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Jul 22, 2015 LaPuerta commented on A Few Weird, Wonderful, and Grotesque Memories from the Old Spaghetti Factory.
On a trip to Sacramento to visit my great uncle, he took my poor hippie family out to the OSF. I don't remember the endless bread or the spaghetti or really anything except for that my uncle told me that spumoni ice cream was controlled by the mafia and that's why you couldn't find it at grocery stores, only Italian restaurants. I had no reason to doubt him, and somehow went on believing this until college, when I shared this important information with a friend while ice cream shopping. He proceeded to sit on the floor in the freezer section and laugh and laugh and laugh. I've still never seen spumoni at a grocery store, though.
Jan 24, 2015 LaPuerta commented on SL Letter of the Day: Wonderful Fiancé Turns Out To Be Total Shit Stain.

This controlling and paranoid behavior (and making this about how HE feels about it instead of the terrible thing that happened to you) is such a warning sign. I had an eerily similar experience-- met the guy through a mutual friend I had had a brief flirtation with but wasn't interested in and who once overstepped his bounds at a party, which was something we talked about and worked through-- started dating the guy who grew increasingly weird/jealous about the mutual friend, eventually emotionally blackmailing me into cutting off all ties/avoiding being anywhere near him despite having other mutual friends. Anyway, yadda yadda it didn't end with that friend, next I was being accused of cheating on him with my roommate, co-workers, couldn't leave the house without him questions where I was and who with. It was terrible and got strung out for almost two years before I finally crawled out of the deep, depressing hole I was in and walked away. Even months later he still had his destructive hooks in me. The sooner you walk away, the sooner you can move on and find a partner that treats you like a human being and not a piece of property.
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Sep 20, 2013 LaPuerta commented on Thanks for Sharing: Let Go and Let Mark Ruffalo.
Chris Martin is English... so he get's automatic +10 attractiveness for sexy accent and saying things like "lift", "jumper", and "rubbish".

Agree it's a bad example though, especially since (IMHO) Gwyneth Paltrow is fairly boring looking.
Jul 17, 2013 LaPuerta commented on Street Harassment with a Happy Ending.
For those of you asking what else can be said in these sorts of situations to "change the narrative" (or whatever you want to call it), I think almost any kind of interruption can work. Just saying "hey, I don't think she's interested, maybe you could leave her alone" lets the harasser know that someone else notices what's going on and doesn't think it's cool, either. If you're not sure what's going on in a situation you can always ask the harassee if they are uncomfortable/would like some help, if they don't want you to intervene they are free to say no and you are free to go about your business.
Jun 30, 2013 LaPuerta commented on Bert and Ernie say, "Finally!".
Who said anything about sexualizing puppets? There are lots of relationships in sesame street, sexualized or no. I had a "boyfriend" when I was like 4 or 5. We held hands and played games and obviously didn't have sex, like most 4 or 5 year olds. Sending the message to kids that those kind of innocent romantic relationships are OK, and that they are OK with someone of the same sex seems fine to me. If Kermit and Piggy were green lighted, why not Bert and Erni? They also seem like a way better example of a healthy relationship...
Feb 27, 2013 LaPuerta commented on In Which I Imagine Having A Sweet-Ass Rack.
There are very few advantages to big boobs. Like everyone else has said, you can't easily run/jump/climb stairs. Also forget yoga, as they will inevitably end up getting in your way. Want to tie your shoes? good luck seeing them over your massive boobs, which, along with your knee, will make this difficult. You look fatter than you are, strangers ask you if they are fake and bras mostly only come in dull "full figured" colors like beige, black and white with enormous straps across the back. Forget going braless in public, or anywhere, really. Gravity works faster on big boobs, and they will only be perky when in harness. Add not being able to lay/sleep comfortably on your stomach, terrible back pain while washing dishes (and in general), the fact that any shirt that isn't a turtleneck makes you look like you're an exhibitionist and all other shirts are too short because the fabric is all used up covering your boobs so you constantly have to pull up/down to make sure you're not popping out. I could go on forever. I would trade in my giant boobs for a flat chest just about any day of the week. Besides, if someone's just interested in you for your rack, do you really want to date them anyway (homeless wanker or otherwise)?
Nov 7, 2012 LaPuerta commented on WE WON!!!.
@4 its not so much about how they answer you (although obviously it would be better if these answers were more direct), it's about how they decide what issues their constituents care about. Every letter is taken into account as part of public opinion, if they think an issues is important/popular enough they'll do something about it.
Nov 1, 2012 LaPuerta commented on What To Do If Your Ballot Is AWOL.
Anyone know if e-mail votes show up normally on the ballot tracker as received... signature verification etc? I e-mailed mine in last week and got a confirmation e-mail, but on the status it says they still haven't received it. Should I call?