Interesting thing told to me just now by Mr. Quadro: Blockbuster will continue to exist in Alaska, where it's a franchise owned by a Texas company. Which explains how, while Blockbusters fell like dominoes in the lower 48, Juneau (approx. pop 30,000) was (and still is) somehow able to sustain TWO locations.
@wee_ramekin This actually happened to a couple I know. He didn't get his wife onto his insurance before she got pregnant, the insurance company said, LOL NO, PREEXISTING CONDITION and they are still paying off their adorable child's birth.
Mr. QuadrophonicSound and I lived in his childhood bedroom for two years while we did some long-term housesitting for his parents. I didn't have any trouble with family photos killing the mood, but I did ask that we take down the pastel portrait of Jesus carrying/hugging/smelling the hair of a small child that was close to the bed.
@fondue with cheddar I had Fashion Plates, but you didn't use a crayon. Mine had a flat piece that you assembled the plates on, then you put carbon paper and regular paper on it and ran it through a little press! It was passed down to me from a much older sister, though, so eventually carbon paper was a pain to try to find and I ended up just making crayon rubbings anyway.
@Amphora Well... they probably do taste better at communion than if you ate a big bag of them as a snack?
@plumb-bob I think the Russians were a married couple, not siblings. And watching their non-verbal communication is very interesting, because the woman is clearly the dominant one in the relationship, which is refreshing.
@adorable-eggplant I think that it would have been... inappropriate for them to kiss in that moment? Like, too soon. I think there was more affection in the hug than I can imagine in a kiss.
I think this is a really interesting article on it: http://stormingtheivorytower.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-visual-intelligence-of-pacific-rim.html?m=1
@rosaline I'm torn between that and "Crimson Typhoon" after the Chinese jaeger from Pacific Rim.
Huh. While you do have to provide weight and height and eye color in Alaska, I find it interesting that hair color is not reported. (But it makes sense if you're going to dye your hair a lot? Or are bald? Or just rocking the salt and pepper look like my mom?)
I'm living "Return of the Plumber: The Water Heater That Will Not Stay Fixed" right now.
Also, "Don't Look That Tupperware/It Came From The Back Of The Fridge."