@noReally I did not know until this moment that I wanted my hummus to be ethereal.
@NotFace Never mind -- I'm going to go peel some chickpeas and do it. Somehow the added frisson of OCD activity makes it seem more fun.
@pyrrhic Veins in a marble and a bubble in tape. Those were great.
Ben sounds like a great friend, classmate and colleague, who I hope will meet that "sympatico" woman very soon.
@Reginal T. Squirge I believe my first crush was Raphael, the Ninja Turtle.
After all the furor and backlash about Niceguysofokc, I just want to say that it is a hugely refreshing relief for me to read something from the perspective of a man who suffers from intense social difficulties and has trouble dating, and yet still manages to treat and to talk about women with enormous respect, sensitivity and thoughtfulness. Ben sounds so self-aware and thoughtful, and you could tell Jia thought so too. I am really impressed by this interview.
"Like veins in marble" - so beautiful!
@Olea Relax. Paris is the best ever.
@movieormaybe Honestly, I would take as much time as you can to see Paris. It's one of those places that you want to be able to be leisurely in, but there's still an intimidating amount to see. Considering you could spend your whole life just wandering the art museums, if that's your thing. So I'd suggest 5 days if you can get away with it.
And the Marais is my favorite neighborhood! If you go, you MUST eat a falafel sandwich at L'as du Falafel. There will be a long line, but it will change your life!
@Eva@twitter For some reason I get asked for directions anywhere and everywhere I am, and the tragic part about it is that I have the worst sense of direction of anyone, ever. So even if you're asking in the city I actually live in, there's a fair chance I'm going to steer you wrong. If you ask me in freaking Dresden, Germany, in German, (*I don't really speak German*) I really cannot help you. I'm convinced people are doing it as a joke or something because it's getting ridiculous.