I haven't watched sunday night's episode yet (So I pretty much ignored your spoilerific post, thatgirl!! ) but I plan to watch it the moment I get home from this vacation tomorrow night.
ThatGirl, I agree with your assessment of this season. The first two episodes were not my favorite, but I really enjoyed this last one. The Ray/Shosh moment made me tear up, too. I think the episode really nailed early 20s relationship drama well.
this should probably be in the tv thread, but i really am glad jess and what's his face broke up. though they are both horrible people. i can't believe how they talked to each other. and the way she talked to his parents.
yeah, let's move this to the TV thread, i quoted all the recent posts:
ahh! spoiled, almost. I cant read this thread till it has a new page! quick!
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. - Albert Einstein
Music is a safe kind of high" - Jimi Hendrix
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. - Robert Fripp
Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. - Bill Cosby
I bought this cute outfit to wear at coachella. it was from a "vintage" shop in New Hope, PA and they had some really adorable stuff. I could have easily spent several hundred in there, but this was only $35 total. the bra top is a little small, but it's stretchy so I plan to stretch it out and hope it stretches enough to cover the girls.
That looks like a mistake.
how come? I always like to wear something to cover my shoulders as the sun starts to set.
it's pretty much backless and really only covers the shoulders.
yeah, this is actually less than what I've worn to cover up in the past. in fact, I'm pretty sure I'll still go back to camp to grab a hoodie or sweatshirt even after I put this on! I get cold pretty easily.
I jumped on the bikini top bandwagon last summer at festivals, but with a tank top over, and it was sooo comfortable.
Speaking of lady pain, one of my friends just posted this link on Facebook and holy jesus is that ever incentive to be extra vigilant about the birth control. The comments are the worst part: putting your industrial size pads in the freezer before using because your vagina is in so much pain, postpartum pooping, dry sex for 3+ years following the delivery, hemorrhoids, golf-size blood cuts coming out of your vaginal for 3-6 months straight, etc etc.
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^ Do people not know about those things? Chicks that don't expect that (and more!!!) must not have had many friends, close family members, etc who've had kids.
They've not even mentioned what breastfeeding does to you... beyond the "it might be difficult." I'll never forget how amazing my coworkers looked while they were pregnant (pre-natal vitamins) and how they looked like the life had literally been sucked out of them while they were breastfeeding. I will never forget finding one of them in the bathroom, crying, about how her baby was making all of her hair fall out and she was like WHY DID I DO THIS?? WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME? I've never backpedaled so quickly out of a room.
Are you ladies telling me you don't currently put your industrial sized pads in the freezer?
5/25-5/27: MOVEMENT DETROIT
6/6: The Field @ The Independent
6/26: Colin Stetson @ The Chapel
We read a book during the first pregnancy.. "I Wish Someone Had Told Me".. full of these horror stories. Scared the shit out of my wife. Then a few months after delivery, after we'd pretty much gotten the hang of it, she was really pissed off at the book for frightening her needlessly.
Not saying this person is wrong, more like I think everybody (and every womb) is different, pretty much.
I think Tom has an agenda
Much of this relates to how well a woman tolerates pain and physical discomfort in general. Most of them sound like they have an awfully low tolerance. I don't recall the physical after-effects being much of a problem, especially after vaginal birth (which is a piece of cake to recover from relative to a c-section, which is much longer and harder, having done both). I didn't lose my hair. Nor did I find it necessary to use frozen bags of peas or frozen maxi pads(!) or whatever. I've never even heard of women doing these things before. But you never know what your hormones will do to you; the emotional after-shocks can be far greater and more unsettling than the physical ones.
For me, the sleep deprivation was the worst.
It makes sense that every woman's body is different and will experience pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery differently. But it's clear that the worst case scenario is very, very bad.
My body definitely processes physical pain more acutely and my nerve receptors must be very active or something because I can't even handle a rough massage. I would be an absolute basket case if I had to go through any of the things mentioned above.
Also, Tom: lolz to lying on the baby.
Last edited by Courtney; 02-13-2013 at 02:17 AM.