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It infuriates me when I have these messy human emotions. The emotions themselves don't bother me. I'm mostly bothered by the fact that I can't logic myself out of them. And then I sit down with a therapist and they look me squarely in the face… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Nilehorse, sockitysock, JLovebomb, tatiana131, k8lin
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I hate to say it - I'm sure you're a lovely person! - but your conversation style is actually terribly passive-aggressive. The gentle ribbing techniques might seem like a great plan to you because they feel more comfortable than wading into a… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by yueliang, vegetableagony, enn, thebazilist, Eshkol, Anything, jb, Ideefixe, BibiRose
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

My sister couldn't say "firetruck." Instead she would yell "FUCKYFUCK!" It reduced us to a quivering mass of giggles every single time. Especially in church. But the truth is that kids that age get a total pass on that sort… [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by orrnyereg
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

You know, there are a lot of expressions of emotion that I think we're better off stifling. Hatred, greed, anger, vengeance, jealousy, obsession... the list isn't a short one. But "love" isn't on that list. I'm not sure the world is a… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by buttonedup
Ask MeFi comment - 9 months ago

This subject never fails to make me sad. It just brings me immediately back to being a kid and wanting so much to just be normal that I would do ANYTHING. Pray? Sure. Take these pills? Absolutely. Hate myself? Happy to! Cry myself to sleep?… [more]
favorited 57 times, recently by bowline
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Give Our Database a Bath
favorited 7 times, recently by fritillary
Ask MeFi post - Last year

Thanks Kattullus, this was wonderful to read. Especially because this Friday, I am celebrating one year of sobriety. This morning, someone on Twitter quoted Frank Sinatra saying that he feels sorry for people who don't drink because when they… [more]
favorited 297 times, recently by radicalawyer, elsietheeel, holmesian, purplesludge, Neneh, Hoosier Prospector, stroke_count, Clinging to the Wreckage, thankyouforyourconsideration, math, idiomatika, ransom_k_fern, torticat, toastchee, thsmchnekllsfascists, flatluigi
MeFi comment - Last year


I'm on my way out to West Texas in three weeks and I absolutely can't wait. I'm not sure we'll make it as far North as Amarillo, but we're definitely going to check out Prada Marfa. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by zarq
MeFi comment - Last year

When I was younger, my parents made friends with an older couple who had blown into town on the tradewinds. Ann and Stretch were ancient as far as I was concerned, and their fantastical stories didn't help convince me that they were anything this… [more]
favorited 36 times, recently by sprezzy, wonton endangerment, cajalswoon, Stephanie Duy, midnightmoonlight, inqb8tr, Uniformitarianism Now!, freya_lamb, tingting, en forme de poire
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

I have this problem also. Possibly not to the same degree, but here are some things to watch out for that you might be able to avoid if you are mindful of them. 1. Be up front about your anxiety. Say to the person answering the phone,… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by datarose
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

When I think about fashion, I find it very helpful to revisit some of the wisdom given by Emily Post in her opus: Etiquette (1922). In that tome, she describes (with some colorful language) the different fashion consumers we see wandering among us… [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by jeudi, editorgrrl, st elmo's fire, Tamanna, vers
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Actually, it was the visual and auditory assault that MySpace permitted users to inflict on other users that made me move to Facebook. Now I prefer Twitter because it has the same strict rules that Facebook once had. And now Facebook has subjected… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Rosie M. Banks
MeFi comment - Two years ago

Ahem. Bucking the trend, and actually answering the question on the assumption that it is what you want (which you very clearly say in your post: If I were to choose between Mr. Right and marriage/kids, I pick Mr. Right. But how to I let go of… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by LoonyLovegood
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Well, today there are a number of sheet music options available - especially at the beginner range. So first, I'd say hop over to your nearest store and ask them to send you to the beginner pop-music section. There will be a lot of stuff there to… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by lovableiago
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

For me, it was scheduling my day. That sounds a little ridiculous. I know. Scheduling?! How is scheduling healthy?! But it is. I promise. Because scheduling makes everything else happen for me. If I don't have a grid in front of me that tells… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by iadacanavon
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'll ignore all the heteronormative stuff in here, since I'm a boy who seduces boys and is in turn seduced by them. Vintage: Pass him a note that says, "Do you like me? Circle one: Yes. No." Most Typical: Invite him over for a… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by shadowy_world, easilyconfused, squishles
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Holy crap. How could I forget?! Possibly the best resource for alienated queers everywhere!! Have you seen "I'm from Driftwood?" It is "stories by gay folks from all over." Nathan Manske - a Texas boy himself, total nerd… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by virago, CyborgHag
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago


Your "four seasons" process is wise, but I think still a little too hasty. When I went to my first meeting, someone came up to me and asked if I had any friends, a boyfriend or family I could rely on. I said no. It was me and my dog… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Violet Blue, superlibby, tanuki.gao
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

"Nah. I mean, it's uncomfortable, and like, you'd rather be having sex and all, but it's totally deal-with-able." If this is how you describe blue balls, you've never had them. Seriously. It's like getting hit in the nads… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by HFSH, Deathalicious
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I have this kind of ridiculous personal theory that is based in part on that overused Gandhi saying ("Be the change you wish to see in the world") and in part on my own tightly-wound/hyper-critical nature. My theory goes something like… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by oogenesis
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

There is no wrong answer here except "do nothing and hope it goes away." You have some difficult decisions to make, but they are largely contingent on your boyfriend's decision. This is your first lesson in alcoholism: there are some… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by vickyverky, keep it under cover
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

