels like I am wearing actual clothes so when we go to the water park, I don’t feel like I am Read more

Jul 21 2017
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I am a super pale porcelain skinned red haired woman with skin cancer running rampant throughout my immediate and extended families. I hate the beach. Most of my time there is spent lathering myself in sunblock and worrying about whether I am burning. And usually, because I am so hot, I can’t tell if I am burning or Read more

Jun 7 2017
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I had a breast reduction nearly 12 years ago now (insurance paid 90%) and it is one of the best decisions I have made. I’m not even super tiny, went down to a large C, but compared to before they are really small. I love them so much. Not only are my shoulder, neck, and back pain virtually gone due to boobage, but my Read more

May 19 2017
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I am a super geek (totally not a jock or a jerk) and I quite enjoy the show. I love seeing board games that I play featured in the show. I enjoy the references to Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Comic Con, cosplay, and computers. The hanging out at the comic book shop rather than a coffee shop, like me and my friends Read more

May 19 2017
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Same here. I like slapstick humor too, which BBT covers nicely. I also don’t like the majority of comedies that people drool over all the time (The Office, Seinfeld, Community, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, etc.) so I always figured that BBT was for the people who don’t like those shows. Or maybe not.

Apr 19 2017
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I told my mother I didn’t want to have children when I was ten-years-old. I never changed my mind. No babies are coming out of me. To me, pregnancy looks like one of the worst things I could do to myself. For years I have had nightmares about it and frankly, fear of pregnancy was the main reason I stayed a virgin for Read more

Apr 6 2017
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I love my skirted one piece. It makes me feel like I am wearing a little dress and since I am super pale, also means I have less skin to worry about being burned. I especially love it while walking around our local water park because I feel dressed. I know people make fun of the “grandma one-pieces”, but I think it’s Read more

Feb 15 2017
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I have the opposite problem. I work in an office full of activists and feel absolute pressure to take the day off. I expect my office to be empty and already have co-workers talking about it with the obvious expectation that I won’t be there either. Read more

Nov 28 2016
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This looks like a fairly average size store, but there us a CVS in Downtown Boston that is three stories. Seriously, it used to be a Borders before they went bankrupt. If all the employees suddenly disappeared, it would take a lot longer than 30 minutes for me to realize there were none in the whole store.

Sep 6 2016
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Exactly! I mean, it’s a weird name for sure (Venus btw) and I don’t think my mom considered it’s rhyming potential nor how I would feel about it as a kid or adult, but I’ve just embraced it and made it mine. I’m the only Venus most people will meet in person and I’ve been told it (and my extension me) is rather Read more

Sep 4 2016
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As someone with a name very akin to Aurora, at least goddess-like, I say fuck it. I like the resume rule, but I also know that my name has never hindered me from getting a job. I work in publishing and have worked in books for years, so maybe it’s that these people don’t care as much, but I am certainly happy to have Read more

Sep 4 2016
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I know. I have five nieces, four with names that end in A. Olivia, Aria, Lida, and Carolina. Goodness.