I want to know how I can make my boyfriend a better listener.
It has happened several times that when I want to talk about something serious (the future, exes, fears, hopes, etc.) my boyfriend often gets distracted. It's not like he means to hurt me—I think it's just his nature, and possibly mild ADD—but it does hurt me.
I'm 24 and he will be 30 next year. We both see each other as potential life partners. But how can I be with someone who gets distracted by a squirrel when I'm telling him about my father's funeral?
That's the other thing: I have some [...]
"This is bladey madness" is actually an expose of the ease with which young Britons can procure "LETHAL swords, machetes and knives," but it would also be a great title for a compilation of current music from over there, if someone is interested in putting one together.
In Britain—where love of the blade is so strong that the nation's most legendary monarch proved his fitness for the throne by pulling a giant knife from a rock—every dagger has its own special story, but very few are as highly prized as the one wielded by famed vivisector Jack the Ripper, a man whose skill with the scalpel marked him out as prodigiously talented even in a country whose inhabitants seem to emerge from the womb with miniature machetes clasped in their tiny hands. Anyway, is this the knife he used to slice up his victims? Sure, why the hell not.