@alliepants Yeah, once I saw the author's name I knew they were about DFW. I was just surprised that I got it before I knew who'd written the poems.
@frigwiggin George and I are just friends Elaine, like I've told you a million times! Maybe we would talk more if you paid as much attention to me as you do to the menagerie on that scarf!
@KatnotCat The links to pictures of the weddings that used the cake toppers confirmed that I am not their target consumer.
@WhiskeySour My thoughts exactly.
@Blushingflwr Ugh, this is the reason I hate watching shows or movies that are set in places familiar to me. It's like the writers just pull out a guidebook, select the recognizable names, and use them at random to "add authenticity".
Distance running. Or women's health. Or books. Books in general. Baking.
A crime drama involving a women's health clinic with a protagonist who has crime-related epiphanies while running? Lots of conflict with the police, who are always upset that our plucky heroine is always meddling? She'd half-quote random books to make her points. If she baked for someone, you'd know that character was a suspect.
@Drink All the Coffee Those things all make sense. I think I probably saw "pale" and "king", got the idea of DFW in my head, and then kept thinking of him for the other poems. Plus I've been reading several articles about him lately, what with the bio and the anniversary of his death.
@Awesomely Nonfunctional Satan's Gay Army is a multifaceted organization with many branches. The SGA has a place for all types of minions. Like to sprinkle glitter? Lift weights? Embroider throw pillows? Read books? Bake? SGA has a place for you!
@Hello Kidney Well, Jesus, obviously. Also, probably J____, who was raised to be a good Christian but is being drawn away from Christ by Satan's gay army.
I really love to lift. But I like ultrarunning more. Every time I try to lift heavy, my running winds up suffering. So I lift to run, but I'm always conscious of how my lifting could be different. Sigh, dilemma.