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On Hardy Boys Meets True Detective

Turtle, Westing Game, yes!

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm 0

On Here's the First Trailer for The Giver

How are they going to do the big color reveal?? The Giver was my faaaavorite. I'm SO nervous they are going to butcher it. Jeff Bridges doesn't seem old enough to be The Giver, and his beard isn't long enough. I'm envisioning more of a Donald Sutherland... at the same time, I didn't like Daniel Radcliffe for Harry Potter at first either, and he turned out wonderful. Well, either way, I'm excited to see it, but expectations are set high.

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:44 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) I think I was more making excuses for some of their non-reactions when I broke the news. I mean obviously there are worse things in life and I don't expect an outpouring of sympathy as if someone died or anything. But I felt kind of brushed off by some of the ones I normally go to with the big stuff. They treated it as if I lost an ebay auction for a used snowblower rather than a home I've been actively envisioning a future in. I wasn't trying to suggest "oh they can't possibly understand, those apartment renters and parents' basement dwellers!"

I had thought the same thing about not wanting a house with issues, but they were things we were planning on upgrading anyway. ie the oil tank was leaking and the boiler was smoking (yeahhh), but we wanted to convert to gas eventually. so if the sellers did the right thing and agreed to cover it, we would've just taken that money and put it into a new gas heater, eliminating the issue altogether. If it was radon or termites, it might feel more like we dodged a bullet.

Soup and warm beverages and pj time are definitely in order! Thanks for the sympathy :)

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant crockpot365.blogspot.com - the taco soup and black bean salsa chicken soup are awesome! The site is also nice because all of the recipes are designed to be doable gluten free if need be.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

I can't take this week any longer. I'm sick, work has been a mess, and the deal fell through on the house my boyfriend and I were super excited to buy. There were a couple safety issues uncovered during the inspection that the sellers took several days to decide they were not going to remedy, and we had already gone in higher than we wanted to because we wanted the house so much, so it just wasn't affordable anymore. The sellers have been the worst throughout the whole process so maybe it's for the best, but that doesn't make it any less disappointing. I feel like my friends don't really get it since most of them are not even remotely close to possibly becoming homeowners. Seeing that "back on the market" status feels like the sting of seeing your ex change his/her relationship status on Facebook. All I want is to curl up with a bowl of chicken soup and pretend this week never happened wahhhh :(

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) I...did not read the comments.... (good thing apparently) just enjoyed the twitter responses. KNUCKLE SANDWICH

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm 0

On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"

See at the bottom, "Women on Twitter React to '300 Sandwiches'"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/stephanie-smith-300-sandwiches-engagement-ring_n_3990325.html

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 10:03 am 0

On "She just kind of went into a fugue about hatred."

@royaljunk Love it. Love Clue. Ahhh. Who are you, Perry Mason? Also, Psych did a Clue homage episode last season with some of the original cast and it was amazing. http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/03/27/psych-100-clues-christopher-lloyd/

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm 0

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@Loose Seal Jumping in late, but yes yes yes!!! I would literally take as many as I could out of the library, and shuffle/renew them all summer long. Johnny Dixon was my favorite, too.

I've been reading the comments slowly over the past few days, and this is so far down that I basically gave up on finding anyone else who had read John Bellairs. I'm happy other people enjoyed him like I did :)

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm 0

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@sophia_h Been slowly making my way through these comments over the past few days and just got SO SO EXCITED that someone finally mentioned John Bellairs! He was my faaavorite as a kid. I would take stacks of his books out of the library all summer long and reread them over and over. In my late teens I purchased an entire collection of the hardcovers illustrated by Edward Gorey off of ebay (the paperback art is terrible and kind of ruins it for me). So jealous you got a bunch for free, and sad the library was getting rid of them! Such nostalgia!

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm 0