Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Gone Fishin’

I’m on vacation in Missouri for ten days visiting family and friends, so posting will be a little lighter than usual while I’m away. Just wanted to let you know not to worry about me if you don’t hear from me for a bit. I’ve probably passed Jackson off on the grandparents and am sitting somewhere drinking a margarita and reading my August horoscope. Carry on.

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    painted_lady August 1, 2013, 9:05 am

    Good to know. Otherwise I would have worried. I’m a little neurotic like that.

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    Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 9:08 am

    Have fun in Missourah!

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    Doodles August 1, 2013, 9:13 am

    Enjoy your vacay Wendy! Have a great trip! 🙂

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    Fabelle August 1, 2013, 9:13 am

    Have fun, Wendy!! We’ll miss you 🙂 (& yeah, I totally would have been like, “Where’s Wendy?” if you hadn’t shown up. In other news, my brain has been completely infiltrated by DW…I saw a news story about Wendy’s, the fast food restaurant, the other day, & immediately thought it was about Wendy)

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    GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 9:17 am

    Have a great trip Wendy!! It sounds like a lovely trip! It’s so great Jackson has been able to get to know his grandparents so well even when they have lived so far.

    We’re going on a family vacation next. GGuy and myself, his sister and her husband, and his parents all in a big old beach house. Should be interesting and fun. I’m hoping we don’t get into any drunk political discussions.

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    bethany August 1, 2013, 9:31 am

    Have a fun trip!!! I need to get some work done today, so a light day is ok in my book.
    Who am I kidding? I’ll still be back once an hour at least.

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    veritek33 August 1, 2013, 9:55 am

    I really hope you’re enjoying the mild Missouri weather we’re having. It’s usually balls hot right now, but it’s actually pretty tolerable right now!!

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      CatsMeow August 1, 2013, 9:59 am

      Yeah, it’s kinda bizarre, right?

      It’s still muggy as shit, though. I think I was moist all day yesterday. :/

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    Classic August 1, 2013, 10:54 am

    Have a nice vacation, dear Wendy!

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    iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:08 am

    It’s only 9:08 and I’ve already eaten my snack and lunch. This is going to be a long day.

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      iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:10 am

      Someone should start a really trainwrecky forum so I can entertain myself and try not to leave work at 10:30 when Taco Bell opens to have third meal.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:14 am

        Shit I think it’s time for me to go on a juice cleanse again. I am out of control.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:17 am

        Anyone ever have one of those days where you just wake up starving? I wonder if it’s because I had dinner super late last night because I didn’t leave work until 8:15. You heard that right. WTF. Not okay. Oh and then I still had to file something super late (ended up being 10:45). So between 8:15 and 10:45 I drank 3 beers and ate nachos and reeses. Do you see a pattern here? I am partaking in every bad habit you could.

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        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 11:27 am

        I think this is what is happening to me. I had a late dinner out last night, drank more wine than usual, & today I am STARVING. I’m trying to hold off eating anything substantial until lunch.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:32 am

        I’m so jealous. I am simultaneously full and hungry at the same time.

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        kerrycontrary August 1, 2013, 11:34 am

        it’s probably the alcohol. All that sugar and carbs will make you hungry the next day! I wake up really hungry some days though. Sometimes your body just needs to eat, listen to it!

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        painted_lady August 1, 2013, 12:06 pm

        Probably about 75% of the time, I wake up starving. Which is really kind of terrible since I’m on medication that I have to take in the morning half an hour before I eat anything.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:22 am

        This is a deleted thread right?

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        lemongrass August 1, 2013, 11:46 am

        Yes. It’s official now, I said so.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 11:24 am

        I was hoping for the same thing.

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      • theattack

        theattack August 1, 2013, 11:27 am

        You mean my kitten problems aren’t dramatic enough for you?

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 11:31 am

        Maybe I’ll add a controversial comment…

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 11:35 am

        OK, everyone go crazy now! I’ve juiced up your thread.

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      • theattack

        theattack August 1, 2013, 11:38 am

        What a bitch. That was so offensive Wendy’s probably going to have to go on a ten day trip to Missouri to take a break from all the drama.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 11:45 am

        Wendy, I call for a ban of TA. She just called me a bitch!

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      • theattack

        theattack August 1, 2013, 11:46 am

        haha, I guess I did break a rule.

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 11:43 am

        hahaha LBH

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:48 am

        Haha thank you for your effort LBH. Everyone else step it up! This is a deleted thread after all. I would ask Fabelle to say some sex details but she’ll probably traumatize me again with some weird shit out of left field so… other suggestions?

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        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 11:28 am

        I kind of wish it was too. There should be a new deleted thread every day until Wendy gets back. Or this should should stay up, & then be deleted when she comes back, haha. The only problem with that is there’ll probably be SO MUCH that nobody can ever mentioned again.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:31 am

        Alright it’s official. This is a deleted thread. Now here goes. Me and the boyfriend said happy anniversary this morning because it’s been 2 months since our first date. WE ARE SO ANNOYING. I judge the shit out of myself, but I can’t stop. One day we held hands while pushing the grocery cart. It makes me want to puke. I don’t know why this is happening to me. I’m on this vomit train for sappy shit and I can’t get off because I just want to bang his life all the time.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:35 am

        I’m so ashamed. 🙁

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 11:36 am

        I always like to hold hands at the grocery store. I have no idea why. It’s the weirdest thing.

        Do a lot of people know about new boy? Like your mom?

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:43 am

        Well I live with my brother so he knows we’re officially dating and stuff and sees him all the time. My mom kinda knows without knowing you know? Like I’ve mentioned him in conversations so she knows what’s going on – but we haven’t actually had a discussion about him. My family’s weird like that. So my Dad doesn’t know either. If I didn’t live with my brother I would have never volunteered this information.

        I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I don’t think I’ve ever been this out of control in a relationship before. I hang out with him all the time and I’m stressed out about not being able to hang out with him enough. It’s like I have there to be more hours in the day. I am turning into that girl I hate. It’s just hard because we have all the same hobbies. So I spend every minute with him doing things I already want to do like swim and hike and drink beer and cook and bake and go to yoga and go running and it’s like WTF. Why is every day with you so fun and neither of us are going out of our way – like if I wasn’t dating him I would be swimming and hiking and running and drinking beer anyway you know? And same for him. So stressful.

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        kerrycontrary August 1, 2013, 11:46 am

        That’s what it’s like when you have things in common 🙂

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:50 am

        BUT YOGA. How did I find someone who will go to sculpt with me?! I can’t even handle it.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 11:49 am

        Haha, I think you should cut yourself some slack!! You’re enjoying life right now. Roll with it!! You’ve always had a super level head on your shoulders so I wouldn’t panic just yet.

