Well *I* congratulate you on your first settlement, because I know that took some blood sweat and tears to get to! I will be here to hug you when your client is underwhelmed with the result, or straight up resents you for not getting more (or less?) or accuses you of taking too many fees. I also hope you told the "too… » 10/09/14 7:43pm 10/09/14 7:43pm

I spent a couple of years trying to hang on/figure out the rules, and just honestly was missing the thing that would motivate fifteen girls at once to buy lavender lip gloss. I was in a small town, and the popular thing did require a certain amount of homogeneity. I think there were some earnest and generally "nice"… » 8/06/14 9:23am 8/06/14 9:23am

Don't you just love how no matter how many hours or years you put in, no matter the quality of your work, and no matter how many hours or years you'll put in after your leave, the only thing that matters to some people is three measly months of inconvenience while your body recovers and you sustain the life of the… » 7/24/14 10:52pm 7/24/14 10:52pm

I had the same thought. In the second spreadsheet, she's going to bed in a teddy, going to bed naked, giving a blow job to try to get her man interested. The first one doesn't describe anything he's doing to try to get her in the mood. I mean, start with a neck nuzzle and try to kiss her maybe? I've had more than one… » 7/23/14 7:29pm 7/23/14 7:29pm

Chia Seed Pudding?

Has anyone tried it? This recipe, using coconut milk, sounds okay. But the first time I ever heard of/saw a picture of chia seed pudding, it was Goop's blandest-of-the-bland version that looks super gross and slimy. I could honestly gag thinking about eating the jelly-like pile of seeds I once spread into the grooves… » 7/15/14 9:24am 7/15/14 9:24am

Thanks for this. I was looking for a place to add that, in most states, the parents can mutually agree on a shared custody schedule that is something other than the "non-custodial parent gets every other weekend" standard statutory default. Most judges in most states would love it if more parents presented them with a… » 7/03/14 3:46pm 7/03/14 3:46pm

So, Peterson was punished, rightly or wrongly, for mocking her white male classmates through this picture. We should move on from her transgression because it was officially and unequivocally punished. We could spend some time poking around at the more widespread racism and classism she's criticizing—the kind that… » 7/01/14 2:24pm 7/01/14 2:24pm

I love how this turned out! Good for your neighbor. I wanted to come and post the idea that I had, which I think would be fun under the right circumstances. A "Reverse Potluck" party (iffy on that name though). You say "These are the things I have that need to go. Come with the dish(es) and other ingredients you need… » 6/26/14 7:47pm 6/26/14 7:47pm

I am just now getting back on the wagon after a 2+ week vacation. It was great! And it was in Europe, where walking is easy/necessary, so I probably did more walking on a daily basis than ever in my regular life. I would estimate I was walking 4+ miles per day, which, incidentally, is not enough to counteract the… » 6/26/14 6:46pm 6/26/14 6:46pm

The "you kept wanting to raise the bar!" comment makes me think maybe the reason they didn't do it the night before he left is because he wanted whatever the next thing was, but she didn't want to because she was already outside her comfort zone. Then he chose no sex over the exact act(s) he wanted and that's the… » 5/21/14 2:05pm 5/21/14 2:05pm

I noticed that. It was like an "Engaging will only escalate it," best effort to neutralize kind of move. Which might be likely to come from someone with experience not-escalating serious, nasty conflicts. The whole thing sucks. » 5/12/14 10:57pm 5/12/14 10:57pm

I think you mean he left when the breakup discussion became not all about him anymore, and attention was required to be directed toward you and your needs. Which he is clearly not available for, and does not plan to include in his priorities, now or ever. "Breaks," in my experience, are breakups by cowards who won't… » 5/09/14 2:08pm 5/09/14 2:08pm

Okay. I am from and currently live in Mississippi, and I know it very well. I can tell you that our state level government is INSANE, and actually does not reflect the feelings or beliefs of many MANY people here. There's a particular reason that law got passed. At this point, I think four towns—Starkville, Oxford,… » 5/07/14 7:30pm 5/07/14 7:30pm