Story archives - November 2010

Michelley P.

It was when he announced over the walkie talkie at work "She puts a smile on my face," that I fell for him.

tags: work romance first love [add]

2010-11-30 12:35:33 / Rating: 511.75 /


My only memory of my dad is being held up to wave goodbye to the ambulance which took him to the hospital where he died.

tags: dad dead two year old who thought that was a good idea death [add]

2010-11-30 12:33:38 / Rating: 635.25 /


The 5 words that will hunt me forever are: "Go faster, I dare you."

tags: speed car crash death stupidity sadness dare [add]

2010-11-29 12:06:46 / Rating: 738.25 /


I may regret sleeping with him, but I still think that it was the sexiest thing I'd ever heard when he said he was taking Computational Origami.

tags: one night stand computational origami mit grad student regret humor [add]

2010-11-22 15:58:57 / Rating: 682.5 /


When my family asked me why I tried to kill myself I threw them out of the hospital room telling them to come back when they had the answer, but even now I can hear them arguing loudly in the hallway and I know they'll never figure out the reason.

tags: suicide dysfunction arguing lonely [add]

2010-11-22 15:57:19 / Rating: 700.75 /

Pola Von Slouch

I was looking for a new and funky hairstyle and thought I found one on google images until I realised that when I clicked on it, it took me to a 'White Pride' website, and now I'm seriously questioning my taste in hairstyles.

tags: hairstyles racism unexpected humor oh no! [add]

2010-11-22 15:54:47 / Rating: 650.5 /


My British boyfriend broke up with me after months of refusing to spell color with a u.

tags: British humor cute sorry England [add]

2010-11-22 15:54:05 / Rating: 767 /


When I found out about my father's serial infidelity my first thought was a hope that I might have brothers or sisters somewhere.

tags: cheater siblings [add]

2010-11-18 16:11:10 / Rating: 559.75 /


Six o'clock in the morning found me staring at my bra and wondering just how I was going to put it on without taking off my hoodie and exposing my flesh to the frigid winter air.

tags: humor winter cold bra morning puzzles [add]

2010-11-18 10:36:27 / Rating: 783 /


He wrote a One Sentence about me in 2007, and now we're getting married on Friday.

tags: wedding baseball fate? meta [add]

2010-11-18 10:29:30 / Rating: 853.25 /


While six months pregnant and sitting in a full doctor's waiting room, the four-year-old I was babysitting declared in her loudest voice, "Your BOOBIES are getting bigger!"

tags: mortifying humor BOOBS [add]

2010-11-16 11:57:52 / Rating: 596.75 /

middling mad

I was raped, molested, abused, lost, shot, and abandoned, but my biggest fear is taxidermy.

tags: fears trauma childhood life phobia [add]

2010-11-16 11:56:35 / Rating: 691.75 /


Hopefully, my streak of having to call 911 on Thanksgiving will not continue this year.

tags: candles danger choking fire hair lit on fire humor [add]

2010-11-15 12:56:06 / Rating: 562.75 /


When I came home my daughter ran up to me and said, "Grandma taught me to burp the alphabet!".

tags: humor childhood motherhood grandmother [add]

2010-11-12 14:59:41 / Rating: 714.25 /


The man I love proposed to me whilst hanging upside-down from a tree.

tags: proposal love humor eccentric [add]

2010-11-11 13:21:36 / Rating: 951.75 /


While they were fighting over my grandmother's furniture, I was sitting on her bed, looking at the pictures I had sent her of England, finally understanding that she was really gone.

tags: death grandmother england [add]

2010-11-11 10:34:22 / Rating: 473.25 /

work sentence

A friend and I tried making our own version of One Sentence at work, but all we got back were poor motivational one liners and complaints about spammed inboxes.

tags: work friend onesentence spam meta [add]

2010-11-10 15:39:14 / Rating: 470.5 /

Nothing good about grief Charlie Brown

I was laying next to her when she took her last breath, and now I can't seem to catch mine.

tags: mother death grieving massive heart attack October 25 overwhelmed [add]

2010-11-10 15:36:14 / Rating: 728 /


One of the saddest things I've ever heard is when my mother said, "I always wished I could have been just a little bit pretty."

tags: Mother sad [add]

2010-11-05 14:25:41 / Rating: 742.75 /


You know it's going to be a good day when both pieces of toast land butter side up on the floor.

tags: luck toast [add]

2010-11-05 14:25:03 / Rating: 639 /


I loved everything about her, so I introduced her to all my friends, and they loved her too, so she slept with all of them.

tags: love betrayal heartbreak [add]

2010-11-05 14:24:48 / Rating: 876.5 /


I walked away from the most attractive girl I have ever seen mid conversation only to find my wife had been sleeping with her boss for several months.

tags: life wife boss cheating [add]

2010-11-05 14:22:00 / Rating: 384.25 /


When I went online that night, I never expected to make a new friend, and certainly didn't realize that someday we'd get married.

tags: marriage first met friendship internet online love [add]

2010-11-04 12:23:52 / Rating: 630.75 /


Clicking "publish" on that article about toilet paper convinced me that being an editor is terrible for my soul.

tags: humor toilet paper work editing [add]

2010-11-04 12:21:00 / Rating: 520.25 /


Her four-year-old daughter turned to me from her spot in the tree and said, "Climbing trees is more fun than losing mothers."

tags: death child mothers cousin [add]

2010-11-01 15:08:26 / Rating: 574.25 /


I was about to burst into tears when my friend pointed out that the D on my results paper stood for "Distinction".

tags: college results confusion [add]

2010-11-01 14:29:40 / Rating: 362.25 /


Three years ago, I was so ecstatic to be playing with the less talented, B-team football players that I broke my hip on the third play of the game.

tags: childhood humor [add]

2010-11-01 14:28:23 / Rating: 410.25 /

Half Full

It was after I bought my new teapot that I realized I don't actually like tea, I just like to go through the steps of making it.

tags: ironic tea time [add]

2010-11-01 12:15:41 / Rating: 346.25 /


The first boy I kissed dumped me in the parking lot of the Saint Paul Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, like I was the sacrifice he elected to give up for Lent.

tags: break-up Lent first kiss [add]

2010-11-01 12:14:43 / Rating: 393.75 /