Here's my good news/bad news experience with getting a Mirena when I was 28 (no kids): The insertion process was really fine. I hadn't read all the horror stories before I went, and I think if I had, I might've been too freaked out to even go! But I took about 4 or 5 Advil an hour before (as the nurse recommended), and … » 3/22/14 6:55pm 3/22/14 6:55pm

I was going back and forth between the theory that 1) they simply don't realize that "you're" exists as an option; or 2) they do know, aren't sure which one is right, and are hedging their bets by only using one of the two so that they'll definitely be right half of the time. It's probably 1 though. » 2/01/14 2:56pm 2/01/14 2:56pm

You know, I never would've predicted my answer; but after thinking about it, damn if I don't find myself always rooting for Littlefinger. (And not so much HBO Littlefinger, as much as I love whatshisname from The Wire. Show Littlefinger is way too "fuck for me, my whores!" for my tastes.) But that Littlefinger. He is a… » 12/28/13 6:53pm 12/28/13 6:53pm

Arghkjlshfd, Christian Bale pulling out a vaguely Newsies-ish accent is reawakening some deep, deep Teen Bop memories from the center of my being. Newsies-era Christian Bale was one of my first, truest, madliest movie star boyfriends... I'm going to need to see this movie, is what I'm saying. » 8/01/13 7:15am 8/01/13 7:15am

My favorite/most hated part is when they get to the closet(s) in the master bedroom, and someone (wife, husband, realtor) says some version of, "Well, this looks like it will be enough room for my/wife's clothes, but where will your/husband's stuff go???" *chuckle chuckle laughs had by all* It never fails! » 6/21/13 7:25am 6/21/13 7:25am

Nope, I was the same. I had it inserted while I was on my period (95% sure; the memory grows hazy), took a few Advil an hour beforehand, and rode my bicycle 3 miles home after the appointment. And I don't know that I really have that great a pain tolerance, generally speaking? I think it varies a lot—but that probably… » 6/10/13 12:09am 6/10/13 12:09am

I would second all the comments saying not to introduce a new pet for at least a few months. A similar situation happened with my family's two cats, after I'd left home for college. My dad, I think, was as heartbroken as the remaining 13-year-old kitty and brought home a 1-year-old cat from the shelter a few weeks… » 6/01/13 2:23pm 6/01/13 2:23pm