I saw a full body silhouette in my parents' house Saturday afternoon. We've all had a lot of really weird experiences in that house over the last ten years, so I'm not exactly surprised. The whole house was practically gutted after we bought it, no one there smokes, but we frequently smell cigarette smoke inside. 4\5… » 4/21/14 5:57pm Monday 5:57pm

Reactions to antibiotics can be incredibly severe and unpredictable. I underwent lengthy abx treatment a few years ago and had all kinds of odd reactions to several different drugs. One of the meds caused what I thought was an acne breakout all over my face, but turned out to be inflamed nerve endings. Every time I had … » 4/21/14 12:10pm Monday 12:10pm

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 4/17/14 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 4/17/14 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 4/16/14 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