@antarctica starts here I agree with you about Obamacare! It's really important to actually read the details of the policy you purchase from an insurance marketplace, because many doctor's offices and insurance companies won't be much help. But mental health services are required to be covered by any policy that's sold on an ACA marketplace. Even if you have a high deductible, I would check to see if there's a specific provision regarding therapy/counseling in your policy.
God love her.
This is pretty excellent. However, in my opinion, the correct definition of a "hipster" is Teju Cole's: "one who has an irrational hatred of hipsters."
I'm pretty sure this is the gayest sentence: "As for the wedding, Shelhammer knew there had to be masks, and guests wearing only black and white—in homage to Truman Capote's famous ball—only, instead of hosting it at the Plaza, he went for the baroque fantasy of the Russian Tea Room, all red brocade and gilded eagles, and as close an approximation as could be found of 30-year-old Balinov's native Bulgaria."
Until a few years ago, I had never been with a guy who waxed anything. I hooked up with this guy that I hadn't seen with his shirt off in strong light. I couldn't figure out why his back felt weirdly scaly. I thought he must have a skin condition. But it was stubble from waxing! It really grossed me out, but I felt like I shouldn't mention it, because he obviously felt super-self conscious about being hairy. Now I'm with a guy who's even hairier and doesn't give a fuck. To each his or her own! So maybe LW2 needs to find a girl who takes hair removal as seriously as he does?
Nicole, I just created an Awl account so I could thank you for that ITG link. It made me so happy.