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@Anarcissie "yes but" is also a good way to start every line in an improv scene if you want the other performer(s) to completely hate you.
this made me laugh out loud. that is all.
ahhh, I saw something like this on that Lockup show (why I as watching it, I can't explain or defend).
the inmates did it with ballpoint pen ink & were ridiculously proud of themselves (& also hilariously inept in their attempts to pretend it "just happened"...because clearly there's no relationship between their suddenly black, red, or blue eyeballs & the fact that those were the the colors of the pens found in their cells).
this spoke to me.
...let's just say that I still have a half-full bottle of Grass (which I only stopped wearing because it made my college boyfriend* feel allergic), & that my mom resorted to calling bras "top underwear" because I was otherwise unable to discuss them even when we were actually in the lingerie section.
*said college boyfriend is now my husband, & I just started laughing out loud upon asking myself the question, "& why are you saving that bottle of perfume, exactly?" I kind of love the idea that, if I'm ever single again, I'll immediately hit the town redolent of stale Gap perfume.
once again, HH has knocked it out of the park on both of these responses.
for LW1--I think of myself as a pretty well-adjusted person, but earlier today I dropped my lunch all over the floor of my office suite while taking it out of the microwave & my toddler's-ruined-ice-cream-cone reflex was so strong that I honestly wanted to burst into tears. (& then I started being an asshole for myself for almost literally crying over spilled [leftovers], & had to consciously shift my thinking to keep from making it worse.)
sometimes these emotional patterns are so deeply ingrained in us that it takes a LOT of work to overcome them--particularly if you begin beating yourself for feeling that way in the first place.
@Lionel Mandrake the other day I started crying while describing that scene to someone else--& I haven't seen the movie since it came out. that's some successful filmmaking right there.
I learned something new today! & I enjoyed it tremendously.
@rich bachelor but wasn't it, though? in a way, it's a synecdoche for both questions: "can you fix my problem (that I myself caused, & which has a fairly simple solution)?"
indeed; this is great.
"It is not good for her to stand outside in the cold, dressed in nothing but her prostitute clothes."
it's only a matter of time before I get an email from one of the more conservative members of my family that cites this faulty reasoning--so thanks for preemptively helping me argue against it.