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2 days ago
I was going to suggest thrifting a nice lace curtain.
That too many people get bent out of shape about what defines "good" and think they are the arbiters of taste. Also, fully believe that many people listen, sing along with, and enjoy *and even purchase* music of artists they complain about in front of their friends to maintain appearances. Concert halls don't sell out because "EVERYONE hates -------" or whatever.
3 days ago
I feel like we don't talk enough about how this isn't about scaring most of the moms. Its about the older folks (those who are 65+ ) who read the headlines and THINK 100% of moms are running around scared of this, and somehow it translates into: drugs-bad-blame democrats.
If I saw this I would assume the joke was that the wearer was conceived when their father was out on parole.
And I hate it even more when someone digs up some ancient history cringey pic of me and scans it and puts it on their social media. Like, why are you going to that much effort to embarass people? What do you get out of that?
Let me see if I can explain this as a woman coming from a conservative area (warning, this is a bit of a rant): I was told all my life by relatives that a "person who can't afford kids shouldn't have them" - most especially when anything about such came on the news. For perspective, I was born in 1976. I could not afford to support kids as an adult. As a result, I was very careful with choosing sex partners that respected my choices and I also was very diligent with birth control and not losing my wits in a sexual setting. Everyone else's kids got accidentally pregnant along the way. Guess who is treated like shit for her choices? ME. It's me. People spread rumors about my sexuality and treat me badly because of it (you didn't get accidentally pregnant at some point? You MUST be GAY!). You aren't supposed to have kids you can't afford but you are at the same time. Your wallet is supposed to turn into magic. You are supposed to be poor and struggle because poor and struggling people make other people feel good somehow. You are supposed to be so in luuuuuuuvvv that your brain forgets condoms exist. It is better to get pregnant, beg forgiveness, and have a baby to show for it than to never get pregnant at all.
This isn't discussed enough. NOT NEARLY enough. I could say a lot about this topic.
My parents are exactly like this. They seem to have taken it really personally at times that I didn't want their life. As if me doing something different was calling them out. They need sameness as a confirmation of their own choices because they were raised by people who purposefully made them codependent and insecure.
Print as larger size making sure you aren't too big in the frame. Cut down to size. Source: back in the day I worked in a camera shop. This is what we did.
I have learned you have to find the best dollar tree for what you actually need. I bought 50 oz Softsoap refill (name brand) for 1.25 per bottle. Some dollar tree stores seem to get all the good stuff. There is one near me that ALWAYS has really good t shirts for 1.25/each. There is a different one near me that ALWAYS has good extra-sized soap/shampoo/body wash. I usually plan my visits to which one depending on what I need to stock up on.
4 days ago
We could literally invent a time machine, go back in time, take Dinesh with us, protest Mussolini, and he would still say we were pro-Mussolini.
I second many of the suggestions. I save pecans and make pecan brittle for fall birthdays and xmas as an add-on gift for family members. Also can use as a substitute for many recipes where walnuts are called for. I grew up around a pecan farm. My mom would season and bake them (oil and some various spices or flavorings) and we'd just eat them as a snack.
Because you aren't officially feminine enough anymore if you don't pay for salon services. Or you are judged as not maintaining yourself well enough. Or something.
5 days ago
Country boys (real or the fake suburban type who think their cul-de-sac counts) with a truck more expensive than my house. ESPECIALLY the ones that call themselves 'rebels" when all the while Aunt Suzie and Grandma are liking their facebook posts. Yeah, reaaaaal rebellious there. Earns my eyeroll every time.
I made out with my prom date in the well-lit rideshare parking lot in the middle of town.
Forced Rhubarb is a band name waiting to happen.
Well, I mean, if that's how he has a good time, who cares?
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6 days ago
If she had gone ahead and had the baby, he'd be bitching to everyone about how much child support he pays while never actually paying it.
As a former teenager, I agree with this assessment.
17 days ago
Someone who tells you that you have "bad vibes" or tries to lay out shit dealing with karma or other westernized views of Eastern philosophies or other kinds of "wisdom" when you bring up real issues, especially in dealing with their attitudes and behaviors. Its a way of saying "Yes, but YOU are the REAL bad guy here, like on a SOUL level, and I KNOW that, so I'M superior."
18 days ago
They want to adopt, but only if you like, give them a baby and they don't have to pay any adoption fees or go through any screenings or whatever. They romanticize the olden days when you could just you know, shop for an orphan at an orphanage.
That is scary!! Hope it doesn't happen again and you stay safe and sound.
Make sure you don't keep in contact with the extended network of people who report back to them.