        Does brother like him? (Sorry I’m nosey today. Wendy is deleting this right?) IMO, does there need to be a big discussion with your family? Like when GGuy and I started dating neither of us where ever like “Mom, XYZ is going on in my life.” It was more organic…We mentioned each other in conversations and then when it was convenient I went to a Labor Day picnic at his parents house. No big grand introducing. I liked it that way.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:52 am

        No I would never have a big discussion with them about it. I don’t really need their approval. I mean I want them to like him, but due to everything else in my life I just want to be careful in leading people on to believe I care what they think. I really don’t. I mean certainly they are more than welcome to tell me if they think he’s an asshole – but that would be physically impossible because he’s the nicest fucking person on the planet.

        And my brother definitely likes him. He would never tell me that, but they have a lot in common too and now when the three of us hang out they’ll end up talking and leaving me out.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 11:58 am

        I love it. I love the excitement of new relationships.

        On a side note, you look nothing like your brother.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:03 pm

        Really? We have the same-ish eyes, but yeah I guess other than that we look pretty different. I’m not going to lie I just went to my FB to figure out how you knew which picture was with my brother because I don’t think I have any of them captured like “Me and my brother, X” so I’m super confused. You’re a smarty pants. Is it because I’ve mentioned that I’m Irish and he has an Irish first and last name? Tell me your secrets.

        Also I think I’m going to be a league manager for a fantasy league this year – do you recommend yahoo or espn?

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:07 pm

        I’ve never used Yahoo…so I have no input. Well I do, I say use ESPN because you’ve used it first and understand how it works.

        Re your brother, he was the only male consistently in your photo’s. I just sorta guessed. And I facebook stalk like no other. (Everyone clicks through like 100 photo’s of a random FB friend right? Like weekly…) Your eyes are super similar.

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        rachel August 1, 2013, 12:14 pm

        GG, I totally click through random people’s entire photo history, it’s not just you.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:18 pm

        Please confirm that his first name starts with an S.

        And I don’t really do that with facebook photos but I stalk the shit out of people’s instagrams. Instagram is so much cooler than facebook. I kinda wish everyone had it so I could just phase out facebook. I don’t care about what people have to say about shit, I just want to see pretty pictures.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:20 pm

        Yes, definitely an S. Also your first name was my middle name (before the name change). weird!

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:33 pm

        Wow I’m really proud of your detective work.

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        Christy August 1, 2013, 11:14 pm

        Oh thanks GG I totally just found iwanna.

        iwanna, I’m friending you. If you’re not iwanna and I friended you, I am deeply ashamed of my stalking failure.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 11:53 am

        I used to make Peter wait in the car while I’d run into my mom’s so I could avoid the explanation as long as possible. That’s ok, right?

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        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 11:38 am

        Aw you guys are too cute. I support your sappy love fest

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        bethany August 1, 2013, 12:19 pm

        I’m ashamed of you. But only for that hand holding shit.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 11:28 am

        Here’s something dramatic for you: someone totally stole my food from the break room fridge. Let the shit storm ensue!

        chirp, chirp

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 11:34 am

        What an outrage!

        We once had a teenage therapy client bring her boyfriend to an appointment. He ate the therapist’s buffalo wings in the fridge and had sauce all over his face. He told the therapist he didn’t do it, but when she opened the fridge, there was a note that said: “Sorry I ate your wings.”

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      • theattack

        theattack August 1, 2013, 11:34 am

        I realize that’s not at all funny. I’m just bored and sooo sleepy.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:35 am

        That’s messed up. Chicken wings are a delicacy.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 11:39 am

        Ha that is funny!

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 11:44 am

        I actually think it’s kinda hysterical.

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        lemongrass August 1, 2013, 11:45 am

        I find that hilarious. Maybe I’m just a bad person.

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        Auntie Allie August 1, 2013, 1:16 pm

        Just to clarify: I didn’t “like” because your food got stolen, but more because there’s no other way to say that that sucks and that is some office drama!

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    TECH August 1, 2013, 11:47 am

    This guy in my tennis league asked me to get together to play one on one next week. I have no idea if he is interested in me or if he just wants someone to play tennis with. But if he was looking for someone good to play with, he certainly wouldn’t have chosen me, because I’m not nearly as good as him.

    Do most men ask women to play tennis with them if their interest is platonic? I mean, he could have just asked another dude to play with him.

    Oh. And he’s like, at least 10 years older than me, if I had to guess. He has a really good job and he’s in really good shape and the first time I saw him, before we even had a conversation, I was very attracted to him. And he’s kind of nerdy and shy, which I like. So there’s that.

    We’ve been exchanging emails but they’re very short and to the point. Like, “I’ll meet you at this time and this place.” Nothing at all flirtacious or even warm. So I’m a little puzzled as to what his intentions are. Oh well, we’ll see.

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      iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:49 am

      He wants to play one on one with you alright. In bed.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 11:55 am

        Reminds me of adding “in bed” to the fortune in the cookies.

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        lemongrass August 1, 2013, 12:01 pm

        My MIL makes us do that.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:25 pm

        That’s pretty weird and uncomfortable. Haha.

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        lemongrass August 1, 2013, 12:29 pm

        What’s even worse is when she tells me I look sexy. But, at least it’s not my FIL saying that!

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:37 pm

        haha, my “mil” can be strange with comments sometimes. She once asked if we’re having enough sex.

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        Lemongrass August 1, 2013, 1:02 pm

        Mine used to tell me before I got pregnant that pregnant sex was the best EVER. She lied! She also would say that she promised not to teach our kids swear words. And that she would never pressure her kids to have babies because that’s wrong. Dont read between the lines or anything!

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 1:08 pm

        Haha!

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      Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 11:51 am

      Or he could just want to play tennis with you. I met a guy online who only wants to go on bike rides with me. No dates, no meals, no drinks, just bike rides. So weird, but hell I want to go on bike rides so that’s fine!

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        TECH August 1, 2013, 11:55 am

        Yeah, exactly. I’m trying not to read too much into it. Maybe he does just want to play tennis with me. Although, I’d have to assume he’s single because I’m sure his wife/girlfriend wouldn’t appreciate me going on tennis outings with him.

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      iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:54 am

      Since we’re already making today all about me (we’re all doing that right? It’s not just me?) Colin asked me out on a running date – and then 3 days later said, “instead of going running do you want to grab drinks?” – so all true love stories start with physical activity.

