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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby starlooker » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:45 am

All's I know is that the comparisons of her pregnancy to Rosemary's Baby kind of make me want to watch it desperately. (Well, okay, one comparison. All the same. Although, I may decide I have to go and kick her skinny ass. Fucking weight gain. But I wanna see a movie where pregnancy is, like, spooky.)
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:55 am

It's all about sparking the imagination.
That is not what I saw the first time I read this sentence.

Well...first you spark, then you spank. There's an order to these things.

(If you saw something else, pretend I said something that sighed and shook its head as it wished it were witty about that instead.)

I may decide I have to go and kick her skinny ass.
I'm taking this out of context and being a bitch with it but: :thumbs: (Though, I actually don't have anything against Kristen Stewart...it seems like something I want to see happen.)
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:18 pm

I assumed he read it as something to do with sparkles, not spanking.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:19 pm

Now, now, let's be fair. She is only pregnant for what, a couple months? And the baby was practically eating her from the inside out. It's not her fault she was skinny--it's totally the demonic vampire-thing in her womb. I think a bit of weight gain is a very good trade off for not having demon babies. But that's just me. :stoned:
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby starlooker » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:35 pm

Yeah, I suppose. I shouldn't go kick her skinny ass, anyways. I should go kick whoever's ass decided that her pregnancy should make her skinny, because that's more waifish and appealing than, you know, gaining weight. ARGH!

But I'd have more surety of success kicking her skinny ass. I probably have well over a hundred pounds on her.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:37 pm

I assumed he read it as something to do with sparkles, not spanking.
But that's so...wholesome and cleancut. Neither of which are things Alex is or has been since puberty set in.


Though, sparkling the imagination sounds very pretty. I would like that, I think.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby steph » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:40 pm

1. I read "sparkling" since you were talking of Twilight.

2. I saw the movie last night. I feel like the acting and the directing have grown up a bit, which is nice. It was the first time I didn't hate movie-Edward and the first time I believed that movie-Edward and movie-Bella were actually in love. I think Robert Pattinson just needs a director who knows how to minimize his awkwardness. The sex scenes were both more graphic and less graphic than I thought they would be. (I know that makes no sense, but since when has my brain ever made sense?) There is a weird wolf pack scene that is totally out of place and we just had to laugh at how ridiculous it was. Bella's wedding dress was ugly, but only because of the hideous front.

3. It was really hard for me to see Bella looking so gaunt. One of my closet friends looked just like that when she was nursing one of her babies. He was allergic to just about everything, including any prescription formulas available so my friend continued to nurse eating pretty much only chicken and rice. It was so hard to see her looking like that and it was hard to see Bella like that because I remember how awful my friend looked.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Petra456 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:38 pm

There is a weird wolf pack scene that is totally out of place and we just had to laugh at how ridiculous it was. Bella's wedding dress was ugly, but only because of the hideous front.
I could not stop laughing about this scene. My best friend (the reason I even went to see the movie) chose that moment to be in the bathroom, and came back to me trying to be quiet while giggling my head off. The sex scene was a lot less graphic then I thought it would be, and their time on the island was actually the only time I found myself really enjoying the movie because it didn't feel so, I don't know, forced? I actually felt like they kinda liked each other : P
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:42 pm

I don't like homemade stuffing. Anyone's. I will, however, eat a whole box of Stovetop by myself.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Petra456 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:16 pm

I don't like homemade stuffing. Anyone's. I will, however, eat a whole box of Stovetop by myself.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:20 pm

I just love it.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:21 am

Confession: This is completely against the spirit of the holiday but I was very disappointed when we didn't have the same foods this year that we normally have at Thanksgiving, namely the dinner rolls, the cinnamon rolls, and the same type of gravy. I don't eat much that's traditional, myself, so those things are more important to me than turkey or ham or any of that stuff. It was just another day of normal eating for me. Which, isn't a terrible thing, really.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Confessions » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:07 am

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby LilBee91 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:01 pm

*hugs for confessions*

Confession: I had to look up where Borneo is.

I also had to look up how to spell Shyamalan (two times now), but I feel that is acceptable.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby LilBee91 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:21 pm

*double post--curse my post whoring self*

Confession (thanks to the Hanukkah mention in the gift thread): I kind of want to marry a Jew so I can have the awesome wedding with the canopy and glass breaking and chair dancing. I mean, in theory I could incorporate some of that in anyway, but that seems disrespectful and poser-ish.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:32 pm

That reminded me of the wedding scene in Yentl. I love Yentl, which seems like a confession.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby starlooker » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:25 pm

Well, I've been lying to both my husband and myself for the past couple of days.

I keep SAYING that I don't want to stop him from eating what he wants, just because I have to limit myself, but damnit! Truth is there is a not-tiny part of me that really thinks if I can't eat what I want, he shouldn't be able to eat whatever he wants, either.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:26 pm

Confession: My 87 year old grandmother wears sexier pajamas than I do.

Confession: My husband has way more patience with my grandmother than I do. I am not good at this caretaker thing, but I'm trying.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:05 am

My puppy scares the s*** out of me sometimes because he'll (to me) randomly start freaking out at me and the dog; he'll start shaking like crazy and growling at us for no reason I can figure out, so I start going crazy with my imagination and think stuff like, "What if there's a major earthquake coming and he can sense it?" or "What if there's a serial killer hiding in my closet and he's just waiting to strike?" or "What if there's a ghost or something chilling out in here?"
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby zeroguy » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:57 pm

I have no idea what heartburn is.

