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A Brutally Honest Discussion about Butts

14 Nov

I couldn’t have chosen a better time to post this, now that Kim Kardashian has decided to “break the internet” with her butt. I vowed I wouldn’t look at the picture, but not paying attention to the size of her butt, I decided to see if the picture was relevant to this post.

Meh.

I have lived with a big butt my entire life, surrounded by folks with normal sized to small butts. I look at girls who are like “I have a big butt! Look at it!” and all I can think of is that????? because these are NOT big butts:

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not talking about quality. A small butt can be much better quality than a big butt and vice versa. You could consider some of these nice butts, but these are nothing more than normal butts, being stuck out dramatically.

So for all the folks out there, I have something for you to relate to that you may have thought was just you, because it isn’t something we really talk about (and for those of you who have a delicate disposition or a small butt or no desire to talk about the toilet, avert your eyes now).

Do you know how much toilet paper it takes to properly clean a big butt?

Growing up, my parents always gave me grief about how much toilet paper I used. But the thing is bigger butt = deeper butt crack = more area to clean.

If you can’t relate to this, you don’t have a big butt.

That was why my parents didn’t relate, and growing up I always felt like I was a weirdo for using so much toilet paper, but just the other day, I got into the car with a friend who also has a big butt, and I said just that. Do you know how much toilet paper it takes to properly clean a big butt? And she was relieved. And I was relieved. Because in that moment we finally both understood that we were not alone. The desire to be clean far outweighs “wasting” toilet paper.

I think that is an unfortunate side effect of having anything that is “too big” or “too small”. Whether its “too tall” or “too short” or “too fat” or “too skinny”. If it makes you feel different from others, there is no way you are going to talk about it. If you can muster up the courage, though, once you talk about it you’ll realize you aren’t alone.

And that is a wonderful feeling.

Can you relate? Do you have a big butt? Let’s see it and we all can decide! What is something that you think is weird about yourself, so you’ve never talked about it with someone? Let’s hear it and we can see if we can match you up with someone with the same quirk!

How People Change When They Get a Significant Other

30 Apr

 

One of the most awkward things for me when dealing with interpersonal relationships is when a friend acquires or loses a significant other. There are multiple reasons for this, but one of the biggest is that I don’t like when my relationships change. I don’t like change period, but I start to get worried about my future relationships with those people. Why? Because people change when they are in a relationship.

More importantly, I feel like I have to change when they are in a relationship. I start thinking more about the things I say or do, and I find myself holding them back. I could usually care less if the other party (the girlfriend/boyfriend) gets offended, or thinks my comment or action was inappropriate, but I don’t want there to be any backlash for my friend.  Its even worse when the friend gets offended, because you know that something within them has changed.

There is also that awkward moment when your opposite sex friend says that they can’t hang out with you because their significant other doesn’t like it.

They also sometimes start acting completely different, and doing things you have never seen them do before.

When I was in high school, this guy that I was friends with got his first serious girlfriend. He was a super smart guy, who didn’t drink or smoke, and he didn’t really party. Then, he got his girlfriend, and all of  that changed. I think the fact that he took up smoking was hardest change to swallow. Maybe this situation was the turning point for me. Maybe I just see doom in the future when people start to date.

It also makes me think about how I’m still single, but thats a whole other cookie.

Then there is the reverse. You have a friend who has been in a relationship the entire length of your friendship. When I sit and contemplate that, it makes me wonder if I even know this person at all, or if they would be completely different when they became single again. On top of that, do they really know me?

Not to mention, the addition or loss of a significant other changes any group dynamic, especially if that person was part of it before.

How do you feel about change? Do you find yourself feeling awkward when friends start dating? Do you agree that people change in ways like this, and do you change? How do you handle it?