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Another prime example of whingey navel-gazing by a "journalist"

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emkana Sun 15-Jul-07 20:21:07

honestly woman what ^is^ your problem?

mummypigoink Sun 15-Jul-07 20:25:30

I can see why she wants to remain anonymous!


Pruners Sun 15-Jul-07 20:29:44

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UnquietDad Sun 15-Jul-07 20:31:17

"He went to work: he schmoozed important people, he ate out, he bought new suits. I stayed at home: I cleaned, I washed, I cooked, I shopped, I washed again and I thought about our Oxford degrees a lot. [snort] I was profoundly shocked to discover that this was the deal"

What did you bloody expect??

rantinghousewife Sun 15-Jul-07 20:33:27

Anyone else bored of 'brave' journalists, telling it like it is?

expatinscotland Sun 15-Jul-07 20:35:15

What's her problem?

Well, she's an obnoxious cow. That's a start.

ProjectSeverus Sun 15-Jul-07 20:35:49

Me too Pruners. Not every bit but beyond reasonable doubt for definite.

nickytwotimes Sun 15-Jul-07 20:35:59

love the way she casually slips in the oxford degrees...

UnquietDad Sun 15-Jul-07 20:36:29

"Our old, self-absorbed, navel-gazing selves were like insect skins that we gradually shed."

Mmmm, nope. Don't think you've shed yours completely, love.

Spidermama Sun 15-Jul-07 20:38:32

You miserable lot. What has she done to deserve your wrath?

hippmummy Sun 15-Jul-07 20:39:09

I don't object to the points she's making - it is what happens in some relationships.

I just hate the self-indulgent, wistful, semi-poetic style of writing.

'24 poppers, each one etched on my psyche'

Pruners Sun 15-Jul-07 20:39:45

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UnquietDad Sun 15-Jul-07 20:39:58

And also the fact that she writes as if she is The First Person This Has Ever Happened To.

expatinscotland Sun 15-Jul-07 20:40:17

Been a whingy moo, Spider.

Bitchin' about utter FA and not even in good style, either.

emkana Sun 15-Jul-07 20:40:22

She starts off as if her life is now in ruins, turns out in the end she went through a bit of a rocky patch for a year, which, tbh, who didn't just after having their firstborn? That's what gets me.

expatinscotland Sun 15-Jul-07 20:40:58

'Waaaa, my life so changed after having a baby!'

And you had to go to Oxford to puzzle that out?

That says a lot.

nickytwotimes Sun 15-Jul-07 20:42:02

I agree with hippmummy - the points she makes are important ones, it is the bad writing that annoys me!

meandmyflyingmachine Sun 15-Jul-07 20:42:22

She even says that loads of her friends went through the same. Which makes it new and interesting to write about...?

And yes, the poppers embedded in her psyche - PMSL

Pruners Sun 15-Jul-07 20:43:13

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ProjectSeverus Sun 15-Jul-07 20:43:42

I didn't expect to feel as though I has lost my identity. But yes the style is a bit staring out of rain soaked window in a too big cardigan wrapped round oneself.

margoandjerry Sun 15-Jul-07 20:43:48

I thought it was all right actually. She found having a baby hard and her husband didn't nurture her the way she might have expected. Seems fair enough to me.

alipigwidgeon Sun 15-Jul-07 20:44:04

No they don't and a lot of it rang true for me aswell

nailpolish Sun 15-Jul-07 20:44:32

i dotn see how or why you are bitching about her

ok shes not the best journalist to walk the earth, but..................................?

UnquietDad Sun 15-Jul-07 20:44:36

ProjectS - LOL. And listening to Eva Cassidy.

emkana Sun 15-Jul-07 20:44:56

The things is IME that before children people always think "It won't happen to me, my life won't change" and then afterwards they see, yes it does, and then, most adapt. Which seems to be what she did, so all this "the writer wishes to remain anonymous" as if it was oh what a shocking confession...


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