On 12 Books to Creep Yourself Out With

@sandwiches I loved In the Woods! I wasn't as enamored with The Likeness, but really enjoyed Faithful Place.

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm 0

On What Were the Names of Your High School Tribes?

@Anne Helen Petersen I think my high school might have been 100% The Hicks? FFA, Tractor Driving Team, Skeet Shooting on campus, etc.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm 0

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

Betty Miles! I loved The Real Me, which is about a girl that wants to play tennis instead of taking slimnastics and be a paper deliverer, but isn't allowed to.

I remember being so confused by the fact that she couldn't do these things, and my mom explaining to me about Title IX.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm 0

On The 10 Minutes Away Pie

@flanhoodles And the subset to the first 50% is:
90% Grateful that no one can tell what book I'm reading.
10% Sad that no cute person will strike up a conversation about the book I am reading.

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm 0

On The 10 Minutes Away Pie

50% Silently being thankful that I have a chance to read my book on the Kindle app.
50% Seething irately

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm 1

On Guess the Disney Movie

@sophia_h My aunt worked for Disney during this time period and has some framed animation cels from that movie...even the stills are terrifying!

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm 0

On But Does the Dog Die?

@Bgwee I had Fiddler on the Roof that was split into two vhs tapes like that. I probably watched the first tape 200 times, second tape 3 times.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm 1

On The Marriage Pie

95% Excuse to hire an 80s cover band.
5% Potential to convince (non-existant) fiance to change both our last names to "Spectacular".

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm 6

On "What's the Worst Thing That's Woken You Up in the Dead of Night?"

My neighbors weren't very good about securing their garbage, so I have been woken up a couple times by bears knocking over their garbage cans. I reported them (the neighbors, not the bears) to the bear police, and it has been better since then.

Come on, people. Garbage is not bear food.

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm 2

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@Emby I grew up in Washington state and we always called it "the 5" and "the 405". Now I live in a weird part of northern California that has almost no native northern Californians, and I feel like we all say different things.

Calling highways/freeways "interstates" bugs me though.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm 0