I have a friend who I suspect is like you. She is pathologically friendly, and as a result people are always doing nice things for her. For example, she occasionally parks illegally at her job because she’s running late (she works on a university campus, so sometimes she parks in a spot she doesn’t have the right… Read more
Thanks! He’s 7 weeks old and it’s going pretty well. Boyjangles has a flexible work schedule and my mom is here for a couple months and she is a huge help, so they have been making sure I get as much sleep as I can. Thought I’m hoping this baby starts smiling and interacting more soon, because weeks of blank stares is… Read more
I enjoyed The Expanse (prime) and Altered Carbon (netflix). More sci-fi than fantasy, but I enjoyed them and they had interesting and powerful female characters (especially The Expanse).
Good on you for fighting the good fight. Those kinds of conversations are so important, but we increasingly only have them with people who already share our viewpoint.
That scene was hilarious.
The Exploratorium is super fun for adults and kids, so I would check that out.
Check out the Pocket Earth app for offline maps - it has user contributed additional features like restaurants, toilets, trails, etc, and it locates you via GPS so you can tell where you are on the map without using data. I think it costs $5. We have traveled extensively and it has saved our butts multiple times. Read more
Make him buy and wrap the gift. They are his co-workers, after all.
When I was younger I lived in the south pacific, where being fat is not viewed as a bad thing. And at first it was shocking to hear people throw the term around, because in our culture it is one of the worst things you can call someone, but in that culture it was just a word, without all the baggage. I got a lot more… Read more
This is super out of left field, but I love that you call it your fat women’s exercise group. I think we have given the word fat an unhealthy amount of power and significance, and so I’ve been thinking about ways to reclaim it and make it just an adjective again, without any connotations about one’s value as a person.… Read more
I found your thoughts really interesting, because I’ve thought a lot about gender identity myself. Like your friend, I have never felt my gender very strongly, though I can remember wanting to be a boy when I was little (I am female), and I had a very extended tom boy phase. I think wanting to be a boy had more to do… Read more
Wow, that super sucks. That is also one of my biggest fears - I am a car in first/e-brake on at all times kind of gal, even though I live in a place with almost no hills.
Depends on when the plans were made. Confirmation is unnecessary unless they were made over a week ago and I have not spoken to that person since.
That sounds lovely!