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MS1

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  1. Top 5: 5. Eggs Benedict 4. Deviled Eggs 3. Scrambled 2. Omelet W/ Pepper Jack Cheese 1. Poached on Toast What do you like to eat with eggs?
  2. MS1

    Happy New Year.

    1. Age is not necessarily an indicator of maturity level. 2. Age is not necessarily an indicator of maturity level.
  3. Two weeks ago today, actually. Threw up at 3 AM during the night after the Jags Pats game. If you could have any fictional character for your best friend, who would it be?
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    The Sarcasm Thread

    What is this, the redneck home improvement thread? More with the snark, less with the sons of the soil. I can solve this. Hey guys, look! They're throwing away one of those big wooden wire spools over there. That thing aint gonna turn into a coffee table all by theyselves, you got to go git it!
  5. PZ. But I've never really got into posting there. What did you do last night?
  6. MS1

    The Sarcasm Thread

    Moon boots in Idaho- can we vote for Pedro while we're at it?
  7. MS1

    The Sarcasm Thread

    I can't believe you'd say such a thing. Idaho is a vast tapestry of cultural opportunities like . . . well, like . . . . . . ah fuck it, let's go cowtipping.
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    The Sarcasm Thread

    You hit that bong so hard you forgot that you even saw it?!? Oh Mandy. There's still time to get help. :'(
  9. I've had to fire three people since I got my promotion. It's necessary to do it for my position, but I don't think I'll ever be comfortable with it. Who's your favorite mythological character?
  10. MS1

    "I believe......

    I can admire a tradition and still feel that it isn't for me. I can look at our Christmas tradition and say that they've created a competing icon in Santa Claus, and speculate that putting the emphasis entirely on Jesus might make the holiday more meaningful for me were I a Christian. However, since I'm not a christian, my family tradition of addressing present tags as being from 'Santy' or 'Mrs. Santy' is something you'll have to pry from my cold, dead fingers. Because to me, that's what the holidays are really about: family.
  11. MS1

    "I believe......

    I like that, it's nice! Certainly puts Jesus more at the center of the holiday than he is here. Sometimes it seems he's almost an afterthought . . . .which suits me fine, being an agnostic.
  12. MS1

    "I believe......

    Tell me about that, I'm curious. Ever heard of David Sedaris? He's an author and humorist. Here's a reading he did on a radio show of a piece about regional differences, including Christmas. BTW, the tongue is firmly in cheek here- Sedaris is an openly gay expat living in Paris with his husband. Not sure whoever made the video understood that. Best thing is to minimize the window and leave the sound on.
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    "I believe......

    You do it Christmas Eve? The Christmas morning thing makes Santa seem real for kids. "Look at all this stuff! It wasn't here when we went to bed, where did it come from?" When they discover the milk and cookies they left out have disappeard, the case is closed. Since I stopped believeing in Santa (except for the Santa in all of us), I don't really care about when. It's not about when, it's about with.
  14. MS1

    "I believe......

    Love to take the credit, but that's a quote from Bull Durham.
  15. MS1

    Happy New Year.

    So as long as noone expects anything out of the other person in the relationship, you should do fine. Which would mean that it isn't a relationship at all, of course. Your whole trip is paradoxical. You've created a labyrinth of rules and standards that you'll never be able to escape- try dismantling it.
  16. MS1

    "I believe......

    I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
  17. MS1

    Happy New Year.

    Ah, but Gandalf comes back! Think about that for a while!
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    Happy New Year.

    You're the prince in "the Princess and the Pea", waiting for the girl who can feel a pea under a hundred matresses. The thing is, life isn't a fairy tale and she may never come along. Not in a year, five years, or fifty years. Can you step up to the challenge of loving the people who are actually in your life? It's a reduction. What that says is that looks are all you care about, and that you can't hide that fact in order to be polite. Says a lot about you to whoever hears you use it. You might want to consider that there is more than one way for a woman to be beautiful. In fact, there are a million ways of which the way that gets you on a magazine cover is only one.
  19. MS1

    Happy New Year.

