@supernintendochalmers Shhh.... That's what Uncle Walt wanted from the beginning. Now you must be silenced.
I'd have to re-read the book to get some really good examples, but I seem to recall Melanie doing almost everything Scarlett did, but being nice to people at the same time.
@dontannoyme Bombazine is a fancy weave of cotton. My Aunt Louise (technically, my father's aunt) was born in 1896 and has since passed away. She always used to warn us "Don't spill anything on your fine bombazine," before we went anywhere special. For years, I thought bombazine was old-fashioned slang for boobs.
She also had a vase that if you looked at it from the top, looked like a vulva. The 1920s were really Roaring and I had no idea.
Come to think of it, she probably did mean bombazine as slang for boobs.
On Manly Me
It's $550. It does seem very luxurious.
@iceberg I am so glad I work for a not-for-profit that gets it.
You can compost in your apartment! The deeper plastic storage bins work well, worms speed things up and that tip about a tarp or tray underneath- don't skip that one. Trust me.
Paper grocery bags work well for the "dry bedding" component. Tear them up or shred them.
Keep the area around it really, really clean and sprinkle some borax in that tray you got. You may even want to put netting over it. I never had to go that far, but I never lived in a hugely urban area, just a college town.
@The Lady of Shalott I always liked Melanie better. She did just about everything Scarlett did and she did it while being nice to people. But now that you mention it... they could have been FRIENDS??!! That would have been a much better book. Fannie Flagg would have written that book.
On "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."
@wee_ramekin I was sorted into Ravenclaw, which I totally get. I was kind of upset that my dad was sorted into Slytherin. He opted to be randomly sorted and not do the quiz or anything. Then I read all the books and, of course, Snape was a Slytherin. I was very happy with him being Snape-like.
@royaljunk Banana Daiquiris, maybe with some vicodins swirled in.
@lucy snowe I feel the same exact way. They're all so young-looking, even when they were my age.