@Sister Administrator Yeah, me too - @Regina Phalange, what do you think is different?
I saved this for my lunch read, and I'm so glad I did. Wow. So beautiful but, as redridinghoodrat said, achingly so.
The solution to accessorizing is clearly to always wear exactly the same jewelry, day in, day out. That way you are accessorized, but in a manner that requires no additional thought.
Although that little girl certainly is admirably poised, my goodness.
@katzenklavier @Lauren_O'Neal Oh! I thought I was the only one who thought Portuguese sounded a little like Russian! Wow, this is a huge relief. (It sort of sounds like French and Russian got together and had a little baby language, to me?)
@wrappedupinbooks Yes, but ... so I have been wearing the same Docs for more than a decade, and I just learned that they moved their factory/manufacturing side to China and the newer models aren't as well-made/comfortable? Can anyone shed some light on this?
I can't give you any thoughts, sadly, because I'm only up to episode 4 and my attempt to watch episode 5 was thwarted by HBO Go going all pear-shaped :( But I wanted to wave to my SF neighbor over here! Also I'm annoyed that I was at least awake - and not even in bed - at 10:18 and I felt nothing.
I will have to come back to this thread in a few days, once I've finished mainlining the remaining four episodes. Sigh.
@OhMarie Yes, so do I. A guy from my class in high school was in an international online child pornography ring that was ... exploded? exposed? disbanded? I don't know the term. Anyway, he was a member of a site that required you to both post homemade videos as well as watch the ones there, he'll be in jail for the rest of his life (and thank G-d). There were other horrifying details - he was a second-grade teacher and had installed cameras at low heights to take photos/videos of his students; he made videos of the sleeping children he babysat for. I have no idea how to reconcile this evil/sickness with the shy, kind, funny guy I remember from history class.
BAH as someone who only started watching this weekend and was looking forward to watching episode 5 right as HBO Go was crapping the bed, this speaks to me.
Instead, I made cookie dough and roasted Brussels sprouts and while both were delicious, I cannot say truthfully that it made up for the ignominy of it all.
Oh, also, I talked to my sister about her trip to a well-known evangelical church for her course on cultural competency in psychology. (We are Jewish.) The pastor there is a dude who, if it came out that he was somehow involved in bizarre occultish murders of marginal women, it would not shock me at all.
@up cubed Oh, I'm so sorry you're having a hard day! Ugh. I hope you can have a cup of hot chocolate, or whatever beverage warms your soul, very soon.
I apparently am an extraordinarily simple person, because a high school pal posted this link a two weeks ago and I laughed so, so much. Sometimes it's good to go back to basics, maybe? That's my excuse, anyway: 45 Funniest DYAC Mishaps of 2013
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OH MAN. This was delicious. Also, the word почемучка has long been one of my favorites, and I am so glad to see it here! (It comes from the Russian word for "Why?"! Which is почему! It is so ingenious!)