Definitely sounds like he's being a completely typical teenager. I'm sure your mom misses the sweet, eager to please little kid he was not too long ago -you probably do too, at least sometimes-but kids grow up. Our daughter turned 14 in February, and i have keep reminding my husband that not only is she a teenager,… » 4/18/14 12:05pm Friday 12:05pm

I was so relieved when I read you spit it out (with an excellent excuse!) because all I could think was "don't drink it! Please don't drink it, he's trying to slip you something!". Ugh. Fucking creep. Sounds like the security guy did you a real solid. » 4/17/14 8:15pm Thursday 8:15pm

Even 40 or so years ago that kind of thing happened. When my uncle was in high school, he printed invitations for a small party he was having for the show choir and handed them out with specific instructions that no one else be invited. Kids being kids, someone made copies and posted them around town. His fun little… » 4/17/14 12:29pm Thursday 12:29pm

I am the worst person to sleep with. My mom and I shared a double bed on and off until I was about 8 and it was a nightmare for her. She'd wake up to me kicking her in the ribs or face because I'd somehow starfished across the whole bed or ended up with my head down at the foot. I keep to my side of the king bed now,… » 4/16/14 3:23pm Wednesday 3:23pm

You don't always know that a person or relationship is toxic from the start though, and sometimes by the time you realize it you've already invested years of your time and self. I did a fade out with my closest friend of 12 years when I was 24 because I had finally accepted that our relationship was absolutely… » 4/13/14 6:57pm 4/13/14 6:57pm

I saw some of the weirdest gender policing by parents when I worked at an arts and crafts store. A little boy whose dad wouldn't let him get a beading loom, girls whose moms pushed them away from model cars, parents who apparently felt the need to justify their child's non-gender-conforming purchases to me. People are… » 4/13/14 6:12pm 4/13/14 6:12pm

If you enjoyed Kitchen Confidential, might I recommend Devil in the Kitchen by Marco Pierre White? White is an incredibly interesting man who I have come to admire greatly. An asshole chef of the first order, for sure-he gave Gordon Ramsey his first kitchen job and completely broke him-but incredibly passionate. » 4/13/14 12:00am 4/13/14 12:00am

, I've been working my ass off on a cake while also making lunches in the morning and cooking dinner at night, so tonight was frozen pizza because Ijust DGAF anymore. If other members of my household want anything other than "i don't know, whatever the fuck is in the fridge" next week they'd better start cooking because… » 4/12/14 12:33am 4/12/14 12:33am

Crap, where are we going to buy grandma's clothes now? That stuff is seriously expensive, though. They have some nice basics (soft t-shirts with a curvy, longer cut, which I like) but no way I'm paying those prices. I have one awesome dress from there (that my mom bought, because $$$) that I get a ton of wear out of,… » 4/11/14 5:59pm 4/11/14 5:59pm

I ate about half of an enormous pineapple one night (because they're awesome and the one fruit I go a little crazy with) and the next day I could barely even put anything in my mouth, it hurt so bad. I was also wracked with horrible stomach and intestinal pain, running to the bathroom frequently. It was months ago, and … » 4/11/14 5:24pm 4/11/14 5:24pm