UGh this is just. So. Much. I'm just as interested in a discussion about the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope as the next 'pinner but I think this tried to do too much. First of all the author throws Zach Braf under the bus for being 'white male and privileged' and for writing Garden State. From what I recall - a lot of people really liked Garden State - white, male, privileged, or otherwise. Secondly, the part that tried to convince me that Zooey Deschanel in 500 days of Summer is a mom figure because she shops at Ikea, and cheers for her boyfriend during karaoke is ludicrous. Everyone shops at Ikea, and if you don't cheer for your boyfriend (or your friends, or anyone else for that matter) at karaoke your just an asshole.
Polly, thank you so much for selecting this letter out of your mail-bag. The LW's experience really rang true for me - as I'm sure it did for lots of 'Pinners as we are all such smart interesting ladies ;) and finding guys who can not only keep up, but challenge and surprise us is not always easy.
To the LW - keep your head up. You sound great, and you have the wherewith-all to realize why your last relationship ended badly - which means you are in prime shape to avoid making the same mistakes in the future. Good luck!
I am fascinated by the pan in these pics! What are all those mini holes? Non of my pans have these!! How does this work?!? Can someone enlighten me?
YES! 27 is a great year, I designated the 20-25 years to 'floating and finding' but when 26 hit, I suddenly stopped wanting to try to be a 'cooler' version of myself. I quit my job, my boyfriend, and moved closer to my family and friends. All of these choices set me up to be the happiest I've ever been and though I haven't accomplished all my goals yet, they've never felt more attainable.
@Mr. B HOW DO YOU GET THE LEMON PEEL OUT?!?!
Looking forward to 2024!!
OMG Clearly there is a very vengeful, old testament style God out there. I would be so sad if Bravo inexplicably went away from me. Miss Advised is glorious. One of the girls (i don't know her name but shes 'the one who moves to LA' is the most annoying person on television. She runs around like an attention starved 13-year old and then is all 'why does no one want to date me?' while her perfectly adorable roommate picks up total babe without even trying. It's wonderful.
This was a beautifully written slice of life! I am now totally envious of this tradition that you get to enjoy every year. It sounds like a classy spring break outfitted in pastel and beer (aka: my personal heaven).