Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Ice trees winter

I took this picture Wednesday morning after we were hit with a 1-2 punch of snow followed by an ice storm. It’s pretty, but incredibly inconvenient. I’m not sure which is harder — digging a car out of several feet of snow and then trying to save your urban parking spot like I used to do in Chicago or pushing a toddler in a stroller half a mile through blocks of ice and two-feet deep puddles at every intersection. It all sucks, and I am over winter, but I know we still have at least six weeks to go and the hardest part is still ahead of us.

We’re supposed to get more snow on Sunday and, now that the Olympics are starting tonight, Drew will be working until around midnight almost every night for the next two weeks which sucks major-ass donkey balls. Taking care of a 2-year-old on your own around the clock for two weeks straight is hard enough (I will have some help in the mornings though), but doing it in the dead of winter when you’re cooped up inside SUCKS. I don’t know how single parents do it, I really don’t. Hats off to them — they are made of stronger stuff than I am.

Anyway, I’m going to try to make the most of my solo time in the evenings after Jackson goes to sleep. Maybe I’ll have some friends over for like wine-and-cheese night (who wants to come over?), or I’ll read a whole book (this one, which I linked to earlier, sounds interesting but if anyone has other memoir suggestions, I’m all ears!), or I’ll make lots of phone calls and catch up with long-distance friends and family. Or, I guess I could watch the Olympics. Which sounds really boring. I’ll probably just end up watching a lot of HGTV and TLC and all the shitty shows Drew never wants to sit through. And drink wine.

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray February 7, 2014, 4:11 pm

    I want to come over! Can Moose come?

    So update about Moose: I love him to pieces. But he’s *so* *needy*. He likes to be held, constantly. He follows me everywhere. I worked from home on Tuesday at a standing desk. Moose slept at my feet. For shits and giggles I took one step to the right …. Moose Pie in his sleep must have sensed a shift in the galaxy because he woke up, took a few little puppy steps to the right too, and fell back asleep at my feet. …. Today at doggie day care the lady said everyone just loves Moosey because he’s so snuggley and never barks (it’s true, just one big snuggle bunny who doesn’t know how to bark). She said he ends up being held all day long….. WE ARE ENABLERS. I HAVE A SPOILED PUPPY DOG!

    In other news, my crazy stalker (I’ve told you about him, right?) just got out of serving 4 years in prison (for stalking me). What’s the first thing he does? He sends me, and the managing partner of my law firm, a crazy ass letter. …. So I had to bring my law firm up to speed on this weird situation. And it all starts all over again.

    Also I have bad cramps. Being a woman sucks. It sucks it sucks it sucks and Bagge, Diablo, Mr. Mid, BGM, Guy, Brian (hi hi hi!), Drew, Tax Geek and, and yes even Wendy’s Dad and Jackson can go – I dunno, you can all go get lost? Yeah, get lost! Woe is me.

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    • theattack

      theattack February 7, 2014, 4:14 pm

      I don’t think you’ve told us about your crazy stalker, but please do! I’m so sorry you’re dealing with even more crazy. That’s really scary! I would tell you to buy a gun and take a class, but I know you hate firearms.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray February 7, 2014, 4:28 pm

        Oh I don’t know where to begin. When I first started practicing law some guy started harassing me at work – crazy emails, letters, phone calls, flowers, threats – but we didn’t know who. (It’s really hard to get someone to stop doing things when you don’t know who is doing the things!) The firm hired a private investigator and for awhile I had police escorting me here and there. (So fucking weird.) Then all of this happened: we found his information; I got a restraining order; he violated it; he was arrested; he was not competent to stand trail; he was ordered to 6 months in a mental institution for “competency training”; he failed that; he stayed for 6 months; he was found competent to stand trial; he plead guilty; he was sentence to time served plus 5 years of probation during which time he had to take his medication, meet with a counselor, have zero contact with me or my family, etc.; he sent me a letter (violation); he fled the jurisdiction; he moved to Texas; Texas put his ass in jail for 4 years; and now he is out.
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        His crazy emails don’t make sense. Sometimes they are threatening – like I’m going to kill you. Sometimes they’re loving but delusional – “I miss you, I wish you didn’t have to go the other night but I’m glad I got to see you for dinner” (yea no I never ate dinner with him). But usually? Usually they make no sense.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 4:38 pm

        That is seriously scary. Someone who is that delusional is scary. I hope he’s still in Texas and stays there.