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      • theattack

        theattack August 1, 2013, 11:59 am

        And then Iwanna said “Instead of grabbing drinks, how about I grab your penis?”

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:04 pm

        Yeah things escalated pretty quickly.

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    Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 11:49 am

    Hey, for fun, and in honor of Wendy being in the Show Me state, let’s sing the Mizzou song: “Old Missouri, fair Missouri, dear old Varsity, ours are hearts that fondly love thee here’s a hail to thee! Proud art something something of they nobel past! With thy watch words honor duty they high fame shall last! ” <— I dunno, that's all I got.

    New game: let's name all the famous kids who went to Mizzou: AP, Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, Sheryl Crow, um… I dunno, that's all I got.

    I don't have a lot.

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      Auntie Allie August 1, 2013, 1:19 pm

      Since they’re in Springfield, let’s name famous people who went to MIssouri State: That one lady with the deep voice — Katherine…? I’m drawing a total blank.

      And John Goodman too?

      Please weigh in, Wendy.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 1:22 pm

        Kathleen Turner, aka, Chandler’s dad!

        And I think you’re right about John Goodman. Also Tom Berringer (MU)

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        CatsMeow August 1, 2013, 4:02 pm

        Let’s not forget Chuck Berry, the Isley Brothers, Nelly, Vincent Price, Betty Grable, Linda Blair (born in St. Louis bur raised elsewhere), Phyllis Smith and Ellie Kemper from The Office, and… lots more.

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    lemongrass August 1, 2013, 11:51 am

    Okay, so now that we’ve established this is going to be a deleted thread:
    I kinda want my husband to go back to work. He goes back in October and is really enjoying his parental leave but he’s starting to annoy me. I feel like once we have some time apart I’ll care more about the time we have together. But I can’t tell him that I want him to go away, that would just be mean. Selfishly, I will really miss getting to sleep in that extra hour. He also won’t get to see E during the week because of his commute and that will be hard too.

    and, and! I want another baby. It’s crazy talk but I can’t stop thinking about getting knocked up again. Not enough to actually want to have sex (and that makes me sad) but I would be thrilled if I found out I was pregnant. I already forget how much I hated being pregnant.

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      lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:02 pm

      So why don’t you have another? I love the idea of having kids close in age. Get it over with before you lose all your baby weight and then add it back on with baby #2.

      Can you get out of the house without him? Maybe you just need a breather.

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        lemongrass August 1, 2013, 12:08 pm

        Well, I was hoping to lose the baby weight before having another that way I don’t end up obese. I can’t shift the baby weight at all! Also, Mr. Grass needs to work for an equal amount of time to what he takes off so he needs to be back at work for a full 9 months before he can take parental leave again. So at least October. Also I haven’t had my period yet so I physically can’t haha. Also I’ve been getting up every hour on the hour with E for the last 3 nights and I don’t know if I could do that pregnant!

        I do get out without him and it helps. It’s mostly the home reno’s we’ve been doing. He gets anxiety and it can be hard to deal with. Eventually we had a big talk and I told him if he needs medication then take it. He’s been feeling better without it though. Also we haven’t had any time away from E as a couple and that’s hard. I plan on getting his mom to watch E so we can have a date next week.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:28 pm

        Home reno + baby? Wow, I’m impressed.

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        bethany August 1, 2013, 12:41 pm

        Have another!! You make cute babies 🙂

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      GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 2:29 pm

      So, I totally get what you mean about your husband driving you nuts! We both work from home so we’re up each others butts all day. It gets REALLY exhausting. Sometimes I just ask GGuy to not talk to me for an hour. It sounds kinda harsh, but sometimes you need to just be in your own head. I don’t have any good advice, but I can commiserate!

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    iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 11:59 am

    Seriously? No one else has anything slutty, dramatic, random, or funny to share? PEOPLE. The bosses are out of town. Let a player play!

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      TECH August 1, 2013, 12:01 pm

      I think if applescruffs got on here she would have all sorts of things to share.

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        applescruffs August 2, 2013, 5:00 pm

        I feel famous! But sadly, I have very little to share today. 🙁

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      CatsMeow August 1, 2013, 12:06 pm

      I got nothin’, sorry. I’m on my period. How many D-Dub womenz are synced up with me?

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      • Lindsay

        Lindsay August 1, 2013, 12:10 pm

        Me! I’m not really supposed to be, but my period just likes to show up without calling.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:11 pm

        Count me in.

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        rachel August 1, 2013, 12:12 pm

        Haha, it’ll start tomorrow. I want to eat everything.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 1:55 pm

        I’ve been crying a lot the last few days so I may be starting soon….

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        Classic August 1, 2013, 1:58 pm

        I have my period right now, I hate you.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow August 1, 2013, 4:03 pm

        Wow! That’s more of us than I expected.

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      lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:07 pm

      Umm, Peter seems to have a newfound love for me. We’ve been acting like we did when we first got together. So that’s cool.
      What else? Someone at camp asked Lil if she and another guy were gonna kiss. That was the big news yesterday. Apparently he like-likes her, but she only friend-likes him. My daughter, already friendzoning. I couldn’t be prouder.
      The house I looked at yesterday–yuck. Peter’s putting the pressure on about that bigger house I told you about. And I’m getting desperate, but its too big.
      And I got a haircut yesterday. Peter said I look like I belong in a music video. Do they still make those? What does that mean? I’m picturing myself in a white snake video. I should buy a white leather jacket.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:11 pm

        So by when you first got together you mean you’re banging a lot? If so, good work. Are you holding hands and playing footsy under the table?

        Lil is such a heartbreaker, love her.

        Buy the damn house. What’s the worst that could happen?

        And I’m glad Peter is appreciating your hottie status.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:22 pm

        No footsy, but yes to the other stuff. He’s been upping our dates too, which is good because we’ve really been falling into the trap of bringing her everywhere with us.

        The house he wants is ginormous. Other people could live in it and we’d probably never even know. Its too much. The square footage is something nuts like 5000. I only want/need about 2000. I’m sick of looking though.

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        othy August 1, 2013, 12:41 pm

        5000 just sounds like too much to clean/maintain/heat.

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        bethany August 1, 2013, 12:43 pm

        5000 is huge!! Imagine the costs to heat and cool that puppy!

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:59 pm

        In total agreement with you both. F that nonsense.

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        lemongrass August 1, 2013, 12:14 pm

        That’s awesome that lil tells you about those things. My nephew told my sister (not his mom) that he has a crush on a girl and “what do I do?!?!?!” but DON’T tell my mom.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:23 pm

        Yea, I’m really happy about it. Hope it continues.

