Ask a Faithless Street Member


#424

What is your favorite vegetable to touch yourself with?


#425

Got to be the butternut squash, naturally shaped to let you know if you’ve gone too far…


#426

Ha!


#427

limp broccoli


#428

Parsnips FTW.

'Snip it up!


#429

For the parents in the group: how do you make peace with your last baby being your last baby? It’s going way too fast.


#430

For me it was a little different I suppose. I had a vasectomy because we felt that going for any more would be pushing our luck. All three of mine were preemies and spent at least a week in the NICU. They are healthy now. Considering everything that happened when my youngest was just two, I have not only found peace with my decision, but I am also thankful. I look at Leo and he doesn’t truly grasp everything that was taken away from him. It would be even harder if I had one younger than Leo.


#431

You think it is going fast now, it won’t be a long wait until grandchildren are here… then you’ll really want it to slow down.


#432

can’t say i’ve thought about that or worried about that. i have two healthy wonderful human beings …i’m content and satisfied with the two. i got snipped shortly after our second girl and i don’t regret that at all. my wife is happy with the two too


#433

And the kids :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#434

so true.

i recall high school taking forever…then time got a bit faster through college and then with kids…it’s been a fucking flash…a good flash but damn it’s gone by


#435

It’s sad, for sure. I try to focus on having a richer marriage/partnership/love because the kids are older and more independent. I’m also just happy that I have two children and they have each other. I’d be bummed only having one kid.

In a less sentimental vein I’m in my mid 40s, wife isn’t that far behind and we’ve seen older parents have children with autism and other problems. I know I’d struggle with that and being the kind of parent a special needs kid requires.


#436

#437

Guys, which is the better “My Girlfriend’s abortion” song?

The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe
Brick - Ben Folds Five

https://the-toast.net/2014/01/15/songs-i-never-realized-were-about-abortion/ I cried laughing at this.


#438

Brick.


#439

Brick


#440

Not only did I have no idea this song was about an abortion until well into my college years, I once sang it at the karaoke machine in a Discovery Zone at my sixth-grade birthday party.

Still laughing over this because I have my own version of it. I sang A Long December at someone’s 13th birthday in a rented out night club called “The Edge” in Iowa City, IA.

Edited to add that I did not know what Recovering the Satellites was about until I posted an article here talking about how the album was about coming to grips with sudden fame and constant touring…. I was like…. It was??? I think A Long December is about… California? It is, right?


#441

‘December’ was the disturbingly lyrically accurate soundtrack to the dissolving of my last adult-kept innocent notions about love. And released right on time too.

Few things will drive me to brown liquor and a two-day funk like that song if I let it burrow. Somehow it’s always close enough to touch, even if I forget to.


#442

Hills Like White Elephants.


#443

Interesting about The Freshman being about abortion… I never knew.

Brian Vander Ark, the lead singer for the Verve Pipe is from around here and my friend used to manage the band. Also a former friend of mine used to live with him when she was still in high school (sheesh). Hope it’s not about her, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it was.