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        iseeshiny February 7, 2014, 4:52 pm

        Holy shit that is some Gift of Fear terrifying shit. I’m so, so sorry you’re going through that and I hope he goes right back to jail. Shit.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 5:05 pm

        Okay, that email is terrifying. He’s picking up the girl on Wednesday? Clearly you are the girl, since he later references killing James E. Owens if he has sex with the girl. Umm, please be extra safe for the next several Wednesdays. And always. But like, really really safe this upcoming Wednesday.

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      • Amanda

        Amanda February 7, 2014, 5:06 pm

        That story is scary enough…but not knowing how? That makes it even worse.

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        rachel February 7, 2014, 5:08 pm

        Holy crap that’s scary. Take care of yourself AP.

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      jlyfsh February 7, 2014, 7:52 pm

      AP I’m scared for you. Be careful and follow up with that detective. Also apparently my cycle synced up with yours because holy balls the cramps! I don’t even want to know how many ibuprofen over the daily allowance I took today. Also thanks to my stomach issues I was also popping immodium.

      My dogs are so spoiled too. But, then they make that face that makes me melt and I give them whatever they want. Usually belly rubs and treats.

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    • lemongrass

      Lemongrass February 8, 2014, 12:19 am

      Yikes AP! That’s terrifying shit.

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    cdobbs February 7, 2014, 4:11 pm

    don’t get me wrong, i am not a fan of winter, but if you have a few minutes google niagara falls….i live in niagara falls and in the winter everything around the falls freezes into this beautiful ice forest….it looks amazing at night too when they turn the lights on the falls and they switch colors….it has been so cold and snowy this year the river was completely frozen over (we call it a snow bridge)….they used to have parties out on the ice, but there was an accident one year when the ice broke and a lot of people drowned…..so i do hate trudging through snow and the bitter cold, but if you look around at all the trees covered in snow, it really is beautiful

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray February 7, 2014, 4:17 pm

      You, to the time out chair. For being positive. It is freezing balls winter, I have cramps, and I’m wearing wearing control top pantyhose….. winter, cramps, control-top pantyhose… Life does not get worse than that. So to the time out chair cdobbs goes.

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        cdobbs February 8, 2014, 3:40 am

        best thing for cramps is naproxen (Aleve)….it inhibits prostaglandins which cause the cramps….take one every 12 hours….best discovery ever (do they have Aleve in the USA?)

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        jlyfsh February 8, 2014, 7:29 am

        they do have aleve here, i’ve found that excedrin extra strength also works well for cramps!

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    bethany February 7, 2014, 4:12 pm

    I have done a really good job about being positive through the winter, but this week I just lost it. I am fucking over this shit. I am done. DONE!!!!! I think there’s a reason why February is the shortest month. Because no one can fucking stand it.

    And I’ll also be drinking wine tonight. Lots of it.

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    • Amanda

      Amanda February 7, 2014, 4:25 pm

      Me too. I was doing a good job of not letting it get to me. And then – I came home from work last night. The electric heat in my apartment had been cranked up pretty high all day. And it felt like it hadn’t been on. I mean, it had been because things weren’t frozen. It’s just that cold (and I have nice big windows). So, yeah. I’m done.

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      Painted_lady February 8, 2014, 12:19 am

      I am also SO DONE with winter. I know it’s not as cold here as it is in other parts of the country, but for South Texas, it has been super cold and also cold for longer than it normally is. By this time in the year, we’re usually having longer stretches of warm days punctuated by colder ones, but not this year. And on top of that, they seem to have forgotten how the heaters work at school, and so from 7:30a-6p I CANNOT GET WARM. It’s so miserable and I’m so sick of it, plus the skating rink where we attend practice shuts off their heaters when they close to the public, and so I either do the warm up in my hoodie and scarf and hat and pull it all off once I start sweating (along with my pads, which takes forever because the elastic is shot in my elbow pads and they’re duct taped on, derbygirlproblems) OR I can skate the warm up in just my tank top and be cold for fifteen minutes. So I’ve basically spent the past ten weeks freezing my ass off except when I’m home, which really only happens when I’m asleep.

