Moist Beavers

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  1. lime says:

    wow, 8 solid days of crying….just because? yeah, i’m with you and see the value in a good therapeutic cry but 8 days. man, that’s just….dehydrating.

    in other news the thing i believe will stick with me most is labia grin. i think THAT has got to be the best name for a rock band ever.

  2. Jess says:

    You’re the best! Next time I symbolically smear gross bodily fluids on a rock I’m going to write “Jocelyn Rocks” with it. And your phone number.

  3. This was so great. I was there with you, didn’t you see me? I was still wearing my bathing suit, though. I’m a chicken like that. Did you read “The Geezers” post about the family in the airport? I am sensing a trend this weekend with observational anecdotes and I am down with that.

  4. vagabonde says:

    I read your post and I was quite surprised that grown women would talk like this. If I had been there I certainly would have felt so very foreign – I just don’t understand going camping with 8 women, almost strangers, then being so personal as crying within a “unity circle” whatever that is – it sounds so bizarre, I mean freakish.

  5. unmitigated me says:

    Nort. I would have been doing a lot of fake coughing to cover up the giggles. And I would love to read your other blog…

  6. logo™ says:

    The mere suggestion of 8 chicks crying OR 8 days of crying either one would be enough to chase me off,both? TOGETHER?? OMG
    Just no.
    I’m with you, give me a constructive beaver ANY day, I mean DAAA-AAAAM

  7. Pearl says:

    All the way to Split Rock… 🙂

    I had a friend get all transformational on me a while back. Buried her menstrual blood in the corners of her backyard.

    I’m going to a “trance dance” with her in a couple weeks. 🙂 I can hardly wait.


  8. Chantal says:

    maybe the 7 of them were crying cause they were overwhelmed by the thought of having to spend 8 days with that one. I probably would have cried too.

  9. Lil says:

    …symbolically smeared her menstrual blood on a rock.
    My impatient reaction of “Oh, fer chrissakes. You have got to be kidding me”


  10. cathy says:

    I don’t have your self control;I’d have told her to get over herself.

  11. Sounds dreadful. But then, so does being in a sauna.

    (But the flipped newly cool pillow, I also love.)

  12. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    You are the queen of innuendo.
    And I’m with you on all counts, saunas, cool sides of pillows, not requiring a daily cry…
    That level of navel gazing would make me feel a little sick.

  13. Jenny Woolf says:

    I laughed out loud at this. It’s so well written. I can still see it in my mind’s eye. And I so agree with you about crying with all those women. Book of Ten Thousand Hells? It would fit neatly into my Book of Just Ten Hells, way up there on the list!

  14. Barbara says:

    Well now, after reading this, I have yet another reason never to partake of a sauna. Naked white ladies lacking conversational filters? Um-no!

  15. Bijoux says:

    Good lord….I’m all about eavesdropping, but I prefer juicy gossip, not stories of spiritual and emotional healing!

    I must be alone in my preference for a warm pillow.

  16. Meg says:

    You now know why I never joined a sorority. During rush week, all these young women were crying over sappy poems about friendship and I just had to get the hell out of there and find beer.

    I do wish I had been in the sauna to observe a labia smile, if nothing else.

  17. Oh Lord , I’m just way too old for a unity hug .

  18. magpie says:

    oh, how i love you.

  19. magpie says:

    oh, and the cool pillow? YES a million times YES. it’s why i have three. 🙂

  20. christopher says:

    I haven’t experienced being in a gym sauna with naked women.

    But my gut tells me that Dominant Breasts may not be an accurate reporter of events. Maybe she just cried for eight days.

    Love your posts.

  21. I’m still picking myself off the floor. “Labia grin”. You’re the best.

    Greetings from London.

  22. Nina says:

    So I’m all afraid of one of my Wisconsin FB friends seeing this, but let me tell you, after 13 years in the land of Scott Walker, hunting, and people ending their ANYTHING THEY WRITE with “blessings” I can’t tell you what I would pay to see some woman smear her menstrual blood on something. Don’t tell anybody.

  23. Maria says:

    You and I need to hang out in the sauna together. We’ll be the ones who can’t make eye contact with each other without snickering.

  24. Maria says:

    And, I forgot the name of your password protected blog and forgot to save it, so yes…I need to get the details again, pretty please.

  25. Maria says:

    And um….I in no way meant to sound like I was hitting on you about hanging out in the sauna together. But…warning…I don’t bother with a towel, except to sit on because I am not one of those GROSS women who sit naked in a sauna with their moist beavers. And I should like to be referred to as the flattened pancake breasts. And I always use the sauna after my gym workout and have never heard anything so interesting. I always get the ones who talk about how hard it is to find good help or what island they want to go to on vacation. I think I go to the wrong gym.

  26. pia says:

    Too funny. I don’t know if I could have kept it together and not cracked up totally. It would have been a very sad sight.

    can’t read those memoirs. I like my memoir women to have a father who raped her, a mother who raped the stable boy–not really but…..These days I’m big on Swedish mysteries. They match winter so well. And not the girl series–so old. Spend a lot of time some would say way too much time trying to understand how one tiny country could produce so many writers and translators who use English in exceptional ways. Well now that I made this all about me–password please!

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