We love our commenters: permanent choices, horse tails, and odes to spreadsheets #Noteworthy comments#commenting#lovesick expo January 24 2014 | Ariel arielmstallings SWEET INTERNET I WANT TO MAKE OUT WITH YOU LIKE AN INFLATABLE FLAMINGO. Photo by Yaritza Colon What time is it? Whose pants am I wearing? Where am I? This week has been all about trying to get my bearings as I come down off the high of my 10-day tour of all East Coast Lovesick shows. I've had a couple days this week where I was at my computer from 5am until 8pm… not even because I had so much work to do (although sure, that too) but mostly just because I'm like Yesssss, sweet internet. I have missed you. Sweet data, come closer to me. Pucker up. Yessss. I really loved getting out into the world for a bit, but let's be honest: at my core, I'm a shut-in nerd most comfortable in yesterday's stretch pants. Anyway! Part of slipping back into my publisher mode has been non-stop motor-boating of the Offbeat Empire's comments, and there were some good ones this week. Offbeat Home On our post about having a tubal ligation before the age of 30, Sarah Elizabeth made this powerful point: Here's the thing that bugs me: Doctors are reluctant to offer permanent choices on the basis that you might change your mind. A valid point. But if you choose to have kids young, nobody questions what if you change your mind later on? Having kids is just as permanent. It just feels to me that you can be trusted to make a yes decision to having a baby bur you cant be trusted for a no decision until you're older and I don't see the logic. To which Stephanie replied only with this: ALSO on Offbeat Home, pretty much the entire thread on the plus-size lingerie post was knock-it-out-of-the-park filthy, fabulous, and hilarious… but Brigitte's comment in particular made us dribble beverages out of mouths: Oh my gods I am afraid to even tell you where my mind went with this pair of panties… who am I kidding? No I'm not. Butt plug with horse tail. Not my thing, but damned if those panties wouldn't be perfect for that. Maybe that can be Caroline's next post? She IS going to be writing more for Offbeat Home in coming months… Offbeat Bride On our post about creating a "shit people suggest" spreadsheet, Jill wrote this sweet, sweet poem: An Ode To Spreadsheets… A table of values arranged with perfection, columns and rows in any direction. From top to bottom and left to right, the info you need, so tidy & tight. Formulas, filters, labels & cells, for these wonderful tools, my heart swells. …Our children are growing to be as nerdy as we are! Share this:TwitterFacebook Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of the Offbeat Bride book, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. You can get to know her better on her Insta stories. PREVIOUS Bigger pixels: This week's awesome comments (with bonus reader email!) NEXT Acculturating new readers who find us on Facebook Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I see your butt plug with horse tail and raise you "My Little Pony"-esque butt plugs with horse tails. http://crystaldelights.com/store/crystal-delights/tashas-reignbow-pony-plug-2/ OMG, Carolyn. Those are fucking amazing. And I know of a great pair of panties to go with them. 😉 The poem is so full of win it's nerdtastic! Internet recognition! This has made sneaking a break from revision even more worthwhile I just wanted to share that I read the caption of the flamingo picture before I read any of the paragraph, and I was like, "huh! Apparently 'sweet internet' is an exclamation now, like 'sweet Chrstmas'! I like it!". I was sad to find this is not the case. But sweet internet, I want to make it one! Comments are closed.