      Done, I say!!!

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  • Amanda

    Amanda February 7, 2014, 4:15 pm

    I’m sooooo glad it’s the end of the day. We had one of our potlucks at work so A) I’m full and B) lost all interest in being productive. Come on 5 o’clock!

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  • GatorGirl

    GatorGirl February 7, 2014, 4:17 pm

    I’m joining the wine club tonight. First I need to walk to the grocery store and buy some because I refuse to drive. My neck now hurts, I cant figure out if it’s from the crash or stress or how DAMN cold it is in here. GRRRRR.

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      bethany February 7, 2014, 4:34 pm

      Oh don’t you complain about the cold, or I will have to come down there, kidnap you, bring you north and show you COLD! 🙂

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl February 7, 2014, 4:50 pm

        Haha. As long as we can have a wine party!

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  • Lianne

    Lianne February 7, 2014, 4:19 pm

    Wendy, if you’re looking for a good book, I highly recommend The Goldfinch. It’s not a memoir, but it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long ass time.

    I will also come over for wine and cheese. This winter is the pits.

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy February 7, 2014, 5:15 pm

      I was thinking that might be a good book club book for our third book of the year.

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    ktfran February 7, 2014, 4:31 pm

    To help get through this winter mess, my weekend will revolve around food. Good food. And lots of it. Tonight, I’m going to Nico Osteria. I’m obsessed with the Publican, so I’m soooooo excited to try Paul Kahn’s new restaurant. Tomorrow isn’t so food centric, but I’m watching basketball. Sunday, I’m headed to End Grain. My new favorite brunch spot. Ooh, last night I went to the Dawson with a couple cool coworkers. Good place. Expensive, but neat space and good cocktails. Plus, the owner chatted with us and gave us shots. We sat at the bar.

    I. LOVE. FOOD. AND. DRINKS. I wish I didn’t, because it seriously depletes the bank account.

    Also, I just booked a trip to visit friends in California. Yay.

    I also think I’m going to start yoga next week.

    Is it 4:30 yet? Ok, done rambling.

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    lets_be_honest February 7, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Are there other channels besides HGTV and TLC? News to me 🙂
    Good luck being cooped up inside.

    Also, I blame you for my belly. I can’t stop drinking those Bailey’s martinis ever since you posted the video. Yum!

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    • theattack

      theattack February 7, 2014, 5:07 pm

      I’ve been keeping HGTV in business since I’ve been at home. Right now I’m cleaning my bathrooms in between watching some American guy with Italian heritage do construction and design on the old home he just bought in Italy. Being a housewife is great.

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        lets_be_honest February 7, 2014, 5:18 pm

        Brian Boytano! Haha, I’m obsessed with that channel.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 5:20 pm

        Omg is this a regular thing? I had no idea. I’ve only been watching HGTV for like a week and a half now. I love this guy though.

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        lets_be_honest February 7, 2014, 5:23 pm

        He was an olympic skater actually. That show is the first of its kind I think. Property Brothers is highly recommended – as a show or porn.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 5:27 pm

        Umm, yes on the Property Brothers for real. Which brother is your favorite? Or would you prefer to take them both at once?

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      • LadyinPurpleNotRed

        LadyinPurpleNotRed February 7, 2014, 5:31 pm

        Can I weigh in? I’ll take both.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 5:33 pm

        You can have both as long as you’re willing to share the construction designer one. Mmm

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      • LadyinPurpleNotRed

        LadyinPurpleNotRed February 7, 2014, 5:37 pm

        I can share.

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        lets_be_honest February 7, 2014, 5:32 pm

        The builder one – Drew?

