She was weird will be carved into my tomb
May 6

Although I realize in retrospect how soulless and corporate the Starbucks music venture was, I was a young gay teenager in a small town at the time and I found their compilations so...sophisticated, I guess. Lol. I remember buying Putumayo world music compilations there, and a collection of French pop songs that I Read more

May 5

Oh wow! It's the currency of our people, apparently.

Apr 22

And she did, as well, after she got his letter. Austen’s point is that they couldn’t fall in real love with the actual person until they gave up what they thought were their best attributes--being able to size up and judge another person the first time they met them. 

Apr 10

The fact that modern vehicles don’t have a button that makes it a well lit area by extending poles with high intensity LEDs, while illuminating the passenger compartment, starting multiple cameras streaming to offsite storage, and calling your mamma, the mayor and the press to boot, just goes to show that automakers Read more

Apr 1

He also has some that make fun of specific cliches like “I, Your Stepbrother, Decline Your Advances.” 

Mar 26

but the most fun thing would be to start being openly dissatisfied with his sexual performance and ya know, torture him slowly

Mar 22

So how many airports, car dealerships and landfills did the original 13 colonies have?
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Feb 23

and the Lord Jesus spoke: “ye, if thou hast a rockin bod, make yon ducats on the site only for fans, my child! dolla, dolla bills, ye all!

Dec 30

Thanks, this is really helpful and great.  Volunteering is definitely something I want to do, now if only this stupid pandemic would end so I can be around other people!

Dec 5

I gave out a bonus point each time someone corrected my spelling, which is admittedly terrifyingly bad, and hopefully proved by example that perfection wasn’t the point of writing, effectively advocating for one’s own ideas is. Also, Hawthorne himself didn’t even spell it Hawthorne until he graduated college, so I’m Read more

Nov 11

Mrs. Ghost is not a statistician, but she is an academic with enough training in the field that I get highly suspicious any time I see a Twitter thread attempting to prove a political point with some kind of statistical analysis. So you have my sympathy.

Oct 22

I’m so glad there’s a well reasoned and coherent POV around here because I thought I was going nuts.
Also the complete inability to discuss these fads as things enjoyed by individuals because they like them and that’s totally legitimate rather than because they are ‘a type of person’ who has been zapped by a Read more

Oct 21

We simply like the idea of a day of gratitude and a family meal together. At the start of the meal we go around the table and everyone says what they are grateful for. Read more