Two weeks ago an uptight reader took issue with my "f*ck peonies" post, commenting, "your unrestrained use of expletives make you sound very dumb, i.e, can't find words to express what you mean, and down right trashy."
My mom quickly responded by emailing me a link* to Dr. Andrew Weil's Weekly Bulletin and his description of a study from the August 5, 2009 issue of the journal NeuroReport... Turns out there's a reason it feels so good to say FUCK THIS. According to the study, "Swearing may actually reduce the pain of, say, slicing your finger with a kitchen knife or accidentally banging your toes or your head."
I know from experience it reduces the occasional pain of wedding planning.
*Okay, my mom hasn't quite figured out how to send me a link. But she pointed me in the right direction.
I have taken the liberty of illustrating this post with a polaroid of Amanda from, YES, Peony :: Love. I have a feeling she won't mind.