@adriana What are the "get to ER NOW" signs?
@klemay I would also really like to know more about this.
@Tragically Ludicrous That's true, but it is delicious.
What else raises good cholesterol? (Mine is low... and I am A Young. This doesn't bode well for 60 year old me.)
@cocokins UGH I hate when doctors say or do things like that. Yeah, everyone has bad days but when your whole job is about interacting with people who are sick, scared, or otherwise have some medical issue, you gotta SUCK IT UP. I act professionally and politely with my coworkers when I'm having a miserable day! And they aren't depending on me the same way a patient depends on a doctor!
(Still bitter from the time in 8th grade when the doctor told me, harshly and in the same breath, that my spine was slightly misaligned and did I "want to do something about that back acne" .... )
@Blushingflwr I HATE the last minute mergers. Or the ones who merge INTO the lane that's ending because there are fewer cars (because the lane is ending!!!!). Like what, you're the only genius who figured out the quickest way is to drive in that lane? NO.
@peasofmind THAT WAS A GREAT MOVIE. So fascinating.
@paper bag princess My favorites when I was little... Ramonda Quimby, Little House on the Prairie, Nancy Drew, the Anastasia Krupnik books, Paula Dangizer's stuff.... basically anything serial because I could keep reading. Those are chapter books though so your niece will have to be a bit older :P
@j-i-a Have you read anything by Markus Zusak? It's in YA limbo - released as adult fiction in Australia (his home country) but YA in the USA. I Am the Messenger and The Book Thief are my favorites. (True story, The Book Thief's last 100 pages made me openly sob.) Maureen Johnson also has some really lovely YA books ALL ABOUT LADIES including one gem that - spoiler - has some queer characters! One of my favorites when I was in middle school is Battle Dress by Amy Efaw, about a girl at West Point. Annnd E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is awesome.
I used to just troll the YA section of the library in middle school and read SO MUCH. I wish I could remember the names of some of those books!
@dpetev27 Word. Especially if they used a sample of college students. Those are younger women who quite possibly have had less time to figure out what they like and less experience asking for what they want. (plus the already acknowledged general butt-headery of many college-aged gents.)