Ooh, good to know. I always hate getting stuff like that wrong. Sorry!
Ooh, good to know. I always hate getting stuff like that wrong. Sorry!
Okay, so the main big deal is that LGBT servicemen and women couldn’t openly march in the parade, but they could march if they blended in with everyone else. I can see why this would make them bristle. However, I can also understand why parade organizers wouldn’t want the St. Pattie’s Day parade to turn into a pride parade, which can be a little family unfriendly in some ways and take away from what the parade is mainly about. However, these are servicemen and women. They’re not going to go crazy. They’d be wearing their uniforms, wouldn’t they? I don’t see a problem with carrying a small pride flag or something. Banning it outright, instead of giving people one or two small ways to show their support in an unobtrusive manner, was obviously the wrong way to go with this issue when it’s so difficult and huge right now.
#14 is amazing. I hope she knows how beautiful she is and can see past the stigma such an unusual skin pigmentation might carry with it. It suits her in a wonderful way.
You know, having my husband tell me how hot I look (extra chub, stretch marks, and all) has really helped with all of this. Now I’m more focused on exercise for health, and I feel so much better about myself. Sometimes, I think you just need an outside perspective that you trust.
9/14 - This was decently difficult. I was hoping I could narrow seasons by hairstyles, but you put the answers close enough together to make that difficult. I haven’t seen Friends in a few years (since my parents are the ones who own all the DVDs), but I have watched all the episodes at least three times.
Women on both sides of my family have consistently lived to between 92 and 100 for three generations, so “quarter-life crisis” is apt for me. That said, turning 25 this week has only made me want to go out and do more. It’s inspired me to actually finish some language courses on Duolingo (halfway there with Spanish), hang out with my only living grandparent and learn more gardening from her, do more running, and maybe take an adult ballet or tap class soon. I’d say it’s been a great motivator. Then again, maybe this article isn’t really for me. Am I one of those “together” friends that is supposed to be despised? Oh well.
I showed this to my husband without context, and I had to explain to him why everyone considered it noteworthy. He was like, “What, cute families? What am I seeing here?” I love my husband.
Ugh, I adore the Hunchback soundtrack. It’s probably Disney’s most “adult” film in its themes, which I really appreciate. Also, I was a bit flabbergasted he used Pocahontas as the metric by which Disney musicals should be judged. I mean, really? Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, and The Lion King have all been actual Broadway musicals.
If you truly love it, I doubt a humorous video poking hyperbolic fun really ruined it. He gives way worse treatment to many many other films.
I honestly wish I had one just so I didn’t wear out the insides of my jean legs so quickly, or so I don’t have to use copious amounts of baby powder or bike shorts to avoid chafing when I’m wearing a skirt. I was a bit amazed when I learned it was now “desirable”. Who decides this shit?
Go Texas. Agatha Christie all the way.
I have a feeling the author of the article feels the same way about you…as do I. I will admit I was sad to see Save the Last Dance on here, but the last time I saw it, I was 16 and not fit to judge much of anything.
It’s an entirely online currency. Think of it as Internet gold. You can “mine” bitcoins by using your computer to figure out a very complex algorithm, but it takes a ton of horsepower and a long time to do so, making sure there isn’t a glut in the market. Seriously, it can take months for twenty desktop computers working in tandem to mine a single Bitcoin (which is, at the moment worth $633.80). Don’t have any myself, but I do find it interesting.
Oh, and you never give your friends crap, even if you haven’t seen them in forever? I’m sure he meant it all in good fun.
You know, I remember all my sex ed and health classes in school, and my curriculum was very good. We learned all about proper menstrual health, about AIDS, about how babies are made, etc. It was probably abstinence-based, I’ll admit, because I don’t remember any education on condoms, but I did grow up in the ’90s in Texas. Also, my dad is an OBGYN, so we had at least three picture books on “Where Babies Come From”, complete with cartoon diagrams. I remember being extremely interested in those books as a preteen with no idea why I was. :P
You know, it’s funny. I’ve never seen the film, but my opinion of it has already been soured by my parents’ opinions (I do not know of a film that they loathe more). I should probably watch it at some point, so I can decide for myself.
I’m confused by your ranking of Forest Gump, Kate. I’d probably switch it and Titanic, but I feel like maybe I have the same sort of nostalgia for Forest Gump that you have for Titanic (which I dislike quite a lot)? I remember my dad showing it to me when I was about 14 and using it to explain a lot of the events of the latter half of the 20th century. To this day, the scene at Jenny’s grave makes me sob like a child. Titanic has never made me feel even a tenth of the things Forest Gump makes me feel. But to each their own, I suppose.
Ugh, Jane Fonda is despicable. Protest the war all you want, but don’t betray soldiers from your own country and get them recaptured and tortured to do it. This was an interesting piece, all the same. I find I love Jennifer Lawrence until she spouts off something about hating exercise and then I (being a sporty girl who HAS to exercise to not get fat) want to get into a pissing contest with her. “Okay, how many push-ups can you do, skinny arms? Betcha I have a faster half mile.” It’s just the “Cool Girl” version of high-school female politics, I suppose.
So, you’re just going to ignore the 30-year studies stating exactly the opposite of that and the graduating valedictorians and successful businessmen/women with two moms or two dads, then, sonfrere? Who’s making up what now?
My office gives us a week’s maternity leave. Then, we are graciously allowed to use our vacation and then sick time for the rest. Oh, and then we have to be back in three months or they can give our job away. I suppose my mom can take care of my infant, or I can then fork out thousands of dollars for day care? They may pay for the birth with a great HSA health plan (which, I grant you, is pretty sweet), but then we’re pretty much on our own. It’s no wonder we still feel so much pressure to just be stay-at-home-moms. It’s just simpler, unless you work for a giant company that gives out day care as a benefit. Now that would be amazing.
That’s exactly how I feel about hip-hugger jeans. Isn’t it amazing that people can have different body types and opinions!
Ha. There was a woman sitting with an older man at the Baylor/UT game I went to recently, and when the Kiss Cam was on them, she mouthed in horror, “That’s my dad!” I’ll bet she felt just great about how much older she was perceived to be.
“Your”, damn it. Buzzfeed, an edit button would be nice.
I’m pretty sure I’ve pulled a face like that when I managed to win a game of Smash Bros. Brawl against a friend of mine, who constantly beat me (stupid Zelda and her stupid balls of electricity). Have you set up a camera to record all women’s faces when they play video games? Good for you for you scientific accuracy.