I really wish the media would stop giving these people a platform. They get trotted out like this sweet family who lives life in a cute old fashioned way, when in reality they are a cult spreading a dangerous message. Maybe one day when the tell-all memoir of one of the younger ones gets published people will finally… » 9/30/14 3:56pm Today 3:56pm

I think that's the difference between "deal breakers" and "incompatible differences." I think deal breakers can be fairly shallow, along the Seinfeld "Man Hands" vein. But incompatible differences are very important and should most certainly be considered before partnering up with someone. I would put Religion and How… » 9/29/14 2:54pm Yesterday 2:54pm

Fuck those people in the last story. I used to be a caregiver for a girl with multiple disabilities. One of her favorite things in the world is to go out to eat. The stares were bad sometimes, but I learned to just brush it off. If anyone had said anything within our earshot, I think I would have throttled them. Then… » 9/29/14 12:55pm Yesterday 12:55pm

Oh yeah. And not just in PA, it's everywhere. I know first hand of someone who had a strong opiate addiction going. His dealer basically told him that he'd be happy to keep selling him hundreds of various pills every week, but heroin is cheaper and gets the job done quicker. It's how most people get hooked on heroin. » 9/28/14 9:48am Sunday 9:48am

It happens to men all the time, it's just that men don't talk about it as much because men have more pressure not to appear weak in our culture. If you want a story ok - I had a friend a few years ago who was a really great guy. He was smart, charming, had a great career, and was a lot of fun to hang out with. His… » 9/27/14 4:10pm Saturday 4:10pm

My problem is that I drink way too much when I buy a box of wine. With a bottle, I can watch the level go down the the bottle and I can be like "Woah I've almost had an entire bottle of wine I better stop." But a box? Guzzle guzzle guzzle. And yeah, my husband's all reasonable and shit and like "Just count your… » 9/26/14 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

Worst wedding was the dry Baptist wedding. It was so boring I'm still traumatized. It was my husband's cousin, and her dad wanted to have a signature drink and a small bar. That got nixed by the groom, who was about to start a career as a church music specialist (yes that's a thing, he has a master's degree for it and… » 9/26/14 4:22pm Friday 4:22pm

I seem to remember some variation of this story floating around when I lived in China back in the early 90's. So yeah, I'm going with urban legend. Furthermore, isn't straight up opium fairly hard to come by and expensive these days because so much of it gets turned into heroin? And seeing as how most drug dealers are… » 9/26/14 9:36am Friday 9:36am

Isn't this pretty standard sorority stuff, though? I have plenty of friends who pledged, and this is basically what all of them said it was like (yeah they told your secrets sororities! oooh!) - lots of threats, little follow through, general bitchy mean girl shit. Not that it makes it right, but it's not like she… » 9/25/14 2:54pm Thursday 2:54pm

Posting this might be in vain because I can't get approved no matter what I do, but anyway, I have Feelings about this. Say what you will about Paula Deen's personality or her racist remarks. They are inexcusable, but honestly, the constant snarking on her food is getting really old and tired, and I really think a lot… » 9/25/14 2:45pm Thursday 2:45pm

Yeah, I'm just waiting for the trolls to pop out on this article. I got into an argument with one because she made some disgusting racist comments, and when I saw she shared my post her to her own Kinja blog, she was calling me fat, a "mama June lookalike," etc. People still think that fat is one thing they can attack… » 9/25/14 2:24pm Thursday 2:24pm