    I am interested. I read the section about his death and the production of Hamlet. Comparing him to Tom Jones was clearly an unintended insult! I misunderstood you when you said it couldn't be called music, thought you meant it wasn't good. But now I remember that people have said the same to me about Dylan, that he wasn't a musician but a lyricist. Now, I think that sells Dylan short and that he is an acquired taste. But I do understand what you mean: this guy had things to say. The description of the Hamlet production was very interesting, the moving curtain sounds like social commentary. And having the grave diggers and the grave throughout the play . . . I may just steal that one day. I'll finish it in a bit . . . You were impertinent, but that mitigates it. Elders deserve respect, but respect is a two way street. Your confidence in yourself is well earned. The atomic baba.
  20. Before my dad got his job at the city, we lived in a funky mexican neighborhood. It had style, and I think it's a big part of who I am now. On the fourth of July everyone brought their fireworks into the middle of the street (this is before they were outlawed which dates me, LOL.) Those fireworks in my mind are better than the Boston Pops. If you could ask any famous person three questions, who would it be and what would you ask?
  21. MS1

    Happy New Year.

    Look, it's the only charitible viewpoint I can come up with on your behavior here. Think of it this way- picture yourself in a room with the available women in your area. There is a button for weddings, a button for clingy, a button for talking about marriage and kids, a button for 'plain janes'. (that's a very insulting term, BTW), and a button for not asking for your number. Each time you press a button, a large number of women in the room disappear. (Lots of women like weddings, lots of women get emotionally attached, lots of women are unconventionally beautiful, etc.) By the time you're finished, you've disqualified or "killed off" most of the available women, since you have enough female faults that you consider deal breakers that almost any woman will have at least one. And then you look around and wonder how the room got empty? You emptied it. I've ripped you often and I'm still not sure that you don't deserve it. But I did some thinking about my own situation. And I haven't done much dating in the past year either, and so I stopped to consider that. But the thing is, I'm quite sure the reasons I haven't been dating are down to me, not other people. And so I'm one step ahead of you, who are still projecting the reasons you are alone on the rest of the world. You can't change the women of the world Spats, you can only change yourself.
  22. MS1

    The Sarcasm Thread

    Geez, Ms. Short Term Memory loss over here. Put down the bong and slowly back away.
  23. MS1

    Happy New Year.

    He's been told and told and told. I feel like I was a little hard on him recently, but he certainly can't say that he hasn't been told.
  24. MS1

    Happy New Year.

    I looked some up on YouTube. It's got kind of Tom Jones-esque quality . . . but I imagine it would get old FAST. Did he deserve it? Deference to elders is important, but honest expression is too. If he didn't deserve it, at least you felt bad afterwards. Good. Who would want to be normal? Unless you live in a family of eccentrics, that would be utterly boring. Although I imagine it was no fun to hear. Well, I think that something becomes more precious when you've fought for it. It's too bad you had to fight your mom, but I bet you feel pretty good about sticking to your guns. Nature or nurture. It's both, of course- you were precocious and they encouraged that. It's an overused metaphor, but it's a bit like gardening. When breeding plants you select for genetic traits and then you provide the optimum conditions. You had the trait, they provided what you needed to get the most out of it.
  25. MS1

    Happy New Year.

    Spats, I think one of your problems is that you view "your buddies" as the ideal polling group- and the reality is that they aren't, they are a niche group of sexist males. If you place too much of a priority on their opinions in forming your own, then your opinions will ALWAYS be out of synch with the rest of the world, and you will ALWAYS feel like a misanthrope. Time to start seriously considering opinions from outside the pack. This recent scenario with the girl and the number- we watched while you gave excuse after excuse as to why you didn't want to call her. These standards that you set for women- whether it is the wedding thing or the clingy thing or the looks thing or the asking for your number thing- each one of them is a bar that keeps a gigantic pool of women from getting to you. You wonder why no one is getting through the cage when the cage is of your own making. You've created an impossible set of standards for a woman to achieve, and at some point I think you'll have to consider that the reason is that you don't want to be with someone right now, consciously or unconsciously.
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