@fabel Cannot give you enough thumbs up for this response. I'd only add: the letter writer should be GLAD they're dating each other. Your best friend dating your sister could be awesome if you let it be awesome. That means they'll both be in your life more than if they were dating other people. Your best friend could now potentially come to holidays and family weddings! You'll see her MORE, not less. And if you get over your shit, you can hang with both of them and have twice the fun. Seriously, I see way more advantages to this situation.
@stuffisthings Uh, no. Smoking in bars was terrible. Awful. You have no idea what it was like to go home smelling like an ashtray, your eyes watering, your skin grey. Then wake up the next day hungover and put on that nasty-smelling coat. GROSS.
@Anarcissie Well...they aren't hipster hats anymore are they?
@smartastic "generally used by someone whose habits and tastes are similar who is trying to distinguish between him and the hipster" ... you kind of fell into that, didn't you?
@happymisanthrope YES, it does work. Perfection.
Honestly, that price seems like a bargain. This is beautiful.
@SLAS I don't think you're racist and I don't think your therapist is placating you. Sounds to me like you've got some guilt over not being attracted to black men and you feel like you need to over explain yourself...and you end up sounding defensive.
I'd guess this is due to people accusing you of being racist because you aren't attracted to black men.
Of course, this is just my opinion, just as auntie establishment's post is her opinion. I think you and your therapist know yourself a lot better than random people on the Awl who have read about 500 words you've written.
@minijen YES! We were idiots. I have the sunburst to prove it. My best girlfriend has the Japanese characters to prove it. My brother has the giant red star to prove it. Well, for now. Lasers are currently at work. I'm considering investing in a laser myself...because as soon as that pen-and-ink forrest scene/exotic floral motif/graphic cityscape on your arm becomes a punchline you're gonna want that shit removed.
@brent_cox Really? Everyone I knew in the 80s mythologized the 50s. Not necessarily the kids like me, but the parents, totally. Or maybe it was just the clique of republican parents my parents hung out with. Anyway, 50s nostalgia seemed pretty pervasive to me.
@cgrnyc Right on. I'm tired of this crap.