conflict
A Turkish man, realizing my naivete, quickly threw me inside the Burger King. Not even 30 seconds later, a huge whitish-grey cloud of tear gas started to surround the street.
rape
When this man sliced through the mosquito netting around our bed, he presumably hoped to kill my boyfriend before coming after me.
creepy corner
Who would I be if I didn't think of my Creepy Corneristas while planning my vacation?
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Feb 12, 2014 at 4:00pm | 224 comments

penis
Like, where is this penis? Wearing a little Hawaiian shirt and laying out on the beach? Wtf does "penis vacation" even mean?
how not to be a dick
Vacation dickitude can happen on safari or along a three-month backpacking tour of Europe just as easily as it can happen at a national park or a weatherbeaten family resort in the Poconos.
wedding
I’m trying to accept my fate: While I love participating in and attending my best friends’ weddings, I just can’t afford it.
los angeles
mexico
At 17, I went to a bizarre dinner in rural Mexico with my boyfriend's family and one of their colleagues. It was ... weird. But was it a cult? I might never know.
crazy
family
I had a sewing machine and all my quilting stuff but no clean underwear.
vacation
pregnancy
At 29 weeks pregnant, the only thing more exciting than getting 5 uninterrupted hours of sleep was my upcoming trip to Hawaii.
i'd start a savings account for this
And, of course, the fancy vacation on which I would wear it constantly.
gratitude
Sometimes it takes a baking sheet sent to you by mermaids to remind you how good you have it.
addiction
I was mostly just completely, utterly wigged out about not being online for a week. I am that sad.
costa rica
I wouldn't be me if I couldn't feel some anxiety about having fun. In this case, I'm feeling a little weird about leaving work for a week.
childhood
Some folks go to church to renew their faith in the inherent good of the world, and to gather the strength to carry on. I go to the Magic Kingdom.