I'm a grad student too, and totally have this professor in my department who I have a major academic crush on and every time I see her I say something dumb or awkward. So I feel your feelings!! But I don't see anything here you should feel terrible about!! I'm sure your prof knows there are a lot of people who aren't… » 11/23/14 11:30pm Sunday 11:30pm

I completely agree with you that would be a wonderful thing to have and I wish I had parents like that, but I can also easily see why, if you raised your kids, you feel like you did your part and don't feel like doing it again for your grandkids, when you're suddenly more free from work and family commitments… » 11/23/14 2:15pm Sunday 2:15pm

OMG!! When I was kid, my sister saw a therapist who had Bunny Surprise in her waiting room, and I counted down the days every week until I could play with it again. I begged my mom for one and she tried, but couldn't find it anywhere (for some reason, the population of kids who were excited as I was to perform… » 11/21/14 3:24pm Friday 3:24pm

MY LIFE IS A SOUP CLEANSE. I eat soup like 5 days a week. Soup is just always more delicious than any non-soup version of the same ingredients, and you make it by putting stuff in a pot for the length of a Doctor Who episode. What's not to like? (Plus, you can be full for a day from eating soup for WAYYYYY less than… » 11/19/14 1:44pm 11/19/14 1:44pm

Looking at the narcissist link you sent me was crazy because SO MUCH of that applies to my mom. I call her on Sunday nights and today was so ok I started wondering if I was crazy- it was still 90% about her with bonus negativity + interrupting in response to things I said, but if she were like tonight all the time I… » 11/17/14 12:42am 11/17/14 12:42am