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 5:35 pm

        He is the hot one for sure. We’ll have to fight over him.

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      • othy

        othy February 7, 2014, 5:53 pm

        You guys fight for the builder, I take the realtor.

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      • Lianne

        Lianne February 7, 2014, 8:48 pm

        The builder is Jonathan and I love him. I always tell my boyfriend I want to buy a fixer upper and have Jonathan help us renovate!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl February 7, 2014, 7:02 pm

        Gah. Loveeeeee them both. Sexy Canadians.

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    Kerrycontrary February 7, 2014, 5:15 pm

    AP, I’m sorry about the stalker that is nuts. GG, I got in a car accident very similar this past summer. It was dusk, didn’t have his lights on, totally didn’t see him but my fiancé did right before impact. Our damage was much more minimal but the guy SUED. Insurance took care of it. So I’m sorry that blows.

    Winter sucks but I had a work event today and one of the speakers blew my mind (and everyone else’s). She should give a TED talk it was that good. I’m making pizza to celebrate the Olympics which makes total sense to me?

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    • GatorGirl

      GatorGirl February 7, 2014, 7:06 pm

      🙁 sorry that happened to you! Geico is all ready contacting him to get the repairs going, and I’m really hoping this just goes away soon. My neck is killing me tonight, but I’m hoping that’s stress related, I do not want to add medical to this claim!

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  • theattack

    theattack February 7, 2014, 5:19 pm

    I have no idea what I’m doing this weekend, but I’m being pressured by my extended family to spend Valentine’s Day weekend with them. It’s a dilemma for me because I’ve never really cared about Valentine’s Day, but part of me always wants to do something small for it even if I don’t admit it. Since I’m out of work this year, we agreed to spend the whole weekend doing cheesy date stuff instead of spending money. Like making a pizza together, decorating heart-shaped cookies, going on a really long walk, renting romantic comedies, etc. Lots of quality time. Apparently my aunt from Georgia is visiting my parents that weekend two hours away from us, and they’re grabbing the other aunts and uncles in the area and going to Nashville on Saturday, which is about one hour away from us. I told my aunt I didn’t know if we would be going because it’s V-Day weekend, and she just gave me a guilt-trip about how she wants to see me and it would be nice if I would make the effort. It doesn’t sound fun at all to spend what was supposed to be our quality time hanging out with about eight people who are all 30+ years older than us and spending our limited money on gas to go down there. Since it’s on Saturday instead of Friday, I don’t know if I can use that as a reason. But seriously, who tries to have last minute family get-togethers on Valentine’s Day weekend?

    Plus we were already just forced to cancel our music festival plans this summer for a family reunion, and that was only agreed upon after being bullied over and over again for P to skip the last day of an important work conference so we could drive five hours to go to another family reunion this summer. Am I crazy in thinking that canceling your plans once a year is enough?

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    • theattack

      theattack February 7, 2014, 5:23 pm

      Also I realize this is kind of a non-problem, and I’ll probably end up going anyway and being a brat about it. I just wanted to complain, because what else is there to do?

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson February 7, 2014, 5:53 pm

        I don’t think that’s a non-problem. I would say no you already have plans and you’re sorry that they let you know about this plan so late.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 5:59 pm

        Thanks for validating me! Honestly, I wouldn’t have wanted to get together on Valentine’s weekend if they had let me know earlier, but they don’t have to know that. I just think it’s weird to expect a young couple (or anyone!) to spend Valentine’s Day with you.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson February 7, 2014, 6:04 pm

        Yeah I get what you’re saying, that’s why it’s awesome that you have a built-in non-offensive excuse. Sorry you let me know too late! That’s unfortunate for you that you’re so bad at planning. Maybe you’ll learn to let me know about things in advance. Okay maybe you don’t need to say all of that, but you get my point.

