I’ve spent my entire life being slightly cold when indoors. Now I learn that its not intentionally too cold; it’s part of the patriarchy, because male bodies experience coldness differently. #surprisednotsurprised

May 26, 2018 at 3:19 PM
I’ve spent my entire life being slightly cold when indoors. Now I learn that its not intentionally too cold; it’s part of the patriarchy, because male bodies experience coldness differently. #surprisednotsurprised
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When I was young, the common parlance for boyfriend or girlfriend was “old man” or “old lady”. I cannot tell you how many people I thought were in relationships with the elderly, but it was a LOT. I remember wondering to myself what mystique the very aged had that I’d somehow missed.

May 25, 2018 at 10:35 AM
When I was young, the common parlance for boyfriend or girlfriend was “old man” or “old lady”. I cannot tell you how many people I thought were in relationships with the elderly, but it was a LOT. I remember wondering to myself what mystique the very aged had that I’d somehow missed.
~ from Facebook

If you’re a holocaust denier, please just quietly leave my friends list. I don’t want to argue semantics. Either you accept atrocity or you don’t. Either you can confront that evil exists or you can’t. Get out of my list of friends.

May 20, 2018 at 12:01 PM
If you’re a holocaust denier, please just quietly leave my friends list. I don’t want to argue semantics. Either you accept atrocity or you don’t. Either you can confront that evil exists or you can’t. Get out of my list of friends.
~ from Facebook

Is it just me or is it weird when someone is sentenced to 1,000 years in prison, or a dozen consecutive life sentences... it’s obviously just symbolic, but it seems to me if you want a harsher punishment than “the rest of your life in jail”, then do that. It won’t change that no one lives to 1,000.

May 19, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Is it just me or is it weird when someone is sentenced to 1,000 years in prison, or a dozen consecutive life sentences... it’s obviously just symbolic, but it seems to me if you want a harsher punishment than “the rest of your life in jail”, then do that. It won’t change that no one lives to 1,000.
~ from Facebook

Two facts: last week I bought a container of wet food at Costco on a lark. Today my cat woke me up at 4:30 a.m. meowing loudly and sticking herself on my head. Third fact, I’m never buying wet food again.

May 16, 2018 at 7:12 AM
Two facts: last week I bought a container of wet food at Costco on a lark. Today my cat woke me up at 4:30 a.m. meowing loudly and sticking herself on my head. Third fact, I’m never buying wet food again.
~ from Facebook

When someone tells me something will be "the last (something) you'll ever use!" I always almost process as a death threat for a split second before switching gears, realizing it's a sales pitch.

May 11, 2018 at 4:19 PM
When someone tells me something will be "the last (something) you'll ever use!" I always almost process as a death threat for a split second before switching gears, realizing it's a sales pitch.
~ from Facebook

I love you all very much for being so very thoughtful and communicative. I really do think I’ve collected quite the menagerie of friends in my lifetime. You’re all amazing in unique and myriad ways.

at 2:16 PM
I love you all very much for being so very thoughtful and communicative. I really do think I’ve collected quite the menagerie of friends in my lifetime. You’re all amazing in unique and myriad ways.
~ from Facebook

Clementine convened her once monthly committee of one to decide whether to go outside, heard the recycling truck’s bellow, and promptly marked the map “monsters be here”. Next month’s meeting is now canceled.

May 10, 2018 at 1:26 PM
Clementine convened her once monthly committee of one to decide whether to go outside, heard the recycling truck’s bellow, and promptly marked the map “monsters be here”. Next month’s meeting is now canceled.
~ from Facebook

I guess it doesn’t count as cultural appropriation if it happened longer ago than living memory...

May 9, 2018 at 1:59 PM
I guess it doesn’t count as cultural appropriation if it happened longer ago than living memory...
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I don’t understand destination weddings. You don’t really live there, that isn’t your real church, and as beautiful as it may be, that wedding will have no relationship to your married life. I don’t see how you could evaluate your frame of mind toward the vows from an exotic locale. I know other people think of weddings this way, but to me, its very important to be as authentic and grounded as possible in all contractually binding events.

May 6, 2018 at 3:56 PM
I don’t understand destination weddings. You don’t really live there, that isn’t your real church, and as beautiful as it may be, that wedding will have no relationship to your married life. I don’t see how you could evaluate your frame of mind toward the vows from an exotic locale. I know other people think of weddings this way, but to me, its very important to be as authentic and grounded as possible in all contractually binding events.
~ from Facebook

Struggling mom rant: You know what ticks me off? The vast majority of creditors do not report good behavior to credit bureaus. And those creditors are the ones most people who are economizing would use: utility providers, insurance providers, rental companies. Totally uncool. If they're going to report you for negatives, why not occasionally commend good behavior? I've paid the car insurance every month on time for 22 years. Does that ever end up on a credit report? No. Just because I see no need for a Target card, and don't borrow money, my credit is bad. It's a rotten system I'm only recently deciding to learn how to live within, mostly because it would be nice to buy a few items here or there without cash up front.

