Printed word addict, obsessive television watcher, and home cook extraordinaire (but only on Tuesdays).
@adorable-eggplant 2nd-Blackadder-series Rowan Atkinson was pretty swoonworthy in my book, last time I did a rewatch. It was a combination of the hair and the earring, I think... and the snark, of course. That's a given.
I'm not arguing that Cumberbatch is the pinnacle of hotness here, but he is hotter than any Jonas brother. Fact.
@Faintly Macabre I have definitely heard about Nordstrom! I had assumed they wouldn't have anything since I almost never find anything in regular stores, so it was a pleasant surprise. Now if I could just convince more stores to carry my size in the cheap cute shoes I need for that one outfit I won't be wearing more than a handful of times a year, I'd be in business. I am definitely happy to invest in shoes I'll be wearing a lot, but there are some pairs of shoes where you just know that the amount of times you'll wear them won't justify a high price tag.
(I'm shopping for inexpensive flats for a wedding right now and it's very traumatic.)
If you really want to wrap up your search for taupe ankle boots on Zappos, just tag size 12 onto the end. You're welcome!
And no, I'm not at all bitter that I have to look really hard for cute shoes for my giant feet.
@The Lady of Shalott Honestly, you should be impressed that you remember what BSC book Karen's sweater-pants came from. There will come a day, one day, when that'll come in handy. You won't know when, you won't know how, but suddenly... BSC trivia time. With cited answers.
@Mariajoseh I get those immediately before the start of my period. My cycle is irregular, so that is my absolute best tell. Cramps then, period'll be showing up in the next day or two. It's rather handy, though really badly timed.
I don't do Black Friday shopping as a general rule, at least not in stores. I have very little patience for crowds and try not to go out during peak shopping hours at any time of the year, so Black Friday is my idea of hell. But I'd saved up for this dress for my friend's wedding and I scored 30% off, which was enough to let me go shop the Body Shop's online 3-for-$30 sale afterwards.
I was pleased, anyway.
@likethestore Some British companies are trying to make Black Friday a thing too. Honestly, this isn't a thing that really needs to escape the US, but at least it makes slightly (very slightly) more sense in Canada, where I assume retailers are trying to attract people who'd otherwise do a bit of cross-border shopping.
Fantastic score on the duvet, though!
@pollypeachum But on the tests, you have to write essays anyway, so you still have the perfectionist stuff and then hand cramps too, no? Or was this just my department? It used to stress me out because I was invariably one of the last people out of the room during test season because I just had to write a bit more on the evil, evil essays.
@Slanted & Enchanted Those are the people who concern me. They want to teach kids about books and writing and such, but they don't want to read anything? Really?
@pollypeachum ...did she like essays, at least? When I was an undergrad, I used to side-eye the English education majors who bitched about having to read a whole chapter of a book, but I can't fathom an English major who just didn't like any of the reading.