Well, that's not really true. I've looked it up on wikipedia so I sorta have some idea what's going on, physiologically, when it occurs. I just have no idea what it feels like; what the "heartburn experience" is, if you will. I only ever see it described as a burning sensation around the chest, but that seems kinda vague. I mean, if I tried to take something for every little weird feeling or burning sensation I ever feel, I'd... well, I'd pop a lot of pills.

It just seems sometimes like it's this thing practically everyone in contemporary 1st-world society experiences, judging from commercials for products to relieve it, to comments about how certain food is going to cause it (which I also have no intuition for). I never have any idea what someone's talking about when they mention it.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:14 pm

Ditto, zero.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Petra456 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:31 pm

I, on the other hand, have heartburn all the time. Mine starts in my stomach and it's a very acidic, slow, constant burn. It's almost always worse at night, and it'll get so bad that it'll wake me up and I won't be able to go back asleep until I get something to drink or have some sort of quick acting antacid on hand.

I think I would pretty much die without some form of Prilosec.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:52 am

I may have had heartburn once or twice but if it was that, it was short lived; basically, long enough to go, "Ow/eww, that felt a bit acidic" and then I promptly forgot about it.


But on the topic of things I have no idea about, for me, it's brain-freeze. I used to think maybe, for some weird reason, it might be some sort of misnomer or people were dumb and confusing their chests for their heads because my chest gets a temporary mild discomfort when I eat too much of a cold thing too quickly but no, apparently, it's really in the brain area. Makes no sense whatsoever. :P Anyway. Never had that.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Claire » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:18 am

I just ate an apple for dinner, because I am not hungry, because I took a nap instead of working out today, because I've woken up at 5AM for the past week to check my email first thing in the morning.

This process is not good for me.

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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby LilBee91 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:24 am

O man. Brain freeze is the worst. Right behind the right eyeball.

Heartburn I don't understand. But I suppose it's real.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Petra » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:50 am

Cheez-Its give me heartburn, but only when I'm hungover. Which is, of course, when I want them most.

The first time I got heartburn made me so sad, because I was about 21 and I thought it meant I was getting old. Silly me.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Wind Swept » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:49 pm

I despise heartburn. I mostly get it from eating too much pizza, which is a favored hobby of mine.

Brain freezes are also a terrible affliction.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby v-girl » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:21 pm

But on the topic of things I have no idea about, for me, it's brain-freeze. I used to think maybe, for some weird reason, it might be some sort of misnomer or people were dumb and confusing their chests for their heads because my chest gets a temporary mild discomfort when I eat too much of a cold thing too quickly but no, apparently, it's really in the brain area. Makes no sense whatsoever. :P Anyway. Never had that.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Jayelle » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:00 pm

Hey, I've never had brain freeze either.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:06 pm

I get heartburn a lot because of my hiatal hernia. I never got it before, so I can almost pinpoint the month when my stomach herniated.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:23 pm

I've only had heartburn as a side effect of medication (prednisone) and it sucked. Now I know to take acid reducers along with prednisone anytime I have to use it.
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Postby zeroguy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:08 pm

I used to think maybe, for some weird reason, it might be some sort of misnomer or people were dumb and confusing their chests for their heads because my chest gets a temporary mild discomfort when I eat too much of a cold thing too quickly
I think for me, at least, it's a problem when the roof of my mouth near the back gets too cold. If you hold an ice cube or iced cream or something in that area, it should occur (or, well, does for me).
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Confessions » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:03 pm

Hello Bob,

I love my girlfriend dearly. I really, really do.

However, over the past year, the sex has become increasingly unsatisfactory on my end. She makes it quite clear that she's enjoying herself. For me, though—don't laugh—it's too short. She's never orgasmed, which, fine, I understand a lot of women don't orgasm, but she seems to almost orgasm, then refuses any further physical contact for several minutes, by the end of which time, I'm usually not ready to go anymore. The more sex we have, the better she's gotten at getting to that point, and the less control she's found over keeping herself from getting there. All said and done, the majority of my sexual satisfaction comes from masturbating, occasional handjobs and the rare blow job. I haven't reached orgasm during sex in nearly six months..

It's pretty much impossible to talk to her about it. She's already self conscious about sex and her inability to orgasm and her body in general, and I can't figure out how to discuss this without her taking it way too far and just feeling like s*** instead of trying to help me do something about it. I've tried suggesting new positions to try, etc. to prolong her experience, or with any luck manage to help her to orgasm to work around the issue with little success.

It's frustrating, in more than one sense. I really don't want to sound shallow, but I'm starting to think this might be a deal breaker if we can't figure something out. I just want her to be confident enough with her body and her sex life that we can talk about things openly and find a solution. No amount of encouragement or praise so far has gotten us there. I'm not at all sure what to do.

ETA: Perhaps this should have gone in the 'Let's talk about sex' thread. If anyone feels inclined to respond, do so over there.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:24 am

I feel like a bad mom today because all I've had energy to do is lie on the bed and snuggle with Nom. I hate being sick.
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Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Postby Luet » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:41 am

Don't underestimate the power of a mommy snuggle! :D
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