avid enthusiast of storytelling, humor, improvisation, games, grammar, & serendipity. also: rollercoasters, hoppy beer, cheese, & other experiences/consumables.
@ejcsanfran *pats spot next to her on the Pedantry Bench* come sit here; I'm just quietly fuming at the seemingly rampant trend of misspelling "masturbate."
@Pear tea yeah, there are plenty of people I don't talk to anymore, but there are a couple I Don't Talk to Anymore, & even if I'm fine with that it doesn't make it any less weird.
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) well, in Team Ranch's defense, I think it's usually used as a dip for the crust, not the entire pizza. & it's hard to argue that many foods (crudite, breads, chips, etc.) aren't made more delicious by being dipped in ranch dressing.
it was a pleasure to read this. :)
@Trudy Kockenlocker I love you.
based on my own personal experience, there should be at least a sliver of "I followed you because you posted something funny/interesting, but then I realized you were actually racist." :(
@Bus Driver Stu Benedict it's not that kind of party!
@stonefruit AQC is so wise. I've probably read a hundred versions of How to Get Over a Breakup, but this still felt incredibly fresh & relevant (even if I'm in no way recently-broken-up).
@isavedlatin it's definitely a better answer than "I wanted to help a busybody hassle their neighbor about harmless drug use." (I liked this piece overall, but that just seemed like a shitty assignment--even if it provided an interesting contrast to the presumed glamour of the job.)
@DoMark my friends used to count the number of times I told my mom "okay though I REALLY have to go now" before actually hanging up. even if I said "alright the plane I'm on is actively taking off & an air marshal is about to arrest me" she'd probably take that as an invitation to list all my former classmates who've recently had babies.