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On What Happened to Michelle in Forest Hills?

This made my stomach hurt. That poor little girl.

I've known wonderful, caring, loving foster parents but the system as a whole seems so screwed up. I'm sure everyone involved thought that they were doing what was best for Michelle (I hope...) but wow, were they failing her.

(Please, oh please let this have a happier ending)

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 11:22 am 0

On Have You Voted Yet, Are You About to Vote, When Are You Voting

@maybe partying will help
4:30-ish today I'll be doing my part for Ohio. I'm nervous not just about the presidential election, but also for the Senate seat. Ugh.

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm 0

On Old Pictures of Animals and Bones, Etc.

"Little Rex Adventures" may be, in fact, the greatest image I've ever seen. I want it mural-sized. 8x10 is not enough T-Rex. Its expression is just the best combination of shock, horror, and betrayal. I seriously love it.

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm 0

On It Gets Worse

@maybe partying will help Animorphs podcast?! That sounds delightful. Could you post a link?

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm 0

On It Gets Worse

@maybe partying will help I don't know how you feel about the Animorphs...I hope you are pro-Animorph! (I devoured those books in elementary school--thanks Scholastic Book Club!)

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm 0

On It Gets Worse

@maybe partying will help That sounds really familiar! Also, there was the Animorphs book where they become dolphin morphs. I always found its cover illustration to be the most unsettling for some reason.

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm 0

On It Gets Worse

@martinipie I read pretty much all of those books. I was obsessed, which is quite funny as I was (and still am) an "indoor kid" in every way.

Okay, this one is kind of obscure, but "Baby Island"? It was just so bizarre. Not a lot of survival, but teenage girls and a bunch of babies shipwrecked on an island.

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm 2

On It Gets Worse

@cosmia Ahhh, I vaguely remember this book. Found it! It's called The Music of Dolphins
I think I read every book with "dolphin" in the title while in elementary school.

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm 0

On The Missing Bride 2012

@ChapClap Was it Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Because that book terrified me (in a good way) as a kid.

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm 1

On Ask Someone Who Recently Went to Rome

Ah, Rome. So wonderful, some of the best months of my life. And La Feltrinelli! I once fainted in a La Feltrinelli store and the employees were so nice. They put a chair outside for me to recoup in and one especially kind woman gave me the crackers from her lunch. I seriously love Rome.

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm 3