I Never Realized There Was Supposed to be a Difference

I especially appreciate your insight about the difference between the grandchildren that come from a son and a daughter. My son has two children who are incredibly precious to me, but as you note, it is different with a daughter. It's not that I wouldn't love the children of my daughter more than the children of…

» 1/30/15 3:11pm Friday 3:11pm

I'm with you. I even included a "message me if you WON'T call me sweetie, baby, etc." I did get a sincere question about it (the "most women love nicknames. Why are you different?") and said that I don't mind endearments from someone I genuinely love, but I sure mind them from strangers. For me they're infantilizing… » 1/30/15 12:48pm Friday 12:48pm

You are reminding me of my glorious early 20s full bush....that always stuck to the adhesive side of maxi pads. So instead of something out of "The Joy of Sex" there was this "yeeeouuuuch" as I tried to yank my pubes off the sticky side of pads. Can't say I miss that. Beyond period week, though, I never minded it. » 1/28/15 8:39pm Wednesday 8:39pm

I once ran into my boss's boss at the grocery store: her with a huge cart of family-friendly food like milk, veggies, yogurt, fish sticks; me with my six pack of beer and a couple other similar "single 20-something" items that screamed "hey, just getting ready for the weekend." » 1/28/15 7:12pm Wednesday 7:12pm

Yeah, I'm another person with various alcoholic family members, who also enjoys her wine. On the one hand....my mom tried getting rid of all the alcohol in the house after my brother got sober, and he finally told her, "look, I can just go out and buy it anywhere if I wanted it, so you're not stopping me from drinking… » 1/28/15 5:51pm Wednesday 5:51pm

It doesn't bother me - I don't feel like it's a hygiene thing similar to clipping your fingernails, or anything. Not every woman wears it, so I don't find it too different from smartphone use/reading/other ways of passing the time. That said, I didn't do it much, because the trains I rode never moved smoothly, and I… » 1/28/15 3:24pm Wednesday 3:24pm

I think babies are super cute, and I have maternal instincts. Maybe it's hormonal, maybe it's a smell thing? I always want to smell babies' heads, which is the same thing I do to my dog. I don't even think of all those excretions babies and puppies make as too disgusting either. » 1/22/15 10:23pm 1/22/15 10:23pm