Maybe I’m also a bad communicator, but I don’t see how your behavior either time was that bad? I’m not completely understanding what he’s upset about. My boyfriend and I frequently feed the cats or do other things mid-conversation and no one gets upset. I’m not saying he’s wrong to feel as he does, though. I read your… Read more
I hope you have a good talk too. I know I'm just an internet stranger, but I'm rooting for you. I think as women we're socialized to take so much of the blame for everything on ourselves, when in reality it takes (at minimum) two people to make or break a relationship. Relationships are work, but they don't have to be… Read more
kinja sucks on my phone, so I have no idea if this will show up or what. But I've been reading your posts about your relationship, and am getting legitimately worried. I'm seconding the other commenters and saying please please do not quit your job. If you can afford it, therapy or talking to a counselor—alone, not… Read more
Yes, you can definitely do better than the Republican! Honestly, I would also strongly advise running the other way from him, and not even letting him slither his way back into your life as a "friend" (even of the no-benefits kind). Did he apologize for abruptly cutting off all contact, or offer any sort of… Read more
I've given generous (on my budget) cheques to several close friends for wedding gifts. I've always given them along with a heartfelt letter, so it doesn't feel impersonal. I think people like it because it lets them put some money towards the honeymoon or on a house down payment—I know that's where my gifts have gone… Read more
I'm sorry you missed your flight. I've missed flights twice in my life, and one time it was completely 100% my fault and the story may cheer you up as it's very stupid. I was a legal adult, and in grad school so presumably of at least reasonable intelligence at the time. My flight was at, say, 12:35 am on a Monday (I… Read more
Oh yeah, I'm in the US. Sorry, I should have noticed from your user name that you were likely in Canada, haha. That's what I get for posting after work. Good luck finding a decent rate. We haven't had to use our renter's, but I'm sure it will pay for itself if we ever do need it.
I'm no expert on renter's insurance, but that sounds high to me. It might be worth it to shop around a bit. My renter's insurance has always been about $100 for a full year, for apartments in a few different cities. I've been in expensive and/or high crime areas, and it has never gotten over $150/year.
Aww, thank you!
My screen name story is kind of (very?) stupid. I was watching an episode of Futurama where they parody Scooby Doo, and there were a few jokes made about Fred and his love of ascots. Apparently I had ascots on the brain from that, because the phrase that I would later use as my screen name randomly popped into my head… Read more
I'm not a very active poster, but I'm newish to the area and so don't really have friends here yet so I'd like to go to a DC meetup sometime!