        I don’t think it’s necessarily weird that they’re asking to see you, I mean valentine’s day/weekend isn’t a big deal to me at all. And I don’t necessarily think of it in a romantic way because my mom still buys me valentines day presents to this day (I know, embarrassing, shut up). So to me it’s more about general love and family instead of only romantic love. BUT that being said, since it’s NOT a big deal to me, I would be annoyed if someone specifically guilted me into hanging out with them under some vague “but it’s a holiday!” threat thing. Fuck that. I already have plans, sorry you suck.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 6:18 pm

        haha, Really it doesn’t even matter what weekend it is, holiday or not. You can’t just decide when you’re driving up and expect everyone to drop what they’re doing. How about either including everyone in planning a date, or picking your date and then accepting when not everyone can make it.

        Honestly, I don’t care about Valentine’s Day either. It’s kind of just an awkward cycle where now that we live together, if we don’t do something for Valentine’s Day, it seems like we’re purposefully not doing something for V Day, which is awkward. He feels bad thinking that maybe I do really want something super romantic, and I feel like a lump on a log for being anti-Valentine’s Day and feel guilty because maybe he likes it. It’s like you can’t just be apathetic. You’re either for it or against it. I just decided to take the awkwardness out of it by making low-key plans so that neither of us feels guilty or weird about what we’re doing, so we can meet an easy middle instead of being one extreme or the other.

        Also, my mom still buys me valentine’s presents too. No shame! haha I used to send my grandfather fudge on Valentine’s Day. It’s kind of an all-encompassing holiday.

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle February 7, 2014, 6:10 pm

        Oh that’s actually why I’m going away this year for Valentine’s day— because 2 years ago, we went out & it was terrible (pre fixed menu— why do I want to spell is pris fixe?— & the waiter just tryna sell me shit I don’t want, like sparkling water in a light-up bottle, whaat) & then last year, I was like, “let’s not do ANYTHING. I REALLY MEAN IT. NOTHING. Don’t send flowers to my job, either!” & then we we literally ended up ~not doing anything~ I was all ” 🙁 why didn’t we do anythinggg wah” (very stereotypical “girl”, which I hate to say, but doesn’t that suck when you notice yourself being that way??)

        So anyway, yeah, this year I was like, “let’s go away.” It’s the same exact place we took a weekend a couple years ago (like randomly, middle of November?) in the same hotel & everything. ADVENTUROUS

        eta by “that’s why”, I meant, because of what you said— you didn’t want to do anything, but a litle part of you did. Also sorry, I’m repeating myself from the other thread. WINE

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson February 7, 2014, 6:20 pm

        Aw I think it’s kinda cute. It’s like “your place” now. I love traditions way more than holidays. Colin and I haven’t talked about what we’re doing, if anything. But he did tell me one time, a long time ago, that he got his last girlfriend like all this amazing shit for valentine’s day one year. I can’t remember how/why it came up, but I was like oh, cool, thanks for telling me, now whatever you get me has to be better. Which sucks because I’m not really that person that cares about gifts, but I let that asshole inside of me come out and be like – I actually don’t care what you get me, but it just has to be better than what you got her. Who am I? Besides “that girl”.

        ANYWAY I don’t know what we’re doing, or where. If anything. I guess he looked into getting us a hotel in Winter Park and snowboarding all weekend, but it’s also president’s day weekend so I guess they jacked the prices up to double. Which I can’t justify. PLUS he bought a condo and he moves in on the 21st, so I feel like it would be more practical to pack that weekend, but that’s not romantic at all. PLUS we already used the lingerie I bought for Valentine’s day, because I suck at delayed gratification. SOOO I’m not sure what I’m asking, but solve my problems. Do I have a problem? I’m not sure, but talk to me about life.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 6:23 pm

        YOU don’t have a problem. Colin has a problem if he doesn’t give you better presents than that other girl. bahaha

        Just kidding. Kind of. Why would you tell your girlfriend that? Let’s hope that was a learning experience.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson February 7, 2014, 6:39 pm

        Haha right? I don’t know we go on these long drives up to the mountains all year (summer hiking, winter snowboarding) and we end up getting into the weirdest conversations, not always in a good way. But now I am really trying to wrack my brain remembering how that particular subject got brought up. I think maybe he was bragging about his gift giving ability? Because I suck at it? Not sure. I am really bad at giving gifts so I just end up over spending to compensate.

