My little library is apparently lacking a pop-up book! :)
My little library is apparently lacking a pop-up book! :)
I had decided to leave him and was packing my things when I found a pair of Barbie pink panties under our bed. Size 10. I wear size 4. It was such a cliché that I actually burst out laughing.
Oh, how come “Fannie Flagg’s Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook” (including Fried Green Tomatoes, obviously) is not on the list? I can highly recommend it!
I spent six months studying and working in India and feel I experienced everything the country has to offer. Saw the beautiful sights, tasted all the amazing food, got followed by naked begging children in the streets for hours, got raped… yes, memories that will stay with me forever.
#4 is a hilarious international hodgepodge. The Instagram name is German, the caption is in Russian (and calls the whole thing Lapland cheese, btw) and Buzzfeed suggests we buy this Finnish dish at IKEA, which is Swedish. Still looks tasty, though…
My company had a big dinner party for potential clients and I, being the only young and female employee in a traditional old boys’ club type of firm, was supposed to mingle and make small talk all night.
I was talking to a nice elderly gentleman when he looked behind me and said, “Too bad, there comes my partner and you won’t have eyes for anyone else anymore once you meet him.” Of course I laughed and turned around to have a look. There was this tall and gorgeous man, literally surrounded by beautiful, rich women, and so obviously out of my league it was almost comical.
He eventually came over and introduced himself with a joke that had me laughing so hard I choked on my wine. Surprisingly enough, we clicked immediately and had so much in common that we spent all evening talking and flirting and never moving away from the table. People kept trying to join our conversation but everyone eventually wandered off again. My boss gave me angry looks because I wasn’t mingling, but none of it mattered. At some point we looked around to find that almost everyone had left already. We got our coats and stood around awkwardly for a few moments before he asked for my number and we air kissed like the fancy Europeans that we are.
When I was almost out of the door, he called after me, “It’s a pity that only our cheeks got to touch.” I turned around and rolled my eyes at him, because that was just about the cheesiest thing he could have possibly said. But it made us both laugh and before I could even think, I ran back and kissed him. I’d never kissed anyone I had just met hours before and I hope I never will again.
I’ve since quit my job at the old boy’s club, but I kept the gorgeous man who was, as it turned out, not out of my league at all.
She’s seven months pregnant and expecting the baby in early 2015? Wow, poor woman….
The first one was actually pretty adorable…
Because nothing can possibly go wrong with a head full of pins at the gym…
Well, they “pull this crap” because the prices of ebooks are simply arbitrary numbers and currently, they are too high. Take the Song of Ice and Fire box set. Current price for the paperback edition on Amazon: $29.96. Current price for the ebook version: $38. Now, how exactly does the publisher come up with the price for the digital version, which does not require paper, printing, workers, storage, shipping, and so on? THAT is why Amazon is “pulling this crap”. Their methods might not be the best way to go, but they don’t deserve being made out as a bully either. Not selling J.K. Rowling’s new book hurts them, too.
Ugh, bottom of the roller coaster today.
When I was raped in my dorm room by a friend, it was the middle of the afternoon, there was no alcohol involved and there was no question about the absence of consent on my part.
He helpfully pointed out to me that there would be no consequences for him, as his family had donated enough money to the university to have buildings named after them. He said if I tried to tell anyone, he’d make sure everyone knew that I’d sleep with any guy. I had never been with another man before this happened. At the end of the semester, I transferred to another university. Safe places are not the way to go. Letting your students know that any reported rape will be turned over to authorities and charges will be pressed, is the only alternative. None of the “boys will be boys” attitude, no gray areas, no candy-filled consent courses, just the law, being enforced without question. I fail to see how this would be bad for a university’s image. I would rather send my daughter to a place that I know has a strict policy regarding sexual assault, then to a university that suspends alleged rapists for a year and talks the victim into not pressing charges.
When I was little, my mom would use a laddle to form rice “hills” on my plate and then told me the broccoli florets were little trees and that I was a giant who wants to eat them all. Oh, and cauliflower florets were “snow covered trees”. Obviously. :) I loved eating trees!
Uh, #7 Save The Last Dance has a 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, not 8%. It may be a bit on the predictable side, but it’s still a decent movie.
I’ve bought a lot of stuff on etsy over the past few years and every single transaction, without fail, has been an absolute pleasure. People were sweet and helpful and just generally awesome. Etsy is amazing.