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      Lindsay August 1, 2013, 12:19 pm

      I have something anti-slutty, but possibly dramatic and/or funny. I’m considering the possibility that I may be partially asexual? I’ve been trying to research so I can piece things together, but it’s confusing. It’s also weird to be challenging a long-held belief about yourself. I haven’t said anything to anybody yet but this (hopefully) deleted thread.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:22 pm

        Oh go on! I’m really interested in this discovery. I can’t remember do you have a boyfriend now?

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      • Lindsay

        Lindsay August 1, 2013, 12:52 pm

        I don’t have a boyfriend. I haven’t really had a man friend since last fall. I guess I just started thinking about how uncomfortable I am with sex. I mean, I’ve slept with several guys (ironically, my friends consider me the “slut” of the group, in a nonjudgy way), but it’s all kind of “blah” to me. I’ve always kind of chalked up my discomfort to being kind of an anxious, awkward, inexperienced person, but then I realized that I’m not really that inexperienced.

        In the moment, it’s always really awkward because nothing comes naturally to me. I do and say things because I decide to do and say them, and then the guy usually gets annoyed at some point because I can’t really communicate what I want because I don’t really have anything to suggest.

        I guess part of my confusion is that asexuality is essentially about not being sexually attracted to people, and I’m not sure that describes me, but I have noted the possibility that what I consider sexual attraction may be some other kind of attraction.

        What it comes down to is that I just don’t really care if I have sex, and I’ve found myself daydreaming about having a hot man friend, and realized that the fantasy is essentially that we’re like best friends and can make out, but that’s it.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 1:21 pm

        I think you need to find someone you are really comfortable with then. I had the longest dry spell ever and started to wonder if I could just never want sex/do without it. And then when I did have sex, it was similar to what you’re saying. Now, with someone I’m really comfortable with, its amazing.

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        Lindsay August 1, 2013, 1:51 pm

        Yeah, I’ve thought about that. In my reading, I’ve definitely found a lot of people’s experiences that really, really remind me of myself and that would explain a lot of my thoughts, so I’m trying to be open to both possibilities at this point.

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        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 2:10 pm

        When did you first start having sex, if you don’t mind me asking? And have your experiences been mostly randos (as opposed to in a relationship, or even just fucking the same person over a long period of time)? Sorry to be intrusive, I just have a theory that your feelings could be explained if you had a late start in the sex game, & then experienced kind of random people (not saying you’re a big slutty slut, I just can’t word it correctly haha)

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        Lindsay August 1, 2013, 2:25 pm

        Haha. Yeah, I was like 22, and a lot were randos. Or at least people I was only in a relationship with for a few months. The last one wasn’t a real relationship necessarily, but we were together for five months and were super close, so I sort of expected it to have gotten better.

        Especially with him, I feel like the sex actually makes me like them less. Like it’s hard for me to see how sex can be an expression of feelings for someone, as opposed to just some biological impulse. I haven’t experienced the “omg, I really need to have sex with this person” before at all even though I’ve dated people that I found attractive.

        I have jumped into sex too quickly, I think, mostly since it’s not a huge deal to me, so I’m like, well, whatever.

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        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 2:50 pm

        Ah, okay. I had a feeling that was the case? Not saying you can’t be partially or wholly asexual, because from what you’ve written, that’s a definitely possibility. I dunno, I find this interesting as well! I don’t know if you’ve checked it out already, but The Hairpin has a few articles/interviews with asexual people that might be worth it to check out. They mention that never-feeling-the-need-to-jump-anyone’s-bones thing.

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        Lindsay August 1, 2013, 5:53 pm

        Yeah, I think my whole experience has really had a big impact on how I see dating and sex and all that. For the most part, probably in a bad way, except that I think it helped me not be all angsty about sex. I’ve definitely never really understood when people feel bad about themselves for sleeping with someone.

        Anyway, I’m going to try to think more on this and maybe do more research. Though I probably won’t be able to really figure it all out until if/when I meet someone awesome.

        Though I have wondered if it’s a chicken/egg thing. Maybe my experience has influenced my feelings, or maybe my feelings have influenced my experiences with sex? Like where I get sort of turned off the person or whatever. Stuff to think about!

        I really appreciate you guys’ input on this today. 🙂

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        Christy August 1, 2013, 11:27 pm

        Hey girl, just wanted to say a few things.

        1. Congrats on thinking about your sexuality! It’s a big deal, and it’s a hard thing to do for a lot of us.
        2. You might be asexual, or something like it, or in a rut, but just because you choose to identify as something now doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with it forever. (Like, just because I said I was bi in high school doesn’t change that I’m a lesbian now. And calling myself a lesbian now doesn’t mean that if I decide I’m into dick later that I can’t identify as bi.)
        3. Maybe try Captain Awkward? This link might be worthwhile:http://captainawkward.com/2013/07/06/492-i-am-so-not-into-the-whole-dating-thing-how-do-i-talk-about-that-with-people-who-are/
        4. Good luck thinking about it! If you want to chat, ever, I’m totally down.

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    GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Super serious question guys- is white furniture a bad idea? I really want to get a white chair and GGuy says no way. But I want it.

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      rachel August 1, 2013, 12:01 pm

      Judging by the fact that you scrub your bathroom walls, I assume you’ll vacuum it pretty frequently anyway…so why not?

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        rachel August 1, 2013, 12:03 pm

        Just don’t allow wine near it, haha

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:04 pm

        I’m a complete weird-o right? Who washed the bathroom walls? I haven’t vaccumed in like 2 weeks and I’m on the verge of having a panic attack about it. I haven’t been home mostly but ugh the germs and dust!

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        rachel August 1, 2013, 12:06 pm

        Haha, I’m not judging, I just think it’s kind of funny. I wish I was more obsessive about cleaning. And, ugh, now that my apartment has wood floors, I need to vacuum so much more often.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:08 pm

        I totally wash the bathroom walls. I should send you my cleaning spreadsheet. Its amazing.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:13 pm

        Do it. we need to get a system going because this summer and all of our travel has completely wrecked my cleaning system.

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        bethany August 1, 2013, 12:44 pm

        I want a cleaning spreadsheet!

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:59 pm

        sent to your fb!

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 2:31 pm

        Love it. Already showed it to GGuy and he thinks it’s nuts but he’ll have to deal. Plus I do 99% of the cleaning anyways.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:09 pm

        I wish I was that clean. I definitely have higher standards than most people – but your dedication is inspiring.

