I love GFY! I have been reading since before they went over to Typepad and they introduced me to the concept of internet time-suck. Not going to lie though, I really enjoyed the slightly meaner content. I was much younger at the time, and it totally makes sense to grow up and reach a wider audience, but man. It was hilarious because it was exactly the kind of thing you'd talk about on the couch with your bf. Either way, well done FugGirls!
@Oliver St. John Mollusc soooo, this is awesome. I just went to visit my beloved college professor last week and it was so validating and lovely to catch up. I was 19-21 when I took his classes and he was a wonderful professor but holy. SHIT. I was also in love with him (and he was like 56 at the time. I went to a women's college, I couldn't help it. Don't worry it wasn't creepy and the love was unrequited in that way). Anyway, he said something along the same lines as your guy, about how he had thought of me over the years and appreciated my enthusiasm and now my ghost is writing this because HotDoom's heart swelled and burst with professorly-love and joy at that moment. BASK IN IT!
@Gulf of Finland hahaha these are great. I feel like this is more my own pet peeve, but it still grosses me out that my partner does not brush his teeth for like, ever, after he wakes up in the morning and his breath stinks after cereal and a cup of tea, but I also have some actual OCD about brushing my own teeth, so. He also does not floss his teeth, ever, and that makes me want to die a little bit.
@Hot Doom oh and tacos. send aaaallllllllll dem tacos to my grave, pls.
@leonstj carnitas are ALWAYS the right answer (I say this as a 95% vegetarian who becomes weak and pathetic in the presence of carnitas).
hahahaha Jia, the picture + alt-text is a highlight of my day. The visuals it gives, christ.
Does anyone else fantasize about going back in time with a shit-ton of pearls and be like suck-it sumptuary laws, Imma buy my class with all these pearls you can't even fathom and you all shall bow to me and Hans Holbein will paint a picture of me. Because I do, like, all the time.
@Iam Oranjello@facebook Thirding A Snowy Day, and I'll add books illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. I loved The Talking Eggs and A Patchwork Quilt when I was a kid.
Once I was a little older, like 9ish, I loved (but no, LOVED) The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, by Patricia McKissack. It's an illustrated collection of stories (also done by a Pinkney!) and they all feature African American protagonists who are mostly kids. Prejudice and racism are themes, but not the focal point of the stories, many of which I still find creepy as an adult.
@blueblazes Yes! YESSSSS. I just finished the trilogy about a month ago and shit howdy, I loved them (and am embarrassaed) (no I'm not) even though I am sort of an adult (does 29 count as an adult? I don't know yet). But yes, the Subway campaign, jesus. Since the themes of consumption and capitalism are so strong, I wonder if Suzanne Collins gave up and was like, 'yeah go for it, guys' with the licensing, or if it's the movie companies who sold those rights.
This is perfect. I'd like to add "aspirational running pants and shoes- 5%"