stormvalkyrie

stormvalkyrie

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6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 2 replies · +148 points

That premise also gives Bernie Sanders WAY too much credit for representing the interests of black women.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Don't Let Anyone Tell ... · 1 reply · +35 points

Noooo memorizing this prologue is the best! I did it my freshman year in college and can still rattle it off pretty well.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Don't Let Anyone Tell ... · 18 replies · +160 points

I still get mildly irritated when I think about that one episode of The West Wing where Bartlett calls a high-school English teacher for some reason and, in the course of the conversation, hassles her about teaching Beowulf in translation instead of "the original middle English." BEOWULF, fyr Goddes seke.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +4 points

Good luck! I am in the throes of job-searching too, and just lined up my first interview after weeks of sending applications into the void. We can do this!

6 years ago @ The Toast - We Are Closing The Toa... · 0 replies · +20 points

Would you say that, by closing the site on your own terms...you're gonna teach us how to say goodbye?
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making this space. Thank you for exposing me to new writers and new ideas. Thank you for creating a community where I don't flinch before opening the comments. Thank you for posts that even thinking about them years later makes me giggle or cry. I don't comment a lot, but I read everything and I love it here.

YOOOUUUUU AND IIIIIIIIIII....

6 years ago @ The Toast - Additional Love Languages · 0 replies · +15 points

...oh shit. You're so right, and this is so me.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 2 replies · +30 points

This might be a good place to share that I was at dim sum this weekend with a 3-year-old, and got to witness her experiencing her first potsticker.
It went like this: suspicious eyeballing...sniff...lick...nibble...RAPTURE.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Aunt Acid: On Unemploy... · 0 replies · +27 points

I was thinking about possible mental health issues, as well. My husband went through a long period of unemployment (alternating with temporary, unsatisfying, low-paying employment) after getting his PhD, which isn't unusual in his field but was still not at all fun.

One thing that helped was that he is a good dude, who used his time to take care of stuff around the house and be a good partner. He also started seeing a therapist, because he knew that I couldn't be the dumping ground for his ongoing frustration and disappointment. I don't know if that's possible for LW#1's boyfriend, of course. But it might help to know that, even without getting that perfect new job, he can do something about his state of mind.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yeah, we're moving from the Bay Area. It's hard to imagine traffic and housing prices being worse than what we've come to know here.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

I learned what a 14er is just this weekend!
As for housing prices, we live in Berkeley, where the current median home price is 1.3 million. Anything will be an improvement.