This story is about my friends MIL, and her wedding. Strap in guys, this is a wild ride in which I did THE THING that got me banned from any of her family functions. (Plus a few threats of dismemberment and bodily harm)
A good friend of mine from university was getting married! They had been a couple since Junior year of college, through her 2 years in the peace corps and currently her return to this continent. 6 years in total. She had been to all manner of family functions and always came back with a strange story about how she thinks her MIL secretly hates her. But she being a very quiet and sweet person pushed those thoughts aside.
Point 1: She is vegetarian and jewish, husband is not. She was invited and went to Christmas dinner and figured she would just eat sides, as well she brought a vegetarian casserole. MIL, after knowing her for THREE years, and being told by husband a few weeks before about not to forget friend doesn’t eat meat…proceeded to put meat in every dish. Friend drank water and ate her casserole the whole night while MIL cried to everyone that friend was so rude for not eating her cooking.
Hi everyone! I’ve put together all the data from the survey. Thank you to all of you who participated! And a huge shout out to my wonderful and loving husband, without whose help I would not have been able to organize all of this data ♥
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the content in the written responses. To limit bias, I have only omitted responses which were directly hateful (i.e. “call outs”) to specific bloggers.
Below are links to all of the written responses to the open-ended questions. I received several hundred answers, so while it’s quite a bit to slog through, I do encourage everyone to read through at least a few pages. You can access all of the answers here: Open-ended Responses (PDF)
Or you can find them sorted by individual question below the cut.
Mirrorbright, shines the moon, its glow as soft as an ember When the moon is mirrorbright, take this time to remember Those you have loved but are gone Those who kept you so safe and warm The mirrorbright moon lets you see Those who have ceased to be Mirrorbright shines the moon, as fires die to their embers Those you loved are with you still—The moon will help you remember
so this is a story Ben’s dad told me one day and I think it deserves to be shared with the world.
while Ben was working in billy elliot on Broadway, he and his dad would regularly see shows together. one day they were hoping to see the revival of John Guare’s dark comedy, House of Blue Leaves. a show that deals with a lot of mature matters.
Ben walks up to the ticket office, asks if they have a student discount, and proceeds to show the ticket manager his sixth grade PPAS ID. after he asked for two tickets, the manager leans out of the window and says, “this show is for mature audiences, you are too young to see the show.”
Ben, without batting an eye, replies with, “but I say fuck onstage every night.”
the ticket manager responded with “oh, you must be in billy elliot.” then handed them their tickets and they went on their way.
Imagine Steve Rogers finding out that one or two of the Howling Commandos (maybe Dugan and/or Falsworth) are still alive (but hella old) in present day because they just show up one day at Avenger tower and just let themselves in and before long the three of them are telling the Tony, Thor, and the team a tale of the glory days of the Howling Commandos. (Up to you if you want to throw Bucky in)
booming laughter was easily discernable from the other side of the door, as was
a mess of chatter and laughter from his other teammates. The softer, slower cadence that came when the
laughter subsided, Steve couldn’t place.
When he turned the corner
into the common area, he nearly dropped his shield. The faces weren’t the same – lined and aged –
but he still knew them.
“Dum Dum? Monty?”
“’ere he is!” Monty
grinned. “Let’s us have a look at
Steve stumbled over in a
fog. He hadn’t had the time – he’d read the files shortly after the Chitauri,
but that had been a few years before. He
didn’t think they’d still be alive and he felt something deep within him ease
to know that they were.
“Even ages better’n we
did, Monty.” Dugan was still sporting
his mustache, though it wasn’t as full as it’d once been.
“How – I didn’t think-“
“-That we’d miss a chance
to warn your new team about your particular brand of shenanigans?” There was a familiar glint in Monty’s eyes.
“Cap? Shenanigans? I don’t know if those words belong in the same
sentence, gentlemen.” Tony’s grin was
“Suppose not.” Dugan mused.
“Unless you count the raid in Al—“
“—No. That was strategic.”
“The goat was not strategic.” Monty tipped carefully to his right, stage
whispering to Natasha: “He thought barnyard fauna counted as a sufficient
“Not the point! You
couldn’t have guessed that goat was going to head-butt a HYDRA operative. You got lucky!” Dugan took a sip of what Steve was reasonably
sure was a Hot Toddy.
“Dernier trained it.”
“He was the explosives expert!”
whisperer.” Steve set his jaw against a
“Wait, I’m confused. Was there a special ops goat, or wasn’t
there?” Bruce looked between the three
Commandos curiously and seeming a little hopeful that it was possible to train
a goat for such a task.
Dugan cracked up first,
Monty and Steve devolving into helpless laughter not long after.
“Maybe.” Came the unified,
“Aw, be nice to Eleanor,
she saved the day that day!” Bucky was
back and had caught the tail end of the conversation, apparently.