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Friend #2

The one who UNDERSTANDS gives (GIVES) you a chocolate chip granola bar to eat with you tortilla chips and what do I get? Hmmmm? Hmmmm? You usurped me for a teeny-tiny Mr. Goodbar.

In case you haven't seen that movie Mr. Goodbar is a serial murduring sexual predator.

Poke.

Becs

If you think this is fun, try it when there are no, uh, outward manifestations of this miraculous monthly event. All the bad hormones are cranking out and the only clue you have is screaming at the school bus in front of you that these f***ing people should drive their own f***ing little brats to their own f***ing school where my tax dollars are spent to teach them either how to be cannon fodder or (if they're especially bright) baristas.

Yeah, that's a clue, but there aren't many and I don't realize it until it's too late. Grrr...

Autumn

You should totally just make stuff up-as you have done with the Grilled Chocolate Sandwich-which, given a particular day might in fact be very tasty. My favorite treat at that time though is Midol Extra Strength and big fountain Coca-Cola. Yum. And chocolate ice cream-the good stuff, from a real ice cream shoppe, not just the stuff at the grocery store. Double yum.

sue

Poor baby. In our house it was always "time to hide the knives"...

Catherine

Um, so I want a Grilled Chocolate Sandwich, like, RIGHT NOW.

I also am a whore for the sweet/salty combo. Yogurt-covered pretzels usually do the trick, but sometimes I just have to get a Payday, which is all peanuts and chocolate. Mmmm.

Zayrina

I had to go off the pill, because I am 48, fat, and hypertensive. I am now returning to the PMS possessed monstress that I was pre- pill. Potato chips dipped in chocolate, mmmmmm.

Sherri

I'm an oddball in the group, in that my PMS comes in a one hour sudden blinding heatray of hatred and then slinks off, leaving me to deal with the tattered aftermath. Oh, and now that I'm over 42 I have periods JUST LIKE I DID AT 14 -- in that the blinding PMS attack may come the day before, 3 days before, or a day after everything actually STARTS. And cramps? 20 years of minimal cramps, and now, I'm 14 again? This SUCKS. Where is my fucking menopause?

We call it 'slugs' here. Pretty much sums my attitude.

ajooja

My wife and switched to calling it "Shark Week" a few months ago. :)

Kathy

My cousin and I used to say (I'm cringing a little already)"having a red rose," but I think I like "slugs" better.

Jammies

Credit where credit is due, 'twas Zayrina who first came up with the phrase "slugs" in response to a really stupid comment from a mutual male friend of ours.

And I no longer have a uterine lining, nor even a uterus, but the salt/chocolate combo sounds yummy, as does any sort of carb right now. I think my body wants me to gain a few pounds and then sleep through the winter. I may in fact be a groundhog rather than an otter...

Friend #3

For my part, I call it "Messing with Sasquatch".

Zayrina

Jammiepoo you are such a lucky girlie not to be slugging it out in the slug farming business anymore. Bnitch.

TheQueen

Friend #2 - Dont poke the bear, and RobYn ate all the Mr Goodbars before I came to you. It's okay, I got my nuts and Toblerone.
Becs - I think not having the lining there to slough off makes it so the hormones get jacked way up. And what about WALKING to school? I did it.
Autumn - I say you should make an ice cream float from the soda and ice cream, because the good ice cream doesnt get ice slivers. And use it to wash down the Midol.
Sue - Or, time to hide the scissors, here.
Catherine - I think I'm going to make the Grilled chocolate sandwich this weekend. I let you know how it turns out.
Zayrina - Ooo, AND that chocolate covered MOOSE MUNCH popcorn from harry and David. They should just call it Menstrual Munch. Or...not.
Sherri - Pleasze say you didn't mean that. Not the 14 year-old's cramps. Then again, I hear theres this Ponstel miracle drug now. Because hearing they still expect Midol to do anything is terrifying.
ajooja - Ha! Does she circle you with dead eyes?
Kathy - I love that you 'fessed up to the red rose.
Jammies - But SUMMER IS OVER, and we should enjoy any weather that isn't "extreme heat or cold" - don't hibernate for a few weeks yet. Besides, there fall cleanup still to do.
Friend #3 - Ha! Don't poke the sasquatch.
Zayrina - I'm jealous - she isn't leaving a slug trail? Why dont they have laser surgery for that yet?

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