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        lemongrass August 1, 2013, 12:12 pm

        Can you come to my house? I was so much cleaner before I had a kid. I wish I had the energy to pick up the slack at my house. Especially since E is now licking the floor. I should probably wash it instead of just moving him to his playmat and telling him to lick that instead.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:21 pm

        I’m a littler nervous about how I’m going to handle cleanliness and kids. Like they puke and shit regularly, and in random places. Oye.

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        lemongrass August 1, 2013, 12:28 pm

        I cannot tell you how thankful I am that we bought a leather couch. Seriously, fabric is NOT for children. You become immune to their bodily functions. I’ve had his poop on my hands so many times and it doesn’t faze me at all. If it was my own poop though, that would be nasty! I think it’s best just to lower your standards of cleanliness.

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        Lindsay August 1, 2013, 12:20 pm

        My cleanliness depends on where I live, weirdly enough. This one apartment I kept spotless and obsessively vacuumed and scrubbed things. And the one I’m in now, I wish it were cleaner, but don’t try very hard. I think it depends on how much I like the place and the habits of my roommates?

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        MaterialsGirl August 2, 2013, 10:03 am

        i wash bathroom walls! you have to!

        I wash all the walls cause they get full of dust and dirt and oils and hairspray.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:06 pm

        Haha awesome. I LOVE the look of white furniture too but I worry about it getting dirty and stuff and looking gross pretty quickly.

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      lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:03 pm

      You could get one with a slipcover that’s easily washable.

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      TECH August 1, 2013, 12:03 pm

      White chair = bad idea

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      theattack August 1, 2013, 12:05 pm

      I think it sounds awesome. As long as your vacuum can pick up your cat’s fur pretty well, there shouldn’t be a problem. I was wishing earlier this week that we had white furniture because it’s so versatile as far as decorating goes. You can use almost any color scheme if you have white furniture. Do it!!!!!

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:07 pm

        Agreed and it just looks so clean! Especially if you have like a pretty grey color of paint on your walls.

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      GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:09 pm

      We’re getting this couch…and I don’t like the matching chair. So I’m trying to find another chair that works and will match the fabrics I’m using to make pillows and curtains…white is all I’m coming up with.

      http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S59929182/#/S59894149

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 12:12 pm

        Omg, are you getting it in orange? I love it! I’m planning on decorating our new living room in blue, orange, and white when we move. They go so well together! I have some stuff on my Pinterest in those colors

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:14 pm

        GGuy wants the orange. I vetoed it. We’re getting the dark grey. If I can find a link to my fabrics I’ll post it. (Also, love orange and blue! Go Gators!)

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 12:15 pm

        You could get either all different shades of grey – otherwise I think grey and baby blue look really good and clean together.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:31 pm

        I like that for bedrooms.

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 12:20 pm

        haha, didn’t think about the Gators thing. Technically they’re UT colors too, though the light blue isn’t used nearly as much.

        I agree with IWTTS though on her color suggestions. Also grey, white, and yellow. Our bedroom is in those colors, and I think it’s really cute.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 12:30 pm

        Omg, that’s the colors of my living room! Blood orange and navy with white accents.

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 12:37 pm

        Are you serious? That’s awesome! Tell me all about what you did. I want some LBH inspiration.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 1:07 pm

        Rug:
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        Couch & similar big chair:
        ||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-
        Curtains are a velvet navy and then there’s cream & wood accents all over.

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 1:09 pm

        Nice. Beautiful rug! I’ve been wanting to find something similar in royal blue, but they’re all so expensive.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 1:20 pm

        Do you have a homegoods near you?

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 1:24 pm

        I’d never heard of that before, but there are a few in the next city over. Is it worth a trip?

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 1:28 pm

        YES! It really, really is. Report back! 🙂

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 1:29 pm

        Haha! Will do. Thanks 🙂

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 2:27 pm

        You should totally go. They have awesome stuff. My problem is GGuy takes 8 years to decide on anything so HomeGoods wouldn’t work for us. He can’t impulse shop, which annoys the dickens out of me.

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        kerrycontrary August 1, 2013, 12:30 pm

        Oh I have that couch! haha I had to get it because my other couch (which is amazing and billowy and big and RED) didn’t fit up the stairs into my current apartment. Which makes me sad. It’s great that you can take the covers off (even the arms) and wash them.

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        kerrycontrary August 1, 2013, 12:34 pm

        And just as an FYI, the boyfriend and I have trouble laying down together on that couch (and we’re normal to thin sized people). It’s not deep enough. So it’s a good option for a fairly inexpensive couch, but we can’t wait to have my other couch back. But this isn’t a problem if you don’t need to both lay down at once on the couch.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 1:14 pm

        Thanks for the heads up! We don’t both usually lay down. He is a sitter-upper while watching tv.

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        kerrycontrary August 1, 2013, 12:31 pm

        Oh also, you could do a blue or green chair instead of white. Or, you could have an old chair reupholstered in the fabric you found.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 1:17 pm

        I’m having a doozey of a time finding a green or blue chair in the $100 to $300 range. White is so much more common. I would LOVE to get an old chair to remake but our town sucks in the used furniture department. (College town so it’s all like target cast off’s.)

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 1:19 pm

        Try places like marshalls. I found my favorite chair there for 300, down from 600.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 12:18 pm

        These are the other fabrics for the room

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      Eagle Eye August 1, 2013, 12:18 pm

      I have a white couch, its from Ikea so you can take off the covers and throw them into the washing machine and generally bleach the crap out of it. So, if you want a white anything make sure that you can do that.

      Its our primary seating and while we don’t have animals, we’re not obsessively clean people but even my clean-freak grandfather mentioned how nice and white our couch looked.

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    Lindsay August 1, 2013, 12:01 pm

    Have fun, Wendy! I’m going on vacation in a few days, too, to see my family before I move. So I have to get all my packing done before I leave, which sucks. I had to haul a full-size mattress down several flights of stairs last night by myself, which turned out OK in the end, but which was extremely difficult. I felt like a cartoon character.

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    bethany August 1, 2013, 12:39 pm

    We got new neighbors the other day! They’re a young couple around our age and they have an 11 month old little girl. Maybe a little younger? But anyway, they seem nice so far, and I want the girl to be my new best friend and drink wine on the patio with me every night. What are the chances of that happening?

    They’re doing some work on the house before they move in for good, so they won’t really live there for another month or so 🙁

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      theattack August 1, 2013, 12:54 pm

      At first I thought you meant that you want the 11 month old girl to drink wine on your patio. haha That’s so awesome! Seize the opportunity to make friends with them as early as possible for sure. Maybe you can use the work on the house as an opportunity to have them over. They won’t have their stuff over there yet, and they’d probably like to take breaks. It’s good timing.

