I read Jane Goodall's books and that was what I wanted to do. I even went out and recorded behavior of ducks at a nearby pond. A bunch of distractions later, I'm a veterinarian, which is a popular "wanted to be ___ since I was 5 thing" but didn't even occur to me until after I graduated college. » 1/27/15 7:32am Tuesday 7:32am

Interesting about the pain thing. I need to get a steroid injection into a joint, and I've heard they hurt like the seventh circle of hell. My doctor said "it only hurts a bit and it's over real fast." I don't believe him at all. It's going to hurt like hell because I've built it up in my mind isn't it? » 1/26/15 9:40am 1/26/15 9:40am

I'm not narcoleptic, but I truly need more sleep than average. If I sleep less than 9-10 hours (as with most workdays, since I can't fall asleep before 10), I don't feel so good. I'm kind of over hearing that sort of thing too, how sleeping too much is bad. Seems to me chronic health issues causes extra sleeping and… » 1/21/15 12:12pm 1/21/15 12:12pm

Ok, when I was in school, I didn't know about the bread bag trick and just let my shoes get wet. AND LIKED IT. And then I worked hard and now I can afford Gore-Tex. BOOTSTRAPS PEOPLE. Cover your bootstraps with bread bags though. » 1/21/15 10:30am 1/21/15 10:30am

I feel like there's a category missing that me and my husband fall into - money vigilant but not particularly frugal. We appreciate and enjoy "nice things," but they're not status and we don't think the money is where the happiness comes from. We're well aware there's a ceiling on how much happiness money brings you;… » 1/16/15 9:08am 1/16/15 9:08am

I dabbled in some minor "incompetent suitor" stalking in high school, lol. Then I had a rather serious but long-distance boyfriend dump me by breaking all contact and changing his phone number. Er, yes, I did find his mother's phone number and call her and get his new cell # from his ex-girlfriend...what?… » 1/14/15 8:20pm 1/14/15 8:20pm

The not stinking. Seriously. I've had my new exciting prescription for two weeks and haven't touched it because I'm afraid of stinking. I don't recall having a problem from light smoking years ago, but I lived by myself then, sooooo.... » 1/13/15 5:02pm 1/13/15 5:02pm

I was irritated by the playoff because after MSU lost to Ohio State and lost all playoff chances, all the MSU fans were like "sob sob I just don't care about football anymore it's all over" and somehow a 2-loss season became epically disappointing. Then the Cotton Bowl win was "just a bowl game meh." An 8 team playoff… » 1/13/15 11:46am 1/13/15 11:46am

In undergrad, I worked at an entomology lab taking care of the mosquitoes grown for experiments. We fed them defibrinated horse blood and to attract them to the blood feeder we used dry ice and limburger cheese as signals to mimic a stinky person. The dry ice was a substitute for CO2 in exhaled breath which mosquitoes… » 1/09/15 12:12pm 1/09/15 12:12pm

My mom did this to me! She always fat shamed me and one time I said "mom, leave me alone, I put a lot of work into being comfortable with myself and I don't need this." She said "well if you lost weight you wouldn't have to work so hard at being comfortable with yourself!" And she struggled with weight all her life… » 12/30/14 1:58pm 12/30/14 1:58pm

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