Someone in the comments yesterday asked if we could have question day today and seeing as I have to dash off to the doctor, let’s do so.

(I have a mysterious mole. It has a Russian accent, first of all. I made this appointment months ago, but now with Iris’s vet appointment, going to Edsel’s vet to pick up his $130-a-month heart meds, my trip to the regular doctor and now this, it’s medical week here at House of June.)

So, go ahead. Ask me any question. I’ll likely answer it right there in the comment section when I can, unless of course said Q bugs the shit out of me.

“Does your tree have a face, June?”

heeeeee…

Answer you soon!

XO,
June

111 thoughts on “Question Mark and the Mysterians

  1. Liz says:

    Do you have anymore ghost stories you haven’t already shared with us? I loved those. Also, are you still getting Botox? I think you are awesome and I read every day. Rock on!

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  2. KR of the 16%s, who checks your nonblog first thing every morning because you feel like a friend who gets me, does not judge me, AND makes me laugh says:

    Would you consider sharing the name of the rural ice cream place you’ve mentioned a few times?

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    1. June says:

      Homeland Creamery

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  3. Another Unruly-Haired Person says:

    Do we have to leave our name and email?

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    1. June says:

      Funny you should ask.

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  4. teesmithii says:

    I’m really late to the party today. If money was no object, where would you like to travel?
    Tee

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    1. June says:

      I think maybe Fiji.

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  5. Megsie says:

    This was a lovely question/answer day.

    Lovely post, lovely June!

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  6. Geeky Girl with Glasses says:

    What was the most fun you’ve ever had? Or alternatively, when was the most fun (funnest?) time of your life?

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    1. June says:

      Hmmmm. I remember most of college being pretty fun. I had waves of friends. Like, the first wave was people I met in the dorm. Then it was people I met at the museum where I worked. Then where I bartended. Each wave was fun in its own way. Seattle was also fun because big city and new friends. Some years at this job, say, 2012 through 2015, were really fun and I had lots of friends here and we all went out a lot.

      Right now kind of blows in the fun department.

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      1. Geeky Girl with Glasses says:

        My fun department also blows right now. 25 years ago on a Thursday night, I’d be pre-gaming at my apartment before going out to Ladies’ Night at the bar, hoping to be picked up by Mr. Right. Tonight, I’m going to pick up a book at a library. Vastly different expectations of a Thursday night.

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  7. Door Color Expert Andrea says:

    Would you be interested in meeting anyone from this reader group or is that creepy?

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    1. D apostrophe Lynn says:

      Heck, I would be interested in meeting several of you from this group 🙂 I feel like if you follow this not blog, yer a’right in m’book! 🙂

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    2. June says:

      I know Chris and Lilly because they read me and said, “We’re nearby and we have baby chicks.” I mean, I can be lured by baby anything. Not baby humans. That would be absurd. But really, I am so glad I know them and consider them good friends, but have put up boundaries since then due to some weird-ass shit from people who do NOT have boundaries. So I guess the answer is probably not at this juncture.

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      1. Helen says:

        And I know every single one of us is sitting here thinking, “Not me? I’m not included in not at this juncture, right?”

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  8. gladyswhoisalsobee says:

    Brave of you to put that here. You are much stronger than you think Coot.

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  9. banne4 says:

    June – you should join the I remember growing up in Michigan group on FB – or maybe you already have.
    If you didn’t read my earlier comment to your dad – my sister and Robert from the group – had a serious connection… kind of have I guess.

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    1. June says:

      All comments come to me as emails, Aunt Bette, so I DID see it!

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  10. PJ says:

    What is one thing you really hope to do, and will regret if you don’t experience it, before you die/get too old? I will not use that b*****l*** term because for some reason it makes me incredibly cranky to hear it.

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    1. June says:

      Nah. I think I’m good.

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      1. PJ says:

        Me, too. It’s a good feeling.

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  11. PJ says:

    When the angels ask you to recall, the thrill of them all, who will you tell them that you remember?

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  12. PJ says:

    Actually, my heart always feels tender toward you because I think you have a vulnerable heart and you’re such a good person, but this story made it feel even more tender. For a minute. I’ll be back to normal soon.

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  13. Maddie says:

    Do you have any favorite books or authors that you reach for when life is in the crapper? (Either for words o’ wisdom or just simple, glorious distraction.)

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    1. June says:

      I always re-read the Little House books in times of trouble.

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      1. Jeanie Herkomer says:

        Does Mother Mary come to you and say, “Let it be, let it be”?

