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On The 10 Scariest Sentences in This New York Times Story About Ants

@literary_hippie I did! That story was so vivid ... to this day I think of it when there's an infestation of ants. One hot summer we had ants coming in to the house and trying to get into the freezer - they got stuck in the door seal and died, they climbed through the vents and froze to death in the icemaker, we scooped dead ants out of the floor of the freezer, where they collected. But they kept on coming, marching towards the cold of the freezer.

The other story I think of is one about a boy who saves ants during a rainstorm and there's a comment on the intelligence of ants.

Guilt and awe and terror, that's what ants make me feel.

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 10:16 am 0

On 917 People Who Are Hotter Than Benedict Cumberbatch

@Bunburying Yes, 1-3 = perfect trifecta of Holmes-related love.

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 10:00 am 0

On Poetry: A Love Story

@tulliola Yes!

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm 0

On Trading In, Trading Up: Substitutions for the Sexiest Man of 2013

@evil_echidna I don't know about that. Voting Republican for moral reasons is at least more honest!
Voting Republican for "tax reasons" (brushing past other fiscal issues and ignoring ideology altogether) seems disingenuous at best.
@JocelynWest I'm hard pressed to think of anything less sexy!

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm 2

On Your Breakfast Has Been Lying to You

@ThatWench This is an amazing idea and I'm totally co-opting it.

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm 1

On Your Breakfast Has Been Lying to You

@martinipie Yes! I definitely pre-eat before meeting anyone for a morning meal. Even if I'm on a trip! I've packed waffles in my carry on to have for pre-breakfast before we leave the hotel (usually in search of actual breakfast).

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm 0

On Phoenix, "Entertainment"

@mcleodglen I have no idea why nobody's commenting either! I'm so excited about this new album!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm 0

On Loaner Shirts, Neon Books, and the Meanings of Sleazy

@photoelectric I didn't have to see his bookshelf to know it would never work.

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm 0

On Loaner Shirts, Neon Books, and the Meanings of Sleazy

@whizz_dumb That is an amazing pick up line!

Once someone told me he was planning a surprise gift and then reconsidered, saying, "since you like to read, I was going to bring you a copy of Atlas Shrugged, but then I thought, 'she probably already has it' ".

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm 1

On Mizzzzzz

@MissMushkila I've noticed that my students are pretty good about using "Ms." in emails (though they usually sidestep the issue by addressing me in a way that avoids Miss/Ms/Mrs), even if they've said "Miss" in class. Which warms my heart because I remember being a kid and referring to female teachers as "Ms. LastName" and getting corrected by other students who insisted on using Miss or Mrs, even if the teacher referred to herself as Ms.

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm 0