@sophi That's the one! It has been good, I'm not quite finished. It seems like if it's true Megan isn't getting killed, then the Manson murders will be mentioned and perhaps happen very close to where she lives or touch her life in some explicit way.
@sophi Indeed, Margaret was acting very culty. I've been reading a Manson biography so I am probably thinking about these things more than normal. I had forgotten (until I read it on Slate, I think) that Helter Skelter starts out with a description of sound in the canyon which makes the "Megan dies by hand of Manson-like cult" even more possible! I think it would be weird to just rewrite history like that and actually make it the Manson family but who knows, it probably won't go anywhere, but I like theorizing!
So does anyone fear being lured by Craigslist into a murder trap? My husband basically will not "let" me buy anything from Craigslist unless I can meet them in a public place so that basically means no furniture or large items (obviously, he is not my master and I could do it if I wanted but I like to be considerate of his opinions, even if they are kind of insane.) And you know every time something like that happens (out of the countless uneventful, unmurdery craigslist transactions) he sends me the story.
@commanderbanana It Happened to Me: I regret doing an IHTM on xoJane...it was fairly early on in the life of the site and I thought it was super cool at the time but yeah, they have REALLY fallen off and made some very questionable decisions. Also, I -not being a professional writer- submitted my piece with a typo, in the last line that I didn't notice until it was published and no amount of bugging Emily (who is one of the last writers I still like, along with Lesley)could get it changed!
@Jaya For real. My hope is that maybe people are getting other people these phone cases for engagement presents? I hope that's at least part of where they come from! I try not be judgey about other people's choices -I turn my nose up at changing my name but I did have my dad walk me down the aisle, so we all just do what works for us- but really mushy facebook stuff really grinds my gears. Presumably, you live together or see each other quite often if you're engaged...tell them all the crazy mushy weird things instead of putting it on facebook, no one else needs to be privy to all that!
I love that this has become a national story! I am part of a Pizza Club and we basically just try to eat all the pizza in Dallas and this was our favorite (of like 25 places we've tried! Now is Dallas known as a pizza mecca, not so much, but we work with what we've got.) Their crust is so so good, dipping it in ranch would be pretty insane (although I am not opposed to dipping less amazing crusts in ranch, but preferably house made ranch, not Hidden Valley!)
I was 15 when the movie came and have a very similar experience living in Dallas, didn't listen to Tejano and really only was conscious of her after her murder when the songs were everywhere and there were lots of people wearing her t-shirts and posters being sold on street corners all over (thought I was very hip and "alternative" but didn't get into Nirvana until after Kurt Cobain died, also!) But I saw the movie and became obsessed, I think I saw it a few times in the theater. I don't know if it was "good" per se but my friends and I loved it, the performances and early 90's outfits and J. Lo was just everything back then. "Anything for Selenas" always and forever!
@Jaya If I were Spanish, a good cook, had an entrepreneurial spirit, and lived in a big enough city that it would be popular, I would start one!
@guenna FYI Texas is not a monolith in this department- I grew up in Dallas county, happily eating Samoas and Tagalongs and then moved to Tarrant county next door and suddenly they were Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel deLites and went basically insane with rage. It's quite silly the things we can get so irrationally attached to.
@fallopian princess Indeed, I'm in the same boat. It's NBD. Now, if someone used to be able to get off very easily, started using a vibe and then couldn't get off the way they used to, I could see that being annoying. But I never could get there until I got something heavy duty and have even tried to dial it back to less intense vibes, but just for variety's sake.