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        bethany August 1, 2013, 1:15 pm

        Both times they have been over at the house working on it, we’ve talked to them. Yesterday I made a Seinfeld reference (describing another neighbor as a close talker), and the husband got it, so that’s a good sign, at least. My husband has already offered to help the guy refinish his floors, since we did ours when we moved in.

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      othy August 1, 2013, 1:06 pm

      I have newish neighbors who apparently brew their own beer. My attempts to befriend them so far have failed.

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    theattack August 1, 2013, 1:01 pm

    My boring life updates:

    – I can eat hot food and BBQ again as of yesterday after some allergy testing. Thank all the gods. Going crazy now. I have no self control.
    – I’m learning witchcraft, but I’m also realizing I’ve been practicing it my whole life already.
    – We’re going to test drive a car this weekend I’ve been drooling over, and I’m hoping we give in and buy it early because omgggggg. Again, I have no self control.

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      iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 1:09 pm

      I have absolutely no impulse control either. I went to bass pro shop last week to buy a camo bandana because it was Duck Dynasty theme at kickball and I bought the $4 bandana and then proceeded to spend $85 on two blow up pool loungers and a floating cooler.

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 1:14 pm

        haha! That’s pretty bad, but I know that feeling. Floating loungers and coolers are completely necessary for summer though.

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      Lindsay August 1, 2013, 1:12 pm

      I’m so curious about the witchcraft part…

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      lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 1:17 pm

      What kinda car?

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 1:19 pm

        A Subaru Forester. There aren’t very many decent used ones because people keep them forever, but I found a bargain on a great one from what I can tell online. Neeeeeed it.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 1:27 pm

        Nice!!

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      CatsMeow August 1, 2013, 1:48 pm

      Ooh, tell me more about witchcraft.

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        Lindsay August 1, 2013, 5:47 pm

        I don’t mean to be a creeper, but I’m still sooo curious. I guess because I was super interested when I was younger and then just kind of faded out of it.

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 6:00 pm

        It’s not creeper-ish, but I don’t know enough about the practice as a whole to say anything about it. I just know my own experiences, and I’m trying to learn about what other people do and believe and piece together the things I want and don’t want. I would tell you something about it if I had something to say. haha

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        Lindsay August 1, 2013, 6:06 pm

        Haha, ok. Well, be sure to report back later on! 🙂

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    Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 1:45 pm

    YOU GUYS I MET A GUY AT THE BUS STOP. He is cute but not someone I’d normally go for. He is short – about my height (5’6″) – and he has one of those tattoo sleaves, tattoos covering up one whole arm. He has a head full of dark hair and a dark beard. He is a total hipster, down to his skinny jeans and Toms. But I dunno we had a spark and we hit it off. He has a very sweet persona, and kind eyes that sparkle. Plus his face, it’s just verysweet. We joked because we both were running side by side to the stop because our bus trackers said the bus was approaching, but there was no bus approaching. Then *bam* bus tracker said the next bus was in 10 minutes. TEN MINUTES?! So I said this sucks, I could’ve stayed home an extra minute to make coffee. He pointed out the bank next to the bus stop was open and had free coffee. So we went in, but it was awkward to just take coffee and go, because there was no one in the bank but us and the security guy. So we went up to the front desk and asked some fake questions – do you have free checking? blah blah blah – we got some bank literature, we we left. But on our way out, we helped ourselves to coffee! Then we laughed and chitchatted and then the bus came. And we got on the bus and we continued chatting. I learned he lives above the sushi restaurant right next door to me! I also learned he just moved here, from Ohio, 5 months ago, with his girlfriend.

    So whoops nevermind.

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      theattack August 1, 2013, 1:46 pm

      Ah, shucks! I had your wedding planned out for you and everything before that last sentence. At least it was a fun connection, right? What a sweet story!

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 1:50 pm

        me too, theattack, me too. sigh. it was fun to have a connection while it lasted. and now maybe i need to actively pursue short, sweet, inked-up, hairy hipsters. because i was really attracted to him.

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      bethany August 1, 2013, 2:19 pm

      Girlfriend? WTF? I predict they’re going to break up.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 2:41 pm

        Do you think I should knock on their door and invite them over for a drink? a “welcome to the ‘hood 5 months ago” welcome? Nah. It’s been 5 months and though we are next door neighbors (there is 6 inches of space between our walls), I have never ever seen him; so I probably won’t for another 5 months at least.

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        othy August 1, 2013, 2:49 pm

        If you had the option between AP and generic GF, wouldn’t you choose AP?

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 2:57 pm

        You’re my favorite.

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      Fabelle August 1, 2013, 2:24 pm

      I felt seriously let down when I got to the girlfriend part (as I’m sure you were also…) Gah! That would’ve been such a sweet meet-cute story.

      On the other hand, this sounds like something my boyfriend might do. He loves making friends with strangers 😐

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    Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 1:53 pm

    YOU GUYZ, I’m on my third eggroll of the day. When I’m done, I’m going to stop eating, forever.

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      lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 2:23 pm

      I just decided what I’m having for lunch! Thanks!

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    Fabelle August 1, 2013, 2:13 pm

    I’m still SO HUNGRY. I had a healthy lunch kind of by accident (there was nothing left except salad by the time I got into the caf) so I’m planning on making mac & cheese or something later.

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      Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 2:37 pm

      I convinced the chef at my firm to put out humus and quinoia and vegan stuff like that. So he does now. And so I went downstairs and made a huge salad of fresh greens, carrots, broccoli, peppers, chickpeas, black beans, corn, muschrooms and cranberries, with a big spoon of quinoia and humus on the side. I then got some pickles, tomatos, and bread so I could make a humus sandwhich. But see it was also Asian day so I helped myself to an egg roll and some vegetarian sushi. I ate that first. Then I though, “dang that was a good eggroll, I should get another.” So I went back and got a bowl and first I mixed together a sauce of hot sauce, soy sauce, and sweet and sour sauce (I’m a big fan of mixing food). Then in that bowl I put two eggroll halves and scoop of rice. I then sort of mixed it all together and ate the whole thing with a spoon like it was soup. It was so good I had to make another bowl of that – so I did, and I ate it. Then I had this big health salad and humus sandwich parts but I was full so I came upstairs and with my try of healthy food (I ate the eggrolll concoction things in the cafe) and everyone I passed was all “ooooh, ahhhhh, so healthy” and i didn’t have the heart to say “actually,” so just said “i know, i’m healthy.” but I haven’t even touched the salad on account of I got full on the vegie maki rolls and the bowls of eggrolls/rice/sauce. I feel like I’m going to throw up.