May 5, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Struggling mom rant: You know what ticks me off? The vast majority of creditors do not report good behavior to credit bureaus. And those creditors are the ones most people who are economizing would use: utility providers, insurance providers, rental companies. Totally uncool. If they're going to report you for negatives, why not occasionally commend good behavior? I've paid the car insurance every month on time for 22 years. Does that ever end up on a credit report? No. Just because I see no need for a Target card, and don't borrow money, my credit is bad. It's a rotten system I'm only recently deciding to learn how to live within, mostly because it would be nice to buy a few items here or there without cash up front.
~ from Facebook

What’s the best way to celebrate Cinqo de Mayo in Tampa Bay?

at 11:14 AM
What’s the best way to celebrate Cinqo de Mayo in Tampa Bay?
~ from Facebook

I bought my mom begonias last night as an early Mother’s Day gift. They’re the color of red I associate with her style of clothes. Now I wish I’d bought them for myself so I can be reminded of motherly love while I’m here in my own home...

at 11:09 AM
I bought my mom begonias last night as an early Mother’s Day gift. They’re the color of red I associate with her style of clothes. Now I wish I’d bought them for myself so I can be reminded of motherly love while I’m here in my own home...
~ from Facebook

Right now there are two plants in my house that I haven’t killed for two whole months. I think that might be a record!

May 4, 2018 at 5:18 PM
Right now there are two plants in my house that I haven’t killed for two whole months. I think that might be a record!
~ from Facebook

What’s something about you that would surprise me? Mine: I was the cripplingly shy kid. Yes, me.

at 3:36 PM
What’s something about you that would surprise me? Mine: I was the cripplingly shy kid. Yes, me.
~ from Facebook

Maybe lemmings, sheep and moths think WE are totally chaotic individualists as much as we think of them as hyperconformist. #deeplyunnecessarythoughts

May 3, 2018 at 1:23 PM
Maybe lemmings, sheep and moths think WE are totally chaotic individualists as much as we think of them as hyperconformist. #deeplyunnecessarythoughts
~ from Facebook

I just got an ad to go to a yoga class where they serve alcohol. That seems super counterintuitive to me. I feel all loosened up and open after yoga in the good way. Wouldn’t feel like muddying that clarity with drinks...

May 2, 2018 at 2:03 PM
I just got an ad to go to a yoga class where they serve alcohol. That seems super counterintuitive to me. I feel all loosened up and open after yoga in the good way. Wouldn’t feel like muddying that clarity with drinks...
~ from Facebook

As a kid, here are some things when I was growing up that I never knew would be such a part of my life: 1. Worrying about dropping the phone in the toilet. Why would you have a phone in the bathroom? The kitchen phone cord never reached all the way to the bathroom. Even if you did, a new phone was a few bucks. 2. Worrying that my phone was keeping track of my every move and giving away my sensitive info. At the time, only the tin foil hat crowd would worry about this kind of surveillance or information abuse. Now my wallet is RFID-protected and my phone is fingerprint locked, and that makes perfect sense to everyone. 3. Seat belts, car seats, kid seats, boosters, etc. All we had at the time was scissor-style strollers in the trunk. I sat on the console for a better view back then unless I was napping in the "way-back" of a stationwagon. As for boosters, those were the kid seats at Denny's. What about you? What did you never envision about today's norms?

May 1, 2018 at 6:23 PM
As a kid, here are some things when I was growing up that I never knew would be such a part of my life: 1. Worrying about dropping the phone in the toilet. Why would you have a phone in the bathroom? The kitchen phone cord never reached all the way to the bathroom. Even if you did, a new phone was a few bucks. 2. Worrying that my phone was keeping track of my every move and giving away my sensitive info. At the time, only the tin foil hat crowd would worry about this kind of surveillance or information abuse. Now my wallet is RFID-protected and my phone is fingerprint locked, and that makes perfect sense to everyone. 3. Seat belts, car seats, kid seats, boosters, etc. All we had at the time was scissor-style strollers in the trunk. I sat on the console for a better view back then unless I was napping in the "way-back" of a stationwagon. As for boosters, those were the kid seats at Denny's. What about you? What did you never envision about today's norms?
~ from Facebook

I think autocorrect is my arch nemesis. See?

at 2:09 PM
I think autocorrect is my arch nemesis. See?
~ from Facebook