        Anyway yeah, he’s a sucker. When I reminded him of this conversation last week he tried to backpedal being like well I just got her a whole bunch of different candies and a dumb stuffed animal, and I was like oh no sir. You bragged about it, you didn’t just casually mention it, so suck it. You have to be romantic and creative and loving and write me a card with all of your feelings in it. Bitch.

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      • Northern Mermaid

        Northern Mermaid February 8, 2014, 4:41 am

        One time. I mentioned that I really wanted a kitchenaid mixer because I had been doing a lot of beating things by hand and my whisking muscle was starting to hulk out and Nman said, “I’ve already had to buy one of those as a gift, and I’m not doing it again”

        I was like. Uhm. You get none of these buttercream frosted cookies, and you can go suck it.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 8, 2014, 1:34 pm

        Oh helllllll no!

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle February 7, 2014, 6:45 pm

        haha he signed himself up for topping the last gift, when he told you that?? right?? So it’s fine.

        Also lingerie— ahhh, please someone remind me to pack some before I go? Fabello has a lingerie fetish (which I mention on here all the time, don’t worry, he secretly likes for people to know) & I’m a bad girlfriend who basically never wears any? I mean, my day-to-day underwear is nice, but I rarely “Dress up” for him & I should, right? because it’s the easiest thing in the world. BUT yeah I’mma just save it for Valentine’s Day. I already told him, we are having crazy hotel sex (why are the beds always so perfectly springy?) & we’re going to have one session incorporating all of my fetishes, & another session incorporating all of his. And he was like, “why don’t we just combine—” & I was like “NO.”

        So I don’t know if that’ll actually happen, but wow I got so off-topic

        ETA I just wanted to tell Wendy I liked her picture… now how can I scroll to the bottom & be like, “bee tee dubs nice pic” after all this, I have to wait until tomorrow

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 6:20 pm

        Haha, Yes, I hate realizing when I’m being a brat. That sucks. It also sucks because since I don’t actually care about Valentine’s Day, I know that that small “Why didn’t we do anything?” part of myself is completely fabricated by Hallmark. And I HATE when I realize someone else made me do something I didn’t want to do! V-Day is so complicated.

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      • theattack

        theattack February 7, 2014, 6:25 pm

        Also that is really sweet that you’re going to the same place! I love that!

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      • Northern Mermaid

        Northern Mermaid February 8, 2014, 4:44 am

        Also, TA, I have the EXACT SAME valentine’s day feelings. Last year, I actually got really bummed about it, so I did one of those send a card to a prisoner things. St. Valentine was in prison, so I thought it would be fitting.

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    • GatorGirl

      GatorGirl February 7, 2014, 7:08 pm

      Say no. Or at a minimum go to Nashville for a very set amount of time. You and P need the weekend to connect.

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    Morgan February 7, 2014, 5:49 pm

    I’m sitting in an (tiny compared to my airport that I’m used to but actually totally legit) airport. My flight is not for another hour and 15 minutes but its delayed so I have no idea when I’ll be home. Entertain me? But not too much I only have 34% battery.

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  • iwannatalktosampson

    iwannatalktosampson February 7, 2014, 5:57 pm

    So speaking of me being spoiled, or whatever katie was implying in today’s letter, cough cough. I just checked my bank account (so my checking account is the same one that I’ve had my whole life and my mom is still attached too it, because when I originally opened it you had to have an adult on it if you were a minor) and my mom accidentally withdrew $800 … and I checked the date… and it was when she was in Vegas with her friends. I hope she spent that money on something fun, haha.

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    • katie

      katie February 7, 2014, 6:21 pm

      Um no apparently everyone else was saying that you couldn’t possibly be a real adult. *i* was sticking up for *you*.
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      Your welcome. Lol

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      lets_be_honest February 7, 2014, 7:16 pm

      God your mom is not a real adult.

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  • GatorGirl

    GatorGirl February 7, 2014, 7:11 pm

    Bethany and I are having a wine date via text. Hooray.

