My husband planned our wedding- he was off work sick, I was working full-time - it made sense for us. The only “groomzilla” thing he did was insist on an enormous and spectacular bouquet for me. I am v short and thought it was too much ( very long and trailing). It was beautiful. Fast forward 12 happy years and 2 kids… Read more
Thank-you. This is fabulous.
This makes me think of Lou Reed. Bleak and sparse and beautiful. Just me?
Thanks! Was about to post something similar. In other news; words have more than one meaning...
Yeah we improvised one- very rough. Don’t have photo but very simple 1 slurk down each side. It’s very tense. Every carefully thought-out move on the main board can be devastated by a well placed assassin. Still not got the hang of it myself. And we keep arguing about the exact rules..
Stealth chess (as described by Terry Pratchett) with assassins. Have been playing this recently and it is terrifyingly unpredictable. Please tell me other people play it outside my club. It’s fun.
I once went to 4 different stores trying to purchase tampons from someone who wasn’t a student or ex-student. Couldn’t find a single place that wasn’t staffed by someone I knew so I finally went for it. Young ex-student behind the counter engages me in conversation about changing his university course and could I… Read more
So sorry this happened to you. I never reported my sexual assault because I was ashamed, and I justified it because it stopped short of rape. I was 13, he was 18, but I knew I wouldn’t be believed because we were on a “date” - he gave me a lift home after lunch with a group of friends. I confronted him many years… Read more
Loving your candour and the fact that you stuck around to listen to commenters. I think you sound brilliant and if I wasn’t married I’d be a little bit in love with you Please don't get hung up on negatives (if we all did that then we’d never get out of bed and continue being amaaazing day after day)
Not the same graffiti, okay, but chock full of burnt out cars and used syringes and badly looked after kids and neglected ponies. I have been in some (all-white) shitholes Dublin that would make the hair stand up on the back of your neck....
I was ten or eleven, at a park just round the corner from my house when 4 grown men in a car started yelling obscene comments about my chest. I was wearing a hoodie and jeans and playing on a swing-set. What age did they THINK I was? I ran home. They laughed. My parents blamed me. I didn’t get their logic. But then it… Read more
“Ms O’Brynne is a MILF”. “Nah, man, she’s not even a Mom” 1st guy (not missing a beat) “I bet I could fix that for her”