lauralh: (wisdom tooth bandit)
I was planning a big indepth essay on dog types vs. cat types in the dating world, but they broke open the beer at work. Not that I would drink at work.

Anyway this is a broad generalization, but some people are really into these games and won't call back immediately and pretend they are busy and don't actually seem to like you. Sometimes this works ok b/c the other person is like that too. These are the cat types.

The dog types, on the other hand, are happy to see you and slobber all over you. If one dog type dates another dog type, they just get super giddy and happy and see each other more and more till it burns out. Not that it always burns out!

So that's the rough sketch.
lauralh: (rain)
How to get over unrequited love by [livejournal.com profile] crasch. Most tips also valid for getting over bad breakups.

Also, in case you haven't seen Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No, it's a cute animated feature about the 1970 no-hitter pitched on acid.
lauralh: (Default)
[Poll #1365663]

raint

Jun. 10th, 2007 04:53 am
lauralh: (bond)
i admit i've relented a bit on some of my harsh views, but the black hole is still supremely annoying. Especially when it turns already-flakey seattleites into complete Frosted.

Helpful hints for flakes:

1) If you suddenly come down with ennui or malaise of living on an evening when you said you'd hang/go out, text ASAP that you are "feeling like shit", even if you aren't sure if you're definitely staying home or not. This way if you don't go, the person will be understanding (more than less), and if you go they will be pleasantly suprised.

2) If you are delayed by bus or traffic, text or call to let them know. Add 15 to what you THINK it will take, cos it's always gonna be longer, unless it's 5am. If you are delayed more than 45 minutes, periodic updates are rather appreciated.

3) If you are delayed by booty, do not be embarrassed to admit it either immediately before or after the encounter.

4) Speaking of which, unless he/she is totally retarded, it's more than ok to bring the booty out in public with your friends.

5) Rule 2 goes double for drug dealers, by which I mean "the times are doubled". At the least they should make it clear ahead of time where the rendezvous point is, if it varies.
lauralh: (pimpy)
a friend asks:

"There is this person that you like that you have been hanging out with lately. Nothing has been spoken on this subject. How do you let them know you are interested?"

[poll options deleted for brevity's sake]

My answer:

"A female tends to suspect that a male who tries to hang out with her a lot is trying to get into her pants... or more bluntly, SHE KNOWS ANYWAY SO DO SOMETHING@!!!1"

Not to say she'll respond in the way you desire, but faint hearts never won fair ladies.
lauralh: (the cheat is not dead)
For future reference, the initial stage of a relationship is called infatuation and it's not supposed to last. The goal is to form something more stable in the beginning and let it build into something real.

the edge

Dec. 8th, 2005 04:38 pm
lauralh: (cynical or sarcastic)
I read Freud's Civilization and its Discontents, which is mainly only worthwhile for historical reasons, although I now want to read his treatise on religion. When I say historical reasons, I mean to see what someone thought was wrong with civilization and society back then. Not surprisingly, he found a lot of problems stemmed from sexual repression. But he also thought that most people's jobs/work came from this repression - redirected libido. I find this an odd concept, personally. Although it's probably true that there's a negative correlation between sexual satisfaction and job satisfaction.
lauralh: (the cheat is not dead)
(work in progress)

• Compliment her shoes.
• If she refuses to tell you what's wrong, it's probably something you did. Go over everything that's happened in the past 24 hours, and if you're still clueless, buy her flowers and tell her you feel terrible.
• When trying to think of things to do, ask her what she WON'T do before asking her what would be a good option.
lauralh: (pirate queen)
The Perfect Date for men. Contains boobies.

The Perfect Date for women
Read more... )
lauralh: (cynical or sarcastic)
How do people manage to be so egotistical yet so full of self-loathing?
lauralh: (wacked out burns)
[Poll #505932]
lauralh: (cynical or sarcastic)
The fights will decrease if you make sure the space is big enough. Also, you will have to act like roommates sometimes. Just accept it.
lauralh: (cynical or sarcastic)
1. What is the biggest mistake you ever made.

Blowing off my independent study senior year. I've done/not done other things that probably made my life worse, but most of them it's only with hindsight that I see it. This was the only thing I consciously did that was fucking stupid.

2. What brings you joy?

A lovely day in Seattle that's not too hot or cold, and you can see the Mountain. Dancing to excellent live music. Cuddling Reg. Tiramisu melting on the tongue. Jane Austen.

3. Who is your favorite author and why?

Philip K. Dick has put a face to my paranoia. I've always had the idea of "everyone else is trying to convince you you're crazy" in my head, but he actually made a career out of re-writing that story over and over again.

4. Do you think the success of your romantic relationship has more to do with base compatibility with your partner or the fact you have learned from previous relationships. If it's a bit of both what is the percentage ratio? If it's neither what is it?

I'd say more to do with compatibility, since "learned behaviors" seemed to have been rewritten to deal with this relationship within 7 months or so. But the real success is due to sincere politeness when one of us fucks up, and genuine passion still lasting. Which I guess is due to the fact that we are both so fucking hot.

5. Are you racist? If so why? If not how do you deal with prejudice when you discover it affecting your perspective?

I would say I'm racist, in that I think some stereotypes more often fit certain races more than others, but I try to apply these equally to all races. But apart from hating asian girls I don't think I qualify. I think class/culture matters a lot more than race.

Comment here and I won't ask you anything!
But if you want to interview me too, that's fine.

folly

Apr. 1st, 2005 12:58 pm
lauralh: (Default)
I found this to be pretty interesting, which is to say, often true:

Top Five Frustrations Women Express about Men They've Begun to Date:
Read more... )
lauralh: (Default)
I read this column before I got on the bus this morning. Scroll to the second letter. OMFG what. Her response to him was ok, but I'd really like to know where he pulled the 80% figure out. I mean, did he observe that 80% of women had black boyfriends, or that 80% of women that he hit on told him they only date black men?

thinking of hitting the Low show tonight.
lauralh: (cynical or sarcastic)
The bridal shower in today's society is completely obsolete. Oh, sure, there's still a few people who go straight from mom's house to the dorm to a married-house, but that's a pretty low percentage. Here's some ideas for non-tacky* gift-giving/receiving parties:

the "i survived the dot-com era but I had to sell my condo" shower

This is an anti-shower, where you sell all the gadgets you own while feeding people tea and crumpets. Trade your Espresso Machine for a Mr. Coffee!

the "we're no longer paying separate rents" shower

Similarly, you get rid of the stuff you now have two of.

the "i'm not marrying that jerkoff" shower

Now that he's taken his shit back, you're missing a lot of essential household appliances. But you can finally get some of the stuff he'd never spring for, like a cast-iron pan or a blender not primarily used for margaritas.

Any other ideas?

eta:
The "I'm moving out of my parents' place" shower

apt for gen-x and beyond, this is mainly the parents chipping in for a bunch of furniture (either used or new) and buddies finally celebrating the Pad.

The "I'm graduating college with a crappy job so you're getting me stuff anyway"

Combine the graduation party with a gift registry to lessen confusion and avoid the tackiness of cash.

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