Comments for Swistle https://www.swistle.com I acknowledge my luckiness, without giving up my claim to the suckiness Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:21:01 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Comment on What It Was Like To Have a Tooth Extracted by teen! https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/21/what-it-was-like-to-have-a-tooth-extracted/#comment-736355 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:21:01 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11870#comment-736355 Wow!
Great job Swistle. You explain everything (all the time!) in such a fine matter.
I kinda wish you were my college professor from back in the day. :0)

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Comment on What It Was Like To Have a Tooth Extracted by Joyce https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/21/what-it-was-like-to-have-a-tooth-extracted/#comment-736354 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:12:42 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11870#comment-736354 I laughed so loud when I read the bit about waiting until closer to Halloween. My mom had a similar thing with one of her 2 fro t teeth. She had her retainer thing with 1 tooth on it for what seemed like forever, before they finally put in a tooth.

I hate to break it to you, but missing a front tooth IS way worse than a giant zit. I could hardly look at my mom when she didn’t have the tooth in.

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Comment on Misc by Farrell https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/18/misc-5/#comment-736349 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:05:35 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11855#comment-736349 I love this post!

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Comment on Misc by Swistle https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/18/misc-5/#comment-736348 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:55:56 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11855#comment-736348 The main blog pre-dates the baby-name blog: when I chose the pseudonyms, I didn’t yet know it would be nice for them to represent my actual style. I’ve always been up-front about the pseudonyms on both blogs, and mention it regularly on both but especially on the name blog: it comes up a lot when I want to make a point about one of my kids’ names, but the point wouldn’t make sense with the pseudonym name.

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Comment on Night Sadness by dayman https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/14/night-sadness/#comment-736347 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:10:23 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11858#comment-736347 This is a real thing. I got it at dusk as a kid. I still hate dusk and especially dusk in the fall which lasts for approximately seventeen hours of the day and everything green is dying and the weather is getting cold and the world keeps turning in spite of us and UGH.

This is extremely biological. Some older adults develop what’s called “sundowning”, where they are relatively lucid in the day and when the sun goes down, because disoriented, frightened, and combative. I will never forget when I worked as an adult CNA, helping a retired priest back to bed after taking a walk, whereupon he saw restraints on the floor, shook his head, and sadly said, “apparently I raised quite a fuss last night.”

My point, I guess, is that it’s real and it’s common and I think it MIGHT help to tell him he’s not the only one who feels that way and blame the feelings on the night. it’s the night’s fault! these feelings don’t come from you or from real emergencies or bad things, the sun goes down and your lizard brain activates. How can we quiet the lizard brain?

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Comment on Misc by dayman https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/18/misc-5/#comment-736346 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:38:27 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11855#comment-736346 I used to have dip parties before I had kids. My love for dip knows no bounds.

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Comment on Misc by dayman https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/18/misc-5/#comment-736345 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:37:04 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11855#comment-736345 your favorite donuts were Do-Rite, weren’t they? They totally had to be Do-Rite.

Also: WHAT THE HECK, Swistle gives name advice! I fully assumed those were the real names!!!!! Like, I was way more invested in those names than any other bloggers’ kids’ names, which I don’t especially pay attention to or even care about.

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Comment on College Student Care Packages by Tasha https://www.swistle.com/2017/08/30/college-student-care-packages/#comment-736344 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:30:53 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11818#comment-736344 The comments here are a treasure trove. I don’t have much to add but wanted to share an experience.

I was the student who desperately wanted a care package but my mom never sent one. Not sure why. I was very vocal that I wanted one.
Anyway, my best friend’s parents sent her a box each month. The first month, her mom sent a package of Twizzlers not realizing that her daughter didn’t like them. She gave them to me bc I loved Twizzlers. She also talked to her mom daily so reminded her that she didn’t care for Twizzlers so she’d given them to me. The next month, her mom included a pack of Twizzlers. She reminded her Mom that she didn’t care for Twizzlers. Her mom said, I know. They’re for Tasha.
Each month her mom included a pack of Twizzlers. For me. I’m crying just remembering this. How loving of her mother. And it meant SO MUCH TO ME bc my mom don’t send me anything.
So, please, remember the roommate or best friend. It very well may be the only thing they get.

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Comment on Misc by Jenny https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/18/misc-5/#comment-736342 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:09:16 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11855#comment-736342 I love doughnuts but what I would like is an evening sampling different kinds of dip. Hot dip, cold dip, veggie dip. And wine to go with.

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Comment on Misc by Swistle https://www.swistle.com/2017/09/18/misc-5/#comment-736341 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:51:11 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11855#comment-736341 Pseudonyms for everyone! (Paul wanted to be “Max.” Yeah, right, Paul. And I’ll be Isabella.)

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