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      2. Maddie says:

        Thank you June!

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  14. Oh, and glad your mole was fine. I was at tge dermatologist this am too. My moles are all the same kine. They look like different colors and they get bigger but they are not cancerous. She did not even see pre cancer stuff on my face and I have never been a sunscreen person. My siblings have fair Irish skin, but I managed to inherit my grandma’s hungarian blood. Thankfully I did not get her tree trunk legs- those went to my unfortunate sister!

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  15. June, Do you have siblings? If so, where are you in the birth order?

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    1. June says:

      No. I’m an only. On one side I am also the only grandchild. Welcome to THE JUNE SHOW! Starring JUNE! I never understand people who are uncomfortable being the center of attention.

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  16. Koala Raspberry says:

    Were you terribly anxious when you first lived alone or did you take to it immediately?

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    1. June says:

      No, I was not. But I wasn’t used to having zero boyfriend. I mean, I went maybe three months, tops, between men from 9th grade to when I broke up with Ned, so that was unusual. Mostly I just made myself sit still and deal with it and now the idea of having a boyfriend just seems fekking weird. At first, I literally didn’t know what to do with myself. What the hell do I do on a Saturday? Or a Thursday night? But I just tried stuff, and learned what I liked, and now it seems perfectly normal, even preferable, to wake up Saturday and say, I get to do whatever the hell I want today.

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      1. Koala Raspberry says:

        Thanks, Joon.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Do you ever talk to Dick Whitman? I know you were good friends and his Mom was so funny.

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    1. June says:

      Not really. When Ned and I broke up, he didn’t call me, which is fine, sort of, but I was really devastated. Then, maybe two months after the breakup, I invited people to my I’m Going to Die Alone party a month before said party. Dick Whitman had his girlfriend respond to me right before the party saying they’d “double-booked” and would not be there. Yeah. I invited you way before the night. You didn’t double-book. You picked something else you’d rather do. AND you didn’t even contact me yourself? No. I needed my friends then and he proved to not be one. Then there was the terrible thing where I didn’t know his mom was that ill and I tried to get to Winston (45 minutes away) to see her but didn’t make it on time. His sister unfriended me after that. So I think the hurt feelings now go both ways.

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      1. Kathi says:

        My friend John calls that a “retroactive previous commitment.”

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  18. Your tree face didn’t move with you?

    (dodges liver)

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    1. June says:

      Sigh. Actually it did but it kept falling off my tree, crnt. I think it’s on my shed RN. Not sure.

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      1. I’m sorry. I should have resisted that urge.

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  19. Love, Jimmie says:

    This might be too nosy, so I will understand if you decline to answer. When online dating, which app works best for you? Would you share your profile, only because I think it would be a hilarious and interesting read. Some of us are single (me) and would appreciate commiserating.

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    1. June says:

      I have used OK Cupid, Match, JDate (except there are no Js here), Tinder, Bumble and…what the hell else? Oh, Hinge. They were all dumb, but Tinder is best for the volume of men. I have no profile currently but when I do I change it regularly. I mention my dislike of text speak and emojis. I also find men like it if you say you need help with something. Like, “I really enjoy living alone except for when I see a large bug. Looking for someone to dash over and dispose of bug.” I get LOTS of responses when I say something like that.

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      1. Love, Jimmie says:

        Yes, they are all dumb, yet I still continue to hold out hope. What is wrong with me? Can you answer that, please?

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        1. June says:

          Because SOMETIMES it works. I met Ned online. I mean, I realize that didn’t WORK work, but I did get several years of dick. So.

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          1. Love, Jimmie says:

            Thank you for your swift and honest reply, including the side of peanuts.

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  20. Dad says:

    You know I went to high school with ?Mark, right?

    Mr Dad

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    1. June says:

      I did. Also, ?Mark is a good cat name.

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      1. Maddie says:

        I once knew a cat named Ampersand and I briefly wanted to name a cat Comma just so I could sing Comma comma comma comma comma chameleon. You come and go….

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    2. ?M says:

      Was he as mysterious as his band mates?

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      1. Anonymous says:

        Didn’t really know him.

        I did see him perform at a very small bar in Michigan. He was dressed in orange satin, with sort of batwing arms. He always wore sun glasses & did a lot of twirling.

        Mysterious, yes, also kind of cool.

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    3. banne4 says:

      My sister had a very serious connection with Robert from this group…. ? and the Mysterians! I will have to leave it at that!