When I was 21 I shed my original name and started using my middle name. My parents had always ignored my given name and it just felt weird to use that, so I opted for my middle name and now that's what I go by. I still get a little twitchy when I… [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by junques, Countess Sandwich
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Like you, I'm a little too tightly wound for my own good. I graduated from law school at 24, and had a whole list of "achievements" and "skills" that were nice on paper but from which I derived little or no pleasure. I was… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by yueliang
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

If peeing with my pants undone is wrong, then I don't want to be right. Pulling my dick out through my underwear and my fly is just damned uncomfortable. No thank you. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by DRoll, polychora
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Hmm. I've had a brother with bipolar disorder spiral wildly out of control across the country, and a sister abandon her children and take off to live on a meth ranch in Arizona... and I WAS the alcoholic brother who lived across the country. And… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Chrysalis
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

You're reluctant to ask this because you're afraid the answer might mean the end of your compatibility. And it might. The sooner the better. "Hey, honey, listen, I don't want to sound like a madman who wants to knock you up and buy a… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by shadowy_world
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I have to say, I'm a little disappointed and I really hate to say so publicly. But I'm disappointed because I expect better of someone so thoughtful and talented as Ms. Monae and her team. The song "Come Alive" (which musically I… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Gordafarin
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Well, it seems that you have several variables that you can play with in the scenario that you've laid out. Option 1: Take them to your place first. If they run for the hills, then sure maybe your place is a dungeon or they are seeing things… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by shadowy_world
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Nonprofit Fundraiser: I wish people knew two sides of the same coin: how to ask for assistance and how to decline that request - politely. First, I wish people knew how to ask for something properly. Ask for assistance with the mindset… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by andhowever, DisreputableDog, elisse
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

People become acutely aware of this phenomenon when they begin to play the piano, which naturally requires that you learn to do two completely different things with each hand. I was teaching my student yesterday how to train his brain to… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by nangar
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Your sister may not have found a group that she feels comfortable with. And that can be a serious, serious impediment to someone seeking help. All of us who recommend AA have had a good experience with it. But for each of us who found a… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by thelonius
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

What I think about while masturbating: "God that feels good." What I think about when having sex: "God I wish this felt as good as masturbating." [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Attozes
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

If she is at Yale - the gayest Ivy - I certainly hope she meets a sassy gay friend soon. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by mlis, Beti
MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Just wanted to thank EatTheWeak for mustering the rage that I'm so incapable of accessing. As for how to help your children avoid bullying: I survived on a diet consisting entirely of isolation. I worked the system, and found that it was… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by guy72277
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

We all go a little mad sometimes.
favorited 18 times, recently by drunkonthemoon, treefort, Melismata
Ask MeFi post - Over two years ago

There are some things you don't want to monkey around with, and insufficient lube is one of them. So often, we gays overcompensate. We gays put it everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Is there a body part that might be exposed during sex? IT HAS LUBE ON IT… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by DoctorFedora
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

"As You Like It" ROSALIND: But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak? ORLANDO: Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by drunkonthemoon
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

You can ALWAYS come home...
favorited 9 times, recently by drunkonthemoon, lucysparrow
Ask MeFi post - Over two years ago

I find that people who excel at math and languages also do particularly well learning to read music. That is because each discipline is merely a set of rules that one must learn, and then apply. In each, you learn the different building blocks: for… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ethelwulf, Anima Mundi
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I don't think our interactions with strangers have to be limited to "Thanks" for holding the door, and "What a cute sweater" when you like what they are wearing. That's especially true if you are genuinely concerned for this… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by foodmapper, OneHermit
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Thanks, AskMe! WE DID IT! Photos! Big thanks to Houstonian, whose personal take on so many of the trails and the wildlife helped us decide what to do. My friend and I left Galveston in the morning on Monday and made our way to San… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by argonauta
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'd also take a picture of it, and send it to a gay blog like towleroad.com. They do a good job of keeping the queer community alert when this sort of thing happens - and I personally feel its important to be reminded that this type of crime happens,… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by CyborgHag
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Okay but this is serious business and super funny too! My sister has been living in Macedonia for the last two years with the Peace Corps and has regaled us with tales of the "fear of the draft." There is a widely held believe that if a… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by glass origami robot, Cash4Lead, goshling, RedEmma, thsmchnekllsfascists, goodglovin77, adoarns, Davenhill, spitefulcrow, threeants, claudius, xthlc, orrnyereg, SouthCNorthNY, JHarris, Joe in Australia, misha, Katjusa Roquette
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I don't think your curiosity is indelicately worded bystander - especially on the heels of the description of recovering alcoholics in the piece Martin describes alcoholics as people who have lost all expectation for their lives. And while Martin… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Samuel Farrow, thankyouforyourconsideration, idiomatika
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I was standing in the hospital cafeteria when my phone rang. My brother was still in the ICU after a major, nearly successful suicide attempt. My friend Ann had flown me down immediately since I didn't have the money for a plane ticket. She was… [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by Uniformitarianism Now!, cheesecake, doop, guster4lovers
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Yes to holding the Red Cross accountable. You shouldn't kill the messenger. But not because he isn't culpable - because he's the one who has to carry back your reply. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by CyborgHag
Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

It's clear to me a lot of people in this thread have never themselves come out. And by that, I mean, it's clear half of you just aren't queer and just don't know how it works. You don't come out with adorable little embossed calling cards,… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by mxc
MeFi comment - Five years ago

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MeFi comment - Five years ago

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