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@BarbaraMeyerSpencer @astraldaeva I was the same when my kids were little. If your child is too small to sit through a movie, rent one and don't interrupt paying moviegoers' experiences. Most theaters even have warnings telling parents to remove crying children from the theater. As a parent with a small child in a theater, you are going to miss half of the movie, anyway. What is the point of spending all that money on theater tickets to make yourself, your kid, and everyone around you miserable by enduring 2-3 hours of a whining kid?
1 year, 10 months ago on 20 Things That Ain’t None of Your Business
@VetteGyrl @Ludmila von Munchhausen @hnjce The phone may have been a gift from a parent, and you can't buy cigarettes with food stamps. The card will only pay for food items. You DON'T know the story behind the person you are judging.
@phoenix_860 Agreed! Religion is not backed up by any kind of evidence, so has not place being taught to all kids in a public school of a secular nation.
@pkng_nomad @athenahm Thank you so much. It is so good to hear. Mil-spouses really can be some of the meanest ones out there, especially if they assume you are on their side of an issue.
1 year, 10 months ago on Anything Other than Straight
@Chris in NC You don't know their story. You have no right to judge, and I hope for your sake, that you never end up "mooching off the system", because, quite frankly, you don't know what tomorrow holds, and all of your well-laid plans could amount to a pile of beans in less than 24 hours.
@FrankPCourtell I was coming here to say exactly the same thing.
I give advice when I hear a friend who I am extremely comfortable with complain over and over again about something that can be fixed, easily. If you don't want me to help you fix it, never complain to me about it more than once. Aside from that, this list is spot on.
@athenahm I did it! Not only did I come out on my first blog, I started another blog that is more about the things that matter to me on a daily basis. Thanks for the inspiration, Dan!! http://notsostandardissuespouse.wordpress.com/about/
I think being bisexual is one of the harder minorities to be. Especially as one who has children and is/was married, and outwardly, I appear to be completely hetero-normal. I am bisexual. I am also on my second marriage, and I came out of the first one with two children. I am now married to a guy. Again. He knows about my sexual orientation, and is comfortable with me in my own skin. I am attracted to him, because he is an intelligent, morally superior individual, and because he looks like Alan Tudyk ;) We also happen to be military, and living halfway around the world, currently. We are in a fishbowl, surrounded by religious conservatives who tend to not embrace "alternative lifestyles" or those who lead them. My close friends and family know, but I typically don't talk about it much. It's just easier than defending myself, which I have no inclination to do. There have been a couple of instances where my preference came up in casual conversation around the wrong person(if asked, I never am dishonest about it, I just don't flaunt it, I guess), and then I was hounded doggedly by some horny guy who thought I was a novelty and wanted to ask me all kinds of personal, awkward questions, because bisexual women are obviously only saying it out loud for sexually deprived married guys to masturbate to later. AmIright? Thanks for being so open and honest, and I really hope I have the chutzpah to post my outward declaration on my own blog. You are an inspiration.
1 year, 11 months ago on Anything Other than Straight
I super-agree with #28. My husband and I are military, so we started our marriage without familial pressure, and have always lived away from family. Right now, we live as far away as Turkey, and it has been the best thing for a marriage.
2 years ago on The OTHER 15 Ways I Blew My Marriage
@Truffles8761 @athenahm Didn't say that everyone would. Just that there are some out there who might. I like funny stuff, and displaying something that is obviously not there for it's beauty gets a conversation started. I prefer to display my sense of humor more than have a "perfect" house with "ambiance". Everyone has a different prerogative.
2 years ago on Sock Snowman
I would be interested in blogging tips. Today is my one-month mark from the day I started Kaffeeklatsch with Athena on wordpress, and I love it, but would always be open to tricks and a little know-how from one as revered in the blogosphere as yourself.
2 years ago on Tell Me What You Want
@RinGilmore I like you.
Had a thought, made me come back. I know you said that you hate doing crafts, and you have to throw half of them away, but have you ever thought of selling them? I bet you there are folks here whpo would dive at the chance to possess a real live craft fail from you.
Honestly? That's pretty fucking adorable. Good show.
Wow! We ARE hilarious :)
2 years ago on Pinteste Round-up: Education
2 years ago on Video Poll
You do really well with the editing. Reminds me of Wheezy Waiter :)
I heart you.
2 years ago on Cocknails: Holiday
@cbshelley Lol, Pot, meet Kettle.
2 years, 1 month ago on Strawberries & Cream Mug Cake
@cbshelley You realize that you don't have to be here, and that this post out-dates the election by months, right? This is someone's hard work, and if you don't like it go elsewhere, and take your snark with you.
@AllePlumley Pretty sure that is the time of day.... Most microwaves count down to zero when they are done.
2 years, 2 months ago on Strawberries & Cream Mug Cake
@AyaSmith @shinypinklexus Your definition of polite and mine could not be further apart. I was not even attempting to be polite, because at the point that you start knocking somebody parenting, let's face it, their claws are already flying. Quit kidding yourself. By letting my children interact with someone other than myself, I AM putting their interests first, as well as making the time that I spend with them more special and important, and by not spending my entire day with them, I am not nearly as frazzled and have much more patience when interacting with them, thus I can teach them better what I know. What you call "dumping them on a stranger" is preparing them for life, and not coddling them. Staying home with mom all the time does not adequately prepare children for the real interactions with people other than their close family and friends. Do you follow your kids to school, as well? Would not want to let them be with a stranger(i.e.- the teacher) all day long.
2 years, 4 months ago on Strawberries & Cream Mug Cake
@AyaSmith @shinypinklexus But, see, here is the problem with your statement, there: You are asking for someone to respect your way of doing things,while in the same breath, disrespecting the lifestyle of those who do not stay home by saying that you are choosing to "properly raise your child" by staying home. Do not ask for respect if you are not willing to show it yourself, please. And I have been on both sides of this debate(I currently stay home, but have worked in the past as a mother), and personally I feel it is mentally healthier for mother and kids to not be constantly with each other. I respect those that wish to stay home, but that does not mean it is best for everyone.
Oi Vey, Who comes up with these elaborate-ass styles!?
2 years, 4 months ago on The Side Chignon
@KellyBordelonDupuis This MUST be done, then! I see hilarity ensuing....
2 years, 5 months ago on Strawberries & Cream Mug Cake
@Pintester Lol, we all have our vices. Mine happens to be that I am an excellent cook, and i love the food I make.
2 years, 5 months ago on Drunken Pork Chops
I love your cookware.
LOL, wow, what a coincidence, me too!
2 years, 5 months ago on Easy Summer Sangria
@Pintester I know I always get into my Betty Crocker get-up before baking. Not.
That takes the cake for bad puns. No, really.
@Pintester Look up My Drunk Kitchen. Hannah Hart is one of the best things on Youtube right now.
2 years, 5 months ago on Sinful Banana Pie
@ORathbone Just for the record, I am a stay-home mom, aaaaannnnddd I cuss like a fucking sailor. I heart this lady.
@PhenomenalFemale We should be friends.
Or, you knock yourself down a peg each time you choose to complain about what someone you don't know does on her own personal blog. This particular one is obviously not your cup of tea, so if you feel so strongly, why not try it your way on your own blog?
2 years, 5 months ago on F-Bomb Poll
@Pintester That is incredible. A blogger who actually reads all of her comments. Gudonya! I really love this blog, it's like the antithesis to Martha Stewart. Keep it coming!
2 years, 5 months ago on Ryan Gosling Endorses Pintester