Living a life of ease and contentment in flyover suburbia.
@par_parenthese Hee! Been there! And I feel exactly as you do.
@Jolie Kerr The orange goo is GoJo, AND: it will get those dark grease spots out of dark/colored shirts. It saved my most favorite silk tunic that I had tried EVERYTHING on and was about to toss, with tears. Now I keep a small thing of it in my laundry room.
@Jane Marie oops I just replied to the "stuns" person because I didn't get this far. Maybe he/she was a Scunthorpian.
@iceberg Well, no - they rhyme with "cons" or "johns" according to my English mother (don't get her started) and confirmed on the latest episode of Call the Midwife.
@Scandyhoovian Holy cats, speaking of Amy March...
@Shayna I loved the 2005 version too. Obviously in only 2 hours they can't do the book the same justice as a 6 hour miniseries, but they told the story and it was really well-cast. And when he walks across that field at dawn? Damn. However: for the record, when I watch the DVD I turn it off BEFORE that last puke-inducing scene on the balcony. Scandyhoovian - LOVED the soundtrack. I had to download it. (I also realize I just wrote pretty much exactly what you wrote.)
@charlesbois - and at ours this summer, they also had a fisticuffs demonstration. Men in boots without shirts!
So...if my 14 year old is using all his brain power building crap in Minecrafters, are all the useful synapses getting pruned off? Is he doomed to be Comic Book Guy? I'm (more) concerned.
If this prompts even one prospective hiker to say, "wait - shouldn't we bring the map?" and/or "is your phone charged?" before they leave, she may save a life. The More You Know, or whatever.