silveradobojangles
silveradobojangles
11/14/19
8:33 AM
1

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

11/13/19
12:43 PM
1

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

11/12/19
8:53 AM
10

We got buried in snow yesterday. Boyjangles stayed home, so he and I took the baby for a snow walk, and then got a mocha and groceries to make a hearty stew. It was beautiful, but also sort of depressing because it means the 5 to 6 months of winter has begun.

10/31/19
8:59 AM
1

I’m around, though mostly lurking. I had a baby, and he’s 5 weeks, so I mostly just have energy for reading rather than commenting. Read more

10/24/19
10:45 AM
2

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).

10/10/19
11:33 AM
2

Congrats! That is so exciting, and it must be very gratifying to have all your hard work recognized.

10/10/19
11:13 AM
1

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.

10/7/19
10:52 AM
1

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

9/30/19
2:12 PM
1

That sounds awesome. Boyjangles and I have done lots of exploring in southern Europe, but never made it to Portugal. And given that we just had a baby last week, it will likely be some time before we take a big trip like that. So I’ll have to live vicariously through others.

9/21/19
8:26 PM
3

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

9/21/19
1:53 PM
10

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

9/21/19
1:37 PM
5

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

9/19/19
11:13 AM
5

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.

9/19/19
8:00 AM
1

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.