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    • Fabelle

      Fabelle February 7, 2014, 7:20 pm

      JEALZ

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        bethany February 8, 2014, 2:00 pm

        Fab- I’m totally including you tonight!!

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle February 8, 2014, 3:06 pm

        Yay!

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray February 8, 2014, 3:20 pm

        I want in!

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        Bethany February 8, 2014, 4:39 pm

        Ok, you’re in, too!!

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl February 8, 2014, 5:38 pm

        I’m not supposed to drink tonight 🙁

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle February 9, 2014, 10:13 am

        That was fun guys!! even though I couldn’t reply all & my phone died & by the time I charged it you’d all gone to bed, haha. (I was only still up because of a family party)

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  • paperheart

    paperheart February 7, 2014, 9:37 pm

    This weekend should be a fun one because tomorrow is my and B’s 5 year anniversary. I’m not sure if we’ll actually go DO anything for it, but we’ve just been in really good moods so far this weekend. We even got to cuddle this morning before he left for work! Which NEVER happens because he tends to wake up a little late and has to rush out the door. That probably doesn’t seem like a big deal at all, but cuddling is nice and honestly we never do that anymore.

    Also! I tried hummus for the very first time tonight and it was soooo delicious! I have no idea why it hasn’t been in my life before now, but after tonight I never want it to leave.

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  • Lyra

    Lyra February 7, 2014, 10:52 pm

    Today was really freaking hard. I had the funeral of my previous church music director, which I’ve mentioned before. And it was SO SAD. Like, the saddest funeral I have ever attended. There were literally over 100 musicians there to sing and play and we all lost it, multiple times. There were so many Kleenex it was ridiculous, but it made sense because she was so amazing and special to all of us. I won’t get preachy and church-y, but I felt her presence all day today and I know that my faith helped me a lot today.

    The music was just so amazing. I was able to participate which was really great and therapeutic for me. The songs the choir sang were really powerful, and I know she would have loved it. The family also chose to play a recording they had of her singing right after the eulogy and there was not a dry eye in that entire church.

    The world would be a better place if there were more people like her.

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  • katie

    katie February 8, 2014, 10:44 am

    So I had a great week. This was my work groups first offsite meeting. We got there Tuesday and promptly got wasted. Weds was a bakery tour of Baltimore and meetings/training, and then bowling and more drinking. Then Thursday was a trends discussion, a big tasting (I never want to eat cake againnnnn) and then we did one of those painting classes! And then dinner and more booze. It was full of inappropriate comment and dirty jokes and laughing and awesomeness.
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    Friday we went home, jake got home early, and we went out and got kind of drunk -this is day 4 in a row for those of you keeping score- and had awesome sex. And jake is awesome because when our waiter introduced himself and took our drink order and then left, I was like, wow that guy was hot until he opened his mouth… And jake cracked up and we laughed about it for like 5 minutes. I need to put a ring on that.
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    Re: lingerie, jake told me last night he wants me to get a new set by valentines day – which was just an arbitrary date I’m sure. Sooooo, what kind to get?? Now Im excited about shopping for it lol

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    Bethany February 8, 2014, 2:03 pm

    I took Dave to Bikram today!! It was super fun. I think he liked it! Now I’m going to order my seeds for my garden this year, and then tonight we’re going on a date (Dave’s suggestion!) Yay!

    We tried to watch that Captain Phillips movie last night, but it gave me serious anxiety and I couldn’t watch it. We had to turn it off. Then Dave started watching it again at 7am, while I was sleeping, and I thought we were being attacked in our house!

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    • othy

      othy February 9, 2014, 2:00 pm

      Where do you order your seeds from? I’m thinking about doing that this year. Normally I just go to a local garden shop.

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    Alex Reynolds February 9, 2014, 8:19 pm

    It’s snowing like crazy here tonight and I’m hearing through the grapevine, a big snowstorm for just before Valentine’s Day! How romantic 😛

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    Tax Geek February 10, 2014, 8:32 am

    I Forgot to Remember: Good book. Thanks for the recommendation Wendy.

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