Not just terrible for the reasons you mentioned, but completely ineffective! Somewhere I have a picture of my daughter with both hands on a controller and a slice of cold pizza hanging out of her mouth. It is in no way impossible to game and eat. Isn't the stereotypical image of "gamer dude" a fat guy who binges on… » 12/18/14 11:56pm Yesterday 11:56pm

I've flown twice with nasty sinus stuff going on and oh dear sweet lord is it agony. Sobbing, cradling my face in my hands, rocking, moaning, and on decent honestly trying not to scream. I could barely even speak and just felt to incredibly helpless. I can't imagine how terrifying that would be for a little one who… » 12/18/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

My parents used to tell me to mark things I liked in catalogs so they'd have gift ideas. At first I'd go through and just mark the few things I really really loved, but they said they didn't want me picking out my presents or just marking bigger-ticket items. So I tried to be more general and just marked everything I… » 12/18/14 3:28pm Yesterday 3:28pm

It's amazing how differently people experience certain foods. I love truffles, but I know people who say they taste like rot, and some who say they taste like nothing. I know people who stay cilantro tastes like soap, or metal, and one woman I worked with who insisted it has no scent at all (although she may have just… » 12/18/14 11:13am Yesterday 11:13am

Yes yes yes, so much all of this. The best thing to do for yourself after a head trauma is to rest absolutely as much as possible. Pushing yourself to be "normal" will only lead to frustration, prolonged healing time, and possibly further danger (especially if you're driving). I pushed hard through my first couple… » 12/17/14 10:56pm Wednesday 10:56pm

Gah, I'm so glad I had an awesome doctor. The only time she even mentioned my husband was to say "I bet he's pretty excited", which he was. I can totally imagine the doctor I had previous to her saying some shit like that though. Some people suck and shouldn't be in medicine. Or politics. Or humanity, preferably. » 12/17/14 1:07pm Wednesday 1:07pm

LordSparrow has "conversations" with one of our cats. The little neurotic female is still 100% his cat and demands his attention at all times. I'll be going about my business and suddenly hear "Not now cat" "Owow" "I said not now, go away" "Row" "No, off my lap!" "Mrowowow!" "Fine, just lay down, alright?" "Mow" like… » 12/16/14 2:17pm Tuesday 2:17pm

I think my parents set a positive example of this for my brother and me as well. They're one of the most devoted, committed couples I've seen in my life, and neither has a problem with either acknowledging the attractiveness of others. Like your parents, they made it out as just a fact of life: there are a lot of… » 12/15/14 5:25pm Monday 5:25pm

I have been smoking and drinking beer for a few hours now, which has resulted in some interesting story sharing with Little. Well, the story sharing started because we spent the whole afternoon with my oldest friend who knows EVERYTHING about me and can't keep her mouth shut to save her life, but I let it keep going… » 12/14/14 12:15am Sunday 12:15am

I lost a lot of weight while breastfeeding, and got a lot of shit from other moms. It was like my metabolism completely changed for a few months; I could eat everything in sight, not exercise at all, and I kept losing weight. I know it sounds like bragging, but it really isn't. Things got to the point where my doctor… » 12/12/14 2:40pm 12/12/14 2:40pm

My dad's mom (well, step-dad, so I won't get those genes) had the most glorious long, flowing grey hair. It was a miraculous blend of white, silver, and ash. Luckily my mom's mom's hair has become a beautiful, soft, pure white, so maybe I will luck into those genes. Mom is pissed though because hers has started coming… » 12/11/14 9:23pm 12/11/14 9:23pm

This is exactly my interpretation as well. They shot a bunch of crazy shit (some of which it sounds like he wasn't even present for), then when they looked at it put together (by other people) realized "oh no, this is very wrong, this can't happen" and planned to trash it. » 12/11/14 8:20pm 12/11/14 8:20pm