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  21. D apostrophe Lynn says:

    If someone were giving your eulogy (at least 100 years from now) what could be said that you would find the most flattering (if you could hear them)?

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    1. June says:

      Maybe something about how I made other people feel happy. Mostly I think I don’t, so it’d be nice to hear I did. Or that I had tits that could choke a whale.

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      1. The "isn't that easy to make me laugh a lot" Poet says:

        Making people laugh a lot counts.

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      2. D apostrophe Lynn says:

        Well! While I don’t feel qualified to comment on le boobies, although I’m sure they’re spectacular even if choking a whale, I can tell you two things , or possibly three because I never concisely get to a point….
        1. You obviously are making people happy because many of us check your “not blog” to start out our day. Screw George and Robin, or morning radio….June is where it’s at! I even read your blog before I start up my audible book and I can tell you, not many things rank higher than audible books in the morning!
        2. I actually have a Book of June semi-success story. As predicted, my job is due to end in February so I did enroll in a bookkeeping certification course- although court reporting was really a close second in terms of options – logistically I was just having a difficult time figuring that out. The reader advice was very much appreciated and taken to heart. You’ve got an amazing group of people here! However!!!!
        3. I have an even more successful Book of June story……. 🙂 When I saw the window you purchased and hung, I had not seen anything like that and immediately felt motivated to ….try something. I went and bought 10 old windows and went saucer shopping and started in. Unfortunately, I ran into some issues with the old window frames I purchased and decided to make my own frames instead, which took a couple of weeks to hammer out the particulars considering I am not a master wood worker in the slightest! Then, I switched to tempered glass and resin and the END RESULT from this run-on 3rd point is I am now participating in art shows and have a website! http://www.windowsauce.com 🙂 All because of you, June! ❤ ❤ ❤

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        1. June says:

          Oh my god I love those!!!! How cool!

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          1. D apostrophe Lynn says:

            It is SO much fun finding cool saucers!!!! I love a treasure hunt! I’m so glad you bought that window!!!!

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            1. June says:

              How much are yours? I kind of want one.

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              1. D apostrophe Lynn says:

                Let me get this next batch finished and I will upload pics and you can choose one. I often wish I had the funds to donate to your fence/vet bills/etc and never seem to so this can be my way of giving back 🙂 I would be honored for you to have one in your home!

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                1. June says:

                  Oh, how exciting! I’m thinking if there are any with pink or green I can hang it in front window!!

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        2. Sadie says:

          Your work is beautiful!

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          1. D apostrophe Lynn says:

            Thank you Sadie!!!! I am hoping to sell many at a couple of upcoming shows! 🙂

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        3. teesmithii says:

          Love this. I even pointed out how neat and clean your work shop is to my husband.
          Tee

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        4. Linda from Jamestown says:

          Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!! I kept looking all over your site for prices so I could put this on my Christmas list. I love these!!

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      3. Sadie thanks you says:

        You make me feel happy each morning when I find and read a new post. Or even when I reread a previous post.

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        1. June says:

          Thank you, Sadie. You are the best. In case anyone doesn’t know, once I went on a road trip and one of my stops was at Sadie’s, who it turns out is not a psycho. She had Pop Tarts and a tiara in the guest room for me.

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          1. Sadie, who hid her psycho tendencies from June says:

            I had forgotten about the tiara. Come back anytime. Well, anytime I’m not out of town visiting family.

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      4. teesmithii says:

        So, your shed possibly has a face.
        Tee

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        1. June says:

          Yes. It might.

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      5. teesmithii says:

        Oh, but you DO make a lot of people happy right here on this not blog.

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  22. Vic says:

    Were you happy in Seattle?

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    1. June says:

      Oh, yes. Yes, I was. I mean, I’m always low-level depressed, but I remember driving around there and seeing the mountain on sunny days and falling absolutely in love with the place. A few months after I got there, my aunt came to visit, and on Friday night all my new friends got together to meet her (they invented a secret Aunt Mary handshake), and I remember us all going back to my apartment late at night after a fine night at the bowling alley and the gay bar and thinking, “Look how fast I created a group.”

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  23. June says:

    Update: Mole is fine. It’s just something you get as you AGE. I’m the mature Cheez-It now.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Stupid AGE, Stupid me, cooking my skin in the sun whilst young. I’ve spent $$$ on lasers, blow torches and scalpels getting things removed. The term pre-cancerous comes up often.

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    2. Koala Raspberry says:

      Excellent news.

