Couchsurfing for abortion access

Is there a social network or database of people who live in states with pretty liberal abortion rights, who are willing to host pregnant people who need to travel to get abortions?

Because I live in Maryland, and I’ve got couch space available for people coming from Ohio. Must play nicely with my cat. Free lodging, food, Internet, reading material, and I’ll give you a ride to and from the Metro station. Ask nicely and I’ll pay for Lyft rides to and from the clinic.

#922: “Is it selfish to break up with this person even though he’s not doing too well right now?”

Oh, hell, I’ve been dumped for much less and still recovered. Walk away and don’t look back.

Captain Awkward


It might be selfish, but I need to break up with this guy. We’ve been going out for just about 4 months, and for over a month of this time, I have been on the receiving end of hearing about how terrible this guy’s life is and how I’m the only thing that makes him happy.

I have listened, I have offered advice when asked (and I have been asked a lot), I have…probably put up with this for longer than I should have. I am no longer having fun with him.

He goes on and on about how his ex (with whom he has a son) is working behind his back to take their kid to live abroad without his “permission”, or how his work is so hard and he just doesn’t want to go in any more.

On the rare occasion he does ask how I am…

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It’s finally happened.

I have reached the stage of ASOIAF/GOT fandom at which I feel viscerally, personally offended when people vilify my favorite characters. Like, it’s become a question of whom I can trust, if they have choosing-to-be-wrong ideas about certain characters. It’s not just reading comprehension anymore, it’s wondering how this reflects on your treatment of people in real life.

Also, I’m just as vicious a curmudgeon as ever.

This is another non-theory.

My dearest Throners: 

The R+L=J+M idea was ridiculous from the get-go, but since the Season 6 finale, it shouldn’t even be in the conversation. 

If I see you STILL trying to make the Stargaryen Twins happen, I will not take seriously any other speculation you have to offer.

Still advocating for any form of Lady Stoneheart on the show, or for Cleganebowl happening in either version? Same thing. Everything else you want to argue for in GoT could be prophetic, but if you’re still arguing for a theory that’s been proven non-viable, then I have better things to do with my time. 

Hi, Throners!

We got some pretty amazing synopses from HBO today for episodes 6 and 7. Twitter had a field day with them, but I’m not posting anything on them because I’m pissy about having submitted a slideshow to FanSided in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and no one’s even begun editing it yet. I was given a deadline of noon on TUESDAY. I stayed up late on Monday night to finish it on time. It’s still pending. 

Yeah, and somehow my asshole jerkbrain has decided I won’t do a blog post over here because my editors over there don’t have their shit together.

Well, there’s that, and I had an especially persistent run of annoying, pointless shit at work today. So my head may be a little scrambled.

Lemme do a little pattern-analyzing and see if I don’t feel better.

#858: “My long distance bf just completely disappeared, please help!”

You may think you want to know the reason why someone just broke up with you.
Truth is: you don’t want to know. Hearing their reasons may end up making you more angry than hearing nothing at all.

Captain Awkward

O Captain, my Captain.

I am sort of shocked at what I am writing you, as I’ve never had anything like this happen to me. I have a 34-year-old woman, and was in a long-distance relationship with a 37-year-old man until a few weeks ago. Then? After our first fight (over the phone), which I thought was fairly minor really, he disappeared. No calls, no texts, email, Facebook, smoke signals. I contacted his best friend to make sure he is still ALIVE – he is – he has just stopped communicating with me altogether. Has he broken up with me? Does he actually plan on resurfacing? I don’t know. But what I think you should know is that we have known each other for 20 years, making this behavior even more cruel.

Here’s how it started: we met in high school. I was basically in puppy love with him until…

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How long has it been?

I used to write about other stuff here. I used to write about social justice issues, online dating, and general stuff that burned my nerves as I went about my day in the real world. What percentage of my blogging has been entirely about Game of Thrones in the past 6 months?

So, I feel like I should write about something that has nothing to do with GoT.

On the other hand, I just finished a big piece for FanSided that took days of work and I’m sort of worried my editor will come back and ask me to make changes. I’d like to do some laundry and work on my novel when I go home tonight, but that won’t happen if I still have to work on that piece I just submitted.