totally awkward tuesday – what the yiff?!?

July 14, 2009 in totally awkward tuesday

This weeks edition of Tova’s Totally Awkward Tuesday What the Yiff?!?

On our random day-trip to Pittsburgh we came across something odd. Alright, let me set this up for you: we arrive in Pittsburgh after a two-hour drive. We go to Ikea. After trying to get out of Ikea (didn’t realize we would get lost winding through the seemingly never-ending store) I was so hungry for a giant sandwich! So we headed to downtown.

I’m blabbering on and on to BF (as usual) about how I think one of my favorite Showtime shows was set in Pittsburgh (anyone know which show I’m talking about? :).

“Uh huh, uh huh,” he says, obviously half-caring about my nonsense. When all of a sudden he says “Is that girl dressed like a cat?”

“What?” I say, “No way. You’re crazy.”

I semi-ignored his silly comment and continued on with my story about Liberty Ave.

That was until I saw a dude with a furry tail.

Then. It. Hit me.

Someone at work had once told me that they were involved in a role playing fetish. This sex fetish is done in full on animal costumes. It turns out Pittsburgh throws some sort of conference or party for these fetish-goers once a year, in July. I had forgotten that Pittsburgh was some sort of yiffing (yes, look that up in google) safe-haven.

So then not only did I have to explain what it was, but then I had to tell BF how exactly I knew this piece of information. SUPER. ๐Ÿ˜›

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Legally Pink and Green July 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Hahaha I bet he was wondering how the hell you knew something like that. TOO FUNNY/very weird!


Gwen July 14, 2009 at 1:45 pm

LOL!!! What a conversation that must have been. ๐Ÿ™‚ XOXO


Pink Heels July 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm

OMG! Now that is a HILARIOUS conversation! Plus, I learned something new today! Thanks! LOL


*krystyn* July 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Whoa! that IS awkward…and funny too!!


Judi July 14, 2009 at 2:02 pm

You know, I saw a CSI episode once (the original CSI – the one set in Las Vegas) which involved a convention like the one you describe. I'd never heard of it before and couldn't imagine it was a for real deal. I can't even imagine. In fact, for what it's worth, I'm still shaking my head and laughing at your story. Sheesh!


HRH July 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm

omg omg – how weird is that??


Lyryn July 14, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Found your blog! Love it! I seriously laughed out loud on this post. So Cute! ๐Ÿ™‚


FRANNIE July 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm

CSI did an episode about that. I think they call themselves 'Plushies' or some such nonsense. There was definately yiffing involved.

I'm with you though – I can't believe I have this stuff in my head ๐Ÿ™‚ laugh.


amandaliveswell July 14, 2009 at 3:08 pm

HA! This made me laugh… I would love to have seen your BF's reaction!


Lil' Woman July 14, 2009 at 3:39 pm

LMAO…they have a convention for that. That is too funny


Tabatha July 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Oh my. I've been to that Ikea, as well, which is quite confusing. Well, at least you know in case you find yourself there in a year.


. July 14, 2009 at 6:38 pm

haha, what a great story.


la aventurista July 14, 2009 at 9:17 pm

1. I LOVE Ikea!
2. I definitely saw that same CSI episode about this. And I thought that they'd made most of it up…oh my…


alexa - cleveland's a plum July 15, 2009 at 2:11 am

aren't those people call “furries”?

don't ask why i know that.


Raine July 15, 2009 at 2:58 am

I love that showtime show!! I have the first season if you wanna borrow! ๐Ÿ˜€


Kaitlin July 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm

oh my, very awkward! So funny though!


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