also

I can’t get over how I got invited to Guy I Liked’s Girlfriend’s Birthday Party.

I get how we’re friends and you invite friends to things to be nice, but also, it’s on a Friday four hours away, you know I was interested in you and you weren’t and why would I care about your girlfriend who I’ve never met who looks exactly like your ex-wife?

Especially since you went out of your way to plan a surprise birthday party for her. 

things i do not enjoy about my job

  • no benefits
  • no set work hours
  • must bill hourly, no salary
  • no coworkers
  • working weekends
  • high stress
  • constant wacky microaggressions
  • dismal work environment
  • fast paced
  • clients
  • high stakes
  • low pay
  • feeling like I’m doing everything wrong
  • in a profession with the worst social skills besides engineers
  • people do not understand job
  • people dislike me based on job title
  • constantly explaining job to people who give disapproving stares
  • can’t really talk about specifics of job

booo

Anyone else having one of those days where they feel like all of their emotions are a sort of blister on the inside?

Because that’s how I feel today. Like I’m actually in a glass cage of emotion.

I know I’m stressed out but I’m also sitting here thinking that this is idiotic.

adventures in dating

Do a few emails back and forth with an interesting person, do the “do you want coffee” email….

"No I can’t, I just started seeing someone and I can’t date anyone else right now." 

I’m confused because… we emailed back and forth pretty quickly and then he was quiet all weekend. I get not wanting to date two people at once.. and that at the end of the day He’s Just Not That Interested (or whatever)…but why respond to my emails at all? 

Am I at a new stage of dating when I feel a little bit angry at rejection rather than just an inertia of sad?

heughligans:

@Outlander_Starz is now over. Steven Cree will play Jenny’s husband & Jamie’s best friend since childhood, Ian Murray.

Damn that dude is so fine. I thought Ian was supposed to be “homely” and if that is “homely” in Scotland I need a one way ticket there this afternoon.

huffposttv:

We’ll always have the elevator.
huffposttv:

We’ll always have the elevator.
huffposttv:

We’ll always have the elevator.

huffposttv:

We’ll always have the elevator.

adventures in dating

elleblr:

blergherator:

Someone messaged me “What would you do if you were a leaf?” 

Never has a question made me so irrationally angry.

Men: Don’t do this. It isn’t attractive or interesting. I’m a busy woman, and I am not putting up with your weird philosophy major hypotheticals.

Dude, that’s the perfect set up for a “I’d make like a leaf and leave.”

I said I took the bar exam so I’d never have to answer another stupid hypothetical. 

But yours is better.

adventures in dating

Someone messaged me “What would you do if you were a leaf?” 

Never has a question made me so irrationally angry.

Men: Don’t do this. It isn’t attractive or interesting. I’m a busy woman, and I am not putting up with your weird philosophy major hypotheticals.

Hmmm

Any of my other 20-30 something peeps out there ever treated like “a kid” by your family, especially in decision making about grandparents?

Because my family does, but also reads me in on everything and acts really SURPRISED when I help. Even when I go out my way to suggest what I can do/call/text to say “please let me help”. 

To the point where a family member is asking older family members to come from 6 states away to drive my grandmother to the doctor but I don’t even get asked and I live five hours away.

I don’t get it. I’m almost 30. My mother doesn’t need to get on a plane and then drive five hours and then take my grandmother to the doctor and then go back home, when I can drive her. 

Anyone have any suggestions or advice on how to get the “adults” to listen? 

Sometimes I think if I was married or had kids they would let me help but because I don’t have those traditional adult trappings (but AMPLE TIME BECAUSE I DON’T) I get treated like a young adult.