When the search fails, the going gets boring. September 16, 2014 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a comment on AskMe, probably within the last few months, that linked to an article about powering through a relationship after the honeymoon period was over.

The initial post, IIRC, was a typical "should I stay in this relationship" question. The OP's relationship didn't have any red flags, it was more a sense of lack of excitement several months in.

The comment that I'm looking for linked to an article by a woman who wrote about going through a period with her boyfriend when she was so frustrated about him being so nice that she almost broke up with him. Maybe some of his little quirks were really pissing her off, too? The linked article was on a website with a white background (don't you love how I narrow it down for you guys?) and used a moderate amount of profanity. I think it was posted earlier this year, say between January and April or May. It could have been an older post, too, linked to at the bottom by a more current one.
posted by Beaker's stripey socks to MetaFilter-Related at 1:41 PM (19 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Is the article I Am Severely Chafed By My Gentle, Compassionate Boyfriend?
posted by griphus at 2:03 PM on September 16, 2014 [2 favorites]




We have a winner in 22 minutes!
posted by Beaker's stripey socks at 2:19 PM on September 16, 2014


griphus you nerd did you stay late at work to find that
posted by poffin boffin at 2:55 PM on September 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


I don't know, is staying late at work to find this more or less ridiculous than knowing exactly which article this was referring to off the top of my head.
posted by griphus at 3:17 PM on September 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


I'll take my answer in the form of the location of every important item I have misplaced in the last six months because my brain has apparently decided blog posts have higher priority.
posted by griphus at 3:19 PM on September 16, 2014 [16 favorites]


I love the idea that there are MetaFilter nerds: re-cataloging posts according to their personal taxonomies, self-dyeing their own blue pepsi, sewing new fedoras by hand for MeFi LARPing, all while surrounded by vintage moderator action figures (including several Jessamyn models, which they even don't make anymore.)
posted by lesli212 at 3:25 PM on September 16, 2014 [18 favorites]


griphus: "I'll take my answer in the form of the location of every important item I have misplaced in the last six months because my brain has apparently decided blog posts have higher priority."

Between the bedframe and the bed. Under the fridge. It was in your heart all along. At the bar, but somebody turned it in. That guy ate them, but wound up feeling guilty about it when he saw he left his at home that morning.
posted by boo_radley at 3:46 PM on September 16, 2014 [23 favorites]


Ohoho, MeFi LARPing is my new favorite thing. I can see future generations reading through Ye Olde Tomes of MetaFiltre, re-enacting great acts of MetaFilter sleuthing, saving the day for those locked in their own homes or trapped in an elevator, and finding that lost cat at a national park, along with the usual array of flame wars and flame-outs from Times Long Gone. After all, no one really LARPs about modern activities, do they? There's no "let's go to the park and re-enact the cold war."

Well, maybe there is, but I couldn't tell the difference between people sitting at random benches and suspiciously reading news papers or engaging in family parties, while casting glances at others in the park, guessing at what they might really be up to on a Saturday afternoon.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:35 PM on September 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


> There's no "let's go to the park and re-enact the cold war."

Well we could always try for another round of MeFi Diplomacy....
posted by Westringia F. at 5:43 PM on September 16, 2014


I'll take my answer in the form of the location of every important item I have misplaced in the last six months

it's a whole apartment, how could you lose it
posted by shakespeherian at 8:20 PM on September 16, 2014 [7 favorites]


Between the banisters on the stairs. No, I don't why I always do that either.
posted by maryr at 6:48 AM on September 17, 2014


Who are all these new people here? Why do I feel there's a slew of bnd and I missed teh announcement somehow? Why is this thread making me question everything? I'm feeling existential.
posted by infini at 10:26 AM on September 17, 2014


I put things on the stairs, too, maryr! Why?? This is why I should not have stairs
posted by the young rope-rider at 2:29 PM on September 17, 2014


that article gives super bad advice.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:45 PM on September 17, 2014


It is a measure of my age that I still can't see "LARP" without thinking, first, "LRRP", which is a Vietnam War-era acronym for long range reconnaissance patrol.

Also, we all know what esprit d'escalier means, right? there must be some relation between that and putting things on the stairs.
posted by janey47 at 11:02 AM on September 18, 2014


the young rope-rider: I put things on the stairs, too, maryr! Why?? This is why I should not have stairs

Because when they're up, they're up, and when they're down, they're down, but when you put things on the stairs, they're neither up nor down. Stairs are the purgatory of the home, where items go to wait.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:21 AM on September 18, 2014 [5 favorites]


Stairs are the purgatory of the home, where items go to wait.

I'm going to go home and brand this into our shiny wooden stairs.
posted by RedOrGreen at 2:52 PM on September 18, 2014




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