Dear Groupthink I have a date on Wednesday

I need to figure something out and my wording isn't quite right. I know we all talk a lot about how casual sex is something women would be much more likely to engage in, if the physical and social consequences weren't so dire. But trying to explain that to men is sometimes like hitting my head against a brick wall.… » 2/28/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

Unpopular Opinion Alert: Celery is delicious

I don't care haters. Celery is awesome. It's crunchy. It's crisp. It's refreshing. It's excellent on its on or as a dip delivery vehicle. Cooked, it add a lovely herbaceous depth of flavor to soups and stews. It is always in my fridge. When I can't get excited about eating any other vegetable, I can always crunch down… » 2/12/15 4:34pm 2/12/15 4:34pm

I prefer migraines with a visual aura

Because at least then I know exactly what it is. There's no waffling "is this a migraine or is it just a headache?" "Do I need to take something right away or will it go away?" Plus they're usually less painful, although I feel significantly more spacey. That might be the result of taking medicine right away, though. » 2/08/15 10:10pm 2/08/15 10:10pm

Lifehacker makes me feel inadequate

Yes, there is some good stuff on there. But mostly it makes me feel totally insecure about all the ways I'm fucking up my life. Life isn't something to "hack." You live it, ok? It's weird and messy and it's not like there's some secret formula. But that damn site makes me feel like if I just do everything they say,… » 1/22/15 4:40pm 1/22/15 4:40pm

How do you motivate yourself to exercise?

I love working out, once I'm doing it. If I didn't have trouble starting, I'd work out every day, twice a day. But getting myself moving is haaaaaaard. Plus I'm also an evening workout person, which makes it more challenging. If I were any good at working out in the morning, I'd do it first thing in the day. But I can… » 12/18/14 7:26pm 12/18/14 7:26pm

Adults with sensory processing disorders

I hope this post doesn't start a commentroversy, but I'm not sure where to go with this. In the last few months, it has become pretty clear to me that it's likely I have a mild sensory processing disorder, stemming from proprioception issues that were never diagnosed/treated when I was a child. I know some ways to… » 11/24/14 1:40pm 11/24/14 1:40pm

Shut the Fuck up. No really. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Today I was talking to a friend of mine. We've been friends for 10 years, and I love her dearly, but she is a bit much sometimes. She thinks she's some kind of new age guru. For the first few years of our relationship, she was that to me. But then I moved on, and our friendship evolved, with some bumps and bruises… » 11/19/14 10:25pm 11/19/14 10:25pm

Every day I discover something else missing

Even though they caught the guy, every day it feels worse. Yesterday it was a few pieces of jewelry. Today it's my freaking suitcase. The burglar loaded up all my stuff into MY SUITCASE and wheeled it right out of my apartment. I only had one suitcase. One very nice suitcase. Now I have to borrow a suitcase from my… » 11/19/14 4:01pm 11/19/14 4:01pm