      My stories are so long and boring today.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 2:38 pm

        quinoa. i can’t type. just let that always be a disclaimer that it’s hard to type correctly the first time around.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 2:40 pm

        AP, that is so gross.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 2:43 pm

        Eggrolls?

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 2:43 pm

        But eggrolls are an American staple!

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 2:44 pm

        No, eggroll soy/sweet and sour/hot sauce rice soup. OMG.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 2:47 pm

        I’m gonna patent it and make a million dollars it’s so good.

        But I’ll share the secret recipe here if you promise not to sell it:

        The sauce: 1 tablespoon soy sauce; 1 tablespoon sweet and sour; 1 tablespoon hot sauce. Mix all together.

        The chunks: 1 eggroll, chopped in bite size portions; 1 cup of rice.Toss in a bowl and smother your sauce mixture over it.

        Eat immediately. Poop in 1 hour.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 2:53 pm

        I can’t even think about that. I am firmly NOT a food mixer. It freaks me out.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 2:57 pm

        I so so so want to come over sometime and mix all your food together and watch your head spin. Can I? Please?

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 3:04 pm

        I still eat all of one food group and then another. Like I’ll eat all of the broccoli, then the piece of chicken, then the potato. I can’t do like one bite after another.

        Your pizza mess below gives me the shivers. I have tried pizza with baked ziti on top and it was surprisingly delicious. But if the place doesn’t serve it that way it is not meant to be.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 3:06 pm

        I’m big on the Perfect Bite. A little of everything on one forkful

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 3:00 pm

        GG, do you want to know how I eat pizza? First you have to order some crispy chicken fingers and ranch dipping sauce. Then you take a slice of pizza (preferably super thin crust, and preferablly loaded with toppings), then you wrap it around a chicken finger. Then you dip it in the ranch and then you eat it. And sometimes if you try to bite off too much, the ranch will run down your face and it feels soothing like an amazing facial.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 3:15 pm

        Have you ever melted M&M’s on popcorn? It’s the best.

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        Addie Pray August 1, 2013, 3:03 pm

        Here are more good mixtures:

        *1 hot tamale + 2 chocolate chips = the best combo ever

        * 1 scoop of ice cream with cold coffee poured over it and potato chips crumbs

        * crisp cold salad with vinagrette dressing and popcorn sprinkled on top.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 3:06 pm

        Oh! I put BBQ chips on my turkey sandwhiches from Jimmy Johns! That’s food mixing! I only do it there though…

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        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 3:17 pm

        Okay now you’re getting too crazy for me!

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        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 2:46 pm

        You are all making me even more hungry! @AP that sounds gooood

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        othy August 1, 2013, 2:52 pm

        I read the ‘poop in 1 hour’ and then the ‘you are all making me hungry’ and I was quite confused.

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        Fabelle August 1, 2013, 2:55 pm

        Yeah, this comment kind of showed up in a random place; it was supposed to be below everyone’s talking about food (& before AP mentioned poop…) haha

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      iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 2:41 pm

      I finally got around to having taco bell. That’s 3 meals down people. I am pregnant.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 2:45 pm

        Everything I’ve eaten today has been tan. Tater tots, coffee with cream, Chic-Fil-A sandwich, Waffle Fries, BBQ sauce…tan tan tan. I need a heaping bowl of green leafy crap.

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        Copa August 1, 2013, 3:02 pm

        What did you get? I avoid Taco Bell only because I love it so much (I do things like justify ordering 6 things off the dollar menu because 6 things for $6 is awesome!) and I want to live vicariously through you, haha.

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 3:13 pm

        I got a chicken supreme chalupa and a bean burrito. SO GOOD. It is so fucking good. As long as you avoid the beef at taco bell you can’t go wrong. I could eat it everyday. I try to limit myself to once a week. It’s a miracle I don’t weight 300 pounds. I have the least healthy eating habits but I cannot contain my love of taco bell. It needs to roam free. I really love cheesy gordita crunches too.

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        rachel August 1, 2013, 3:30 pm

        Yes! The cheesy gordita crunch is my favorite!

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      Copa August 1, 2013, 3:08 pm

      I had a Greek salad (and pita bread) for lunch and it was AWESOME. I’m not typically a salad person, but I looooove Greek salads. Yum!

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    lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 3:01 pm

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      GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 3:10 pm

      Awwww that’s sweet!!

      But how does one loose a child your supposed to be running with…am I the only one who checks every 30 seconds to make sure a kid with me is still there? (I even did it with my 17 year old brother and 14 year old cousin last week at the state fair…every like 30 seconds I made sure they where still walking behind me. Nuts?)

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 3:13 pm

        Silly GG, that’s what leashes are for! Tie it on your brother next time, and you don’t have to keep looking back 🙂

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 3:25 pm

        Hahaha. It would be pretty hysterical to see a 6’3″ tall guy leashed to a 5’2″ lady. I really dislike the people who put their kids on leashes though. IDK why but it drives me nuts.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 3:42 pm

        Haha, I’ll proudly admit to doing that. Trying to travel alone (in an airport) with a very young kid who can walk and wander, and no stroller, and lots of luggage, and scary people who might kidnap your kid…yea, I’m all for a “leash” in that scenario. It was way safer than trying to juggle it all while making sure your toddler doesn’t run away.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 3:47 pm

        I can see the value in that scenario, but others…I think it’s just laziness. Like at the mall on a Tuesday and the parents just drag the kid around on the leash. When they only have one kid and just don’t want to pay attention to it (or teach them good behaviors). That’s what really bugs me.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 3:50 pm

        I guess I just can’t judge (even though it would seem easy to). Who knows what the deal is? Maybe the kid is a runner. Maybe mom has a knee problem and can’t chase after him. Not all kids respond to being taught how to behave well. Maybe he’d freak out in a stroller and she couldn’t shop then. There are plenty of reasons it might happen that really have nothing to do with being a lazy parent.

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        GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 3:57 pm

        yeah, I know I tend to judge. It’s not a great trait.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 3:58 pm

        My mom told me any time she judged another parent for what their kid was doing, one of her kids inevitably did the same. Its a good lesson, haha.

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 4:24 pm

        Last night in my parenting class I was talking to a mom about ways to keep her toddler close by, and another woman shouted out that there was no need to do any of that stuff when she could just give the kid a leash.