I didn’t claim that Wikipedia was always right. In this case it is, however. Besides, we all know Buzzfeed is never wrong.
While everyone else may think these things are obvious, I’m new to the US and still getting used to grocery shopping here. Especially the dairy products are a bit confusing, so I thought this article was actually pretty helpful. Thanks for that. :)
Exactly! Go & get on a plane, fly a few thousand miles, pick up flowers and hand them over yourself, then fly back. Oh, but don’t forget to tell your CO you’re leaving.
Lazy bastards, I tell you.
This was surprisingly useful. Yes, it’s all fairly basic, but that was the point. Staple articles of clothing (most) guys need or should have. With the exception of the abomination that is 29, which I would only give as a joke.
Well, sounds like a hit to me…
Um, what about my two mothers? Women, but still gay? Well, they certainly aren’t going to use Barilla products anymore. Neither is the rest of our big, non-traditional and pasta-loving family. Thank you very much.
Which is why it’s an optional feature that you can disable entirely? Just click the little + sign to the right of the tabs and then disable all tabs except for Primary. And voilá - tabless once again. Personally, I think this feature is the best invention since sliced bread, but hey, we all use our inboxes differently. :)
Ha, 25 - Are you kidding me? My mom always helped me make my excuses sound as plausible as possible. Actually, she still does… :D And all the things that had the names of drugs on them around the house: pens, post its, tissue boxes, sweets, and so on… Oh, and the first aid in my bathroom (courtesy of mom, obviously) is so well stocked it will keep me alive for years when the zombie apocalypse hits.
The sleepwalking thing isn’t all that crazy. I’ve been sleepwalking all my life, usually when I’m stressed and sleep-deprived, and it can lead to odd results. I once alphabetized my CD collection while sleepwalking. And then there’s the memorable time I woke up bloody and bruised in my bed. Apparently I had crashed into the couch table. At least that’s what I think happened, because it was broken and there was quite a bit of blood. I’m also highly suggestible when sleepwalking, which is actually helpful. If someone tells me “You should go back to bed” I’ll usually go. Point is - my higher brain functions are still active (else I wouldn’t be able to alphabetize), I don’t register pain and I’m suggestible. Honestly, that is not a “lame excuse”, it’s actually pretty damn scary.
Now I want bacon. -.-
Ask any violinist and they’ll tell you fun stories about people reacting to their “hickies” (you get marks where your chinrest irritates the skin if you play a lot, and it often looks like a hickey). I think people who frown upon them are just jealous. ;)
Uh, they just talking about the US premiere dates, right? Because I thought the British ones were fixed: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1475582/episodes?season=3&ref_=tt_eps_sn_3
Actually, I use it for all my browsing at work. Like right now. The very nice IT guy doesn’t really have to know what I do during work hours. :)
I don’t know who will last longest, but I do know where the best parties will be.
It’s ALL so true! Lol 2 - my accent (and dialect) shifts so fast, it really confuses people. Same goes for the swearing.
20 - I have four different currencies in my wallet at the moment. -.-
30 - home is where I have a bed and wifi. And my standard answer for “Where are you from?” is “Guess.”
McD’s in India was just no fun. There was one chicken burger and chicken nuggets on the menu, everything else was vegetarian. And I loved Pizza Hut there! It was the only place to get decent (garlic) bread. :)
Uh, 14 and 15 are available in the US and Europe, too? And damn useful for certain outfits.
Well, sorry for responding to a post on a public forum, then. And the fact that you’re ready to side with an abusive ass says more about your people skills than mine.
Or maybe your father is the man who told his straight-A-student-with-a-master’s-degree-at-23 daughter that he was ashamed to have her for a child, because she suffered from depression and couldn’t hide it in front of his friends? My husband is as different from my father as a man can possibly be. That’s one of the reasons I love him so much. I’m glad you have an awesome dad, really, but don’t tell others how to feel.
O.o 14 is pure genius!
My experience was more like: 1) create profile 2) upload picture (fully clothed, holding my cat, not suggestive in any way) 3) start thinking about witty things to write 4) get SWAMPED with messages in a matter of minutes, ranging from “dtf?” to very sweet and lengthy personalized messages 5) close the browser because, holy crap, if it’s like this BEFORE I write a single line, what would it be like if I actually had a complete profile? Online dating is scary.