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    3. Capelover says:

      I’m so tired of my derm doctor telling me “You’re not sixteen anymore”, as he refers to my current new growth ir mole! Dammit doc, get a new line!

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    4. Sadie says:

      Wonderful news!

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    5. Anonymous says:

      You’re right to have it checked out. My brother died of malignant Melanoma at age 31years old. It all started with a strange mole.

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  24. Just me, Vee says:

    Grammar question: is it accepted now to say that something was done “perfect ” rather than “perfectly”? I hear things like this and it gets on my nerves, but maybe times have changed and I need to get over it.

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    1. June says:

      That is not correct, but there is this esoteric convolutd argument about why “think different” is okay and it gives me angina.

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        1. Mrs Gumby says:

          Snort!! Be Best.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    What was your most embarrassing moment? Have you recovered?

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    1. June says:

      In high school I got my monthly on a white dress in front of everyone at an assembly. It bothered me less than you’d think.

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  26. Lisa. Not THAT Lisa says:

    What was your answer when people would ask Child June “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

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    1. June says:

      A princess or a movie star. Aka a narcissist.

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    2. Cherolyn Bright says:

      serial killer/dog groomer/poop joke teller

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  27. stacey avelar says:

    At what age do our cute freckles become age spots?

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    1. June says:

      Apparently 50.

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  28. Beth from the woods says:

    What is the best vacuum ? I have braided rugs and a large dog.
    Wow , this started out very serious and my question was the one above.
    Now I wonder, did you get your 40 dollars back?
    But, I am sorry you had to go through all of that, had to be scary at the time.

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    1. June says:

      The Dyson Animal. Would marry it.

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      1. PJ says:

        Same here. I have had my Dyson for animal hair for probably 15 years and not one complaint.

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  29. Mother says:

    Do people know that Question Mark is still is Saginaw and plays around town?

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    1. June says:

      I was just waiting for a Saginaw person to mention this.

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      1. Cherolyn Bright says:

        96 Tears..ya,ya,ya. Ninyou sais lagramos (I have no clue how to spell it, but that is the Spanish tile under which it was released). They looked like a skinny, punk Hawaiian rock band!

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    2. Pam not that Pam says:

      I was a bartender in college and could in Trivia Night every week knowing this song and the band name. (Things that are not taking up space in my head so I can’t remember why I got out of my chair and went into the other room…)

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    3. ?M says:

      Now I’m crying 99 tears that I don’t live closer.

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      1. ?M says:

        Damnit only 96

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  30. gladyswhoisalsobee says:

    June,
    If two trains are speeding in opposite direction but one train has 46 watermelons and the other has 22 apples at what time will the cat barf on the bed?

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      1. Sadie says:

        Is 9:47 a.m. Standard Time or Daylight Savings Time?

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    1. teesmithii says:

      At an inappropriate time.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    What’s the scariest thing you have ever done?

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    1. June says:

      I’ve had anxiety since I’m 8, so getting up and functioning each day is scary for me. But the first thing that came to mind was back in 2000. I have never wanted children, not once, not for even a moment. I married Marvin because he didn’t either. Before we even moved in together I had my tubes tied. This was back when insurance was actually good and the whole operation cost me $40. Anyway, that was in 1996, and in 2000, I got pregnant. I knew right away and no one believed me till I went to my doctor (who also didn’t believe me) (she quit the following winter) tested me and I was.

      The scariest thing I ever did was decide to go ahead and have a child. I was terrified but I was happily married, we had decent jobs, and it had fought hard to get there. I decided on Thanksgiving day and miscarried that same day. So.

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      1. Lisa. Not THAT Lisa says:

        Proof that life truly is a bitch.

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      2. Fay says:

        I wish I could heart-emoji this one instead of just Like it.

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      3. PJ says:

        Your story leaves my heart feeling very tender toward you.

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      4. amarabray says:

        So sorry — that must have been so traumatic.

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      5. yetanotherkelly says:

        Damn, I did NOT see that coming.

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      6. Yet Another Heather says:

        Ugh. Life is a BITCH.

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      7. Anonymous says:

        Oh, I am so sorry you had to deal with that! When I asked the question I wasn’t sure what or if you would respond. I too had my tubes tied after my 2nd daughter was born in March. In July I realized I was pregnant and everyone told me I was ridiculous. Finally, in September, I made peace with the fact I would be having a 3rd child. 2 weeks later I miscarried. SHIT!
        Then I had to go have them tied again! I was pretty messed up for a while.
        I understand

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