        I can see using it in an urgent situation, but 99.99999% of the time, parents need to set expectations for the kid. Using a leash is essentially telling them that you know they’re going to fail.

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 4:29 pm

        I hear you, but you have to agree that its not exactly easy to teach a toddler to listen at all times. Some kids are just harder than others.

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        theattack August 1, 2013, 4:38 pm

        I definitely agree, but it’s not impossible. Keep in mind that I almost exclusively see terrible parents when I say this, but some parents just don’t even try. Parenting is fucking hard sometimes. It’s hard to say no to your kid. It’s hard to give them consequences when they apologize and say they love you. It’s hard to watch them and allow them to make mistakes. Sometimes it’s hard to toughen up and stay on top of your super defiant kid. But that’s what being a parent is. That’s why not everyone should be a parent. Only in urgent and dangerous situations should a parent resort to something like physical restraint (ie: a leash) rather than actual parenting. If you don’t want to work hard at it, buy yourself some damn birth control.

        -steps off soapbox-

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        lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 4:46 pm

        Yea, you’re definitely right. Some parents just don’t try at all and take the easy way. I was just defending the ones who do really try and its still next to impossible. I agree with the rest. Those are the pitfalls of parenting. I hate punishing Lil. It wasn’t easy when she was little and its never gotten easier. But it has to be done. My mom was a big pushover, and we all knew it and took total advantage of it.

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        AliceInDairyland August 2, 2013, 6:34 pm

        My sister had to be on a leash because for a few months she went through a phase of sprinting towards anything tall, crawling up on it, and throwing herself off all in one movement. She is younger than me, so that meant 2 children to keep track of.

        I will totally leash my child if it makes sense in the context. Then I can clicker train it to “walk nice” like I will do with my dog and use M&Ms and a treat pouch….

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    TECH August 1, 2013, 3:16 pm

    Ok, so I need advice on what to do tonight.
    Choice # 1 is to go to my first kickball game where there will be a bunch of people I have never met before.
    Choice # 2 is to go to the bar with some coworkers and see my coworkers boyfriend’s band play. I hardly ever get to hang out with my “coworkers” since I work from home.
    Thoughts?

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      Fabelle August 1, 2013, 3:18 pm

      Choice #2! You can always go to your first kickball game the next time they meet up, no? Choice 2 seems better.

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      GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 3:26 pm

      #2!! Mostly because you didn’t mention drinking in #1 and it’s IPA Day! Have a beer everyone!

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      Copa August 1, 2013, 3:26 pm

      Choice #2! I think it’s really nice to have co-worker friends.

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        TECH August 1, 2013, 3:32 pm

        Ok choice #2 it is. Thanks for helping me make my decision guys. Now I just have to get my act together and figure out what to wear and make my hair look halfway decent.

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    Copa August 1, 2013, 3:38 pm

    I don’t want to do anything for the rest of the work day. But I have things to do. Pout.

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      Fabelle August 1, 2013, 4:01 pm

      This seriously is the SLOWEST day ever.

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        rachel August 1, 2013, 4:06 pm

        SO slow. And it’s only Thursday. There is a WHOLE OTHER DAY left in this week. How lame.

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        Copa August 1, 2013, 4:22 pm

        The good thing about Fridays is that I rarely feel pressure to do much, haha. Unless I have a deadline, I feel like I show up to work, eat a bagel, and leave. I may try to come up with some controversial things to say in the forums so that I’ll start a riot tomorrow!

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        iwannatalktosampson August 1, 2013, 4:34 pm

        Tell us about the boyfriend. Everyone likes talking about love. GO!

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    lets_be_honest August 1, 2013, 5:25 pm

    BIG NEWS LADIES! H&M IS NOW SHOPPABLE ONLINE.

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    GatorGirl August 1, 2013, 7:40 pm

    It’s IPA day and I’m a little tipsy. It’s totally normal to take a nap at 7:40pm right??

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    Northern Mermaid August 1, 2013, 8:06 pm

    I just learned that one of my neighbors used to keep a log on my interactions with my ex-husband because she legitimately thought he was going to kill me, and that because she never witnessed him hit me she didn’t call the cops, but if I ever went missing she wanted a documented trail that she had observed that I seemed to be in danger.

    I moved out of my apartment for two weeks to let my ex move out and she said that she was going to give me 14 days to reappear or the cops to come by or she was going to report me as missing. I came back on the 13th day though, so she didn’t.

    It’s weird to be watched, but also validating to know that the fear I felt was real. Sooo many of my friends are still friendly with my ex and it makes me wonder sometimes if everything was all in my head. Apparently not.

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      lets_be_honest August 2, 2013, 10:00 am

      Holy crap, that’s scary! Sounds like a caring neighbor.

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    Trixy Minx August 1, 2013, 9:26 pm

    Yo you guys.. After tomorrow I am going to have five days off from working. Technically I have to work at my pt job on sat but that doesn’t really count.
    My friends are coming to town on monday and I don’t know what to do. Everybody has been giving me suggestions and they all sound like fun. Aside from outdoorsy stuff I just want to get drunk with them. haha.
    One thing I am really excited to do is ride downhill from Vail. Everyone tells me its a blast and its gonna be gorgeous! I can’t believe I live 30 minutes away from Vail.. Like my life in this county is where people from all over the world come and visit. I get to meet tons of them at my pt job. <3

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      Trixy Minx August 1, 2013, 9:29 pm

      So far I’ve met people from: spain, itialy, mexico, france, england, columbia, norway, sweeden, russia, china, and all over the states. very interesting people.

      Oh and i am about to bleach my hair back to my natural color blond. its the third time in two weeks i’ve colored it so i hope it doesn’t fall out. if it does it’ll grow back.

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    theattack August 2, 2013, 10:20 am

    Someone I went to high school with is posting on facebook basically that feminists should stop whining when men (coworkers specifically) make comments about our bodies in the workplace, and just either take them as compliments or ignore them. Wtf is wrong with people.

    The scary thing is that this woman is really smart. She’s a PhD candidate in a difficult, male-dominated field at a top university. Does not compute.

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      Fabelle August 2, 2013, 10:39 am

      Agh, I saw somebody saying the same thing recently on the myfitnesspal forums (only wait, I think it was someone complaining about harassing messages she was getting? And someone—a woman—was all, “Take the compliment :)”)

      On another note, can we pretend this is a deleted thread again? I can’t just FOCUS on WORK today, god.

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      GatorGirl August 2, 2013, 10:43 am

      Whattttttt? Not cool.

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    AliceInDairyland August 2, 2013, 6:37 pm

    …guys….

    I didn’t know we were gossiping on here.

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